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Rhododendron rhapsody

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The leathery-leafed, bright-bloomed rhododendron has been ever-present in the hearts and nurseries of the Martha’s Vineyard garden community — and the love just keeps...

Airport to vote on Vineyard Wind heli hangar

The Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission (MVAC) will hold a special meeting at 9 am Thursday to vote on whether to choose Vineyard Wind 1...

Parade is on, but why no street fair?

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The Tisbury select board gave a thumbs-up to the American Legion’s plans for a Memorial Day parade. The parade will step off at 10:30...

Sheriff ropes in students

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A helmet-wearing boy gripped tightly on the ropes as he pulled himself up the pole. The students below him stared as the boy made...

Garden Notes: True colors

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For those of us privileged to have gardens or a patch to grow, gardens are our windows into a world of existences that put...

West Tisbury: Artisans and galleries

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Here we are at the start of the Memorial Day weekend, the start of the summer season on the Island. I wish I felt...

Tisbury: State of the Coast

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Heard on Main Street: If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. Today is the day — all Island libraries are sponsoring...

Oak Bluffs: Summer at Featherstone

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Summer arrived rather abruptly on Saturday last, bringing high temperatures and humidity. We had become used to the cold spring thus far and it...

Edgartown: M.V. Garden Club

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This weekend was a mix of emotions. We ventured to Natick to lay our Mimi to rest next to my father-in-law, John Casey, on...

Chilmark: Blessing of the Fleet

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We're getting warm, inching our way towards summer. I love that all our local farm stands offer organic veggie starter plants. If you're craving...

Aquinnah: Memorial Day weekend

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What glorious weather we are having! I can’t remember a May that was this warm and beautiful here in a long time. We even...

Cicadas are emerging, but not on MV

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The gentle hum of cicadas is a usual background to a Vineyard summer night. With the hum beginning to get increasingly loud on the...

This must be the place: Martha’s Vineyard

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If there were a song for your 2021 Martha’s Vineyard playlist, a contender would be “This Must Be the Place” by the Talking Heads.  With...

More immigration — now

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The United States needs more people. Here’s why. In early May, President Biden increased the refugee admissions cap to 62,500 from the historically low Trump...

Dispatch: Paris

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A couple of weeks ago, the French government passed the “Climate and Resilience” law. This law comes after a citizens’ convention on climate change...

The Luck

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Kicking off the season

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Memorial Day weekend couldn’t have come at a more perfect time this year, as life continues to slowly return to normal. The weekend, dedicated...

Writing from the Heart: The good ol’ days

Ah, the good ol’ days. Who says that? I have never said those words, and I'm old enough to feel the sentiment. I can’t...

Dogcharmer: Four-legged anxiety

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Dear Tom, We have a 7-month-old Boston Terrier who is fearful of EVERYTHING including me; she loves me, but is afraid if I talk too...

Visiting Vet: Keeping cats happy

Back in the 80s, before the Land Bank acquired the Duarte’s Pond property and removed the buildings there, I lived on the edge of...