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Edgartown summer resident is a top contestant on American Idol

Early in the competition, American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez called the seasonal Martha's Vineyard resident a favorite to go all the way.

Watercolor artist Alan Byron Hampshire ‘paints the town’

If you spend time in Vineyard Haven, you may very well have seen Alan Byron Hampshire around town, painting various scenes. For the past...
Center for Cosmetic Enhancement

The Center for Cosmetic Enhancement on the effects of stress on the skin

"When we are stressed, our brains send a signal to our nervous system to go into a "fight or flight" mode. This releases hormones...

Tisbury Main Street reopens after snow clearing operation

Updated 5:50 pm, Friday, Feb. 5The Tisbury DPW announced that Main Street is reopened following snow clearing.The DPW shut the road down for a...

Edgartown, West Tisbury, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury town offices closing at 1 pm

Edgartown announced that the town Hall and library will close at 1 PM. The Council on Aging is now closed.Tisbury town offices will close at 1 pm.Oak...

Vineyard boys basketball falls to undefeated Bishop Feehan, 58-38

In a hard-fought game marked by tough defense and occasional bursts of scoring, the visiting Shamrocks of Bishop Feehan outlasted the MVRHS boys in...

Martha's Vineyard schools announce early Friday dismissal

In the face of an expected afternoon snowfall, Martha's Vineyard schools announced an early dismissal Friday.The Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School will be dismissed at...

What are we to make of it?

We report with cautious optimism this week that the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) says it plans to complete the unfinished community center...

Yes, he can

To the Editor:Can Bernie Sanders win the general election? That is the most common concern people have expressed when discussing the election. On the...

IGI helps to engineer a regional slaughter solution for Island farmers

At the Island Grown Initiative (IGI) annual Farmer’s Dinner in 2007, Island farmers and food producers asked IGI to help them develop local, safe,...

Truth is at stake

To the Editor:What makes people decide whom they will vote for?This is a subject that I’ve been delving into. Politics has always been complex,...

English-language help is available

To the Editor:Regarding Juliana Germani's “Saudade” column of Jan. 28, "How to learn English": It is wonderful that one of the many Brazilian churches...

Sidewalks ignored

To the Editor:It's happening again. Every weekday I walk from Tisbury Marketplace to the Post Office and back. The same people who did not...

Templeton man charged with theft from home he was sent to winterize

Diligent Oak Bluffs Police tracked down the man they said took a washer and dryer and artwork from a house he was only supposed to winterize.

Edgartown officials embrace temporary wireless antenna on Chappy

A proposal by AT&T to improve wireless service on Chappaquiddick by erecting a temporary wireless antenna on the property of Chappy resident Robert Fynbo,...

New teacher contract carries a $2.5 million price tag

Martha’s Vineyard public school teachers and the All-Island School Committee (AISC) last week ratified a new three-year contract that includes annual pay hikes totaling...

Tribe moves forward with community center, gaming appeal

The Wampanoag tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), fresh on the heels of a tribal council vote to complete its long-unfinished community center for its...

High school swim teams compete against Bridgewater and Nantucket

On Monday, the Martha’s Vineyard High School girls and boys swim teams closed out their dual meet with losses to Bridgewater. The girls lost...

Martha's Vineyard boys travel basketball team splits playoffs

The 4th/5th grade boys basketball team finished up their Cape Hoops season on Saturday, Jan. 30, by splitting their two playoff games. In the...

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital buys Admiral Benbow Inn

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital has purchased the Admiral Benbow Inn, a seven-room bed and breakfast on New York Avenue in Oak Bluffs, for $1.375...