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Hanover beats boys lacrosse team in South quarterfinals

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School boys lacrosse team lost to third-seeded Hanover, 14-3, Sunday in the MIAA State Division 3 South Sectional quarterfinals,...

Paint, party, and fundraise for the Chilmark School

The Paint Corner Art Bar is hosting a painting party at the Chilmark Community Center from 6 to 9 pm this Friday, May 30,...

Harvest of the Month: Herbs

Tender green leaves of perennial herbs are one of the first things to grow in the garden, poking out from under last year’s dried...

Prescribed burn in State Forest today

There will be a prescribed burn today in the State Forest today, Thursday, May 29, from 11 am to 4 pm, on the south...

Islanders fill Ag Hall in memorial for Pat Gregory

Hundreds of stricken Islanders, and especially West Tisbury residents whose civic debates Pat Gregory moderated for 23 years, gathered on Wednesday afternoon at the...

All I ask

It is difficult each week, now, as more of our summer quilters are returning for the summer. I have to go through the whole sordid business and try to explain to them what has happened.

Hope for a liver transplant dashed after mad dash to the mainland

'Talk about a punch in the stomach,' said Mr. Munafo. 'We made it to Boston from our house in well under two hours. That was a miracle. All these resources, and all the kindness of everyone. I felt so awful.'

Signals distress

To the Editor: It doesn’t come as a surprise to me that someone stole the three flags off my front porch, apparently at night. Whoever it...

No leads in murder of Francis “Pat” Gregory

Lieutenant Yvette Borden, a spokesman for the Tehama County (California) Sheriff’s Office, said yesterday that there are no new leads in the investigation into...

Edgartown’s Spencer Pogue spells to round three in National Spelling Bee

Island spelling champion Spencer Pogue made a good showing in competition with 281 spellers Wednesday at the 86th Scripps National Spelling Bee. Spencer, a sixth-grader at...

Hospitalist system is a change for the better

This system in which patients have different doctors for hospital care than for office care started about 15 years ago and is now a usual practice across the United States. Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is one of the last hospitals in New England to adopt this system.

Island vets, law enforcement and first responders invited to march for a good cause

Island veterans, law enforcement personnel, and first responders are invited to join in a 26.2-mile rucksack march on Saturday, May 31, in support of...

Oak Bluffs building inspector James Dunn resigns

Oak Bluffs building inspector/zoning official James Dunn has resigned effective June 9. In a letter dated May 22 to town administrator Robert Whritenour, he...

Time to water the county

It is that time of the year when we ask, what do we get for our county tax dollars? Reporting on the annual county...

Gone Fishin’: Dogfish bar access is a winding path

After much gnashing of teeth, and a tussle between state wildlife officials and Gay Head leaders, a period of detente settled over the area. The state did not improve the parking lot and everyone looked the other way.

Ask the Dogfather: Territorial Terrier and a barking Boxer

Terriers basically look in the mirror and see God.

Fur flies over efforts to protect piping plovers from free roaming cats

'The cats have a few rights, too,' she said. She said she does not consider feral or stray cats a significant threat to birds. 'Very, very infrequently do I find a dead bird. Every now and then they are going to kill a bird.'

Mass. Secretary of Elder Affairs praises Vineyard volunteers

According to the Aging Agenda, attention from an early age to health care, diet, exercise, education, developing work skills, planning for future needs, and staying engaged in one’s community all contribute to laying groundwork for a healthy older age.

Answers from the Wild Side

Tortoise beetles lay eggs in spring, usually on the underside of the leaves of the plant the adult prefers to feed on. The eggs hatch into remarkably homely larvae, flattened, slug-like, and equipped with branching spines. The larvae of some species are said to assemble a sort of shield, consisting of debris pasted together with feces, which they hold over themselves as protection from would-be predators

Flying high with Vineyard Montessori

The Vineyard Montessori School hosts two fundraisers this Saturday, one for kids and one for adults. Flyin’ MV, the aviation festival for kids, is...