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Perfect paw-traits

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For many Islanders, pets are considered part of the family, and they cherish each special moment with them. Adriana Eftimie, a local artist who loves...

Garden Notes: Island grown

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“Winter does not come until the swamps are full.” This adage is still borne out on the Vineyard, despite climate disruptions. Winter moth males...

Oak Bluffs: Speaking of polar bears

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I am thankful for these December days with temperatures in the 50s, but the plants and shrubs seem a little confused! My yellow rose...

Tisbury: Those cold days

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Heard on Main Street: Perhaps you should take time to relax and enjoy the little things. Not sure what to think about this weather. It...

Visiting Vet: Help is here

Two o’clock in the morning. The telephone rings. A dog vomiting repeatedly. Sunday afternoon. The telephone rings. A limping cat. Halfway through dinner. The...

Writing from the Heart: Tidying up

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I’m early for once. I’m doing my spring cleaning. And it’s only December. So proud. I think it was the smell of the mold...

Beloved beach

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As a young girl, Nicole Edmonds spent idyllic summers on the Vineyard, living near Nashawena Park, where she could walk to the Inkwell Beach...

Chilmark: Spread some holiday cheer

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Elves are busy fixing lights and decorations on homes and businesses and bringing light into our darkening days. I would have shared a photo...

COVID cases spike to 76

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For the first time since the end of August, positive test results for COVID-19 have reached 76 cases — nearly four times as many cases...

Santa Claus visits Station Menemsha

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Santa touched down on the lawn of Station Menemsha Sunday afternoon with a big bag of gifts for the kids of Coasties who serve...

Tree lighting takes a village

To the Editor: It is difficult to find the right words to use at times, especially when it is important to do so. Each year for...

Together in holly matrimony

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At 148 County Road in Oak Bluffs, lyrics from Tim McGraw’s country song “My Best Friend” played and cars hummed by, while a small...

Island sees elevated COVID numbers

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Updated 12/5 After several weeks of level results from COVID-19 testing, the Vineyard is suddenly seeing an uptick in cases. In daily reports released this...

MVC considers cell tower enhancements

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The Martha’s Vineyard Commission considered a height upgrade and other enhancements to a West Tisbury cell tower during its weekly meeting Thursday. Kimberly Revak,...

School officials approve shared services budget

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After progressing through three different iterations of the FY23 Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools shared services budget, school officials approved a $7.7 million budget —...

Sign maker to get a three-pound lobster

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Updated December 6 A person has stepped forward offering to build a new sign for Menemsha Fish Market after the store's unique sign went missing...

U-14 hockey team brings home championship

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The Martha’s Vineyard U-14 returned to the Island recently with smiles and a pretty big banner. The team, coached by Brian Donnelly, won the...

Real Estate Confidential: Prediction – what sells next

  Real Estate Confidential is a bi-weekly chit-chat about new listings, sales, or other insider info on the Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate market, presented by...

MassDOT: Sidewalk asphalt is only temporary

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On Thursday, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) contractors filled in sections of recently repoured concrete sidewalk with black asphalt. Aesthetically, the asphalt seemed to...

Warren Cecil Morse

Warren Cecil Morse died on Nov. 24, 2021. He was 82. Born in Mansfield, Warren was a graduate of Wentworth Institute and Northeastern University as...