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Many Mediums, Many Honors, But Still Just the Guy Next Door
Louisa Hufstader
James Lapine is working. He looks as relaxed as any other summer resident, bicycling around Edgartown in shorts and T-shirt, but this is no vacation for the Pulitzer, Tony and Peabody award-winning dramatist, theatre director and filmmaker.
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Amid Uproar, MVFF Says It Will Stay the Course on Property Purchase
Alex Elvin

Despite fierce opposition, Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival leaders said they intend to follow through with plans to buy a tract of residential farmland in West Tisbury.

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Martha's Vineyard Film Festival Set to Buy Property in West Tisbury
Julia Wells

A 12.5-acre residential property off Old County Road is slated to become a permanent home for the film festival, the organization said, although no plan has been presented yet.

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Crisis in the Shadows

On the Vineyard the opioid crisis that is sweeping the country has crept in like some stealth invader.

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The Jette Stream Is Still Flying High
Steve Myrick
Randall Jette has progressed from a Martha's Vineyard high school quarterback to a well respected Division 1 defensive player. And now he is a prospect for the National Football League draft.
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Using Loophole, Attorneys Target Old Drunk Driving Cases
Sara Brown and Julia Wells

Attorneys in the district court have found a loophole for challenging old drunken driving cases because a procedure to advise defendants of their rights may not have been followed.

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Looking Back to Look Forward, Carly Simon Finds Her Chorus
Bill Eville
Throughout her life Carly Simon has been a dutiful diarist, and so the whole of her life was just an arm’s length away waiting to be reborn.
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Restored Film Shows 1972 Holiday Horse Races
Tom Dunlop
It was Thanksgiving weekend 1972, the second year John and Kappy Hall ran a series of races with horses of wildly mismatched breeding and ages, and riders with little racing experience.
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Coastal Ponds Under Pressure: Balancing People and the Environment
Alex Elvin
Island ponds are a connection to cultural heritage and a livelihood for fishermen. But housing booms and land-use changes threaten to undo a delicate balance.
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Martha's Vineyard Measles Case Was Misidentified; Hospital to Review Protocols
Steve Myrick
The determination that a case of measles, diagnosed at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and later confirmed by state public health epidemiologists was not measles has raised questions about how state and local public health officials work with the hospital and Island doctors.
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