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Oak Bluffs Planning Board allows subdivision development to move forward

After a month of wrangling and under the threat of litigation, the Oak Bluffs Planning Board (OBPB) agreed with the buyers and sellers of...

Babe Ruth tournament seeks players

A Babe Ruth baseball tournament for ages 13-15 (as of May 1, 2015) will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 1 and 2. Any...

Creamers defeat Shady Ladies in playoff softball

In the first round of the women’s softball playoffs Tuesday night, the Creamers defeated the Shady Ladies 9-0 to advance to the second round.Shawna...

Oak Bluffs library book sale a wowser

To the Editor:The Library Friends of Oak Bluffs thank the community for making our annual Book Sale this past week a rousing success. The...

Intimidating sign

To the Editor:Public easement for fishing from private beaches on Martha’s Vineyard? Not if there is the threat of guard dogs.My family has been...

Biking could be safer

To the Editor:I appreciated the front-page article on bicycle safety, and would like to add some observations as one who uses a bicycle as...

What Is that?

To the Editor:Just curious about the gelatinous less-than-an-inch sacs floating along State Beach. I have been told two theories:1) They are jellyfish larvae; one...

Still and always welcome

To the Editor:The Unitarian Universalist Society in Vineyard Haven has flown the rainbow flag since 2003 as a symbol that we are a welcoming...

Misquoted

To the Editor:I am appalled that the MV Times would attribute a quote to me that I did not say (July 23, “Gov. Charlie...

Second bite of the apple

The Oak Bluffs Planning Board may be biting off more than it can chew in seeking to take another bite — a very large...

The VFW’s warm welcome

To the Editor:Hello to all at the Oak Bluffs VFW. This past May, my wife and I decided to fix up our house on...

Martha’s Vineyard Court Report: July 16-27

July 16, 2015Joshua Kenneth MacDermott, Wakefield; DOB 12/20/89, OUI-liquor or .08%, disorderly conduct: continued to pretrial conference.July 20, 2015Scott E. Fielding, West Tisbury; DOB...

Memory Support Group thanks Featherstone

To the Editor:On July 15, the Memory Support Group celebrated its one-year anniversary of moving to Featherstone Center for the Arts, and what a...

More help available for seniors

To the Editor:It's great that Abe Seiman is offering his varied skills to Island seniors, mentioned in the article on June 23 ("Abe Seiman...

Suggestions for Mr. Boch

To the Editor:It would seem to me that Ernie Boch Jr. could put his best civic-minded foot forward and seek input from Island businesses,...

Federal judge orders tribe to stop work on bingo hall

U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV Tuesday issued a preliminary injunction that orders the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) to stop...

Oak Bluffs selectmen weigh in on Southern Woodlands subdivision

Although Oak Bluffs selectmen appeared to have a typically light midsummer agenda for their Tuesday-night meeting, they addressed some weighty issues, in particular the...

Gone fishin’: Has Martha’s Vineyard gone to the dogs?

There are many things to consider when heading out to fish the Martha’s Vineyard shoreline. The tide, wind direction, any concentrations and type of...

Fishing equipment stolen in Edgartown

Edgartown Police lieutenant Chris Dolby cautioned fishermen to keep a close watch on their gear.Over the course of last weekend, fishing equipment was stolen...

Tisbury selectmen want to reconsider library stop sign

Tisbury selectmen discussed the removal of the stop sign at the intersection of Greenwood Avenue and Main Street heading toward West Chop at their...