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Katama Airfield Hangar Ready for Replacement

The old hangar at Katama airfield, dating to World War II and long in a state of disrepair, is expected to be replaced after years of delays. Construction could begin before summer.

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Patricia Neal Film Series Honors Big Star With Small Town Humility

The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse is paying tribute to the late actress Patricia Neal with a series to her films. Hud, which earned Ms. Neal an Oscar, screens Jan. 23.

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Another Step Forward for Hard Liquor Sales in Vineyard Haven

The sale of hard liquor in Vineyard Haven restaurants moved a step closer to reality this month, with Gov. Charlie Baker signing special legislation to allow the measure.

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NAACP Celebrates Tradition of Service and Advocacy on MLK Day

The Martha’s Vineyard chapter celebrated another year of service and advocacy on Martin Luther King, Jr. day with a luncheon and workshop.

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The Art of Paper Has Many Layers

While attending the Savannah College of Art and Design Taylor Stone began to focus on paper as a medium for her art.

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Community Skates to the Rescue for Tony Lombardi

At the Martha’s Vineyard Ice Arena on Friday night, skaters of all levels hit the ice for a benefit to support Tony Lombardi, director of Alex's Place, who suffered a stroke on Dec. 23.

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Black Whaling Captains Found Liberty at Sea

Of the 2,500 masters who captained whaling ships during three centuries of whaling, at least 63 were men of color, five with Martha’s Vineyard ties, Skip Finley told a rapt audience Wednesday night.

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Lynn Murphy, Menemsha Salt Who Inspired Jaws Character, Dies at 88

Lynn Murphy, a longtime Chilmark resident and salty Menemsha character who helped inspire the character Quint in Jaws, died at home Thursday morning.

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A Joe of All Trades Tells His Tale of Cooking on the High Seas

Joe Keenan has followed wherever life has taken him, from music halls in Northampton to the galley of a ship traveling the world.

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Documentary Takes Deep Dive into Seas of Plastic Waste

A Plastic Ocean, a documentary film showing at the film center Jan. 19, shows plastic waste in the ocean is not just an Island problem.

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