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Summer Solstice celebration is tonight from 6 to 8 pm at Featherstone.

Oak Bluffs

Summer officially begins tomorrow, but we know better.

Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate Transactions: June 3-7, 2013

June 3, Michael and Kathryn Rickard sold 11 Eight St.

Esperanza Riding Company in West Tisbury opens for the season

Equestrian Elizabeth Buyrn grew up in Virginia horse country. Her love of horses has grown into a new Island business.

Whaleboat launching echoes Martha’s Vineyard history

The Island retraces its boatbuilding and whaling history. Gannon and Benjamin builds a whaleboat for Mystic Seaport's Charles W. Morgan to carry.

Nonagenarian Elizabeth Mendolia lets pols know what’s on her mind

The 90-year-old Martha's Vineyard resident regularly writes to Governor Deval Patrick, Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton.

IGI will host Thimble Farm open house Friday

Farm staff and members of the Island Grown Initiative will be available to answer questions at the farm in West Tisbury.

Docu-soap helicopter buzzes around Vineyard Haven

The Black Dog Tavern was the prime focus of a helicopter filming for a Vineyard docu-soap set to air next month.

NSTAR says new utility poles are needed for upgrade in reliability

Tisbury selectman Tristan Israel said new utility poles do not meet the test of Island character and "desecrate" the town.

Catch and release tournament was humbling all the way around

Army Captain Nicholas Blair said he was humbled by the display of gratitude for his service.

Alliance Community Church expansion plan is before the MVC

The Alliance Community Church in Oak Bluffs will present revised plans June 20 for a 16,000 square foot expansion of its Ryan's Way property.

State wild goose hunt on Martha’s Vineyard ends with leg bands

The Mass Division of Fisheries and Wildlife team banded more than 100 geese Tuesday in an effort to get data on the non-migratory population.

Housing study points to growing Island economic disparity

The Martha's Vineyard Housing Needs Assessment Committee report is finalized, providing a guide for Island planners.

Ed Markey, Gabriel Gomez square off on the issues

In anticipation of Tuesday's election, this week both candidates responded to a series of questions on political issues.

West Tisbury School principal search yields seven candidates

A search committee will review applications from seven candidates for the job of West Tisbury School's principal and select finalists to interview.

Martha’s Vineyard Public School retirees put in 428 years

The retirees include three teachers and one educational support professional (ESP) who have worked in Island schools for more than 30 years.

Reel Picks: More on movies playing on Martha’s Vineyard

A funny comedy from the director of "Bridesmaids" about an uptight FBI special agent who is paired with a testy Boston cop in order to take down a ruthless drug lord.

Verizon Wireless enhances 4G LTE coverage on Martha’s Vineyard

Verizon Wireless recently enhanced fourth generation (4G) Long Term Evolution (LTE) network coverage on Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, according to a press release.


A story published June 13, "Offshore Ale now offering brewery tours," y reported incorrectly that The Lazy Frog shop in Oak Bluffs maintains the Island disc golf course in the Manuel F.

Coast Guard will step up boating under the influence patrols

Operation Dry Water, a concentrated effort to curb drinking and boating, is scheduled for June 28-30.