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MVRHS principal search narrowed to three off-Island finalists

The search for a new Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) principal was narrowed from 20 to three candidates this week. “Three candidates emerged...

School leaders respond to mental health, substance abuse issues

Faced with an increase in emergency service evaluations and off-Island facility placements for students, Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) administrators and staff are...

Spring bowling leagues sign-up begins

The Barn Bowl & Bistro on Uncas Avenue in Oak Bluffs announced that sign-up has started for spring bowling leagues. General manager Mike Sawyer...

Landlocked

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

West Tisbury: Happy 2016

We wore T-shirts on our walk Christmas morning. The dogs went swimming. Then home to a quiet Christmas Day. Lots of new books and...

Saudade: News from and for the Brazilian community/Notícias de e para a comunidade brasileira

A tradução deste artigo se encontra no final da versão em inglês.As we near the end of 2015, all Brazilian television channels and networks...

Space is scarce in the Edgartown cemetery

Only four available lots remain at the town-owned and -operated New Westside Cemetery in Edgartown, cemetery commissioners and cemetery superintendent Jen Morgan told selectmen...

Just asking: Should Oak Bluffs shoulder the burden?

To the Editor:I have two points to make about the affordable housing story (Dec. 24, “Oak Bluffs affordable housing committee fights uphill battle”) and...

New Year’s Thanks

The week between Christmas and New Year’s is usually a quiet time for a community newspaper. Barring weather disruptions not in evidence this year,...

Wrong discussion on Mill Pond

To the Editor:As time goes on, and as more and more discussion ensues, I find myself less and less patient with the three-cornered debate...

Report breaks down health care cost trends in Massachusetts

Ongoing market consolidation and higher U.S. health care spending growth rates are identified as reasons for concern in the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission's 2015...

Swans would not be missed

To the Editor:Regarding Bill Haynes' letter of Dec. 16, "Manmade Mill Pond”: I've been fishing since I was 4 years old, and I have...

Study offers keys to unlock Five Corners, Look Street intersections

Slowly but surely, local Tisbury officials working with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) are moving to address Five Corners, easily the most vexing...

Rush job

To the Editor:At the April 2014 Tisbury annual town meeting, the town voted to allow selectmen to look into a new position, natural resources...

Oak Bluffs Police arrest AAA tow truck driver on theft, drug charges

Updated 10 am, Wednesday, Dec. 30Oak Bluffs Police said Pilgrim Auto tow truck driver Brett C. Geddis, 25, of Edgartown answered a call for...

An opportunity for seasonal giving

To the Editor:The vestry of Grace Episcopal Church brings your attention to a story by Pat Waring that appears in the community section of...

This was then: Professional development

The Martha’s Vineyard Summer Institute, located in the Highlands section of Oak Bluffs, offered summer courses for teachers for almost 30 years during the...

Danielle Kish

Danielle Kish died on Dec. 29, 2015, at Falmouth Hospital. She was 90. A visitation in the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown...

Taking stock of 2015 on Martha’s Vineyard

As we roll into 2016, we pause to take a look back at 2015 — the good and the bad, the progress and the...