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Change for the better

August on the Vineyard is the peak season for the vehicular misery we endure for two months because relieving it involves a trade-off we're unwilling to make: changes to the Island road system that would damage the rural character of this place all year.

He wants, no, he doesn’t want, an iPhone vacation

Each summer, my family journeys to Martha's Vineyard from our middle class New Jersey suburb for our annual vacation.

Sports highlights

The Martha's Vineyard Sharks of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League piled up 31 runs Sunday and Monday nights in back-to-back home wins over the Pittsfield Suns and Wachusett Dirt Dawgs.

Tisbury DPW director Fred LaPiana will retire in December

The town began a search to replace the director, as well as hire an assistant director.

Summer softball season hits homestretch

As the regular season hits the homestretch, the Highlanders and 'Canes lead the way for the men, with the Snaps and Honeys topping the women's league.

Gusts, guts, and glory on the water

The Rolex Farr 40 North American Championship stopped in Edgartown, and the racing was top notch.

Edgartown selectmen sign dog order, hear ferry maintenance plan

Edgartown Selectmen signed an a dangerous dog order Monday and listed the conditions which must be upheld by the dogs owner.

Chilmark Pond, Lagoon Pond beaches closed to swimmers

Samples taken Monday show high levels of bacteria.

Sengekontacket Pond will reopen to shellfishing Friday

The pond has been closed to shellfishing because of rainfall amounts in July. A recent spell of dry weather has lifted the closure.

Stone Soup will honor Island film makers at Edgartown ceremony

The Stone Soup Leadership Institute will honor Walter Cronkite and Island leaders at a ceremony on August 8.

Martha’s Vineyard Senior 8.0 tennis team makes sectionals

Over a weekend of tough play, the Vineyarders beat Vermont, Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island before losing the final to Southern Connecticut.

Dreams proved entirely possible at the 35th annual auction

The 35th annual Possible Dreams Auction raised more than $450,000 to benefit Martha's Vineyard Community Services.

Tisbury School Class of 1950 enjoys summer gathering

One graduate traveled all the way from Texas to see his old classmates.


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Academic Honors

Andrew McHugh of Edgartown received a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Tufts University in Medford.


Carole L.

Martha’s Vineyard Bridge Club results

At the Edgartown Bridge Club on Monday, July 22, 12 tables were in play.

Poets Corner: The Colors of Summer

Striped or patterned cushions.

Box turtles, private but vulnerable, do well on Martha’s VIneyard

The Island probably represents the closest this excellent reptile has to a stronghold in the state.

Islanders talk about memorable summer meals on Martha’s Vineyard

We know everyone is different, but here are a few restaurants that Islanders have enjoyed so far this summer.