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For the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank, less is more

The goals are quiet landscapes for hunters, farmers, sportsmen, and the simply contemplative – free of worldly intrusions for all.

Letters from your neighbors: A collection of Island voices

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An annual look at the year ending and the one beginning, from the vantage points of several Island leaders.

Cape and Island workforce, population, in decline

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A new report details labor trends that could make it more difficult for Martha's Vineyard businesses to find the workers they need.

Tisbury picks projects to fund from ferry embarkation fees

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Voters will have the final say on what projects to fund with the money generated by the legislatively imposed 50-cent passenger ticket surcharge.

New nursing education program planned for Martha’s Vineyard

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Cape Cod Community College will offer the program, to make it easier for Island nurses to advance.

Gone huntin’: Deer season carries risks for the hunter and the hunted

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The deer tick poses a risk for hunters. But a tick bite is no reason to panic, says a prominent researcher.

Medical marijuana now legal, but rules and enforcement unclear

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Martha's Vineyard police departments must now enforce the new law, though regulations are yet to be drawn up.

Sports year in review 2012

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Vineyard teams, young and old, enjoyed success in a busy sports year filled with highlights.

Martha’s Vineyard girls earn their Stripes in Mashpee

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The Vineyard girls rolled to three lopsided victories over the holidays, while the boys took two of three.

Martha’s Vineyard jayvee boys triumph in Scituate hoops tourney

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Mike Mussell hit a three-pointer with 19 seconds left to give the Vineyard a 50-49 comeback win over Marshfield in the championship game at Scituate.

Sports highlights

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Vineyard Icemen win 2 of 3 in N.

Essay: The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society expands with new Film Center

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Founder and director Richard Paradise, and assistant director Steve Zablotny reflect on the organization's growth in 2012.

Essay: Cinema Circus and M.V. Film Festival films create community

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It's not just films. It's the discussion, debate, society and action that the films stimulate.

Essay: Going on its 17th year, Featherstone continues to grow

2012 was a super year for Featherstone Center for the Arts, and there's more to come.

Essay: The Vineyard Playhouse to debut new theater in 2013

The former Methodist meetinghouse will be ready to host the Playhouse's ambitious list of productions.

Essay: Full tilt boogie at The Yard

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With fresh faces and fresh productions, the Chilmark dance company excitedly anticipates 2013.

A little of a good thing – moderation is key for a healthy diet

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Many of the things we believe are pure evil – caffeine, alcohol, carbohydrates – are not necessarily guilty pleasures to be avoided.