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Martha’s Vineyard herbalist broadens her reach in second book

Author and herbalist Holly Bellebuono hosts a Girl Empowered Retreat this Saturday.

Vineyard Haven named one of America’s twelve Small-Town ArtPlaces

The distinction is for small towns with the highest concentrations of arts non-profits, core arts-oriented businesses and workers in creative jobs.

Emily Huntington Rose

Emily Huntington Rose of Vineyard Haven passed away peacefully at Martha's Vineyard Hospital on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013.

Services Monday for Alice E. Rose

Alice Elizabeth (Martin) Rose passed away unexpectedly on April 3 at Martha's Vineyard Hospital, surrounded by the love and presence of her family.

Eghill pleads guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to seven years

On trial for the murder of Michael Trusty, Ovando Eghill agreed to plead guilty just as the trial was about to start.

Roundabout construction accelerates

It's supposed to ease the traffic crunch at the "blinker," but at the moment, construction is causing some delays.

CONNECT to end violence wants signs in each town

Can signs declaring Martha's Vineyard a domestic violence free zone make an impact? Connect to End Violence believes so.

Band sings blues after road manager steals $50,000

The Sultans of Swing discovered 270 improper transactions, but gave their road manager a second chance. It didn't work out.

MGH oncologist describes cutting edge Island collaboration

A team of six Mass General Hospital cancer specialists will begin treating patients at Martha's Vineyard Hospital.

Oak Bluffs

Warm shirtsleeve days followed by just above freezing temperatures leave so many of us asking, where is our spring weather? But we must face the fact that these variations are typical of a Vineyard spring, so just be prepared for about anything.


Remember Matthew Higgins? He has been living off Island and would really like to hear from some old friends.

West Tisbury

I walked outside this morning to find big clumps of tete-a-tete daffodils blooming in my garden.


Spring has sprung in many ways, shapes, and forms.


Welcome Spring.


Everything is finally waking up! Easter weekend brought a surprising number of visitors to the Island, which we discovered while attempting to pick up a friend at the boat early Friday evening.

Edgartown set to debate $29.8 million budget, medical marijuana

In Edgartown, the issues include medical marijuana, and a need for two new fire trucks.

Chappaquiddick’s shifting sands follow a natural pattern

The erosion that threatens a large seasonal house on the southeast corner of Martha's Vineyard is part of a repeating cycle.

Tisbury annual takes another look at connector road

Voters will consider 56 warrant articles and a $21,480,032 budget at annual town meeting Tuesday.

Oak Bluffs annual tackles sharks, roads, marijuana

In addition to a $25.5 million budget, voters will debate the monster shark tournament.

West Tisbury voters take up 37 articles, $14.7 million at annual

The warrant includes a request to fund the construction of a new $2.8 million police station.