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The Mourning After: Political panel takes on Trump at IW kickoff session

An audience of blue state voters were seeing red Sunday night at the packed Grange Hall in West Tisbury as they considered the aftermath...

‘Islanders Write’ conference provided a creative stage for all types of writers

Beth and Kathy Usher of Storrs, Conn., have a very real-life story to tell, and they got to tell it on Monday to a...

Island writers at ‘Islanders Write’

The fourth annual “Islanders Write” (IW) conference presents a robust lineup of interactive panels and more, with writing pros exploring a range of popular...

Life Is a long race

We’re all big believers that we do better if we have the latest and best resources and tools. Can’t argue with that, but what happened...

Conrad Neumann’s poetry describes the ocean world and the man who measured it

Sometimes this job is so damn good, I’d do it for nothing. Spending time recently with A. Conrad Neumann is an example. Mr. Neumann, 83,...

Cartoonist Paul Karasik takes us behind the image

West Tisbury resident Paul Karasik, lecturer, author, and New Yorker cartoonist, will take his audience behind the cartoon scene for a look at how...

Chris Hayes is all in

America is divided today, but most Americans agree on one thing: Few on either side expected a Trump presidency in 2016. And while books...

A savvy trio will plumb U.S. political depths at ‘Islanders Write’ kickoff

A trio of national political commentators will sort the U.S. political tea leaves in a freewheeling search for clues about our Trump-era national destiny...

Hal Garneau’s amazing 19th-century walking tour of the Cottage City

We love 3D because the optics simulate real life as we see it, in the here and now. For more than 60 years, generations...

State funds flow into Lake Tashmoo

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito joined Tisbury town officials on Saturday afternoon at Lake Tashmoo to inspect town dock and boat-launch facilities before refurbishing begins...

Elmer Silva goes two for two at Farm Neck

Elmer Silva is on a roll. The Tisbury resident won the Farm Neck Club championship for the seventh time last Sunday, then squired his...

Hearing postponed on marijuana grow site

Updated 7/21 The West Tisbury zoning board of appeals last week rescheduled a hearing on a proposed medical marijuana grow facility planned for 98 Dr....

John Hough Jr. will discuss Styron’s ‘The Confessions of Nat Turner’

On Aug. 21, 1831, African American slave Nat Turner initiated one of this country’s 33 recorded slave rebellions. Mr. Turner led approximately 80 other...

Safe at home: Bernie Carbo shares his substance abuse struggles

  On Oct. 22, 1975, Boston Red Sox slugger Bernie Carbo answered the prayers of the Fenway faithful with a pivotal home run that led...

Sharks top Bravehearts in 7-6 comeback win

The Martha’s Vineyard Sharks used small ball and fogballs to score twice in the sixth inning Tuesday night in a come-from-behind 7-6 six-inning win...

Housing group seeks home for Island residents

An Island housing advisory group is watching the clock as they attempt to lease a five-bedroom home for Island residents who are unsheltered or...

Alexander Weinstein takes a fictional look at our future lives in ‘Children of the...

Buckle up before you read Alexander Weinstein’s “Children of the New World,” a collection of 13 wonderfully literate short stories about how we may...

Cubs repeat as Majors champ

Updated June 28, 2017 The top-seeded Cubs beat the Cinderella-team Pirates by a 5-0 score in Oak Bluffs to repeat as the Martha’s Vineyard Little...

’Canes win bomb-fest, 30-23, over Brewhas

Playing under a low sky and high winds, the Hurricanes won a bomb-fest, 30-23, over the Brewhas in Martha’s Vineyard men’s Island Softball League...

Jonathan White explains the ceaseless rhythm of the tides in his latest book

Updated One summer day in 2004, Jonathan White stood waiting for the tide to come in, on the dry bottom of a 25-foot-deep channel on...