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The thrilling true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston (James Franco), who was trapped in an isolated canyon in Utah, his arm pinned under a boulder.

Heated talk, no decisions, in Oak Bluffs budget debate

Oak Bluffs selectmen Tuesday took up a fifth draft of an operating budget for the next fiscal year that is still too rich by about $570,000.

Oak Bluffs town meeting takes up $250,000 in budget cuts

For the second year in a row, Oak Bluffs selectmen have called a special town meeting to ask voters to make mid-year spending cuts in the town's operating budget, to close a gap in revenues before the fiscal year ends.

Noteworthy events

West Tisbury artist Traeger di Pietro, known for his oil paintings of familiar Island scenes and mixed media pieces, is launching a new, 365-piece, year-long painting campaign.

Brunch at The FARM Institute

Join The FARM Institute staff with morning chores this coming Sunday, March.

The story of Cottage City; “Let us go in peace”

Back in 1878, Cottage City was part of Edgartown, and that's the way the residents of the old town liked it.

High school science fair competition is about learning and doing

Saturday's science fair buzzed with the energy of more than 200 high school students, 30 judges, a dozen volunteers, science teachers and onlookers.

Vineyard actor on stage in Boston

Currently, Island actor Brooke Hardman is starring as Imogen in "Cymbeline" with the Actors' Shakespeare Project out of Boston.

A dogsledding achievement for a Vineyarder

Jodi Bailey "” born and raised on Martha's Vineyard but now of Chatanika, Alaska "” is trying to do something no rookie sled-dog driver has ever done.

Vineyard Power sets its sights offshore

The future of Vineyard Power (VP), a community-owned energy cooperative, may hinge on the continuation of Federal tax credit incentives for renewable wind-energy projects and the ability to compete with larger developers for wind-farm sites in Federal waters.

Spring’s on the way – birdsongs tell us so

For me, the most enjoyable sign of spring's approach is the gradual resurgence of birdsong on the Vineyard.

Oak Bluffs resident pens life of Andrew Atchison

"To The Stars Over Rough Roads: The Life of Andrew Atchison Teacher & Missionary," Donald F.

Cooking up a Valentine’s dinner on Martha’s Vineyard

There was a pasta dish with seared prawns, dill and leeks, braised chicken thighs, oven-roasted Brussels sprouts, and the grand finale: chocolate mousse parfait with raspberries and vanilla wafers.

Where are you heading for school vacation week

The Times invites Island students and their families traveling during school vacation week to submit a brief account of their trip along with photographs.

West Tisbury will appeal DEP decison on revetment

West Tisbury selectmen last week signed off on a conservation commission request to spend up to $5,000 in legal costs to appeal a decision by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), approving a homeowner's plan to construct a shoreline stone revetment on Tisbury Great Pond.

West Tisbury selectmen tackle busy agenda

The West Tisbury selectmen last week approved a conservation commission request for money to fund a legal appeal, discussed how to finance school building repairs, and reviewed proposed changes to the structure of the Tri-Town Ambulance Service.

Lauren McDowell – dynamic, idealistic, and now a prosecutor

To hear Lauren McDowell tell it, her up-Island childhood was not out of the ordinary. Typical for Chilmark maybe, but to most folks, growing up here is anything but.