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Poets’ Corner: Winter’s Concert

Singing through the sparkling night skythe sound of winter’s chilling cryTrees dancing with delight to a tunesung in chorus under a smiling moonRunning brooks...


It is almost worth getting older to have a birthday weekend with two lovely granddaughters trying to outdo each other to help me celebrate....

Tisbury’s FY2015 budget deficit estimated at $1.2 million

Town officials say they expect to ask voters for a Proposition 2.5 general override.

Family Center has a new home in Vineyard Haven

The longtime education and support facility for Island parents will move from the regional high school.

Education, town government, and the hospital spell jobs

On Martha’s Vineyard, taxpayers are among the biggest employers.

Island Children’s School, 45 years and counting

The longstanding preschool program offers families new expanded hours and flexible schedules.

Leaving home

Friday afternoon, some significant segment of the Vineyard population, the majority of them teachers, parents, and children, all of whose desperation was palpable, left...

Mass Hunter education class is offered

Mass Wildlife will sponsor a basic hunter education class in April. The three-day class is a requirement for first-time hunters in Massachusetts to purchase a...

Tisbury selectmen will consider parking fine increase

The Tisbury selectmen will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 25, to discuss raising the town's overtime parking ticket fine from $15 to...

State begins fingerprinting program for school employees

Massachusetts school districts have started fingerprinting teachers, administrators, bus drivers, and other employees to comply with a law Governor Deval Patrick signed on January...

Edgartown Hardware to open new paint store in Tisbury

Edgartown Hardware on West Tisbury Road in Edgartown plans to open a new paint store on March 10 at 15 Merchants Court off State...


A news brief published February 20, “West Tisbury police officer Russell Ventura resigns,” incorrectly reported that Mr. Ventura was scheduled to be arraigned on...

SSA chooses less costly ferry design

Choosing a vessel with a capacity of 384 passengers instead of 512 will save $2 million.

Oak Bluffs selectmen approve FY 2015 budget

A spike in education costs will require a budget override vote at annual town meeting

The late Geoff Pease wielded a beautiful brush

See his work in Brooklyn March 14–16

Vineyard boys escape with 2-1 OT hockey win

Senior co-captain Tyson Araujo scored the game winner on an unassisted breakaway.

Rep. Madden wishes centenarian a happy birthday

On Thursday, February 20, Representative Tim Madden surprised Charleane Corrigan during her lunch at Windemere and presented her with a citation to celebrate her...

Martha’s Vineyard community notes

Oak Bluffs, Edgartown police will host police academyThe Edgartown and Oak Bluffs Police Departments will sponsor a Citizens Police Academy. “The objective of this...

Turkey vultures have taken hold on Martha’s Vineyard

Twenty years ago they were a true rarity here, but no longer.