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Dry January — it’s a thing

Among the lengthy list of “start the year off right” routines, “dry January” has emerged as a popular trend. It’s when individuals commit to...

‘It’s time care is made available’

If a woman on Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, or Cape Cod wants an abortion, the nearest provider is in Providence, R.I.“The closest place is in...

Baba Ram Dass dies at 88: ‘The things he said made sense.’

Updated Dec. 30Spiritual guru Baba Ram Dass died late Sunday at the age of 88. He was a 1960s spiritual counterculture leader, LSD pioneer,...

In 2019, we ate

The final few days of the year are here, rousing those inevitable moments of personal reflection. What did 2019 bring? What did it stir...

Not your typical board member

NAMI is an acronym you likely recognize. It stands for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and it’s the nation’s largest grassroots mental health...

Navigating parenthood

Kaylan Look was five years sober when she moved to Martha’s Vineyard. She arrived with her husband, an Island native, and their 5-month-old daughter,...

Lunch at the OMI

I had heard a lot about the Outermost Inn. One of a kind. Right on the Cliffs. Ocean views. Local food. I had heard...

Can M.V. go 100 percent renewable by 2040?

In late October, the Vineyard Sustainable Energy Committee (VSEC) and the Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s Climate Crisis Task Force unveiled a commitment to make all...

Find yourself at Bodhi Path

Undistracted, aware, and at peace. Sounds nice, doesn’t it? The Bodhi Path Center in West Tisbury is an enclave for cultivating just that. Founded...

Extreme makeover, school edition

When a leaky, moldy, low-ceiling Plainfield, N.H., elementary school needed fixing, four volunteers pitched a piecemeal solution to the town. In 2008, Marc Rosenbaum, Mike...

The ‘other’ Swiss cheese

A 10-pound wheel of raclette sizzled under the panels of an overhead heat lamp. The top started bubbling, stifling the room with an unmissable...

Season’s streamings

Love it or hate it, holiday music has officially hit the airwaves. Now that your morning commutes are accompanied by the likes of Bing...

‘Adapt to the Impact’

At least one foot of sea level rise is expected by the year 2040 — a mere 20 years away — Oak Bluffs conservation...

Moku Artisan Furniture: ‘The simpler the better’

‘Moku’ means ‘wood’ in Japanese. It’s also the name of a budding business that’s carved out a place for itself on Martha’s Vineyard. Moku...

Students pitch in for Zero Waste Week 

Clothing designer Angela Sison offered multicolor threads, buttons, and slender needles from a flower pincushion to students at the West Tisbury School during their...

Marijuana host agreements under federal review

A number of Massachusetts municipalities received subpoenas from the state seeking information about the marijuana companies they host, according to a Boston Globe report....

Substance use disorder campaign set to launch in November

Updated Oct. 31Alcoholism is a standout problem on Martha’s Vineyard. It is the leading cause of death by substance use, with consumption rates surpassing...

‘Are you ready for anything?’

West Tisbury emergency management director Russell Hartenstine posed four questions to a group of about 30 people at the Oak Bluffs library Saturday afternoon:  ...

Stocking up

When the early October nor’easter canceled ferry service two days in a row, the Island Food Pantry panicked. “We usually get a mountain of produce...

What Islanders wear to work

When people think style on Martha’s Vineyard, a certain vision sweeps over the minds of the unknowing. Salmon-colored shorts with tiny smiling whales. Pastel-pink...