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This was then: Girdlestone Park

Photos of long ago Martha’s Vineyard

Edgartown officials blast elementary school regionalization

A discussion about consolidating the Island’s elementary schools prompted a sharp and negative reaction at the Edgartown selectmen’s meeting.

Fast-acting motorist rescues elderly blind Lab from creek

Tyger was so cold, and totally disoriented...I know he would have died of exposure if Mr. Dumas hadn't noticed him and rescued him.


Marques Marcal Elizangela and Eneias Marcal of Edgartown announce the birth of their son, Marques Marcal, on May 20 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Marques weighed...

Citizen gardener tackles the Tisbury post office parking lot

From the very first year many people have stopped to say ‘thank you.’ Several people stopped to say they remembered when my mother worked on town gardens with the Friends.

Oak Bluffs selectmen delay final decision on COA director

Per advice of town counsel, the board will allow Roger Wey and his attorney time to deliberate their options.

Marion Mudge tallies up 30 years as Tisbury town clerk

“I knew nothing about it, other than dog licenses and something to do with births, deaths, and marriages; I had no clue what I was getting into," - Marion Mudge

Experts offer tips on how to avoid landlord-tenant disputes

Surgeons do it, pilots do it, why don’t homeowners do it? Even if you’re an expert, you need a checklist, because you can forget and make mistakes.

Islander Tad Gold is named Division III baseball player of the year

The MVRHS graduate and three-year Shark is good as gold at Endicott College.

Sharks open fourth FCBL season June 4

The local entry in the wooden-bat summer baseball league has a new coach, some top prospects, and some familiar faces.

Team Regan, Team Gold win Little League all star games

The Island’s best took to the diamond at Veira Park for a Sunday doubleheader.

Vineyard sailors eighth in NIT

Martha’s Vineyard placed eighth of 10 schools at the Interscholastic Sailing Association (ISA) National Invitational Tournament, held May 24-25 at M.I.T. The Vineyarders, along with...

MVRHS spring sports playoff schedule

Boys lacrosse: Thursday, May 29; MIAA state Division 3 South Section, first round, #11 Martha’s Vineyard (10-8) at #6 Old Rochester Regional (13-5), 4...

Vineyard Youth Tennis to offer Munchkin Classes

Vineyard Youth Tennis will offer classes this summer for children aged 4 to 6. Generally, VYT starts children at the first grade level, but...

Driver stops short of Square Rigger restaurant

The driver of a 1994 Chevrolet pickup truck who said she was experiencing pain from a finger injury veered across both lanes of Edgartown-Vineyard...

Diane Carr will lead Hob Knob boutique hotel

Award-winning hotel and hospitality veteran Diane Carr was named General Manager of Hob Knob, a luxury boutique hotel in Edgartown. Ms. Carr will oversee...

Island groups meet to discuss challenges for aging population

The Vineyard population is aging rapidly, bringing an array of challenges and concerns, but Islanders aren’t taking the unsettling news lying down. When the...

Samaritans exec Roberta Hurtig of Oak Bluffs celebrates organization milestone

Samaritans Breakfast for Hope benefit celebrated 40 years of compassion.

Coffee by day, cocktails by night at the new Beetlebung

If you’re going to do something, do it right. That’s John and Renee Molinari’s mentality behind the newest branch of their Beetlebung franchise, set...

Poets’ Corner: Elegy For Pat Gregory

This can't be happening, because Reeds bend (The Fableist wrote) in strong winds they bend and so escape the fate of Oaks unyielding — uprooted, thrown; unsaved This...