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New Yorkers win 35th Chilmark Road Race

A total of 1,354 runners competed in the rain today. Islanders took 10 of the top 20 spots, but none of the top five.

Police bust cocaine link between New York and Martha’s Vineyard

Members of the Martha's Vineyard Drug task Force arrested a Queens, New York woman Thursday with $30,000 worth of cocaine.

What’s Up MV: Wailers and classic guitarists

The Wailers are the talk of the town. Fundraisers, DJs and hip-hop highlight the weekend.

Study assesses wait times for primary care physicians

While Massachusetts policymakers have been taking victory laps in connection with their health care access and cost control efforts, a study released Wednesday highlights continuing problems for patients.

County commissioners sign contract with new $67,709 manager

"I will move forward," Martina Thornton told The Times the morning after the county commissioners voted to offer her the position.

Tisbury selectmen discuss parking, landscaping and licenses

Tisbury selectmen Tuesday night agreed to provide parking for school employees and discussed the emergency services facility landscaping problem.

The price of dreams makes Community Services possible

The annual Possible Dreams Auctions to benefit Martha's Vineyard Community Services raised over $190,000 Monday night.

Chris Scott marks 20 years of preserving Vineyard landmarks

Executive director Chris Scott has enjoyed success as he completes his 20th year at the helm of the Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust.

Martha’s Vineyard Medical Reserve Corps seeks new volunteers

The Island unit needs medical and non-medical volunteers to help support a variety of public health activities and emergency response.

Shark mania rolls into town and not a fishing rod in sight

Martha's Vineyard is expected to play host to hordes of people who are still afraid to go into the water when JAWSFEST rolls into town.

The Vineyard Haven 15 an enduring Island classic

Mr. Burt designed the Fifteen specifically for Vineyard waters. He designed the hull for the high winds and choppy seas Vineyard sailors faced.

Falmouth road race will cause Sunday traffic delays

The Steamship Authority alerts travelers to expect heavy traffic and delays on the Woods Hole Road and Palmer Avenue throughout the day on Sunday, August 12, the date of the Falmouth Road Race.

State seeks to increase deer harvest with regulatory change

The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW) relies on the two-week deer shotgun season to make a significant dent in the burgeoning deer population on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

Beach in Lagoon Pond closed for high bacteria counts

Oak Bluffs health officials closed Medeiros Cove, near the Sailing Camp Park on Lagoon Pond, to swimming Wednesday, after water tests show more than the allowed amount of harmful bacteria in the water.

Perseid meteor shower will create a celsetial display this weekend

The annual Perseid meteor shower will peak on the mornings, not the evenings, of August 12 and 13.

Police arrest woman for drunk driving charge in two-car accident

West Tisbury police found two bottles of vodka, one empty and one partially full, in the cab of Jennifer Brown's pickup truck after she slammed into the rear end of a car and sent it sliding on its side off State Road near the Island Farms subdivision at 4 pm, Tuesday afternoon.

Sengekontacket Pond to reopen to shellfishing Friday

Oak Bluffs and Edgartown shellfish wardens closed the pond on July 28. Depending on the results of water tests, the pond could reopen Friday.

Oak Bluffs police tackled underage drinkers, rowdy behavior

Oak Bluffs Police made 10 arrests and responded to 104 calls over the course of the first weekend in August, according to a weekend log provided to The Times.

HBO “The Wire” stars add juice to Obama Island fundraiser

Actors from the TV hit series will travel to Oak Bluffs for a fund raiser at the home of Obama supporters Ron and Judy Davenport.