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Nick Bunker to appear at Bunch of Grapes

"Making Haste from Babylon (The Mayflower Pilgrims and Their World, A New History)" by Nick Bunker, Alfred A.

At Work: Rafat Jabri, baker

At Work is an occasional column about neighbors and what they do to earn their livings.

Tom Bennett + Mary Brissette = 70 years of service

After 40 years of service to the Island community, Tom Bennett was perhaps the brightest luminary Monday night at the Martha's Vineyard Community Services' (MVCS) often-emotional event recognizing the work of staff, volunteers, and board members.

Health forum participants identify many needs

A group of about 30 Island residents and health care professionals identified mental illness, substance abuse, elderly health care and tick-borne diseases as the most pressing concerns for the Island population, at a public forum designed to identify community health care issues, Tuesday night at the Howes House in West Tisbury.

Richard North Patterson pens new book, “The Spire”

Look for a change of pace in "The Spire," Island resident Richard North Patterson's recent thriller of murder and embezzlement on a small college campus in central Ohio.

First quarter real estate sales reveal significant strengthening

Relieved Island bankers and real estate professionals see an 87 per cent increase in Island property sales in the first quarter of 2010 as a solid sign of recovery.

Aquinnah completes annual with a fond farewell

Aquinnah voters bid a fond goodbye Tuesday to longtime moderator Walter Delaney, who passed the gavel after 35 years presiding over town meetings.

Walter Delaney passes the gavel

Before he retired to Aquinnah, then called Gay Head, Walter Delaney spent nearly 40 years repairing and calibrating printing presses.

Taylor Toole: Martha’s Vineyard filmmaker debuts latest

"After Work," Taylor Toole's newest film, was almost an afterthought.

At work

At Work is an occasional column about neighbors and what they do to earn their livings.

WVVY airs it out

Community radio has survived on the Island and now it's poised to thrive.

Lisa Grunwald’s “The Irresistible Henry House”

"The Irresistible Henry House," by Lisa Grunwald, Random House, March 2010, 407 ppg.

Tribe Consumer Expo focus is on health environment

The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) will sponsor an exposition designed to provide participants with access to a wide variety of environmental health and energy expertise.

Island to island: Help for Haiti

Fadnor Pierre's family is alive. Worry gnawed at the former Vineyard resident for five days last week while he waited for news of the...

Six win Chilmark homesites

Cameron Parry is one of six Island residents whose dreams came true Tuesday. Along with five other lucky residents, he will be able to...

Edgartown School student Jesse Herman knows his geography

Jesse Herman knew the answer. "Japan," the eighth-grader called out clearly on Tuesday morning in the gymnasium of the Edgartown School and became the...

Chilmark officials raise Home Port question

Chilmark selectmen Tuesday said they want to meet with the potential new owners of the Home Port restaurant to discuss three potential concerns related...

Martha’s Vineyard stimulus wish list totals $58 Million

Around Martha's Vineyard last week, town leaders paused in their attempts to find savings in their fiscal 2010 budgets to quickly put together lists...

Slavins win Chilmark homesite in lottery

Perhaps the firm kisses Dardanella (Muldaur) Slavin planted on each of her two lottery tickets before depositing them in the Chilmark affordable homesite lottery...