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Lake Tashmoo reopened for shellfishing

The Division of Marine Fisheries said Friday it is safe to shellfish in the popular salt pond, closed July 11 after the discovery of an algae bloom.

West Tisbury police arrest man for nighttime indecent assault

Police said the woman, the victim of a sexual assault, was able to chase down her attacker and hold him until police arrived.

Oak Bluffs, Tisbury consider trash transport by barge and rail

A study done for Oak Bluffs and Tisbury says a freight system to transport trash by barge between Martha's Vineyard and New Bedford is technically feasible.

Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard stands on its own

The Animal Shelter hosted its annual Garden Party Fundraiser last Sunday, its first as an independent, nonprofit organization.

Martha’s Vineyard Commission lacks building trade candidates

As the deadline approaches for filing papers to run for the Martha's Vineyard Commission,

Aquinnah, Chilmark DAS system is supplement, not solution

Although the new DAS system has made progress for wireless coverage in Aquinnah and Chilmark, there is still room for improvement.

Never been tougher for businesses – SCORE can help

The US Small Business Administration sponsors an organization called SCORE, which stands for "Service Corp Of Retired Executives.

Oak Bluffs Council on Aging lags in financial review

An analysis of all departments with an eye toward savings for taxpayers proceeded without a hitch, until it was time to look at the council on aging.

Dukes County Commission promotes executive assistant to manager

Just a week after their first choice rejected the offer, commissioners turned to the long time executive assistant to manage county affairs.

Monster shark tournament comes to town this weekend

The shark tournament circus comes to town this weekend. Opponents say it is an outrage but the Times fishing columnist thinks otherwise.

Governor’s Mashpee casino deal cuts out Gay Head tribe

A legal war looms. The Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe, its Mashpee counterpart, the taxpayers of Gay Head, the MVC, and the state – all may play a role.

The price of saving lives: Oak Bluffs examines EMS

The report notes a dramatic increase in demand for ambulance services over the past four years, as the town's population ages.

Islanders toast to 15 years of Vineyard House

Raising a glass is a long-honored tradition during celebrations and gatherings.

Callers collect for Tisbury Police Relief Association

Island residents are receiving telephone calls from professional telephone solicitors working for Eastern Advertising of Newton asking for donations on behalf of the Tisbury Police Relief Association.

MVTimes, Chamber of Commerce join in online Calendar effort

The Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce and The Martha's Vineyard Times are delighted to announce they have completed a project providing a shared, online calendar of events.

SSA considers ways to thwart misuse of med emergency privilege

Agents in Woods Hole have said that travelers carrying notes signed by doctors are abusing the medical emergency policy.

Ruth Berman

Ruth Carol Harlow Berman died on October 21, 2011, of congestive heart failure at the home of her son, Steven, in Grants Pass, Oregon.

Family and friends attend Mike Wallace’s burial in West Chop

On a warm, humid day, family and friends gathered at the West Chop cemetery to bury the ashes of the famed journalist and summer Island resident.

Summer People: Ellen Weiss

Ellen Weiss, a retired professor of architecture at Tulane University, is the second subject of the weekly series, Summer People.

Edgartown barbershop caters to everyman, and woman and child

Ms. Maccaferri marked her first year in business. Growth in boy's regulars, a little off the top, and military buzz cuts has been steady.