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Chilmark turns 325

Chilmark was founded on Sept. 14, 1694, 325 years ago, but it took Chilmarker Susan Murphy and her gang less than a month to...

P.A. potluck on Sept. 26 will honor vets agent 

Jo Ann Murphy was a natural for her active-duty job in U.S. Army Intelligence.She’s intelligent, for one thing. She also sweats the details, and...

Good news for MVRHS harriers in season opener

Updated Sept. 18Peter Burke won the boys varsity 3.1-mile Vineyard Invitational cross-country race against an elite field on Saturday afternoon at Martha’s Vineyard Regional...

Field hockey scraps to a 0-0 tie with feisty Brockton

A rejuvenated Vineyarder field hockey team fought a tough and physical Brockton High School squad to a 0-0 standoff at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High...

Moreis, Coyle each score two TDs

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School varsity football team rolled to its first win of the young season Friday night with a decisive 33-6...

Rebuilding on the fly

The rebuilding Vineyarder varsity field hockey team dropped its home opener, 6-0, to the Sandwich Blue Knights Wednesday afternoon at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High...

Golf rarities commonplace for O.B. resident

Jim Smith, 78, an Oak Bluffs seasonal resident, shot his age at Farm Neck golf course last Thursday. And that’s not even the biggest...

Rebuilding Vineyarders show flashes

Watch Seekonk High School this year.A big, fast Warriors football team perfectly executed a no-huddle big play offense and smothering defense that overwhelmed the...

Beginning with ‘Bleak House’

Literary master Philip Weinstein advises that we may come away from his fall series on classic works of fiction wondering, “What is law?”Since many...

The goods on the Gardner heist

Arnie Reisman isn’t your average poet laureate. Turns out the Island’s 2014 poet-in-chief is also a crime sleuth in a pretty major way.Resiman and...

Oak Bluffs won’t revisit failed vote

Could be some fun tonight. Last night, depending on your perspective, the town of Oak Bluffs either held its ground or kicked the can...

A year older, wiser, and defending champs

And now for an encore to a magical season.The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) girls and boys Division 5 cross-country teams are lacing...

Young Vineyarder gridders getting it on

The 2019 Vineyarder gridders appear to be gulping Coach Donald Herman’s healthy Kool-Aid, a 30-year-old recipe for high-quality defensive play.“Swarming defense. That’s our signature...

Zoe Thompson raises $10k in 3.1-mile swim

Island swimmer Zoe Thompson, who is coached by YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard swimming guru Jen Passafiume, conquered the Isleboro Crossing in Maine last week,...

The annual Sullivan 5K attracts 350 runners

The annual August 5K race around East Chop, organized by Island good guy Dr. Louis Sullivan, is one of those events around here that...

Great Pond Almighty: Obamas may be close to Edgartown home purchase

No, at least not yet.Contrary to a growing number of published reports, Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck has not sold his 29-acre Edgartown hideaway on...

Donald Herman’s football story of fame and glory

If you know Donald Herman, you’ll grin while reading his just-released memoir, “Purple Pride: A High School Coach’s Journey.”That’s because you can hear Herman’s...

You can ‘Ask Dr. Ruth’ next week at the PAC

Brace yourself. Dr. Ruth is coming. Ruth Westheimer, M.D., a societal force of nature over her first 91 years, will be at the Performing...

What makes Condon run?

Mackenzie Condon of Edgartown runs faster, and jumps higher and further than most people in our known universe.The 2019 graduate of Martha’s Vineyard Regional...

Simpler times

“Moons and Junes and Ferris wheels ...” — Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides, Now” (1969)The Ag Fair, operated by the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society (MVAS),...