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Happy Fourth of July, everyone! Break out the grill and the sparklers, put on your red, white, and blue and get ready to celebrate.


Tonight Vineyard clothing designer Stina Sayre joins the celebration at the MV Film Center, showcasing her own inspired designs.

Ukulele group brings toe-tappin’ music to Windemere

The Princess Poo-Poo-Ly Band arrived with ukeleles, kazoos, egg shakers, and leis much to the delight of the nursing home residents.

Truly “Living off the Sea” in new Vineyard Stories book

Melinda Fager is one of the Island authors who will be featured in next month's Martha's Vineyard Book Festival.

It’s a hoorah moment

The front cover of the print edition of the The Times this morning strikes the perfect note.

Left to our own devices amidst the fog and squalls

For a quarter century, excepting only one or two years, we have taken a few days off over the Fourth.

Housing gap

Each July and August, the Island's leading nonprofits pack the calendar with the fundraising events that will make or break their budgets for another year.

Manny called me, and I came out – that explains it

Monday night, the last one in May, the Sox were laying a thumping on the Phillies, and the Blackhawks were pounding the Redwings, forcing Game 7 — more than enough to keep me up past 10:30.

Four arrested on drug charges after traffic stop

Oak Bluffs police arrested four people on Saturday night following a traffic stop after they discovered nearly one pound of marijuana and $5,669 in cash.

Island man in head-on crash was drunk, police said

Nicholas A. Barbera of Vineyard Haven faces charges of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Tisbury welcomes new police lieutenant Eerik Meisner

Martha's Vineyard native returns to the Island to join the Tisbury police department.

Sports highlights

July is a busy month at the Edgartown Yacht Club.

Occupational what?

At a wedding that I recently attended, the DJ explained to me that from his position behind the speakers it was hard for him to judge how loud the music was in front of the speakers.

Keep on shining

The Gay Head Lighthouse Advisory Committee thanks everyone who came out on the solstice in support of saving the light.

Good beer, not here

Last week's Times Business Briefs column had a review on Bad Martha beer.

One of the best things

Last Friday, after buying bird seed at SBS, I went to my car and it wouldn't start.

Thank you Veronica and friends

Hats off to Veronica and her friends who spent Wednesday morning cleaning up the beach across from Ocean Park.

Accidents will happen

This is a copy of a letter written to Mary-Joe Perry, highway director, at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Highway Division, District 5.

A way to help

The situation in Syria is indeed very troubling.

Change has happened the right way

Sunday, following my sermon, I offered a brief reflection on last week's Supreme Court decisions.