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Perry Garfinkel talks travel writing

Perry Garfinkel had writer’s block. His editor confirmed what he already knew: His draft was crap. It lacked tone and structure. And what else...

Edgartown selectmen order Arbor Inn to halt business

Edgartown selectmen voted unanimously on Monday to issue a cease-and-desist letter to the Arbor Inn on Upper Main Street. Selectmen made the decision after...

Edgartown approves updated police department policies

In a step toward accreditation from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission (MPAC), Edgartown selectmen on Monday approved updated rules and regulations for the Edgartown...

Documentaries rule this week at Island theaters

The Island’s independent film venues are offering two interesting documentaries plus a fiction film based on a true story this week. Take your pick...

Edgartown: Visitors in August

What a week to be a tourist on Martha’s Vineyard. With a revolving door of house guests this past week, I had no choice...

Inside censorship, free speech, and journalism with Lucinda Franks

Lucinda Franks, a Pulitzer Prizewinner for national reporting and a successful author, brings decades of bigtime, worldwide reporting experience to a panel on censorship...

Elizabeth Langer brings paintings, drawings, collages to Chilmark library

The Chilmark library hosts West Tisbury summer resident Elizabeth Langer through August 14 with an exhibit of her generative work in multiple media. “I...

Tisbury Police investigate Franklin Street break-ins

Tisbury Police Detective Kindia Roman told The Times in a phone call that she is investigating two break-ins in the area of Greenwood Avenue...

Side Notes from the Side Yard

A Salt Lake City native, Chloe Jones graduated from Wesleyan University this past May with a double major in dance and Hispanic literatures and...

Susan B. (Wiener) Meyer

Susan B. (Wiener) Meyer, of Lancaster and Martha's Vineyard, formerly of Framingham, died peacefully on July 25, 2015, with Lester Meyer, her loving husband...

Step into Margot Datz’s ‘Phantasmagoria’

It has been a decade since Island artist and muralist Margot Datz began mounting her one-day, one-woman shows of original paintings and limited-edition prints....

But what about cell phones on the beach?!

Bemused readers ask novelist Nicole Galland for her take on navigating the precarious social landscape that comes with living on the Vineyard. Nicole, who...

Aquinnah: The Gay Head Light is soon to be relighted

This is such good news and really warms my heart; the Gay Head Light is soon to be relighted! This Tuesday, August 11, there...

Blue Canoe: A taste of the sea, by the sea

Glenn Von Neumann has been the executive chef at the Blue Canoe restaurant in Vineyard Haven for the past two years, but he has...

Tisbury: Islander's Write event is coming back

We complain about the traffic, but we do enjoy all the special events created for our summer visitors. We also know that our local...

Mikel Hunter hosts “Propaganda #2,” an artisanal meeting of the minds

Mikel Hunter, the boutique and gallery on Winter Street in Edgartown, will be hosting a unique four-day event starting on Saturday, August 8.“Propaganda #2”...

Once in a blue moon: Mozart, Wendy Taucher Opera, and Judy Belushi Pisano under...

There truly was a blue moon glowing low, incandescent and fierce over the eastern sky on last Friday, July 31, for the debut evening...

More than movies: M.V. Film Society offers standup comedy, jazz, and theater

Films are far from the only events scheduled this month at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center.“We have always tried to have an eclectic program,”...

The African-American Film Festival returns with more than 40 films

The annual Run&Shoot Filmworks Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival (MVAAFF) recently announced its screening schedule for the upcoming film festival, which takes place Monday,...

Andrew Gordon Moore opens up about opening at the Granary and taking time to...

Visitors to Andrew Moore's former studio/former gallery are greeted by a metal pan piled with clots of dried paint that sits on the porch...