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Aquinnah police receive grant to provide child safe car seats

The Aquinnah Police Department has been awarded a $1,500 grant to purchase child safety seats for free distribution to parents and caregivers in need

Oak Bluffs police meet accreditation standards

Police Chief Erik Blake says meeting the standards is a source of pride for the department.

Oak Bluffs building inspectors will field questions

If you have a question about smoke detectors, heat detectors, or carbon monoxide detectors, Oak Bluffs building inspectors and firefighters have answers.

Edgartown selectmen waste no time

Edgartown selectmen may have set a new record for brevity at their Monday meeting.

Vineyard Haven Public Library improves computer use

The Vineyard Haven Public Library (VHPL) will close on Wednesday, May 16, to install software and train staff for a new system to manage the facility's public computers and printing.

Island Food Pantry reports fewer families visited, but more often

The annual report of the Island Food Pantry shows steady activity for fiscal year.

Citizens United critics will honor Island reps

Island selectmen, county commissioners, and Island voters will gather to recognize state Sen.


An event listing in the May 3 issue of The Times listed two topics for the Vineyard Gardens Weekly Garden Lecture Series incorrectly.

Curves will give away 30-day memberships

Curves of Martha's Vineyard will give a free 30-day membership to any non-member who visits the club throughout National Women's Health Week, May 13 to 19.

West Tisbury gives State Road Restaurant first beer/wine license

Only three establishments in West Tisbury, including State Road, meet the eligibility rules.

Insider observations – Island mothers on Mother’s day

In anticipation of mom's celebratory day, The Times asked Island moms to discuss the challenges and rewards of child rearing.

Identifying sparrows is a challenge even for veteran birders

Chipping sparrows are all around us, but you're more apt to hear them than see them.

For Martha’s Vineyard’s cupcake girl it is all about love

I found such a love and comfort in my hobby that it made me realize that baking was what I was supposed to be doing.

Oak Bluffs Police swear in newest officer to force

Oak Bluffs Police hired Dustin Shaw, a hometown man, to fill a vacancy on the force.

Island Alpaca farm owner wins Cape Cod Score award

The Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce has selected Barbara Ronchetti, owner of Island Alpaca Company in Oak Bluffs, to receive a "Build a Better Mousetrap Award" from Cape Cod SCORE

Farm Institute plots will explore innovative ideas

The project will explore a low-risk way to try new products for Vineyard markets, or ways to make growing more efficient and profitable.

Martha’s Vineyard student band scores gold in competition

Islanders will be able to hear these talented students when they perform at their Spring Concert Wednesday, May 16, at the Performing Arts Center.

Martha’s Vineyard high school students traveled in Spain

April school vacation provided an opportunity for 27 regional high school students to experience Spanish culture.

Martha’s Vineyard bridge club results

Don Nelson and Lou Winkelman (playing east-west) took first place overall at the Thursday, May 3 Island Bridge Club (IBC) duplicate competition.