The news media are frequently criticized for focusing on tragedy, but it must also be said that it is human nature to be transfixed by...

April could be referred to as the month around the corner, the one that signals a directional shift from winter towards the Island’s...

It was Nov. 7, 1991, when Earvin (Magic) Johnson held a press conference and said: “Because of the HIV virus that I have attained, I will...

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A friend told me the other day that she had just enjoyed a sauna in a local health club. Nowadays, of course, Finnish-style saunas are...

Dorothy Bangs daffodils

To her best friends, she is affectionately known as the “Daffodil Lady.” Dorothy Bangs, 87, of Vineyard Haven is one of the Island’s...

The weakened economy has caused plenty of hardship on the Island, but we’re occasionally reminded that even in healthy periods years ago,...

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A foundation of our very government has been volunteerism. I would consider it to be the opportunity of every citizen to participate in the...

As Kahlil Gibran reminds us in The Prophet, “Life and death are one, even as the river and sea are one.” But death is not often simple these days....

P.R. makes Martha’s Vineyard out to be a playground of the rich. My parents both were born here and my ancestors have been here since probably the...

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