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Fast boats, good sportsmanship mark Vineyard Cup Regatta

Skipper Bob Lurie, aboard Mischief, proved the top sailor in the three-day event.

White House says Obamas will vacation on Martha’s Vineyard

After a campaign hiatus in 2012, President Obama and his family will return to vacation on Martha's Vineyard from August 10 to 18.

Closure of Sengekontacket Pond to shellfishing extended

Heavy rain on Saturday led Oak Bluffs and Edgartown shellfish wardens to extend the closure now in place until Friday, July 19.

Police offer limited amnesty to boat looters

Edgartown police hope to recover valuable gear looted from a sailboat that washed ashore last week.


I was entertained to read the responses on the MV Times website to the recent invasion of Portuguese man-o-war just in time for our lovely 4th of July heatwave.

West Tisbury

The big event of the past week was the wedding of Marques Rivers and Sarah Neubert on Thursday, July 5.


Sometimes kids are smarter than we think.


Happy post Fourth of July everyone.

Oak Bluffs

Well the July Fourth celebration has come and gone, bringing parties, fireworks, more people and cars also.


I've heard the term "dog days of summer" used multiple times over the course of the last week.

Adrift 54 days, boat comes ashore on Martha’s Vineyard

A sailing tale of coincidence, and perhaps a miracle.

Chappy leaders urge support for first step in Comcast deal

The most time-sensitive condition of the deal requires that at least 270 homes must sign a commitment letter by October 1, this year.

Oak Bluffs $26K boat repair done with no bid, no budget

Town officials criticized emergency management director Peter Martell for ordering the rescue boat repairs without their knowledge.

Aquinnah civic group focuses on Gay Head Lighthouse move

The Save the Gay Head Lighthouse committee identified four possible new locations, with plans to move in late 2014 or early 2015.

Lagoon Pond launch ramp attracts the inconsiderate

It is very disappointing to find one of the Island's best launch ramps clogged by meatheads. Recent action by EPO Sgt. Camire helped solve the problem.

Land gift restrictions to Ag Society narrowly limited uses

A legal interpretation of the agricultural preservation restrictions the Woods family signed allows for "incidental uses."

TNC says conservation restrictions prohibit walking trail link

The Nature Conservancy turned down a request for a path across the 485-acre Frances Newhall Woods Nature and Wildlife Preserve in West Tisbury.

PTO does terrific work

On behalf of a grateful school community, I'd like to recognize the Tisbury School parent-teacher organization (PTO) for its incredible work throughout this past year.

The song she sings

"Goodbye, my friend/I know I'll never see you again.