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Garden Notes: Getting our gardens ready

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Under February’s Snow Moon, our cold soil underlain with clay seems to be the last on the Island to lose its snow cover. However,...

Visiting Vet: Touchy toes

Sally, the Australian shepherd, was out with her owner on a nature walk when something happened. One minute she was completely fine, leaping and...

Writing from the Heart: Acting like neighbors

Lately I’ve been thinking about the Neighborhood Association meetings my husband and I begrudgingly attended in the early 1970s, when we moved into the...

Tisbury Waterways announces post-graduate scholarship

Tisbury Waterways Inc. announces the 2021 Environmental Studies Scholarship available to year-round residents of Martha's Vineyard who are entering their sophomore through senior year...

Vineyard Haven library offers advance care planning conversation

The Vineyard Haven library hosts an important conversation online at 10 am on Wednesday, March 10, with Healthy Aging M.V. The event, titled “Advance...

Libraries present ‘The Life and Times of St. Patrick’

On Saturday, March 13, at 3 pm three Island libraries — Chilmark, West Tisbury, and Vineyard Haven — come together to present “The Life...

Music as Meditation’ course at the Chilmark library

Local music educator Eric Mulhern leads a five-week course on “Music as Meditation” online via the Chilmark library beginning Saturday, March 6, and running...

Whom does the Senate represent?

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The above question is incorrectly framed. We ought to ask not who but what does the Senate represent. The answer is the 50 states....

Poet’s Corner

Grievances By Alida O’Loughlin Grievances, they now have gripped the country Like a vise around its heart And in anger and resentment Tearing all of us apart Grievances, where do...

Academic honors

Dean’s list Evan Sauter of Vineyard Haven, at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Molly Debettencourt of Oak Bluffs, at Emmanuel College. Pearl Vercruysse of Chilmark, at Emmanuel College. Gabriel Ambulos...

Chilly out? Chili in

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On a particularly raw day recently (and there have been quite a few of those), I sought comfort under a throw on the sofa...

Births

Jane Elisabeth Barrington Sara Barrington and William Barrington of West Tisbury announce the birth of a daughter, Jane Elisabeth Barrington, on Nov. 12, 2020, at...

Court Report: Jan. 25 – March 1, 2021

Jan. 25, 2021 Steven M. Rysz, Fisher Island, Fla.; DOB 2/20/70, criminal harassment: continued to pretrial conference. Sean S. Steves, Edgartown; DOB 1/3/63, assault and battery,...

Update: Vaccine sign-up available for K-12 workers March 8

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Updated 4:35 pm  Following an announcement from Gov. Charlie Baker, Island educators, school staff, and childcare workers will be eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine...

Real Estate Transactions: Feb. 22 – 26, 2021

Chilmark Feb. 25, Marianne Maddalena, trustee of Marianne Maddalena Nominee Trust, sold 20 Tennis Lane to Eric A. Widra for $1,937,500. Feb. 26, Katharine W. Poole...

MV@Work: Constructing the Island

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COVID has been a boon to the home construction and remodeling business, so I stopped in at a few job sites to photograph workers...

Chilmark raises price of beach passes

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Chilmark selectmen unanimously agreed to increase the cost of all town beach passes by $15 for the upcoming season. Selectmen took up the request at...

Aquinnah plans to invite tribe to the table

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The Aquinnah board of selectmen will reach out to the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) through a letter inviting them back to the...

Joan Gentry Patadal

On a chilly morning on Jan. 22, 2021, Joan Gentry Patadal died peacefully in the arms of her beloved daughter, Beatrice Patadal Pattarroyo. After...

Nelson deBettencourt

Nelson deBettencourt (“Eric”) passed peacefully at home in California on Feb. 15, 2021, his 54th birthday, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was...