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Bravehearts defeat Sharks to claim 2014 FCBL title

The Worcester Bravehearts defeated the Martha’s Vineyard Shark, 1-0, to claim the 2014 FCBL championship last Thursday. In a game where the number of...

Ag Fair Schedule of Events

Where to go and what to see at the 153 Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society Fair.

Power museum is a fairgrounds treasure

With the noise and glitter of the carnival, the color and chaos of the Hall, exciting competitions, demos, delectable food and upbeat music, Fairgoers...

Fair is perfect blend of old and new

“Very little has changed,” longtime Fair manager Eleanor Neubert said about this year’s highlights. “We’re keeping it the old-fashioned traditional country fair.” But although much...

The Fair is a family affair

Families participate in the Fair in different ways, passing on their enthusiasm from one generation to the next. Children almost universally enjoy the rides. And...

Fair poster remembers a well-loved horse

The story of this year’s Fair poster begins with good neighbors, an artist, and a horseman; a painting set aside and forgotten; and a kind gift at a time of loss. But really, it starts with a horse, and Bruce Marshard who saved him from slaughter at a Saskatchewan meat packing plant in 2000.

20 years later, the new fairgrounds feel like home

This week’s Ag Fair marks the 20th anniversary of the once brand-new Panhandle Road fairgrounds in West Tisbury. Enough time has gone by that...

Filmmaker, fishermen, and scientist team would create marine sanctuaries

A documentary film released this month makes the case that urgent action is needed to restore the health of the oceans, and one step may be to close some areas to fishing.

Benny is coming back

Benny and I fished before work. He would go to his shop and I would go to school,' Mr. Jerome, said. 'I caught some nice fish, 34-pound stripers fishing with Ed,' Mr. Mancinone said. 'But 11 years fishing the Derby, I never got a bite, not even a bite. My wife was starting to wonder if I was really fishing.

Vineyard Golf Club Foundation hits a hole in one

The Vineyard Golf Club, an exclusive 18-hole golf club off Edgartown-West Tisbury Road, has quietly become a friend to the Island community in 13...

Mama’s Girls win women’s softball championship

Defeat reigning champion Snaps in two games

Parking, security tight for Oak Bluffs fireworks Friday

Oak Bluffs Police plan to tighten security for the Ocean Park fireworks this Friday. Added measures will include limited access points, searches of backpacks,...

The Illumination was Grand

Last night, thousands of locals and visitors swarmed into the Campground and walked the curlicue streets and paths emanating from the Tabernacle. As they...

Martha’s Vineyard arena explores solar roof opportunity

The Martha’s Vineyard Arena (MVA) is showing its age. The 20-year-old roof on the 40-year-old building is leaking. Since it’s not insulated, the roof...

Regional high school appoints school resource officer

Oak Bluffs Police Sergeant Michael Marchand has been appointed the School Resource Officer (SRO) for Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS), Superintendent of schools...

Deja vu all over again

If you are a Dukes County taxpayer you might ask yourself this question: what has the county done for me lately? If you answered...

On the bus: riding with the White House press pool

The Times took an informal poll to see if these journalists, who are some of the best in the world at unearthing the truth, still saw the Island as an “affluent, exclusive enclave,” as so many of them describe it, after spending some time here. The unanimous response was, “Yes.”

Martha’s Vineyard court report

August 11, 2014 Zachary A. Dupon, Oak Bluffs; DOB 7/18/95, unlicensed operation of motor vehicle: continued to pretrial conference. Treniece Lewis Harris, Randolph; DOB 11/23/68, OUI-liquor...

Wasting gas

To the Editor: Can someone explain why the police officer stationed at Five Corners just directs pedestrian traffic while cars are backed up past Packer’s...

Empty out and fill up

To the Editor: Dear President Obama, From the news I gather you are enjoying all the components of a satisfying vacation: recreation, leisure reading, and time...