Honoring the Legacy of Sen. Edward Brooke
Chloe Reichel

A scholarship event held at Lola’s last week marked 50 years since Mr. Brooke first held elected office.

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Senator Warren Sounds Battle Cry for Democracy
Chloe Reichel

At a high-energy town hall meeting Saturday morning, Sen. Elizabeth Warren urged an overflow crowd to get organized and get involved.

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Sen. Edward Brooke Is Fondly Remembered at National Cathedral Service
Skip Finley
A large number of dignitaries and friends from the Vineyard attended the funeral service of Sen. Edward William Brooke 3rd at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.
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Vineyard Remembers Sen. Edward W. Brooke
Sara Brown

Senator Brooke was remembered this week as the Island’s own — a man whose summers were spent at his home on Nashawena Park with family and friends, a skilled tennis player and a community steward and role model.

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Man Pleads Guilty to Trespass for Crashing Presidential Party
Jim Hickey

A former chief of staff for a U.S. senator who crashed a Chilmark fundraiser for then-Presidential candidate John Edwards in August pleaded guilty last Wednesday to two charges of trespass and a misdemeanor charge of breaking and entering and was sentenced to two years probation in Edgartown district court.

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Ted Kennedy Fought to Protect Island
Julia Wells

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the senior Senator from Massachusetts whose broad vowels were synonymous with Boston and whose liberal legislative record towered over all others, died late Tuesday night at his home in Hyannisport after a 14-month battle with brain cancer. He was 77 and had served in the U.S. Senate for 46 years. And he had long been a familiar presence on the Vineyard, where he is both credited for the infamy of Chappaquiddick and for the pioneering federal land trust bill that ultimately led to the creation of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission.

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Locked in Tight Race for Senate Seat, Elizabeth Warren Seeks Island Votes
Sara Brown

In the midst of a nationally-watched, closely-contested U.S. senate race, Elizabeth Warren came to the Vineyard this weekend with a message: there are two visions of America on the table for November’s election, she said, and stakes are high.

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