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Sports highlights

With just 52 seconds on the clock and the game tied 3-3, Kassidy Bettencourt worked the puck up to Aubrey Ashmun on the left circle, and the sophomore forward put a sure wrist shot into the net, giving the Vineyarders a 4-3 victory over Marshfield at the Martha's Vineyard Arena Saturday.

The Whaling City revisited

Six-acre Palmer's Island is just north of the hurricane barrier that protects New Bedford Harbor.

A measured response to the imminence of marijuana dispensaries

Set aside for a moment the knotty and unsettled questions of whether marijuana is a safe and effective palliative or whether the introduction of medicinal marijuana dispensaries will encourage the expanded use of marijuana for recreational purposes among the general population, and especially the young.

A harrowing journey, a supporting community

This letter is for the phenomenal Island community that continues to amaze and surprise us every day.

Compassion and care

Too often we take our veterinarians for granted.

Edgartown favorites

I am curious as to why your newspaper does not investigate why Edgartown town officials continue to approve everything that Gino Courtney and his family ask for.

Discussion of Menemsha Pond management turns to dredging

The Wampanoag Tribe called the meeting to discuss pond management and how those who share the resource could benefit.

Reel Picks

Anne, one half of an elegant elderly couple, both retired music professors, suffers two strokes.

Martha’s Vineyard Museum spotlights artist Stan Murphy

The Spotlight Gallery is an always-changing exhibition highlighting rarely seen collections, new acquisitions, and curators' favorites.

The tide receded Monday and Islanders wondered aloud

Monday's low tide was the talk of the Island. With the shoreline exposed, many wondered what was the cause. Read on.

House-training some male dogs is challenging

Dogs use urine to communicate territorial boundaries, pack hierarchy, and whether an individual is in heat, pregnant, orneutered.

Martha’s Vineyard gardeners are seeing the light

Resume watering and begin regular liquid feed of houseplants that have resumed active growth.

NAACP honors five members for service to Martha’s Vineyard

The annual awards and membership banquet featured a talk by a distinguished law professor who calls the Island home.

Local meat fest, an owl prowl, and a look at Tisbury’s past

This Saturday, the Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society hosts two fundraisers at the hall in West Tisbury: a Sausage Making Workshop from 10 am to 1 pm with Jefferson Munroe of The Good Farm, and The Meat Ball, an all-you-can-eat sausage dinner and dancing with music by The Daytrippers.

Pulled pork: Food for all seasons

A look at where to get pulled pork on the Vineyard, and how to make your own.

Oscar night at Martha’s Vineyard Film Center

Walk the red carpet and vote on the winners. An Academy Awards viewing party tonight.

Oregon-based Just People with Vineyard connection releases new CD

Ian Ridgeway captains the Alabama summers. In the winter he plays with an Oregon band Just People.

John M. McSweeney

John Miles McSweeney formerly of New York, Greenwich, Connecticut, and Chappaquiddick died Monday, February 11, 2013 on Martha's Vineyard.

The Keefe brothers of West Tisbury to play on Conan O’Brien

See them perform at 11 pm on February 21 on TBS.