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All-Island school committee approves $5.9 million shared-services budget

Just prior to the long Thanksgiving break, the All-Island School Committee met Monday night and passed a $5.9 million fiscal year 2017 (FY17) shared-services...

Wampanoag tribe will appeal court denial of gaming rights

Updated 7 pm, Wednesday, Nov. 25The Wampanoag tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) will appeal a decision by U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor...

Polly Hill Arboretum added to National Register of Historic Places

The Polly Hill Arboretum (PHA) announced it is now listed on the National Park Service's (NPS) Register of Historic Places as the Polly Hill...

MVRHS committee approves $350,000 for immediate HVAC repairs

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) committee met Monday night and discussed how to move forward with necessary short-term repairs to the school’s...

Made on MVY: Heather Smith’s sea glass scenes

The time-honored tradition of combing for beach glass on Martha’s Vineyard doesn’t always yield a treasure. And if you’re lucky enough to find it,...

Two-week shotgun season for deer begins Monday

The Massachusetts two-week shotgun season for deer begins a half-hour before sunrise Nov. 30, and ends a half-hour after sunset on Saturday, Dec. 12.While...

Coast Guard Station Menemsha ups its game

The lights flickered in the mess hall at Station Menemsha one morning last month while the crews ate breakfast. Outside, in the predawn darkness,...

Martha’s Vineyard refloats Island Coast Guard Flotilla

Amid low-key pomp and circumstance befitting Station Menemsha in November, in brief ceremonies Thursday Coast Guard officials formally recognized the establishment of Coast Guard...

Horse lovers seek to create nonprofit riding center at Misty Meadows

A group of Martha’s Vineyard equestrians has taken on the task of creating a nonprofit community center to train Islanders of all ages in...

Cult of comics: An Islander augments the comic book resurgence

What’s a screenwriter to do with the scraps of ideas that, for one reason or another, never make it to the big screen? For...

The need is now

To the Editor:We hear a lot about how we must restrict, or better, cut off, the flow of refugees from the tormented Middle East....

Look back to move Nature ahead

To the Editor:I left the Island in '07 after 40-plus years of living off and on, and my main memory of Mill Pond (despite...

Hard-boiled crime fiction comes to Martha’s Vineyard

Did you know there are secret agents on patrol from Squibnocket to the outer tidal rip of Wasque Beach? That incendiary drones packed with...

Island Grown is thankful for support

To the Editor:In this season of giving thanks, I would like to express gratitude to the up-Island school committee — and to all of...

Islanders support Haiti Fund

To the Editor:Thank you to the community for the help and support we received raising funds for a community center in Ile à Vache,...

Storytellers wanted

The Cup of Karma Project is collecting stories and asking for participation from Islanders. According to a press release, the project is “designed to celebrate...

On giving thanks

In November 1621, those Pilgrims who had survived their first year in North America sat down with members of the local Native American tribes,...

Sailing into freshman year

For the past three years, The MVTimes has asked four recent Vineyard high school graduates to share their experiences during their first year after...

Beware sidewalk biologists

To the Editor:Watch out, Mill Pond; you may be next. If the sidewalk biologists prevail, they will rob you of the myriad of aquatic...

Moved to Giving Thanks

Trees are one of the things that move me to giving thanks. How is it that with the amount of concern about drought, wild...