THE BEE BALM MURDERS: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery. By Cynthia Riggs. Minotaur Books, 2011. 304 pages. $24.99 hardcover.

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By JEANNE HEWETT

It has long been evident that we need a new national anthem. The Star-Spangled Banner is tough to memorize and tougher to sing, and it...

From a 1952 Gazette edition: Since Thursday, when the Coast Guard building, three stories high, came towing into Menemsha Creek on a...

Hot Air From Gazette editions of July, 1936: The giant dirigible Hindenburg soared over the Vineyard in the early hours of...

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Jeanie Mathis has never been to Martha’s Vineyard or any part of the East Coast. She lives in Reevesville, Illinois, population 50. Yet...

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Letters to the Editor

What a summer this has been. I haven’t lived on the Island long enough to remember the old Vineyard, but surely it wasn’t like this.

Last Wednesday, Sept. 4, my husband and I were drifting seaward from the outer harbor in our disabled sailboat. We had to take down our sails and had...

The following letter is addressed to President Obama: The other day, watching some replays of the march on Washington in 1963, I was telling my...

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