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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sports year in review 2012

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

Martha’s Vineyard girls earn their Stripes in Mashpee

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

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

Vineyard Icemen win 2 of 3 in N.

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

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

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

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

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