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Talkin’ smack

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Perhaps you’ve seen their umbrella-shaped bells and trailing tentacles drifting by, or noticed their translucent bodies washed ashore on a beach — jellyfish, both...

Construction-heavy summer in Edgartown’s historic district

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Horrific. Awful. Brutal. Relentless. Residents of Edgartown’s historic district described a construction-heavy summer that amplified South Water and South Summer streets with constant noise,...

Chappy ferry agreement amended and approved

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Updated Sept. 5 An amended Chappaquiddick Ferry agreement was approved Tuesday by the Edgartown board of selectmen. In the event of a catastrophe, the ferry,...

Warming trend heats up in Dukes County

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Martha’s Vineyard is a hot spot — literally.  Early last month, the Washington Post published a climate change report disclosing the fastest-warming states and counties...

Can we take a peek?

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Pascal Albanese and Jeanie Hay Sternbach pay particular attention to the weather. They pay attention to the currents, the tides, the ebb and flow...

What Ails You? Lower back pain

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As the bittersweet days of an ending summer near, we prepare for what’s ahead. Fall projects. The Vineyard shuffle. Back to school. Yardwork. The...

Pushing Project Outreach: ‘It’s going to save lives’

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Police summoned to the scene of a reported overdose blare wailing sirens and blue flashing lights, entering an arena of high emotion, adrenaline, and...

‘Amazing, badass women’

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Updated August 15 Jessica González-Rojas, the executive director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), watched two colleagues face detainment by U.S. Immigration...

Beach Road Weekend finishes with a flourish

Sunday at Beach Road Weekend brought a larger crowd than Saturday, with Phil Lesh & Friends and Grace Potter headlining the day’s lineup.  The Original...

Inside Oyster Bar 02557

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There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who say, “Good God, get those fries away from me.” And those who say,...

Orange is the new blech

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Chelsea Handler held an orange in her hand onstage at the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center Friday night. “The orange,” she said to a...

State study: Opioid hospital visits down in 2017

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The State House News Service reported Wednesday that opioid-related deaths and hospital visits in Massachusetts decreased slightly between 2016 and 2017 — the first...

Takeaway 2.0

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Updated August 2 On May 11, Everett Whiting signed on the dotted lines finalizing his part-ownership of the Fish House — a meat and fish...

Island embraces Food Is Medicine state plan

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If nutritious food prevents chronic disease and promotes long-term health, why shouldn’t it be included in our healthcare plans? That’s the notion behind Food...

What Islanders wear to work

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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...

Can we take a peek?

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After a few missed turns down wrong dirt roads, I found Jamie Curtis’ and Jason Colin’s Chilmark home. It was around 4 o’clock, when...

Coming together

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Alan and Devin Slatas, longtime seasonal Islanders, invite the Island community to rally together to fight the fight against opioid addiction in memory of...

‘Lighting by Jean Rosenthal’

A collection of original Broadway posters line the walls of a weathered West Tisbury studio. John Gielgud’s “Hamlet” hangs next to Harold Prince’s “Cabaret,”...

You’ll never look at hair the same

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Some books, films, and documentaries offer a narrative that changes the way audiences perceive a topic. Take “Jaws,” for example — the 1975 film...

A guide to Beach Road Weekend

Updated August 6 I have a group of off-Island friends with a summer radar for anything Dispatch — an indie/roots rock band from Middlebury, Vt....