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Festival has people energized

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Three years ago this week, Innovation Arts & Entertainment CEO Adam Epstein stood before the Tisbury select board and urged them to let him...

Revising history, renewing ideas

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The new year always brings renewal, as do new historical ideas. Revisionism usually occurs in the academy. But not always. Its most recent manifestations...

Chilmark treasurer candidates interviewed

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Updated 5 pm Tuesday evening Chilmark’s select board and town administrator interviewed candidates for the position of town treasurer. The board intended to make a...

Four COVID patients hospitalized, two in ICU

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Updated 11:40 am  There are four patients hospitalized with COVID-19 — two in serious condition in the intensive care unit (ICU) — at the Martha’s...

Making a splash

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The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) boys and girls swim teams splashed into the pool for their first in-person meet since before the...

Rodney Paul Jensen

Rodney Paul Jensen, 79, of Edgartown, passed away on Dec. 20, 2021, in Taunton. He was the husband of Sandra Jean Jensen, who passed...

John Alaimo

In late September, jazz pianist John Alaimo was airlifted to a Boston hospital with a sudden illness. He returned home to Oak Bluffs with...

Barbara A. Alconada

Barbara A. Alconada of Oak Bluffs died peacefully at Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in the early hours of Dec. 13, 2021. Barbara was...

A place so seniors can stay

To the Editor: This letter is in strong support of the Navigator Homes of Martha’s Vineyard project proposed for Edgartown. As a 70-year resident...

Rise and shine

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Dancers from tots to teens at Rise Vineyard Performing Arts returned to the stage on Sunday to bring some holiday cheer to the Martha’s...

Holiday bakers’ best

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There are a few commonalities within the human race that are historically universal. These are the elements that bind our species together, and create...

Do You Know winner and answers for Nov., 2021

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The winner of the Nov., 2021 "Do You Know" contest was Elizabeth Dripps, for her correct answer on Nov. 16: Anne Williamson, a teacher...

OPEB trips up MVRHS budget vote

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The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School has yet to approve its FY23 budget assessment of $20.9 million after a vote by the school committee...

Potential pollutant used for Tisbury sidewalks

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  A chemical used to cure sidewalks poured for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Beach Road project may be harmful to aquatic environments, yet...

Land Bank raises exemption threshold

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The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission unanimously approved increasing the threshold that exempts first-time homebuyers from having to pay the 2 percent transfer fee. The...

This Was Then: Old Island cooking

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Want to prepare an authentically old-fashioned Vineyard meal for the holidays? Look no further than the "Island Cook Book," published in 1924 as a fundraiser...

Awakening your inner poet

Enjoying poetry in a beautiful forest or while walking along a picturesque beach is a great way to explore your inner creativity and to...

Freemasons serve holiday dinner

Indulge in a traditional Christmas feast at the M.V. Masonic Lodge in Oak Bluffs with the Martha’s Vineyard Freemasons on Saturday, Dec. 25, from...

Aromatic spices

The online Spice Club meets on Tuesday, Dec. 28, from 6 to 7:30 pm for a fun departure from the conventional flavors and into...

Always on key

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Over his long musical career, Island pianist Jeremy Berlin has developed his immense passion for playing and performing into a methodology for living life.  Berlin’s...