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Martha’s Vineyard girls dominate Westport in playoff opener

The eighth-seeded Vineyarders won all five matches in straight sets and advanced to meet top-seed Cohasset on Monday.

Holliston eliminates Martha’s Vineyard softballers

The Vineyard's third consecutive appearance in the state tournament was brief. MV managed just two hits in a 12-0 preliminary round loss at Holliston.

Happy new homeowners cut ribbons on IHT townhouses

With the addition of two new townhouses, the Island Housing Trust's Wentworth affordable housing project in Vineyard Haven is complete.

One, two, three trucks jammed up Vineyard Haven traffic

Three hapless truck drivers got stuck on narrow Vineyard Haven streets over the weekend, to the dismay of exasperated motorists.

Noteworthy events coming up on Martha’s Vineyard

The Vineyard Spirituals Choir performs this Saturday, June 1, in a fundraising concert at the Katharine Cornell Theatre.

Featured favorites: Books on nature

"What the Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World" by Jon Young – Young, a naturalist, teacher, and tracker, teaches us how to learn the language of birds.

Auction for Windemere, Cross-Island hike, “Alice in Wonderland” ballet

It takes money to maintain the Windemere Recreation Department, which takes residents to concerts, sailing, and even the occasional bi-plane ride, and an auction Friday night, May 31, will help raise funds for the department.

Seventy summers of the St. Pierre Camp

For 70 years, Barbara St. Pierre and her parents, then daughters, hosted children from all over the world "” and the Island "” at their Vineyard Haven summer camp.

Twenty-five Martha’s Vineyard athletes selected as EAC all-stars

The Island is well represented on the Eastern Athletic Conference spring sports all-star rosters. Twenty-five athletes on seven teams were selected.

A young fisherman earns respect with single-minded determination

A youngster with a fishing rod can find plenty to do on Martha's Vineyard.

Dad plunges to the rescue of young daughter who fell from dock

A sunny day on the harbor changed in an instant Monday for Jeff Sayre, when his seven-year-old fell into Vineyard Haven harbor's still frigid water.

Pestered by advisors, Dukes County seeks bids for pest control

Spurred by pressure from the county advisory board, Dukes County commissioners vote to cut the current integrated pest management program.

Regional emergency planning steps forward, without Oak Bluffs

The resistance of Oak Bluffs emergency management director Peter Martell has made his town and outlier in the regional effort.

West Tisbury principal Michael Halt accepts job in California

Superintendent James Weiss moved swiftly this week to replace West Tisbury School principal Michael Halt before school starts next September.

Now, it’s the One Fund – He was asked, so Ken Feinberg said yes

He calls it 'rough justice' – get the claims in and the money out the door. Ken Feinberg is the go-to guy to manage victim compensation funds.

Poor air quality predicted for south coastal New England

Unhealthy air quality is predicted for eastern coastal Connecticut, southern Rhode Island, and the south coast of Massachusetts, including Cape Cod and the Islands, for Thursday, May 30, due to ground-level ozone, the U.

From head to feet, meat on the grill is good to eat

I've always said if you are going to eat hot dogs or chicken nuggets, then you may as well try pigs ears and chicken feet.

Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society starts summer season

The Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music Society will host five sets of performances during July and August.

Oak Bluffs acts on fire chief, food truck, construction delays

Selectmen chose ambulance chief John Rose to lead the fire department until they choose a new chief.

Mass 2013 home sales down 2.7 percent through April

Home sale prices in Massachusetts rose for the seventh straight month in April, blowing past the $300,000 mark last seen in April 2008, and home sales fell for the third consecutive month, according to data released Wednesday morning.