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Academic honors

Graduation Emily Turney of West Tisbury, at Adelphi University. Dunovan Taylor Belisle of Edgartown, at UMass Amherst. Iris C. Albert of Oak Bluffs, at UMass Amherst. Sophia Nelson...

Have Faith: One woman’s Judaism

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One of the perks of writing this column is the chance to visit with friends and talk to them about their faith. No matter...

More ‘Crumbs from the Table of Joy’

The original cast of the M.V. Playhouse’s 2016 production of Lynne Nottage’s “Crumbs from the Table of Joy” will reunite for a live Zoom...

West Tisbury: It’s good to have friends with gardens

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Another hot, humid week. We had a little rain, very little, just enough to wet the grass and cool the air for an hour...

Margot Datz’s art show brings fairytales to life

Artist Margot Datz hosts her annual one-day art show once again this year, despite the challenges of planning an event this summer.  “I wanted to...

Second annual Dionis Coffin Riggs Day of Poetry

On Thursday, August 6, at 5 pm, the West Tisbury library presents the second annual Dionis Coffin Riggs Day of Poetry. Meeting virtually on...

A new book of saints

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Alice Randall is a consumate wordsmith and has gifted us with a complex and ambitious work of literary fiction. The author’s “Black Bottom Saints”...

Garden Notes: Protecting your garden

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Meadowsong and the trill of cicadas are the sounds of summer’s turning. Bats at dusk keep places lucky enough still to have them remarkably...

Two car crash on State Road

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There was a two car crash at the intersection of State and Panhandle Road in West Tisbury Wednesday morning. Two people were taken to the...

Stevie will always be remembered

To the Editor: Martha’s Vineyard lost a true Island treasure when Stephen W. (“Stevie”) Rose passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at the age...

Blue-green algae found in Chilmark Pond

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Traces of blue-green algae have been found in the Chilmark Pond, and the town will be conducting a special analysis to test for the...

Elizabeth Brown Bayer

Elizabeth Brown Bayer (“Betsy”) died on April 15, 2020, at the age of 92. She had been suffering from complications related to advanced dementia,...

SSA diverts some ferries, then cancels others

The following trips on TUESDAY 08/04/2020 have been canceled due to weather conditions. M/V NANTUCKET 5:20 pm Vineyard Haven to Woods Hole M/V NANTUCKET 6:30 pm...

Roberta Lee Ellis

Roberta Lee Ellis (“Bobbie”) passed away peacefully on July 31, 2020, at 11:11 am, at her home in Edgartown, surrounded by family. Born Roberta Lee...

Neighbor pushes back against Donaroma compost site

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An official with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection is headed to the Vineyard this month to review Donaroma’s Nursery’s operation of a composting...

Little Bridge jump proves tragic

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A young man who jumped from Little Bridge in Oak Bluffs Monday afternoon got hurt badly, and was airlifted off the Vineyard. Oak Bluffs...

Hospital cuts staff in cost-saving measure

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Martha’s Vineyard Hospital has eliminated 11 administrative positions to save money. The cuts were announced Tuesday afternoon by hospital CEO Denise Schepici. “This is a...

Arthur Yorke Allen

Arthur Yorke Allen, 83, of New York City and Edgartown, died on Monday morning, August 3, 2020, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was...

Stephen W. Rose

Stephen W. Rose, 76, died on Sunday morning, August 2, 2020, at his home in Edgartown. He was the husband of Kathleen F. (Nolan)...

Families move into their new homes

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Gary Birge made a deal with Island Housing Trust. He sold them his two-acre property on Daggett Avenue, with a main house and cottage....