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West Tisbury

Snowdrops are really earning their name this year.


Fresh lobster rolls are available at Grace Church this Sunday from noon until 2 pm or when they are sold out.


Everyone is out having fun here, there, and everywhere with February break in full swing.

Sports highlights

6:10 Winchester vs.

West Tisbury soccer standout returns from Europe

Gabriel Bellebuono traveled last week with the Mass Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (ODP) to Portugal and Spain.

Sharks announce summer season roster

The team's roster includes Martha's Vineyard Regional High School shortstop Jack Roberts.

Inconvenient and mismatched

According to the 2013 schedules, there are 14 SSA sailings from the Vineyard, seven of which provide a connection of 20 minutes or less with the bus to Boston.

Waste and incineration

My name is Gretta Hehre and I am from Vineyard Haven.

Build a better asphalt plant

I am writing because I am very concerned about pollution on Martha's Vineyard.

Cruelty and horror

My family has owned a "gingerbread cottage" overlooking Oak Bluffs harbor for several generations.

Please return the trains

On January 22, my son, his girlfriend, and I boarded the 2:30 ferry in Vineyard Haven after loading luggage and gear onto the baggage cart.

Why do so many public buildings have so many flaws?

I read with interest the recent article about problems with the school building in Chilmark.

Gaming ambitions promise contentiousness ahead

In 2006, this space recalled the December 2004 decision of the state Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) that ruled that the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) is subject to local enforcement of zoning regulations with respect to the construction of a small shed on the so-called Cook Lands.

Following one reader’s trail, but not getting very far

Looking at my bedside table the other day, I confirmed what I have long suspected, namely that the retro impulse is strong in me.

James J. Gillis

James Joseph Gillis Jr.

Love, life, and death: A Martha’s Vineyard marijuana story

Paul Jackson is not the only amateur horticulturist growing marijuana on Martha's Vineyard. But he might be the most unusual.

Tisbury inks contract with new administrator John W. Grande

The contract will pay Mr. Grande $102,667 annually. His salary would increase to $106,843, pending voter approval of a new pay scale.

56 Up and Middle of Nowhere at MV Film Center

Ava DuVernay, director of "Middle of Nowhere" is the first African-American woman to win the Sundance Film Festival's Best Director award.

Fulltime musician Mike Benjamin calls the Vineyard home

As a teenage rocker or as a New York jingle singer, Mike Benjamin has never been too far from the Island.

Ethel Marsh

Ethel Marsh of Oak Bluffs died on February 26, after a long, well-fought fight with cancer.