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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...

Girls set and reset school records on Saturday

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Updated March 16 The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) 4x800 relay team set multiple school records this season, capping the season with a 20th...

Boys hockey readies for playoffs

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The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) boys varsity hockey team will play Somerset Berkley Regional High School on Feb. 28 at 6 pm...
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