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Lt. Williamson retires from Oak Bluffs Police

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Longtime Oak Bluffs Police Lt. Tim Williamson retired Thursday after a 25-year career with the town. Williamson, the son of former Oak Bluffs Police Chief...

Tennis players free to use Reade courts

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The Vineyard Haven Tennis Foundation invites Islanders to play on the Reade courts at the end of Boxberry Avenue, off Franklin Street in Tisbury,...

Vineyard Haven library issued a challenge

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The Vineyard Haven library has received a challenge grant from the Sibbri Foundation, a New York–based private philanthropic organization, according to a press release....

‘He gives so much more than he takes’

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Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society president Brian Athearn — a hunter, farmer, tech professional, and game butcher — was given the Spirit of the Vineyard Award...

Need for ‘new blood’ is clear

We’ve said before that Tisbury select board chair Jeff Kristal should resign. He won’t. So it’s going to be up to voters to remove...

MVFF drive-in film festival signs off until next summer

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The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival’s popular pay-what-you-can drive-in series, offered in conjunction with the YMCA, is closing this fall with its last films the...

Gardens of inspiration

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Elise LeBovit had been a frequent visitor to Mytoi, the Japanese garden on Chappaquiddick, for years before she discovered that the garden's name is...

Writing that flows

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Both before and throughout this crazy pandemic, I’ve been able to experience Moira Silva’s memoir writing workshops. I originally joined because while I have...

A Renaissance painting mystery, and the return of a romantic comedy

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Playing at the M.V. Film Center on Thursday, Sept. 30, is “The Lost Leonardo,” a documentary detective story that will intrigue far more viewers...

Fall farm festival

Pick pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, hop on a wagon ride to see all sorts of cows, delight in a game of squash...

MVRHS Sports highlights

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Field hockey team gets into win column With a win and a tie over the past seven days, the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS)...

Story in the hills

Hike the trails on the beautiful Chilmark coastline and read a story that is posted along the way in the Trustees' StoryWalk at Menemsha...

Fun at First Friday

Enjoy a seaside celebration of Vineyard Haven's 350th anniversary with music, shopping, art, and food as part of First Friday. The Owen Park concert...

Garden Notes: Protecting the environment

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Last Monday’s spectacular harvest moon and the autumnal equinox have ushered in a new season to garden in. Photons diminish daily, nighttime temperatures drop,...

Taking action

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There is some dynamic news for anyone who has fallen, or is wary of doing so. Healthy Aging Martha's Vineyard (HAMV), which is a...

Have Faith: Music moves us

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I made my first trip to the First Baptist Church in Vineyard Haven last Friday night to listen to some Christian music. What a...

Keeping fit and focused

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The YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard provides much more than the pool and exercise room. While the pandemic closed them down initially, it turned out...

Dogcharmer: Stair-crazy

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Hi, Mr. Shelby: I recently adopted a sweet little 9-year-old Yorkie named Abbey from Susquehanna SPCA. She speeds up my front and back porch steps...

On My Mind: A safe harbor in a storm

Imagine a young Islander whom I will call Becca. She was stationed in Afghanistan, saw her buddies killed, one right next to her. On...

Degen, Bischoff top M.V. Marathon

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George Degen and Sarah Bischoff snagged the top spots in the men’s and women’s races of the Martha’s Vineyard Marathon on Saturday. Degen, 29, of...
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