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MV Surfcasters swap tales and present annual awards

Fried chicken, chowder, and fish stories highlighted the Martha's Vineyard Surfcasters Association's annual banquet and meeting in the Baylies Room of the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown Saturday.

Benefits and detriments

Every couple of years, as required by its state charter, the Martha's Vineyard Commission pulls out a document called the DRI checklist and reviews it.

Lovely and generous

While I did not know Oak Bluffs's lifelong resident Geraldyne ("Gerry") DeBettencourt personally, who died in December [see obituary in January 27 Times], there was a very special treat she arranged for the Island several years ago that should be recalled with gratitude.

Oak Bluffs Fire Rescue offers winter safety tips

Inspect wood stove and fireplace chimneys annually and clean if necessary, a press release advised.

Kiddos moves to Circuit Avenue, Oak Bluffs

Kiddo's, a children's store specializing in gifts, clothing, and essentials for newborns to children age 5 has moved from Tisbury Market Place in Vineyard Haven to 42 Circuit Avenue, Oak Bluffs, between Lazy Frog and daRosa's on the left hand side of Circuit Ave.

House of Colour consultant arrives

Following extensive training at the House of Colour in London, Europe's leading personal colour and style consultancy, Wendy Jacobs of Vineyard Haven is bringing what she learned to Martha's Vineyard.

Dorothy A. Greene

Dorothy "Dotty" A.

Edgartown selectmen hear plans for MVTV changes

The director of Martha's Vineyard Television (MVTV) outlined for Edgartown selectmen planned improvements to government meeting broadcasts.

Oak Bluffs selectmen ask voters to cut spending, not staff

Oak Bluffs selectmen will ask voters at a February 22 special town meeting to approve cuts totaling $238,000 from the current fiscal year's operating budget.

Bail or jail? A misunderstood process

In comments posted online by Martha's Vineyard Times readers and in conversations with Islanders inside and outside the law enforcement community, reactions ranged from criticism to outrage that Richard Morris, a familiar in the court news, was arrested once again and then released on $500 bail on January 27.

Martha’s Vineyard District Court Report

Melissa Anne Hummel, Dedham; DOB 3/3/88, larceny of credit card: dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth; forgery of a document: dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth; four additional charges of forgery of a document: dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth.

Aquinnah assessors’s office enters digital age

On first blush it's easy to be blasé about the new on-line digital assessors' map in Aquinnah that can be viewed by anyone, anywhere, anytime from the comfort of their home.

Edgartown library foundation holds back on financial commitment

The Edgartown Library Foundation expressed strong support this week for the

Reel Picks

There's innocence and madness as the dance-obsessed ballerina Nina (Natalie Portman), competes with Lily (Mila Kunis) for the lead role in "Swan Lake.

Tisbury police grievance hearing spurs closer scrutiny

Tisbury town administrator John Bugbee and town accountant Suzanne Kennedy said this week they would review police department procedures governing overtime pay and sick and vacation leave that were raised at a

Marine mural emerges at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital

Artist Margot Datz has incorporated familiar ocean creatures in the lively mural she is creating in the Martha's Vineyard Hospital Community Research Room.

West Tisbury

Fields, snow-striped, lie silent and waiting.

Internet scam money trail leads to Martha’s Vineyard

Edgartown police have traced a cyberspace trail through more than a dozen states in pursuit of a craigslist scam artist who cons people into sending money to Martha's Vineyard to buy a nonexistent all-terrain vehicle.

What’s what in green tech