Bill Clinton

Vernon Jordan Was Longtime Vineyard Visitor, Friend of the Island

The civil rights activist and Washington power broker who died Monday had been a longtime summer visitor to the Vineyard, where he played golf with Presidents Clinton and Obama, celebrated his birthday every year and put his feet up on the porch while smoking a cigar.

Home Where President Clinton Stayed Is Sold for $11.25 Million

The Edgartown summer home that belonged to former Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara changed hands last week.

After Making History, Bill Clinton Follows a New Muse

Former President Clinton appeared before a sold-out audience Wednesday to discuss his new book, The President Is Missing, written with James Patterson.

Bill Clinton to Discuss His New Novel

Former President Bill Clinton will appear at the Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, August 22 to talk about his best-selling novel, The President Is Missing.

Alas, Hoo Rah: Craig Kingsbury’s Bill Clinton Support Is Trashed

For more than a decade, it conveyed a cryptic message to all who passed on State Road in Vineyard Haven. But now the rough plywood “Hoo Rah for Bill” sign, which declared the late Craig Kingsbury’s support for President Clinton, is trash.

It was pulled down on the orders of the town’s building and zoning inspector, Kenneth Barwick,

Islanders Reflect on a President’s Vacation

A Different Kind of Visit

In August 1994, the last year the annual agricultural fair was held on the grounds of the old Grange Hall in West Tisbury, the fair was on, and I was crossing State Road by the town hall as two motorcycle escorts heralded the arrival of President Clinton’s motorcade.


Presidential Holidays Are Not All Created Equal

To compare the Vineyard vacations of former President Clinton and current President Obama all you have to do is stop in an Island ice cream parlor. Once there, you will probably find a picture hanging on the wall of the former President eagerly peering over the counter to view the lineup of flavors, chatting with patrons or munching on an ice cream cone.

Former President Swings to Island for Day of Golf

Former President Swings

To Island for Day of Golf

Former President Bill Clinton was on-Island yesterday for a spot of golf, among other orders of business, according to sources.

Mr. Clinton arrived early Monday by plane, carrying a bag of golf clubs, and was expected to fly out late last night. Neither his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, nor his daughter, Chelsea, was travelling with him.

Hillary Clinton

Will the Clinton Years Return Again?

It was a time when the boats were full, business was bustling and the Island seemed like the center of the universe — at least for a few weeks each summer.

The span between 1993 to 2000 was when former President Bill Clinton made the Island the site of the summer White House. In local circles this period is known simply as the Clinton years, an era when the Vineyard hit its pinnacle of popularity and celebrity status.

Author, Author! President Draws Throng to Store for Autographs

Author, Author! President Draws Throng to Store for Autographs


They turned up in droves - and rain slickers - yesterday morning, snaking along Main street in Vineyard Haven for a chance to shake hands with the man whose name many wished were appearing on the ballot this November.

Former President Bill Clinton signed nearly 900 copies of his memoir, My Life, at the Bunch of Grapes Bookstore on Monday. The store was prepared to hand out 1,000 tickets to customers but ran out of books along the way.