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Harborfest & Summer Solstice in Oak Bluffs June 18

Find back-to-back entertainment in Oak Bluffs this Saturday with the 20th annual Harborfest, and the 6th annual Summer Solstice Celebration, complete with evening fireworks over the Steamship dock.

Vineyard Sound: A Martha’s Vineyard music staple since 1992

The Vineyard Sound – the all male vocal group made up of singers from colleges all over the country – kick off their summer season tonight, June 16.

Martha’s Vineyard Restaurant Week – June 19-23

This year's third annual Martha's Vineyard Restaurant Week is the Island version of a nationwide go-out-to-eat moment.

Thomas W. Hackett

Thomas William Hackett of Vineyard Haven died on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

Clarifying the museum’s role

The Martha's Vineyard Museum is indeed the proud steward of the Gay Head Lighthouse, as

In the interest of brevity

I was fortunate to attend the presentation of the 52nd High School Awards night at the Tabernacle, especially as I had a grandson receiving one.

A big premium for wind power

Under the current Massachusetts electric grid operators' rules, the traditional power companies using gas, coal, oil have to bid on power the day before they get paid, for example six cents per kilowatt-hour.

Sister faces long road to recovery

Last Thursday, June 9, my sister Lisa (BenDavid) Scannell was seriously injured in a freak accident.

There was this noxious smell

I have been keeping silent about Goodale's pit, but feel I should speak about a recent development.

Lighten up on the SSA

When a snafu occurs on or to a SSA ferry, one's anticipated day ahead of shopping, pre- or post-surgical, dental procedure, treatment, business, academic commitment, airline connection, etc.

Thanks, whoever you are

Thank you the person who found my son's three baseball gloves at the baseball field and hung them on the fence instead of taking them.

Soldier says thanks for tourney invite

I'm one of six soldiers who were invited to the Island to participate in the

Iris Gold joins Five Seasons Acupuncture

Iris Gold, an oriental medical doctor and licensed acupuncturist, will be available for consultation and treatment beginning Monday, June 27 at the Yoga Barn on South Road in West Tisbury, according to an announcement by Five Seasons Acupuncture.


Kathy Santos Smith of Menemsha Crossroad in Chilmark is not Kathleen Smith of Chilmark, whose court appearance was included in the June 2 District Court Report, published in The Times.

Florida driver cited after truck-moped accident injures two

Edgartown police arrested and cited a 78-year old Florida man last Thursday after an accident that left two moped riders injured.

Maine man injured in Oak Bluffs moped accident

A Maine man who has worked in Vineyard restaurants the past three summers was airlifted to a Boston hospital, after a moped accident early Saturday morning.

Oak Bluffs woman injured in riding accident

Lisa Scannell of Oak Bluffs was seriously injured Thursday, June 9, in a riding accident at Bittersweet Farm in Edgartown.

Text messages to Edgartown police net drug suspects

In a scenario worthy of the television program "World's Dumbest Criminals," a police officer arrested a New Bedford man last week, after he tried to sell prescription narcotics by text message to an Edgartown police officer.

Oak Bluffs selectmen mum after secret session

Oak Bluffs selectmen met in executive session for more than two hours Tuesday night, and said nothing afterward about what happened behind closed doors, except that the session was continued to Monday at 3:30 pm.