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Just getting there was a major hurdle

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We’re told that things go bump when Mercury is in retrograde. That moon phase ended this weekend, but not before the Vineyarder gridders had...

Oh, those growing pains

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Oh boy. Feels like it’s head-check time for the Vineyarder gridders after a 15-7 overtime loss last Friday night to a winless (0-3) Sharon High...

Purple lose 28-0 to Sandwich

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Things are not good in the Vineyarder football neighborhood, as the Purple fell to 0-3 Friday night after a 28-0 loss to the Sandwich...

MVRHS drops an 8-6 squeaker in OT

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Updated Even before Vineyarder senior and cheerleader Gracie Scheller’s customized version of the national anthem wafted over Dan McCarthy field Saturday night, a full house...

Seekonk trims Vineyarders

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The Vineyarder varsity footballers opened the fall 2021 season with a 27-6 loss to the Seekonk High School Warriors on Friday night at Seekonk. Seekonk...

Football season begins with some heavy lifting

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The 2021 Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School football team will begin preparation for the fall season on Sunday, August 15, with a Lift-a-Thon event...

The unknown journey of Lucy Stone

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Katherine A. Sherbrooke has written a gripping and important fictionalized memoir of Lucy Stone, fierce abolitionist and the earliest public proponent of women’s rights...

Life as we live it

Oh my. John Hough Jr. has written a brilliant, wise, and often heartbreaking novel.  In “The Sweetest Days,” his sixth novel, the West Tisbury author and...

Full-blooded characters

“Strange Love” is both a strange and lovely new novel by Fred Waitzkin. It’s a complex story, riven with threads of disillusionment, self-deception, wacky...

Under the sea

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Vineyard resident Greg Mone has written an intense and phantasmagorical young adult novel of a future world in the U.S. after the climate change...

COVID case cancels Island Cup 

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The Island spring football season is over, not with a bang, but a whimper. The much-awaited 41st annual Island Cup football game between Martha’s Vineyard...

ORR visits MVRHS on Saturday

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The Vineyarder football team will play against Old Rochester Regional High School at 3:30 pm on Saturday at Dan McCarthy Field in Oak Bluffs,...

How it was

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Oak Bluffs summer resident Henry Louis (“Skip”) Gates Jr. has been filling in the blanks of our national race consciousness for decades. Gates, a...

Vineyarders beat Monomoy, 35-7

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The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) Vineyarders football team got on track in the second half Saturday, improving to 2-2 in the spring...

MVRHS gridders drop tight one to Sandwich

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Almost, but not quite. The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) gridders dropped a 13-7 rematch to the Sandwich High School Blue Knights last Saturday...

Vineyarders roll over Monomoy

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The Vineyarders cruised to their first 2021 spring season victory on Monday with a 42-0 win on the road against an undermanned Monomoy team. The...

Signs point to new Purple stars out to play

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The Vineyarders resumed their football lives last Sunday morning, taking a 14-0 loss from the Sandwich High School Blue Knights, an outing that customarily...

Learning to win in the age of COVID

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Vineyarder football is readying for the six-game spring season opener Sunday morning on the road against Sandwich High School (11:30 am kickoff), but the...

High sticks and crosschecks

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This is a very good book. It’s not a “hockey” book. “The Mighty Oak” is a complex book, and a morality play about how...

Not for nothin’, but you heard it here first

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