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Superior Court judge says county is unlikely to prevail in airport suit

Judge Chin granted the airport commission a preliminary injunction on all counts, but allowed the county’s lawsuit to go forward.

Police locate, arrest Leandro Miranda, wanted for multiple driving violations

Mr. Miranda was arrested for driving without a license and other offenses, four times in five months, most recently last Sunday.

Islander from Afar

Punchlines In Paradise

‘Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela’ to screen at Oak Bluffs Library’

The Martha’s Vineyard Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History presents a documentary film, “Twelve Disciples of Nelson...

Hurricanes clinch softball title in dramatic finale

The reigning champs scored seven times in the seventh inning in the 11-10 victory.

The Obama Vacation Beat: Friday, August 15

On another gorgeous Martha’s Vineyard summer day, President Obama, Michelle and daughter Malia behaved like any other vacationing family — the difference being a...

Geek is the new cool

Bill McGrath geeked tandem bicycling, Eric Balboni geeked Miranda Sings (you’ll find her on YouTube), a boyfriend and girlfriend geeked I geek you, 11-year-old bff’s Riley Wesson and Emily McKinney geeked bubblegum and, to everyone’s delight, a big white dog named Lady geeked squirrels.

Street Light Art: A performance art event on Saturday

This Saturday, August 16, at sunset, two widely respected Vineyard artists will combine their talents with technology to create a unique performance art event...

Dancing on the dock with Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish

Memorial Wharf concert on August 16 will launch new Johnny Hoy CD.

Rest, Isaiah, Rest

My friends and family awaited, blasting kazoos, screaming and cheering. I hopped on my bike, just to throw it down to hug my sister. At this moment, I began to cry. I had made it back to all the familiar faces that had cared so much about me

President Obama speaks on progress in Iraq, racial tensions in Ferguson

President Barack Obama made a brief detour to the Edgartown School just before 1 pm where he made a brief statement on Iraq and...

National Humanities Medal winner to screen new film at Tabernacle

On August 18 at 7:30 pm, documentarian Stanley Nelson, who Islanders may be familiar with for his personal retrospective of Oak Bluffs, “A Place...

Two shows at Chicken Alley: Fashion and art

A fashion show highlighting clothes and accessories by Martha’s Vineyard designers and a sale of art and collectibles are two annual events at the...

Presidential nine-step

To the Editor: With President Obama's arrival, rumors are flying fast and furious (pun intended). Here are a few: 1. U.S. Congress to be relocated to...

Accessible writers

To the Editor: Rich, famous, privileged are words used by outsiders to describe Vineyard people. Those folks don't know the real Vineyard. A word I...

Thanks for the article

To the Editor: Thanks, Joyce and the the MV Times, for a wonderful article (August 5, “Kids and parents collaborate to stage Spring Awakening”) that really...

Thank you, Island community

To the Editor: On Thursday, July 24, the Island was presented with the opportunity to discuss bringing back the heath hen at a community meeting...

Shared hope

Fish were plentiful and we were making so much money we turned down “extra” parts in Jaws when they offered them to us, because we couldn’t afford not to fish. I set the precedent for the first seaman ever paid maternity rights.

Oyster farm eyesore

To the Editor: On behalf of Eastville Beach visitors, residents and beachgoers, we request that that an industrial, for-profit oyster aquafarm proposal be discussed and...

Wrong about the roundabout

When the rotary at the blinking light was approved, I was dead set against it. I thought it was too small, that there was...