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The women of FOSTA-SESTA

Before the efforts of prosecutors Alexi Ashe Meyers and Rebecca Dince Zipkin, ordering sex was a lot like ordering pizza. Both Meyers and Zipkin...

Faces of food insecurity: At home with three kids

This is part of a series describing the faces of food insecurity on Martha’s Vineyard. In order to maintain privacy, the subject’s name in...

There’s such a thing as a free lunch

Six-year-old Sawyer Grady took a small yellow muffin out of its homemade packaging. “The corn muffins here are really, really good,” he said. “The...

Tarana Burke’s take

The 16th annual Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival (MVAAFF) is underway, and its lineup is packed with inspiring films, lively discussion, and some...

Drive-in and tune in

Over 250 cars tuned into station 88.1 FM last Tuesday, July 31, for the first ever drive-in movie screening on Martha’s Vineyard. A 40-foot...

Remembering James Fair Jr.

Updated, August 13It’s easy to take a term like lynching and keep it at arm's length. Maybe the last time you considered the concept,...

Tee off

Family vacations in New England usually begin with some sort of brainstorming session. What does everyone need to check off the list? Eat a...

Faces of food insecurity on Martha’s Vineyard — an introduction

Summers soaked with shiny yachts and tourists by the thousands make it easy to overlook, or maybe not recognize at all, that there’s a...

Talkin’ with the Taylors

Martha’s Vineyard is home to one of the most talented musical families in America — the Taylors. As singers, songwriters, artists, performers, and all-around...

Guess who’s back?

Donovan’s Reef, an outdoor iconic bar outside Nancy’s Restaurant, finally has its frontman. Donovan Clarke arrived from Jamaica on Sunday, July 22, and he’s...

‘Eat our way to a better world’

Bioethicist Ruth Faden might change the way you think about food.She spoke to a group gathered at the Hebrew Center on Thursday, July...

‘To the Bridge’

There were three ways to look at Amanda Stott-Smith — evil, crazy, and never to be understood. The 31-year-old mother brought her two children,...

Summer benefit celebrates Sheriff’s Meadow success

 Martha’s Vineyard is known for its thousands of acres of untouched, undeveloped, conserved land across all six towns. No matter where you are, there’s...

Checking in with Patient Centric of West Tisbury

Patient Centric is the Island’s only registered marijuana dispensary, approved by the Department of Public Health to cultivate and distribute medical marijuana.The cultivation facility,...

Harbor hop

Tourist or not, it’s easy to get caught up in the midsummer vibes of vacationland along Oak Bluffs Harbor.“Just one drink,” you may think,...

Farmhouse meets chic

The Lambert’s Cove Inn changed hands back in April, and new owner John Cain came in with a couple of ideas.“This is a...

There’s a new yoga in town

Updated July 12.We started in a seated position on the floor with our legs crossed — a group of 10 women ranging in age...

Up to speed on weed

Beau Sander Henderson is another cog on the wheel of a slow-going effort to make weed something you can walk into a store and...

Islander launches drug and alcohol intervention service

Updated July 6It was four in the morning and freezing outside — an Island mother had no idea where her 20-year-old son was.“He had...

Dr. Glassman makes cannabis house calls

On Monday, July 2, and Thursday, July 5, Rabbi Dr. Yosef Glassman will return to Martha’s Vineyard for his house-call tour to recommend medical...