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Steel City runner wins Amity Island 5K

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More than 300 runners from across the country competed in the Amity Island 5K on Sunday morning, starting and finishing at the Farm Institute...

M.V. Mediation sees spike in housing and family disputes

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Updated Aug. 5 The Martha’s Vineyard Mediation Program (MVMP) is receiving its third year of grant funding from a state program designed to support the...

At the halfway point of the season

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The July 29 race completed the first half of the Holmes Hole sailing season. An appropriately representative evening brought out 12 boats in the...

SSA announces ‘Sail Into Imagination’ winners

The Steamship Authority announced the winners of its sixth annual “Sail Into Imagination” contest. The contest was open to students kindergarten through 12th grade...

Mariposa Museum has Friday fun for the family

On Friday the Mariposa Museum will be hosting a free event for children and families where they’ll have the opportunity to create found object...

Aquinnah supports next phase of Vineyard Wind

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Updated Aug. 4 The Aquinnah select board is writing a letter of support for the next phase of the Vineyard Wind offshore wind farm. Richard Andre,...

O.B. to work out deed restriction

The Oak Bluffs select board hit pause on a deed restriction for a Harbor Homes property on New York Avenue. Harbor Homes purchased 111 New...

Garden Notes: Of phlox and floods

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The daytime sound of August, cicadas’ rattling crepitations, has filled the air in the last week or so. Their shed exoskeletons startle when found...

Have Faith: Surviving and thriving

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The Little Children of Mary, a faith-based local organization whose mission is to work for peace however they can and to support those in...

Writing from the Heart: Anger

I had a son who was angry. He came out of the womb arguing with me. We called him “Last Word Dan.” It took...

Visiting Vet: Read the signs

Benedict, a 5-year-old English setter, recently arrived on the Vineyard after a two-day drive from down south. “He’s usually a good traveler,” his owner...

Union Chapel at 150

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The Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, and there is a whole lot of history to look back on. Ever...

Island police deal with accidental 911 calls

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Martha’s Vineyard is facing another slew of accidental 911 calls this summer season. With the population swell the Island experiences during the summer, the...

Is history a value?

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I’m an architect from Florence, Italy. I have been coming to the Vineyard every year since 1994, and since then, I have become fascinated...

Get ready for the fair

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The 159th Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair will be held from August 19 to 22, and folks are already gearing up for the many events,...

Taste the rainbow

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On a warm and overcast Wednesday morning, I followed the painted arrows guiding market-goers down 35 Panhandle Road. The gravel crackled under our car...

Deaf wish

To the Editor: Now that I am 75, perfect strangers have taken to yelling at me out of the blue.  Like the other day on Pease’s...

Margot Datz presents her annual one-night art show

For more than 10 years, Island artist Margot Datz has presented her fanciful paintings and prints for one evening of enchantment. This year her...

Open letter to President Obama

To the Editor: Happy Birthday and welcome to our Vineyard community! As you know by now, the summers here are a glorious time for seasonal...

‘Arthur’ creator comes to the Mariposa Museum

Marc Brown, author of the popular “Arthur” books and creator of the PBS kids’ series, will be at the Mariposa Museum on Friday, August...