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Art exhibit and reception

The West Tisbury library hosts a reception from 3:30 to 5 pm on Saturday, Nov. 3, to honor the artwork of Valentine Estabrook and...

Joseph Passafiume

It is with great sadness that the family of Joseph Passafiume announces his sudden death on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, at the age of...

Alex Honnold climbs to the top in ‘Free Solo’

The National Geographic documentary “Free Solo” opens Friday, Nov. 2, at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. Prepared to be terrified by this box-office record...

Gymnasts’ choice

On Sunday, Oct. 28, Island Gymnastics hosted its 28th annual Sandcastle meet, a fundraiser and competition where proceeds benefit a designated Island cause. This...

Court Report: Oct. 19 – Oct. 26, 2018

Oct. 19, 2018Wemerson Paulo Deoliveira, Edgartown; DOB 10/29/80, operating motor vehicle with suspended license: continued to pretrial conference.Anderson L. Dasilva, Vineyard Haven; DOB 6/1/80,...

Tisbury scallop season curtailed to protect seed

The Vineyard Haven side of Lagoon Pond will be closed to recreational and commercialscalloping as of Monday, Nov. 5, according to a press release.The...

NOAA drafts habitat maps for wind lease zones

After years of mapping, NOAA, WHOI, UMass Dartmouth, and Howard Marine Research Laboratory researchers have created bottom, or benthic, habitat maps for the eight...

Tour rolls before open enrollment

Massachusetts Health Connector (MHC), a state-based health insurance company, rolled its statewide tour through Martha’s Vineyard last Thursday to meet with residents and community...

Let it go

As the Nov. 6 election approaches, we’re disappointed that there is no choice when it comes to voting for Cape and Islands district attorney....

Pray for healing

In the aftermath of the massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, our Hebrew Center community is in deep mourning. We are...

Vote on Nov. 6

To the Editor:We face a critical midterm election. It is important to get involved in our democracy or not complain about the consequences.I canvassed...

Fake news, what is it?

To the Editor:All the media outlets seem to be focusing on the most irrelevant issues, e.g., whether Elizabeth Warren is an American Indian, whether...

Stand up against racism

To the Editor:The evil acts perpetrated over the past week once again demonstrate that our country still suffers from episodes of real division, hatred,...

Make bigots scared again

To the Editor:As a social work student, learning about the most recent anti-Semitic shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue has left me disgusted. One would...

Lucy Durr Hackney

Lucy Durr Hackney died peacefully on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, surrounded by four generations of her loving family. For all who knew her, she...

October Harvest of the Month: Cranberries

This month we celebrate the cranberry- one of only three fruits native to North America in commercial cultivation.  Cranberries have specific growing conditions- acidic...

McKinley M. Starks

McKinley M. “Mac” Starks, 75, of Oak Bluffs, died Tuesday morning, Oct. 30, 2018, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was married to E....

Tricks and treats

The nor’easter didn’t keep the ghosts and ghouls away this weekend, as Islanders dressed up in their best and scariest to enjoy Halloween festivities...

Vineyarders fall to Fairhaven, 19-16

The MVRHS football team traveled to Fairhaven High School on Friday night and dropped a 19-16 decision to the Blue Devils.For Vineyard Coach Donald...

MVRHS golfers place seventh in state

The MVRHS golf team capped off another outstanding season with a seventh-place finish at the MIAA State Division 3 finals Monday at Black Swan...