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Frozen water

Thawing and freezing repeatedly is what the winter months are all about at this latitude. For waterfowl, frozen water, or ice, creates all sorts...

Beth Toomey to retire after 16 years as West Tisbury chief

West Tisbury police chief Beth Toomey announced last week that she will retire late in March, or early in April. Chief Toomey has spent...

Shelter

You may be surprised to learn that enlarged housing opportunities do not necessarily follow from the creation of more houses. Good jobs are important...

Aquinnah

It is hard for me to talk about life on our Island this week without thinking about life on another island, Haiti, which, as...

Vineyard aquaculture industry builds mussels

They come from a long line of fishing families. They still fish the traditional underwater troughs and canyons, with the traditional gear. But they...

Island businesses invited

The Martha's Vineyard Times has invited Island businesses to a presentation of the newspaper's new online directory features today, from 4 to 6:30 pm,...

Chilmark, West Tisbury sponsor free dental clinic for seniors

Vineyard Smiles, a mobile dental program of Island Health, Inc. and the Vineyard Health Care Access Program, will travel to the Up Island Council...

Senator Reid sets swearing-in process for new senator

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid plans to seat a new Massachusetts senator as soon as results of a January 19 special election are certified...

OB terminal cost rises

The cost of the Steamship Authority's (SSA) Oak Bluffs terminal project is expected to increase by approximately $500,000, due to the expense of replacing...

Kerry Scott will not seek reelection in Oak Bluffs

Kerry Scott said Tuesday that she will not seek reelection to a third term as selectman. She offered her selectman colleagues at the regular...

Chilmark ballot features Prop 2.5 question

Chilmark voters who go to the polls Tuesday will be asked to exempt from the provisions of Proposition 2.5 the amounts required to pay...

Six Chilmark affordable homesites up for grabs

Fourteen candidates will compete for six affordable homesite lots in Chilmark's Middle Line Road development. The competition occurs in a complicated lottery based on...

Island contractors pass on Chilmark housing project

Despite a concerted effort to help local builders get the necessary state certification, Chilmark officials know of no Island contractors that have qualified to...

Zapped squirrel responsible for brief power outage

Power went out briefly just after 7 am Monday morning in several areas of the Vineyard. A squirrel stepped where it should not have...

Ribbon cut, questions persist on drawbridge

A host of dignitaries cut a ribbon for the ceremonial opening of the temporary Lagoon Pond drawbridge Friday. Among those attending were Mark Forest,...

Veteran Edgartown police chief announces retirement

After 33 years with the Edgartown Police Department, the last 15 as its chief of police, Paul Condlin announced his retirement Monday, effective August...

Facebook photos lead to alcohol charges

For several months, Chilmark Police received reports of drinking parties attended by underage teens at a Welles Way residence, occupied by Beach White, 20,...

Commendable

To the Editor:With heartfelt gratitude, I want to say thank you to the person who returned my wallet, which I left in the shopping...

Windemere’s devoted care

To the Editor:The new year brought great sadness and grief to our family. My mother, Claire T. Coggins, passed away in the early hours...

Striper fishing now a political issue

To the Editor:I urge all of the public to pay close attention to Nelson Sigelman's article last week and to the upcoming House Bill...