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Large West Tisbury crowd can’t talk big houses

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By Geoff Currier Dozens of people came to express their views on a proposed 5,342- square-foot house at 19 Briarwood Lane at a Sept. 28...

How now, Ruby Red cow

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I’m not a big cow person. They’re sort of like rural wallpaper, nothing to get overly excited about. And then I saw my first...

 What I know about outdoor showers: Ten tips for getting the most out of...

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  First of all, I’m not an architect or a builder, just a civilian who over the years has had a couple of outside showers...

Bud’s big swim

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Mike Mayrand got up early on the morning of Sept. 2, and from his house in Gay Head he looked out over Vineyard Sound,...

Whale spotted from ferry

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Michael Blanton of Bourne was on the 7 am boat out of Woods Hole heading for Vineyard Haven on August 30. “We had just...

A conversation with Kate Taylor before her 47th annual Island show

Few people have more Island cred than Kate Taylor. She and her brothers Alex, Livingston, Hugh, and James spent summers here since they were...

Il fuoco di Sant’Antonio

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It was Sunday, June 11. I was feeling a little flu-ey, kind of discombobulated. The next day I decided to go down to Vineyard...

Harry’s back!

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On Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 — Election Day — Harry Ricciardi slipped out of Vineyard Haven Harbor under clear skies, nudged by a gentle...

Shenandoah gets a new mast

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Captain Robert Douglas was brushing a last-minute coat of stain onto the mainmast of his topsail schooner Shenandoah as the spar lay on its...

B/R Creative turns 25

In 1995, Barry Rosenthal opened up B/R Creative in Vineyard Haven. Until that time there were a number of local designers and writers offering...

The Vineyard Connection: How do you get to here from the Black Dog Tavern...

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Most everyone is familiar with the term “six degrees of separation,” the notion that any two people can be connected to each other (or...

The Vineyard Connection: From here to Charles Manson

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Most everyone is familiar with the term “six degrees of separation,” the notion that any two people can be connected to each other (or...

Video: What’s it like to be black on Martha’s Vineyard?

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Four Island community leaders gathered with moderator Shelley Christiansen at the MVTV studios last Tuesday, Feb. 14, to discuss their experiences as African Americans...

Vineyard Valentines

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It’s been said that love is a many-splendored thing. It’s just that on the Vineyard, our splendors can vary somewhat from off-Island splendors. So...

Pats win Super Bowl for the ages

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Super Bowl LI was a tale of two halves. After the first 30 minutes, the high-flying Atlanta Falcons’ offense was totally in control, ripping...

Airport Fitness & Tennis goes solar

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Updated Feb. 2, 4:40 pm Soon Eversource will dig a trench from the road to the Airport Fitness & Tennis center to tie 341 newly...

Certain clues you're an Islander

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Do you know what a "doxy" is? Got a wild turkey in your backyard? You might be an Islander.

The state of the state economy

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On Dec. 1, Michael Goodman, chairman of the Department of Public Policy, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, spoke at the Harbor View Hotel on the...

Remembering Pearl Harbor

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For those of us who were not around at the time, the attack on Pearl Harbor conjures up iconic images of Japanese warplanes descending...

Pucker up — it’s time to pay our respects to the cranberry

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Cranberries deserve their due. After all, what would a Thanksgiving feast be without cranberry sauce? It also happens that this year is the 200th...