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A community builds a park

For five days last week, professional carpenters worked alongside novice woodworkers to create a playground out of a sandy park. The Niantic Park Playground...

Niantic Park on the rebound

The whup-whup-whup of a bouncing basketball at the Courts has been silenced this summer as Niantic Park in Oak Bluffs undergoes a major renovation,...

From Martha’s Vineyard to D-Day, 70 years ago

Two ferry boats, the New Bedford and the Naushon, were taken by the Navy, in 1942. This meant Vineyarders were limited to only two trips off Island per day.

Book lovers talk about books: Tom Dresser

Oak Bluffs author and bus driver Tom Dresser talks about "Breakheart Hill," the book that has stayed with him.

He will be missed

The recent death of 98-year-old Bob Hughes of Oak Bluffs, former postmaster and school teacher, closes a chapter on a crusty character who could recall the last heath hen and the invention of basketball.

Don’t forget to register

A voter registration form must be submitted to the town clerk by Wednesday, October 17.

Primaries approaching

Our state primary is Thursday, September 6.

An evening with Rose Styron benefits Martha’s Vineyard nonprofit

Ms. Styron is knowledgeable, amusing, and alive with ideas, insight, and inspiration. Her upcoming talk will focus on empowered women.

Back to the drawing board

I drive a bus through the intersection by the Blinker half a dozen times a day, so I read Nis Kildegaard's attack on the anti-rotary movement (

The music lives on

Maybe it was the blackbird fluttering across the stage.