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Reforming the Supreme Court?

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A little-noticed action by the Biden administration, but one with potentially sweeping consequences, was the formation last April of a 36-member bipartisan commission to...

Short term rental revenues smash records

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When Gov. Charlie Baker signed the expanded rooms excise tax into law two years ago, cities and towns in Massachusetts knew revenues would increase,...

Oak Bluffs Council on Aging — August 2021

We have met weekly for the past month to plan for the modified reopening of the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. After great thought...

Tisbury Council on Aging — August 2021

The Tisbury Council on Aging has reopened and is bringing groups back. For questions, additional information, or to sign up for programs, call us...

Support for housing bill 

To the Editor: I write today in support of H.2895, an act empowering cities and towns to impose a fee on home sales over $1...

‘ROUND-THE-ISLAND Race (top three results)

Class 0 - ORC (seven boats) Christopher Dragon XI, Ker 40+, Andrew and Linda Weiss, Mamaronek, N.Y. Rikki, R/P 42, Bruce Chafee,...

Tiasquam Road property will be restored

To the Editor: On July 16th, the anniversary of our dad’s birthday, our family celebrated a closing with the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank to purchase...

55Plus: Coupons for farmer’s markets

Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands will be distributing coupons for individuals who are 60 years of age or older and low...

Elder Law: Living with memory loss

Thirty years ago, my mother died in a nursing home. Back then, there weren’t open discussions or resources available to people with Alzheimer’s. There...

SHINE News: Prescription Advantage may help with drug costs

In 2021, you fall into the Medicare Part D gap when the negotiated retail cost of your medications  reaches $4,130. Once in the gap,...

Edgartown Race Weekend

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Sailing doublehanded on the Jeanneau Sunfast 3300 Alchemist, Rhode Islanders Ken Read (Portsmouth) and Suzy Leech (Jamestown), collected a boatload of trophies for their...

Snaps power past Mama’s Girls, 18-7

The second-seeded Snaps (8-5) moved into the winners bracket of the double-elimination Martha’s Vineyard Women’s Softball League playoffs with a convincing 18-7 win over...

Caesar pleaser

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My favorite bites of pasta dinners are always the last couple, when the side salad meets the noodles. The pasta is no longer piping...

Vineyard Football Camp kicks off

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The 25th edition of the Vineyard Football Instructional Clinic got underway on Monday afternoon at the MVRHS practice field. Varsity Head Coach Donald Herman, along...

Veteran’s Corner

VA’s Caregiver Support Program (CSP) offers services to those caring for Veterans, including on-line courses, face-to-face classes, telephone support, and peer support. Services are...

Sharks stay in first heading into homestretch

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Updated July 29 With one week remaining in the regular season, the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks led the Valley Blue Sox of Holyoke by 1.5...

Poet’s Corner

A poem for Lon Allan: Rest in Peace, Dear Brother By Sylvia M. Jackson I. Rest in peace, dear brother The sea, it beckons thee Aquinnah is the land you...

O.B. skeptical of town hall completion date

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Atlantic Construction has set a November 9 completion date for construction of the new Oak Bluffs town hall, but town leaders say that’s wishful...

West Tisbury: Skunk-off shampoo

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It finally rained on Sunday. It was pleasant to enjoy the previous days of sunshine and not much humidity, but we needed the rain,...
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