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Farm. Field. Sea. is back to showcase Martha’s Vineyard bounty

Local food retreat will encourage agro-tourism and education on Martha’s Vineyard for second year.

Benito’s gets a makeover

An Oak Bluffs barber shop gets a new look but stays true to its old-school roots.

‘Belle’ brings costume drama to its best

If you are a “Downton Abbey” fan, you will probably love “Belle,” which opens this weekend at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. British director...

Land Bank expands Wapatequa Reservation

The purchase will add 36 acres to the property that straddles the towns of Oak Bluffs and Tisbury.

Car wash to benefit accident victim Ellie Hanjian

This Saturday, May 31, the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Girls Ice Hockey team is holding a car wash benefit for team member Ellie Hanjian...

Singing freedom’s song: The U.S. Slave Song Project Spiritual’s Choir

Update: This article has been updated to reflect that Friday's concert at the M.V. Public Charter School is not open to the public. Jim Thomas...

Sea Change gives voice to 1960s Martha’s Vineyard

The 60s were a decade of change throughout the nation, but especially on the Vineyard, with its constant exchange of people, and the Island’s unique ability to remain isolated from the rest of the world, while still mindful of it.

Claire F. Spear

Claire Frances Spear died after a very brief illness at Mass General Hospital on April 19, 2014. She was 90.Claire was born in Oak...

JoAnn R. deBettencourt

JoAnn R. deBettencourt of Oak Bluffs died peacefully at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital surrounded by her loving family on Monday, May 26, 2014. She was...

Driver plunges off Chappy ferry ramp into Edgartown Harbor

Police said Benjamin Knight intentionally drove his Toyota pickup truck into the harbor. Quick action by the assistant harbormaster saved the day.

Memorial Day parade honors service and sacrifice

Rain did not dampen Islanders’ attendance at a parade and ceremony Monday morning.

Driver plunges off Chappy ferry ramp into Edgartown Harbor

It appears the truck barreled through a safety chain and a wooden lift gate that prevents entrance to the slip until the ferry operator signals vehicles forward.

Ocean stater Chris Magill wins Memorial Day 5K

Bonnie Kingsbury of Edgartown is the women’s winner.

Nantucket tops Martha’s Vineyard in baseball finale

The Whalers rallied for a 7-5 win, keyed by three runs in the fifth inning, but the Vineyarders went down fighting.

Entertainment After Entertainment

I have had to reteach myself to be warm on the phone because I had acclimated to people who shortened every interaction to the essence of its essence, people who never said hello because they probably calculated some formula in their head where if they added up all of the skipped hellos to assistants they could make .4 more movies over their career.

Oak Bluffs removes dredge spoils from Inkwell beach

On Tuesday, selectmen promised action. On Friday, crews got to work.

One injured in West Tisbury rollover car accident Thursday

West Tisbury police, State Police, and emergency rescue crews responded to a single car accident on State Road in West Tisbury about 3:45 pm,...

Oak Bluffs Water District asks residents to curtail water use

Oak Bluffs Water District superintendent Kevin Johnson is asking Oak Bluffs residents to minimize their water consumption and to curtail lawn watering for the...

Advisory board rejects hike in Dukes County assessments

The county advisory board questioned legal costs, rising town assessments, and the size of the county surplus at a public hearing Wednesday.

Students shine at Evening of the Arts

Young artists and performers displayed their talents at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) last Thursday, May 22, for the annual Evening of...