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Martha’s Vineyard Commission ballot deadline nears

The November election is still four months away, but nomination deadlines are fast approaching for a contest that figures large in Island life.


A story published July 5, "Military offers a different path," omitted the name of Kyle Francis's sister, Caitlyn Francis, 20, who attends the University of Georgia.

Ag Fair poultry checkup required

Poultry over sixteen weeks old by the beginning of the Ag Fair must be given a salmonella pullorum test before they can be entered.

Hospice will move to new offices in the Tisbury Market Place

Hospice of Martha's Vineyard will get a new home at the Tisbury Marketplace this fall.

SplitRock Real Estate broker elected to CCIAOR board of directors

Peter Fyler, exclusive buyer agent and broker/owner of SplitRock Real Estate on Martha's Vineyard, was elected...

Ava Pearl sails full speed ahead from Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Fast Ferry christened their new ferry, the "Ava Pearl", Thursday morning and the vessel set sail for Martha's Vineyard.

Martha’s Vineyard designer Lorraine Parish launches new website

Local clothing designer Lorraine Parish recently launched a new website that highlights fashions created and sold in her boutique at 65 State Road in Vineyard Haven, according to a press release.

Ocean Park Realty announces new affiliation

Ocean Park Realty, Inc. announced their recent affiliation with the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS®, and Cape Cod & Islands MLS...

Counting bees: two-year Vineyard pollinator study is completed

A two-year study of pollinators on Martha's Vineyard has discovered 170 species of bees.

Secretary Salazar moves to open up wind sites south of Vineyard

Interior expects to be in position to offer this area as one of the nation's first offshore competitive lease sales before the end of the year.

Coast Sweep asks for volunteers to help with shoreline cleanup

COASTSWEEP, sponsored by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management and coordinated by the Urban Harbors Institute at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, is the state's annual coastal cleanup program where volunteers not only remove trash but also collect important information about the types of trash they encounter.

Scout Troop 91 offers honorable flag disposal

Boy Scout Troop 91 is collecting unserviceable flags as part of a service project. They will honorably dispose the flags.

International horticultural ideas apply on Martha’s Vineyard

Exposure to horticultural techniques employed far away can reap rewards in local gardens.

Martha’s Vineyard District Court report

May 30, 2012 Dakota Delviento, Oak Bluffs; DOB 4/14/93, indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or over, three additional charges of indecent assault...

Alma Benson, a Cottles fixture nearly half a century, is retired

Mrs. Benson has a gimlet eye, ready wit and meticulous recall for detail on her Island life and times.

Summer People: Larry Hohlt

Summer People is a weekly series that presents conversations with accomplished summer residents. This week, the Times met with Larry Hohlt.

Tisbury Street Fair is an annual summer treat

Crowds gathered on Vineyard Haven's Main Street for the annual taste of Tisbury's cuisine, shopping, entertainment and people watching.

Charter School students set sail aboard the Alabama

22 Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School students sailed for five days on the Alabama.

Summer on Martha’s Vineyard can’t prevent pet illness

Even pets enjoy vacation on the Island, but there's no immunity from getting sick here.

Martha’s Vineyard Bridge Club results

It was a battle for the "place" and "show" finishers at the Island Bridge Club (IBC) game on Thursday, July 5.