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The state of the Island’s older population

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A third of the residents on Martha’s Vineyard are 65 years or older, higher than the national average of one in five, and that...

A blue-collar way

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On 67 Hatch Road in Vineyard Haven, Ryan Fahey, owner of Martha’s Vineyard Heating and Refrigeration, and his apprentice Tom Stanek were up early,...

Stipends would attract diverse commissioners

To the Editor: At Monday’s Edgartown select board meeting, I was dismayed to see Edgartown select board members refuse to consider stipends for members of...

Splash into 2022

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Martha’s Vineyard resident Noel Barrett invites Islanders to join his plunge into the waters of Inkwell Beach for the second annual New Year’s Day...

Tristan L. Morrison

Tristan L. Morrison, 48, of Philadelphia, Pa., and formerly of Oak Bluffs, died unexpectedly on Dec. 14, 2021.  Tristan was a graduate of Montrose High...

Climate change deserves more attention

To the Editor:  As I took a Christmas Day walk along South Beach with my Labrador retriever, I was dismayed to see signs of the...

Feds rule in favor of Mashpee Wampanoag

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Updated 10 pm A yearslong battle over the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's 321 acres of reservation land in Mashpee and Taunton is over, and future generations...

This Was Then: The Christmas mutiny of 1857

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An empty grave in Edgartown is topped with a stone bearing a remarkable engraving: "Capt. Archibald Mellen Jr.born at Tisbury June 5, 1830, and murdered on...

TestMV is back on track

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Updated 1:15 pm After temporarily postponing scheduled appointments for COVID tests Tuesday, TestMV is back up and operating, Mary Breslauer, a spokeswoman for the site,...

Lynn Thorp: ‘It can bridge gaps’

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Lynn Thorp has been interested in sign language for almost two decades, ever since her husband Bill became hard of hearing. She thought it...

MV Hospital receives National Guard support

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Updated 2:08 pm With a surge in COVID-19 cases across the state, Gov. Charlie Baker activated up to 500 Massachusetts National Guard service members on...

Can I change my Medicare Plan after Open Enrollment?

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Even though Medicare’s Annual Open Enrollment ended on 12/7/2021 (that’s the period in which you can change your Medicare Part D Drug Plan or...

Edgartown Council on Aging

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The Edgartown Council on Aging serves as an information and referral source to long-term services and supports available to older adults.  Masks are required...

Oak Bluffs Council on Aging

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21 WAMSUTTA AVE. OAK BLUFFS, MA 02557 January 2022 Weekly Zoom Exercise Monday 8:45 am, group exercise Zoom with Patience Campbell and Marilyn Miller  Zoom: bit.ly/OBExercise Thursday 9 am - Zoom exercise...

Elder Law with Frank and Mary: Planning to Stay Home

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It’s January. It’s cold. The holidays are over. What a great time to hunker down and stay home. There’s no place like home. Now...

Up-Island Council on Aging

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508-693-2896 January 2022 The Up-Island Council on Aging will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17. Zumba! Wednesday, Jan. 5 and 12 @ 3pm Do you love dancing? Do...

Gray Matters at Pathways Arts

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“Getting old ain't for sissies,” Bette Davis famously said. Genevieve Abbot gathers seniors 65 and older to talk about this inevitability every other Friday...

Tisbury Senior Center

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Please note face masks remain required at the Tisbury Senior Center. Food Distribution Jan. 4 and 18, 10 am to 12 noon Wellness and Blood Pressure...

MVC4L’s Family Caregiver and Dementia Support Services

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The Family Caregiver Support Program advocates for caregivers, provides information and referral to programs and services in support of your caregiving efforts, and meaningful...

West Tisbury library hosts everything from yoga to films to tech help

Wake up nice and early to join Jason Mazar-Kelly via the West Tisbury library for an all-levels virtual Kripalu Flow Yoga Class via Zoom...