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Fall plant sale events at the Polly Hill Arboretum

The Polly Hill Arboretum fall plant sale opens at 10 am on Saturday, Sept. 9. A variety of rare, native, and locally adapted plant...

Bridge Results

At the August 21 1:15 pm game of the Edgartown Bridge Club in Vineyard Haven, 10 tables were in play. Finishing in first place...

Aquinnah: The summer’s final days

Well, my friends, we made it. Today is the last day of August, and after Monday we will go back to mostly normal nonsummer...

Driver-in-training launches car into water

A driving lesson went belly-up on Monday afternoon when Derek Korff-Korn accidentally launched his car, with his father in the passenger seat, into the...

Steamship Authority diverts Wednesday trips from Oak Bluffs

Updated 11:11 pm August 30—The following trips departing or arriving in Oak Bluffs have been diverted to Vineyard Haven due to weather conditions. M/V MARTHA'S...

Services Wednesday for Donald G. Tripp

Donald G. Tripp, 94, of Somerset, died on Thursday, August 24, 2017.  A Somerset resident since 1967, he was the husband of 41 years...

Hurricanes win fourth straight men’s softball championship

The Hurricanes blew through the men's Island Softball League playoffs like a force of nature, sweeping three series and six games to clinch their...

Environmental Police snag Cape striper poachers

Massachusetts Environmental Police (MEP) arrested five recreational shore fishermen on Cape Cod Canal Thursday morning, and seized 332 pounds of illegally caught striped bass.MEP...

Nobska Light work begins in September

That pretty lighthouse you see on the shore in Woods Hole as the Steamship Authority ferry makes its way between Martha’s Vineyard and the...

Sarah Isenberg

Sarah Isenberg died on August 2, 2017, at the Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Home. She would have been 100 years old on her birthday....

2017 MVAS dog show results

The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society held its annual dog show on Sunday. The results below list blue ribbon winning dogs for each breed.Mixed Breed...

Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate Transactions: August 14 – 18, 2017

ChilmarkAug. 14, John H. Bernson and Sheila Miller Bernson sold a Quansoo Beach lot to Mark K. and Julie H. Jones for $290,000.Aug. 16,...

Tisbury selectmen unhappy with park access

They like the idea of a new look for a timeworn piece of property on the water, but the Vineyard Haven board of selectmen...

Inspection shows no stray electricity at Crab Corner

Crab Corner, Menemsha’s popular children’s beach, remains closed despite a recent inspection that found it free of the stray voltage that has plagued it...

Shark strikes paddleboard on Cape, paddleboarder unharmed

A shark struck an occupied paddleboard in shallow water off Wellfleet Wednesday morning when seals were nearby, according to the Cape Cod National Seashore’s...

Obama family can still excite a crowd

A few rounds of golf, visits to local restaurants, a bike ride, and a trip to the Yoga Barn.The vacation of former President Barack...

Upcoming town and school board meetings

Oak Bluffs Board of SelectmenOak Bluffs Library Meeting RoomTuesday, Sept. 12, at 4:30 pmEdgartown Board of SelectmenEdgartown Town HallMonday, August 28, at 4 pmWest...

A monument to reunification

It’s worth a reminder with all the discussion of Civil War monuments that the Oak Bluffs monument, despite some confusion to the contrary, is...

Time to fulfill the promise of equality

To the Editor:On Tuesday, August 15, our President declared that, as far as he saw it, “both sides shared equal blame” regarding the violence...

Toll on ferry trips floated to pay for school expenses

A school official and an Island resident pitched an idea that includes a toll on ferry trips that they say could help fund some...