For Trader Fred, Community Is Built One Sweet Deal at a Time

Fred Mascolo still remembers the first order he made for his Edgartown discount store, the eponymous Trader Fred’s: 2,500 pairs of Dunham boots, each to be priced at $24.99.

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Elizabeth Barnes Honored for Abortion Rights Advocacy Work

With abortion care now facing a gauntlet of legal challenges around the country, Elizabeth Barnes thinks everyone should be worried — not just women seeking abortions.

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Flying Father Watches Over Island’s Antique Airfield

For more than 20 years, Father Nagle has retained a position as the aeronautical gatekeeper to the Trade Wind airfield, one of two grass airfields on the Vineyard.

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MVCET Chooses New Executive Director

Alexandra Bullen Coutts was named the executive director of the Martha’s Vineyard Center for Education and Training. Though she’s had a diverse career, she sees her love of working with young adults as the common thread.

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When the Road Taken Includes Fixing It

In the summer of 1959, Richard “Richie” Olsen took a job at Goodale Construction, giving him his first chance to take the helm of a backhoe. Sixty-four years later, the West Tisbury highway supervisor has never strayed far from the role.

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For Chief Sean Slavin, Chilmark Beat Keeps Him Connected

Chilmark police chief Sean Slavin was promoted to the top spot in February. Having spent nearly his entire career as an up-Island officer, it is the kind of community police-work he knows and appreciates.

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Sail MV Picks New Executive Director

Andrew Nutton began sailing when he was three years old living in England. Now, after 30 years as a sailing coach, he has been named executive director of Sail MV.

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History Buff, Maritime Bookseller Ginny Jones Closes Up Shop

When it comes to Vineyard history, up-Island mariner and antiquarian bookseller Virginia Jones pulls no punches. Since 2014, she has spent her days holding court at her Menemsha bookstore.

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Always Up to Code: Alan Fortes Reflects on Career in Plumbing

In a garage-top office near the Tisbury School, as a small group of tradesmen prepared their morning coffee, Alan P. Fortes reflected on a lifetime in the plumbing business.

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Gears of History Keep Turning At the Antique Power Museum

In 1944, four-year-old George Hartman watched the Germans march out of Brussels, and the British march in.

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