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Vineyard Bat Tests Positive for White-Nose Syndrome
Alex Elvin
A northern long-eared bat on the Vineyard has tested positive for white-nose syndrome, a condition that has decimated bat populations on the mainland.
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Promotion Benefits School Gardens

The Vineyard Gazette will donate $11,000 to the Island Grown Initiative on behalf of more than 700 readers who responded to a subscription campaign.

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Hands-On Learning Leads to Science Success in West Tisbury
Heather Hamacek
Eighth-graders at the West Tisbury school are shining in science, thanks in part to passionate teachers and hands-on, engaging science labs and classes.
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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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