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Oak Bluffs firefighters extinguish boat and trailer fire

Oak Bluffs firefighters successfully put out a boat and RV trailer fire late Friday night. At 9:30 pm, Oak Bluffs Fire and EMS responded to...

MVRHS skaters fall 7-1 to Dartmouth

Updated March 3 The 12th-seeded Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) boys hockey team dropped a 7-1 verdict to No. 4 seed Dartmouth High School...

Man charged with possession of child pornography

Updated March 2 State Police arrested Stephen L. Jenkinson in Oak Bluffs Thursday night on charges related to the possession of child pornography. Jenkinson, 52, a...

Preparing for coronavirus

Updated March 4 With many families returning to the Island after February school vacation, and two confirmed cases of the illness reported in nearby Rhode...

Sponsored: Real Estate Confidential: The top twenty percent

Real Estate Confidential is a weekly chit-chat about new listings, sales, or other insider info on the Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate market, presented by...

Striped bass stewards battle decline of species

After the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby committee voted unanimously to remove striped bass as an eligible species for the 2020 Derby,...

Pinkletinks herald the return of spring to M.V.

After dreary and dark February, the lingering sunlight in the late afternoon and the sound of birds chirping a warm tune are welcome signs...

School may just need repairs

To the Editor: For years I was an interior/exterior house painter. I'm retired, and I'm not looking for a job. I've never walked through the...

West Tisbury, MVRD discuss a partial ‘divorce’

The Martha’s Vineyard Refuse District (MVRD) wants to be done with the West Tisbury dump, a.k.a. the West Tisbury drop-off or transfer station. A...

Red Cat building project gets celebrity endorsements

In the “Blues Brothers,” movie with his sidekick John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd's character Elwood was "on a mission from God." In writing a letter...

Boys Hoops wins first round of tourney

The ninth-ranked MVRHS boys basketball team traveled to Braintree on Wednesday, and came away with a hard-earned 64-60 win over eighth-ranked Archbishop Williams. The...

Missing faces at Tisbury School meetings

To the Editor: I recently attended a meeting of the Tisbury School Building Committee where the owner’s project manager updated the current conditions of the...

SSA cancels some ferries

Updated High winds have forced the cancellation of ferries by the Steamship Authority on Thursday afternoon. The Steamship Authority ferry Martha’s Vineyard was forced to reverse...

Edgartown School names spelling bee winner

Last Wednesday, Edgartown School students filled the gym for the annual Edgartown School Spelling Bee. Eleven students represented their homerooms, according to a press...

I’m not jealous now

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She’s 5, but looks 20

Ainsley Weber, a seasonal resident of West Chop, is getting ready to celebrate her leap year birthday Saturday. Ainsley was born at Massachusetts General Hospital...

Fishing at the Playhouse

  Where do you go fishing on the Vineyard in February? The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, of course. Last Saturday, a packed house of fisherman, friends, and...

I’m not jealous now

I will cling in his memory for a while As a terrible being, a hungry pig All my emotions sunk at the bottom of a dank...

Cribbage results

On Feb. 19 at 6 pm, the Vineyard Cribbage Club met at the Portaguese-American Club in Oak Bluffs.  Thirty players showed up to compete in...

Visiting Vet: Mystery staggering

Shoes is a happy, healthy, 2-year-old Labrador retriever. Late one evening in January, she was sleeping contentedly in her chair, then decided to hop...