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Walter L. Winfree Jr.

Walter L. Winfree (“Sonny”), 85, passed away peacefully while attempting to regain his strength at a health facility in Wayne, N.J., on July 26,...

What will remote learning look like?

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A number of online learning platforms will be utilized by students, parents, and teachers in both the remote and hybrid learning models slated for...

State mandates flu shots for students

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Updated, 5:10 pm, Friday Massachusetts will require “all children 6 months of age or older who are attending Massachusetts child care, pre-school, kindergarten, K-12, and...

Shirley Mayhew

Shirley Walling Mayhew was born on April 27, 1926, in the Bronx to Ethel Piner Walling and Clifton L. Walling. She and her sister,...

Appreciation: Shirley Mayhew

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West Tisbury resident and writer Shirley W. (Walling) Mayhew died on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, at home, according to her family. She was 94.  Shirley...

Dennis Philip daRosa

Dennis Philip daRosa, 71, died on Thursday afternoon, August 20, 2020, at his home in Chilmark, after a yearlong, courageous battle with cancer. He...

Shirley W. Mayhew

Shirley W. (Walling) Mayhew, 94, died on Wednesday evening, August 19, 2020, at her home in West Tisbury, with her family by her side....

Mary Jane Carpenter

Mary Jane (Scheidhauer) Carpenter, 76, of Edgartown, died unexpectedly on Wednesday evening, August 19, 2020, at Massachusetts General Hospital with her son by her...

Offshore wind projects secure facility lease

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On Thursday, Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration announced the signing of lease agreements with Vineyard Wind and Mayflower Wind to utilize the New Bedford Marine...

Tisbury School entrance fixed up

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Exterior fixes have taken place at the Tisbury School over the course of the summer. The peeling paint on the front entrance has been...

Up-Island schools support in-person learning for young students

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Island schools seek to strike a balance between quality of education, and optimal health and safety standards for reopening, as the individual needs of...

MVYouth awards Plum Hill, Montessori expansion grants

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MVYouth awarded $800,000 to Plum Hill School and the Vineyard Montessori School to support early childhood programs, according to a press release from MVYouth. Funds...

End of August sales-tax-free weekend

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The Massachusetts sales tax holiday begins next weekend, on Saturday, August 29, and ends August 30.  The two-day break from the state’s 6.25 percent sales...

Cathy Weiss is new museum board chair

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Cathy Weiss has been tapped to replace Stever Aubrey as the chairman of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum (MVM) board, according to a press release. With...

Sewage issue temporarily knocks out M/V Nantucket

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A running toilet in the passenger area of the MV Nantucket impacted crew quarters and knocked the vessel out of service Thursday morning for...

Ag Society auction underway

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The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society online community auction is underway, and runs through the weekend. From Adirondack chairs to custom fishing rods to a...

David White will be missed

To the Editor: David White, the artistic director of the Yard, truly enriched our lives, and we will miss him very much after his retirement...

Rethink where to teach kids

To the Editor: In trying to open schools during the pandemic by poorly replicating our old system, we are missing the opportunity to rethink teaching...

Do the right thing

To demonstrate just how egregious it was that the Tisbury select board denied a common victualer’s license to Vineyard Grocer, we first have to...

Approves of comment decision

To the Editor: Bravo, about time people have to put their name on what they say.   John Packer Tisbury