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Towns hear what’s behind the school budget numbers

Principal Stephen Nixon points to students' successes as evidence of the quality education that Island taxpayers fund.


The caption of a photograph published February 27, with “The late Geoff Pease wielded a beautiful brush,” incorrectly reported that Joshua Robinson-White won an...

State sets Ocean Management Plan review meetings

In December 2009, the state Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) issued the Commonwealth’s first Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan. The release of...

VA personnel to meet Island veterans at hospital

A Veterans Administration (VA) physician and a public contact advocate will be at Martha's Vineyard Hospital next week to assist Island veterans. Dr. Monty VanBeber...

Islanders score at Falmouth Academy science fair

Twelve Martha’s Vineyard students won prizes at Falmouth Academy’s 26th annual science held February 13. More than 170 students in grades 7 – 12...

West Tisbury’s new library grand opening March 22

Nelia Decker and Beth Kramer, brimming with excitement, have issued an invitation. “It may be hard to believe but the new library is almost finished....

Joshua Schaan is the new high school boys tennis coach

Joshua Schaan has been named boys varsity tennis coach at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School. Mr. Schaan played high school tennis in Seattle, Washington,...

Vineyarders state tourney run ends against Medfield

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School boys ran into a powerhouse team in the state tournament semifinal game.

Sports highlights

St. Patrick’s Day mixed doubles tennis tournament The Vineyard Tennis Center is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day mixed doubles tennis tournament Saturday and Sunday, March...

Tisbury man held on attempted murder, gun, bomb charges

Police responding to a domestic disturbance early Wednesday morning found a stockpile of weapons and an explosive device.

East meets west at the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard

Qigong, a powerful Chinese system of healing and energy medicine, will be a featured class at the YMCA through April.

Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust prepares for summer season

The Preservation Trust owns and operates 20 venues around the Island. Summer keeps many of them busy week in and week out.

Daffodil Day funds cancer patients

MV Cancer Support Group’s Daffodil Day will support Island families.

Looking a sick dog in the mouth

What to do depends a lot on your personal philosophy, your finances, your veterinarian, and Gummy Bear’s exact circumstances.


This week in the search for the snowy owl — which from this moment forward, let us never speak of again — Dad and...

Martha’s Vineyard court report

February 20, 2014 Melissa Neuner, Edgartown; 008 8/2/72, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon: continued to pretrial conference. February 27, 2014 William F. Lawson, Oak Bluffs;...

MVC chairman says Islanders are ‘bashing’ the commission and are ‘misinformed’

I would like to respond to a recent spate of Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) bashing, particularly as it relates to the current review of...

Combating substance abuse requires long-term coordination and funding

The MV Times addiction series, which began on January 2 with“Opiate addiction on Martha’s Vineyard hits home” and the on-target Editorial of February 27 bring...

Mutual aid: Martha’s Vineyard fire departments work together

When Peter and Nancy Shemeth were wed in 1975, he married not just into a family but also into an important piece of Edgartown’s...

Give stripers a breather

To the Editor: I completely agree with the view Captain Contessa expresses in the February 27 Letter to the Editor entitled “Stronger striper regs needed." The...