Blustery Bird Count Day Doesn't Deter Bevy of Birders
Bill Eville
It was cold and blustery on Jan. 2, but that didn’t stop a large number of Island birders from heading out into nature for the 56th annual Christmas Bird Count on the Vineyard.
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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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O Come, All Ye Merry Vineyarders, to Christmas in Edgartown
Bill Eville
Christmas in Edgartown arrives this weekend. Consider it three days of holiday fuel to propel you through the season full of hope, cheer and goodwill toward all.
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Armenia to Stateless in Samoa, It's a Highly Caffeinated Story
Bill Eville
Misha Sebastian's tale begins in Armenia, ends in Rwanda, stops at detention centers, languishes in Samoa and stars Christiane Amanpour and coffee.
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Through Stages of Grief, Author Gets to Heart of Being a Teenager
Bill Eville
Alexandra Coutts’s latest young adult novel Young Widows Club is indeed about a young widow. The main character Tamsen Baird is just 17. This is the West Tisbury author’s fourth book.
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Golf As Appetizer for Turkey Day
Bill Eville
The first annual Sir Reg/Timothy Turkey Celebrity Scrambled Scramble will be held on Thanksgiving Day; tee off at 10 a.m. sharp.
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Island Students Turn in Solid Performance on Trial PARCC Test
Bill Eville

In a trial year for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test, Vineyard schools generally performed well, beating the state average for meeting or exceeding expectations.

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Trudy Taylor Lived Life With a Spirit as Vast as the Ocean
Bill Eville
The widely-admired matriarch of the musical Taylor family died Oct. 10 at her home overlooking Stonewall Beach in Chilmark. She was one month shy of her 93rd birthday.
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Seeking Shelter from the Storm
Bill Eville
My wife Cathlin and I were married 14 years ago, on Oct. 6 in New York city, just a few weeks after 9/11. We were married in Judson Church.
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Elementary Schools See Sharp Drop in Science Scores on MCAS
Bill Eville
Results from the MCAS test administered last spring show a steep drop in performance in science in most Vineyard elementary schools. But test scores tell only part of the story, especially as Island schools had a foot in two testing worlds last year.
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