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Edgartown: Keeping the holidays alive

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I’m sitting on the couch, Foster the dog sitting so close he could be typing this, relishing in the post-Christmas glow and happiness. I...

‘Music frees me’

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Everyone has their own simple ways of finding comfort during tumultuous times: Some people read a good book in front of the fireplace while...

Chilmark: Preserving local history

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I'm standing on the steps of the Menemsha General Store, open year-round, the sky a perfect summer blue, there's a breeze and my family...

Aquinnah: Story of the wishing tree

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Well folks, it’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for since about March: the end of 2020. For many communities, the past few years...

After the pandemic

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The vaccines are being shipped, and we’re beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel. And maybe, just maybe, the new...

Wild Side: Cooper’s hawks

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Cooper’s hawks are good-sized birds, distinctly smaller than a red-tailed hawk but about the size of a crow. Compared to either of those familiar...

Up-Island Council on Aging – January 2021

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As we enter our first full winter of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has never been so important for us to stay together while spending...

Tisbury Council on Aging – January 2021

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The Tisbury Council on Aging continues to do outreach to keep in touch with our seniors. We are starting a new year, and hopefully...

Edgartown Council on Aging – January 2021

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The staff at the Edgartown Council on Aging continue to provide weekly meal delivery, outreach services, and referrals, Monday to Friday between the hours...

Can I change my Medicare plan after Open Enrollment?

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Even though Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment ended on Dec. 7, 2020, you may still have some options: For those with Medicare Parts A and B...

Elder Law: The planning you need to qualify for MassHealth

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In previous columns I have explained how, whether you are single or married, you can always qualify for MassHealth, however, for each the planning...

Center for Living supports caregivers during COVID

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The impacts of COVID-19 on the older-adult population on Martha’s Vineyard are far-reaching, but families or individuals who care for aging loved ones also...

Poet’s Corner

Weekends By Linda Vancour Winter has arrived outside our house The chilly weather as quiet as a mouse We are upstairs snuggled in our bed Ignoring the cold creeping...

Borrow a Chromebook from the Vineyard Haven library

The Vineyard Haven library is now loaning out Chromebooks to patrons for one-week periods. These are web-based laptops that enable users to create documents...

MVRHS first quarter honor roll 2020-2021

High Honors Grade 12: Keaton Aliberti, Ava BenDavid, Joshua Billings, Brooks Carroll, Colleen Carroll, Felix Colon, Ethan Creato, Matthew D’Andrea, Hannah Gibb, Peter Gillis,...

Births

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Liz Ferreira Rocha Brenda dos Santos Ferreira and Kelvin dos Santos Rocha of Edgartown announce the birth of a daughter, Liz Ferreira Rocha, on Dec....

Real Estate Transactions: Dec. 21 – 25, 2020

Chilmark Dec. 23, Sean P. Gildea sold 49 Wequobsque Rd. to Aris Lurie for $3,000,000. Edgartown Dec. 21, Tizna LLC sold 70 Curtis Ln. to Seventy Curtis...

Four new COVID-19 cases reported Tuesday

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Four new cases of COVID-19 were reported Tuesday — three from the hospital and one from an off-Island medical practice. The hospital has conducted a...

Bible group put faith in God, not masks 

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Mask wearing and social distancing were “welcomed” but not required at a Bible study group linked to a COVID-19 cluster, according to the pastor...

Kai Rose commits to URI football

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Kai Rose, son of India Rose and Sterling Bishop of Vineyard Haven, has committed to play Division I football as an offensive lineman at...