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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...

All-Island School Committee greenlights school COVID testing plan

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...
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