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Not for nothin’, but you heard it here first

President Trump saved his worst for last — hopefully — as he careens out the door in the next seven days. As White House staffers...

Books of 2020

Books have been winning in 2020, one of the few rainbows apparent in our sickened and socially sullen national landscape. Through three-quarters of 2020, U.S....

Charting the old course

So we’re all looking for good news in the soon-to-be post-Trump and -pandemic world, right? Here’s an Island read worth your expectations. To be precise,...

Making two Americas one

So last week President-elect Biden tasked Americans with a project: Unify ourselves. The goal involves talking and interacting with Americans who aren’t like us, who...

‘We’re just one big family now’

We have lots of weddings on this Island. And then there are “Island weddings.” Greg Bettencourt and Amanda (Sullivan) Bettencourt and her 10-year old...

Beginner’s luck?

Michael McAuliffe has written a terrific first novel in “No Truth Left to Tell,” a story of race, police corruption, violent extremism, and the...

Morrison by Weinstein: A collegial journey

One day in 1973, a young, scholarly Phil Weinstein and first-time novelist Toni Morrison, both nervous as cats, shared a stage in Oxford, Miss. Weinstein...

All-Island School Committee greenlights school COVID testing plan

The All-Island School Committee (AISC) on Tuesday afternoon gave near-unanimous approval to motions authorizing efforts to raise money from the community to help fund...

A good read for hard times

Frank Bergon has made a terrific life for himself as a literary professor, an editor, and author of a handful of novels and several...

Sailing and whaling

In “Whaling Captains of Color: America's First Meritocracy,” Island writer Skip Finley has produced an extraordinary work that will change your perspective on the...

Sankovitch gives us the lowdown

Best-selling author Nina Sankovitch has given us a magnificent, solid work on the life, times and people who helped guide the American colonies to...

One more for the 1,000-point club

Mike McManus was in the Noble & Greenough High School gym in Dedham last Friday, doing what he’s done many times in his adult...

MVRHS skaters fall 7-1 to Dartmouth

Updated March 3 The 12th-seeded Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) boys hockey team dropped a 7-1 verdict to No. 4 seed Dartmouth High School...

MV Sharks gussy up the field

While the Red Sox are getting busy in Fort Myers, Fla., baseball is on the way, and the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks have been busy...

Girls set and reset school records on Saturday

Updated March 16 The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) 4x800 relay team set multiple school records this season, capping the season with a 20th...

Boys hockey readies for playoffs

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) boys varsity hockey team will play Somerset Berkley Regional High School on Feb. 28 at 6 pm...

Girls hockey team impresses in loss to Norwood

The Vineyarder girls varsity hockey team impressed on Presidents’ Day, contending with Bay State Conference powerhouse Norwood High School before dropping a 4-1 game...

Hopkinton takes Fairleigh-Dickinson title

Powerhouse Hopkinton High School (18-1) used a four-goal outburst in the third period to trim Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) 8-1 and take...

Vineyard runners have solid state meet performance

Led by a host of top 10 finishers, the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School boys indoor track team finished eighth statewide in Division 5...

New records and a lengthy list of successes

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) swim team completed its season on Sunday in record-breaking fashion.  Junior Vineyarder swimmer Gabby Carr lowered two of...
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