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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...

Books of 2020

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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

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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

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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’

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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?

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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

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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...
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