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West Tisbury: I don’t know what to think anymore

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It’s hard to think about what to write after the horrific shootings in El Paso and Dayton this past weekend, following a mass shooting...

Battle in the Bluffs hoops clinic returns August 8

The popular Battle in the Bluffs youth basketball clinic is returning to Oak Bluffs for a second time this summer. Coach Tamar Adams will hold...

Wild Side: Paper wasps

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My gardening pride and joy is a patch of ‘Jersey Supreme’ asparagus I laboriously planted back in 2009. When two species of asparagus beetles...

Men’s softball semifinals series tied at 1-1

The best-of-three Island Softball League semifinal series are each tied at one game apiece, with the decisive third games scheduled for Monday night at...

Sharks nip Gulls, advance to NECBL Championship Series

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The Martha’s Vineyard Sharks and Newport Gulls met at the Shark Tank Tuesday night in the decisive third game of the New England Collegiate...

Island health boards urge vaccinations to prevent measles

To the Editor: The largest number of confirmed measles cases in 25 years has been reported this year to the Centers for Disease Control and...

Vivian Culin

Known as “the lady with the flower in her hair” at Treyton Oak Towers, Wendy Culin, 96, died peacefully on July 12, 2019.  Born Vivian...

Lucille Elizabeth Thatcher

Lucille Elizabeth Thatcher, born March 13, 1926, and known to family and friends as “Betty,” passed peacefully on Friday, August 2, 2019. Her daughters...

Butane explosion causes fire at Five Corners restaurant

  A single-burner portable cooktop at Vineyard Caribbean Cuisine at Five Corners in Vineyard Haven caught fire Tuesday, exploded, and set off a couple of...

Help wanted: Trash kids, Ag Fair volunteers

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Island Grown Initiative is searching for volunteers of all ages to assist with refuse handling at the upcoming annual Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair.  Volunteers will...

Surviving Hiroshima

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On August 6, 1945, World War II was still being fought in the Pacific, where grisly island fighting had brought U.S. armed forces to...

New office opens, banner will come down

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Updated 5:25 pm A temporary office for Beach Road Weekend has opened at 30 Main St. in Vineyard Haven to sell tickets and promotional gear...

Newport stays aloft Monday with 3-2 win over Sharks

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The Newport Gulls stayed alive in the playoff hunt against the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks last night with a knot-in-your-stomach 3-2 win at Cardines Field...

Edgartown selectmen approve entertainment license

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After some discussion, Edgartown selectmen approved an entertainment license for Behind the Bookstore. Selectman Arthur Smadbeck said the restaurant was out of compliance by playing...

Building bots beneath the water

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The Great Pond Foundation held its third annual summer STEM camp this past week for students in grades 6 to 12 to build remotely...

Grace Duart

Grace Duart, affectionately known as “Granny” to her large, loving family of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and “Auntie” to many more, graduated to heaven, dying...

Joseph Jones

Joseph Jones died unexpectedly on July 30, 2018, from an overdose. He was 29 years old, and his life was tragically taken too soon....

MVC, film festival host climate talk

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The Martha’s Vineyard Commission and the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival will co-host “The Climate Is Changing. Are We?” at the West Tisbury School next...

Keystoner Sam Kartsonis wins Amity Island 5K

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Sam Kartsonis of Narberth, Pa., outpaced 408 runners to the finish as the men’s and overall winner in the Amity Island 5K, Sunday in...

Edgartown fuel dock is up and running

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Updated August 7 The gas and diesel pumps at Edgartown’s North Wharf fuel dock were up and running Tuesday after being out of service over...