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What’s it worth?

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A mixed atmosphere of anticipation and curiosity lingered in the Martha’s Vineyard Museum’s Morgan Learning Center throughout the day last Saturday. Some people patiently...

Edgartown: Unofficially, it has already started

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Happy Halloween! Halloween is on Sunday officially but unofficially, it has already started. From Halloween-themed decorations in windows to scarecrows in front of businesses...

Have Faith: An unflappable leader

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A lot of folks know Peter Boak as the fearless leader of the Island Community Chorus, but he's also been music minister at the...

Oak Bluffs: Being kind

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If all Saints' Day, on Nov. 1, brings out winter then St. Martin's Day, on Nov. 11, brings out Indian Summer. So says the...

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS Oct. 18 to Oct. 22, 2021

Edgartown Oct. 18, Charles F. Holzwarth and Stephen J. Bloomer sold 40 Knoll Drive to Brandon Dana Edward Labonte and Sheri Lavon Labonte for $3,006,000. Oct....

Flu clinic administers all 400 shots

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The all-Island seasonal flu clinic administered 400 flu vaccines Saturday at the Oak Bluffs School. According to Edgartown health agent Matt Poole, the clinic was...

Embarrassing outburst

To the Editor: The individual who burst, ranting and raging, into the barnyard of the Grey Barn Farm while a cow was in the process...

New and recycled granite curb accents Beach Road project

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Motorists and pedestrians passing along Beach Road may have noticed the granite curbing being installed on the roadside doesn’t all look the same —...

Writing from the Heart: Trick or treat

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It's not just that my major addiction is candy that makes Halloween my favorite holiday, it’s the dressing-up part. It’s such a great excuse...

This Was Then: Transfer steamer Maryland

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To see a huge, open-ended car ferry in Vineyard Haven Harbor is normal. To see one in 1875, a full generation before the first...

Tisbury: Red wine with chocolate bars

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Whether it comes from Hallmark or is heard on Main Street: It’s important to remember: white wine with candy corn and red wine with...

Poet’s Corner

By Michael Oliveira where the hell is terms? the place everyone seems to finally come to   we have black squirrels my mind sees only shadows that have broken free   prosciutto slices kalamata...

Garden Notes: Fall colors

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Fall colors are slowly emerging from summer’s greenery. The many ripening berries, deepening oxblood-to-burgundy beetlebung trees, and festoons of gypsy scarlet Virginia creeper do...

Visiting Vet: ‘My dog is choking!’

“My dog is choking!” I get these frantic phone calls way too often. Sometimes at two o’clock in the morning. Or the time I...

Dogcharmer: Pandemic puppy trouble

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Hi Tom, We have a 2-year-old, 17-pound Cavapoo with a bad owner: Me. Since she was a pup, we have played rough, wrestling and playing "dodge...

Cribbage results

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cribbage. We played six games and the results are as follows: first- Neale Bassett with an 11/5 +60 card (he also was dealt an...

Chilmark: Almost trick-or-treat time

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Oooh, it's almost trick-or-treat time. One mom mentioned she had to explain holidays that hadn't happened last year to her now 4 and 6-year-old....

Keeping current with the Oak Bluffs library

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The Oak Bluffs library is offering new programming for older adults. Head of adult and technology services at the library, Nina Ferry Montanile, is...

20 new COVID cases reported

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The Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported 20 new COVID-19 cases last week, down from the previous week’s 26 cases. Of the 20 new cases: ...

MVC plans to tackle climate change

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There are many active climate change advocates on the Island. However, there are also many in the general public who are not informed about...