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The schoolhouse beckons – for learners, it’s a matter of ardor, not mere facts

We haven't a lot of ceremony left in American life, alas, but commencements do go on, year after year, and in the grand tradition, with full, appropriate panoply, bringing together, as we see here today, people from all walks of life, all parts of the country, and indeed of the world, to pay tribute to genuinely worthy accomplishment.

Vineyard band Grateful Dread is built to last

Tom Major doesn't need to feign modesty about his current band.

A heartrending issue

I was surprised by the small turnout at the Tabernacle two weeks ago when a California organization called Not For Sale did a compelling presentation on the worldwide human trafficking problem.

A note on hosting visitors on the Vineyard

Fifty years ago, my grandfather sat down at his typewriter with a mission.

Capturing the big three: Headlining events of August

August's headline evenings – Illumination Night, the Agricultural Fair, and the Oak Bluffs Fireworks – all took place last week in to the weekend.

The Vineyard spirit

After my son's fishing pole was taken from the Edgartown dock, I drove to Coop's with a carload of kids and asked the owner for an inexpensive rod.

Cooperation in doubt

In the article of August 19 regarding the August 11 meeting of the Tisbury-Oak Bluffs joint committee, formed to study regionalization of services, [

About the girl on the whaleship

Laura Jernegan was a little girl of six when she went on a whaling ship with her father, mother and little brother.

A familiar neighbor would like to hear from you

This is to the friends of Johnny Seaview (Oliver Perry).

22nd annual Sullivan 5K benefits Martha’s Vineyard Hospital

The 22nd annual Sullivan 5K Run/Walk Road Race for Health and Fitness will be held August 28 in Oak Bluffs.

Use the bike path

Dear Colorful Spandex Pants Bike Man, you're really getting on my nerves.

It’s a cook’s prerogative

For most of the last 25 years I've entered yeast breads in the fair's baked goods section.

Complex TTOR issue resists the quick take

It is unfortunate that commentary regarding the TTOR staffing issues at Cape Poge has become personal and accusatory.

Possible Dreams came true for MVCS – Thank you

On behalf of the Possible Dreams Committee, we would like to express our deepest gratitude to all the donors, bidders, and auction goers for their generous spirit and enthusiasm demonstrated during the 32nd Possible Dreams Auction on August 2, 2010 to benefit Martha's Vineyard Community Services.

Governor on Vineyard Saturday to honor first responders

On Saturday in the lobby of the Martha's Vineyard Hospital, Governor Deval Patrick and the Tisbury Volunteer Ambulance Association honored members of the Island EMT (Emergency Medical Technicians) service, county dispatchers, hospital staff, and police officials who helped save the lives of two people in Tisbury during a medical emergency.

Fishermen plan a demonstration in Vineyard Haven Harbor against federal policies

Fishermen, in a flotilla of their working vessels, plan to protest against federal fisheries' policies today in Vineyard Haven Harbor.

Youth Task Force has accomplished much

As the summer draws to a close and we begin another school year, I wanted to take a moment to thank the members of the Martha's Vineyard Youth Task Force (YTF) for their efforts on behalf of the young people of our Island.