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Suzanne B. Crossland

Suzanne Bowden Crossland died peacefully at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital on December 24 surrounded by her sons, Kurt Crossland, Mark Crossland, and her daughter-in-law, Bernadette Crossland, after a brief illness.

Gannon & Benjamin make a whaleboat for Mystic’s Charles W. Morgan

One of several whaleboats the Morgan will carry on her post relaunch voyage is under construction here where many of her 19th century crew came from.

Islanders celebrate their roots, family life, and community

Islanders celebrated Kwanzaa last weekend with a feast at the First Baptist Church

Martha’s Vineyard skates to shutout wins

Goalies Texe Craig and Wyatt Jenkinson stonewalled the competition on Saturday. The girls beat league rivals Scituate, while the boys sank Nantucket.

For local talent, loss of WMVY radio would leave a hole

With the sale of the station, musicians said the loss of the local FM venue and the support it has provided would be hard to replace.

Martha’s Vineyard beats Bishop Stang in boys hoops

The Vineyarders overcame a spotty offensive performance with solid defense to win their first league game of the season.

Marjorie Manter Rogers

This week the flag at Meadowbrook Farm in West Tisbury flew at half mast, and Christmas lights still glittered on the boxwood beside the barn: tributes to Marjorie Manter Rogers, who died on January 3 in the Martha's Vineyard Hospital at the age of 84.

Verizon Internet outage affects Martha’s Vineyard users

A problem at a Verizon facility in Falmouth has left some customers without Internet service for five days.

Welcome Baby Issac to 2013

The first Martha's Vineyard baby of the New Year arrived one day after the start of 2013.

Mansion House offers Islander January sleep-over deal

The Mansion House on Main Street in Tisbury will celebrate 28 years of local ownership with a "January Slumber Party" for Island residents.

Mass. foreclosures on downward trend, initiations still up

Completed home foreclosures in Massachusetts fell in November for the sixth consecutive month, according to data released Wednesday by The Warren Group, the State House News service reported.

Free course offers help for families of mentally ill

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Cape Cod and the Islands is once again offering its Family To Family Education course for Island family members of individuals with a serious mental illness.

Friday night Chilmark accident knocked out power up-Island

Homes up-Island lost power after a Chilmark man struck a utility pole on South Road, at about 10:30 pm, Friday.

Fire leads to discovery of safety violations at Edgartown house

Edgartown firefighters put out a small fire at 9 Slough Cove Road on Saturday, December 29.

Banking is evolving, Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank is also

Regulation is designed to ensure that banks facilitate commerce within the communities in which we live and work safely, the new CEO says.

Island’s social service umbrella continues to adapt

Martha's Vineyard Community Services has decisions to make to ensure that it is able to sustain services to the Island.

New MVC chairman reflects on his learning experience

The MVC's regulatory functions are actually a very small part of the commission's total mission, Fred Hancock says.

Gains and new challenges mark the school year

For James Weiss, the job of Martha's Vineyard Superintendent of Schools continues to be supremely rewarding.

On the front lines, there are no easy answers

At the intersection of drug dealers and users, Island police find that their enforcement efforts are unrelenting.

VNA focuses on the mission while adapting to change

Every year the Vineyard Nursing Association faces growing demand and fresh obstacles, while delivering compassionate care to all those who need it.