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Brian Fraser wins character award

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School boys hockey senior captain Brian Fraser is the recipient of a 2014 Hobey Baker High School Character Award. Brian...

Figure skating show this weekend

The Martha’s Vineyard Figure Skating Club will present its annual ice show, “Olympic Dreams,” on Saturday, April 5, at 6 pm and Sunday, April...

Vineyard skaters shine in Rockland

Five skaters from the Martha's Vineyard Figure Skating Club competed in the South Shore Open in Rockland on Sunday, March 30. Lydia Carlos placed...

Vineyard swimmers excel at Harvard

Three swimmers from the Martha’s Vineyard Masters Swim Team competed March 15-16, 22-23 at the New England Short Course (25 yards) Championships at Harvard...

The Lampost shines bright on Circuit Avenue

Sticking to tradition, The Lampost in Oak Bluffs opened on April 1, this time debuting a new facade featuring an outdoor patio overlooking Circuit...

Irresistible April

Our habit of centuries and of generations is to venerate the town meeting as the pure, raw essence of democratic self-government. But, we’ve been...

Fertilizer rules will improve water quality Island-wide

To the Editor: This letter makes the case that, however small a step, the upcoming fertilizer regulations will help protect Vineyard waters and lessen the...

Community knitting on Martha’s Vineyard

Martha MacGillivray recalled knitting sweaters when her grown children were little. She picked up her needles again after moving to the Island where her mother and father, legendary fisherman Donald MacGillivray, have lived for years. 'Now I’m here with Mom; it’s [been] our winter project.'

Jeepers, creepers, Martha’s Vineyard loves its spring peepers

Every year I call in an hour after him, or 15 minutes. We’ve been hearing them since my husband and I built our house here in the 80s, but after the papers started publishing the pinkletinks I started seeing Alex’s name in the papers and I thought, I want to beat Alex.

Creativity brews at Chilmark family business

Mr. Christy takes great care guiding the final stage, where too much heat will singe the batch and too little will leave it with the texture of balsa wood. What he consistently arrives at are bean batches the color of oiled leather that smell intoxicatingly nutty as they cascade down into stainless steel cooling trays. They are the benchmark of the company.

Workout of the Week: TRX

Invented by a Navy Seal, TRX suspension training is not for the weak of heart.

‘Heart attacks’ in humans and pets

The main thing I remember was the cardiologist yelling at me to stop asking so many questions. I guess I was curious. I know I was lucky. My heart gave me warning. No actual heart attack. No sudden death. Just gratitude.

Mildred V.T. Morano

Mildred T. Villani "Millie" Morano died in Sandwich on March 19, 2014, after a long struggle with cancer. She was 91. Born in the Bronx,...

Road to the Plains paving begins in Edgartown

Road construction on Road To The Plains in Edgartown began on Wednesday. Asphalt grinding is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, April 2 and 3....

Martha’s Vineyard Arena cuts rink manager to cut deficit

Where it used to be a busy rink, with the recession, towns don’t particularly want to come here on the weekend

Despite snow days, no school in July

Although a snow day is often a welcome respite for both students and teachers, it can also amount to 'play now and pay later,' if the days have to be made up at the end of the school year.

MVC approves Island-wide special fertilizer overlay district

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission  (MVC) voted unanimously Thursday, March 27, to approve the designation of an Island-wide special fertilizer district of critical planning concern...

Tisbury selectmen hike parking fines

Artist Julia Kidd received permission to put up a sign at the Tashmoo Overlook, from April 27 to May 12, telling passers-by, “Of Course, I Have Not Forgotten You.”

Beattie Crume Lamb

Beattie Crume Lamb will be interred at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Vineyard Haven at 12 noon on Saturday, April 12. Mr. Lamb died...

Edgartown annual tackles $30.6 million budget, 66 articles

Voters will be asked to take on a full menu of spending items, on an agenda not expected to generate much debate.