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New social justice group seeks input

The Martha’s Vineyard Social Justice Leadership Foundation (MVSJLF), a 501 (c)(3) organization, was incorporated in October 2013. According to a press release, its mission...

Remembering Pathways Projects founder Marianne Goldberg

A memorial gathering for Marianne Goldberg, the Chilmark patron of the arts who died December 21, will be held at the Chilmark Community Center...

MVC issues written approval on North Bluff seawall project

On Tuesday, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) issued its formal written approval of the North Bluff seawall/boardwalk project in Oak Bluffs.The $5.6 million project,...

Aquinnah Circle named Cultural and Historic District

The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the designation of the Aquinnah Circle Cultural and Historic District (ACCHD). The ACCHD is...

It’s time to bag the plastic

We’ve all used them. If you are anything like me, you might have an unruly kitchen drawer, frustrating all attempts at properly closing, from...

A driver apologizes

To the Editor:My apologies to the driver of a dark red, square-looking car that I almost rammed coming out of my driveway onto State...

Rising Tide starts tenth year

To the Editor:Rising Tide Therapeutic Equestrian Center has had a wonderful year in 2015, and we are using this winter season to formulate our...

She sees a connection

To the Editor:This is in response to a letter to the editor published in last week’s MV Times (Jan. 14, “Movie fan will tune...

Hob Knob Hotel says thanks

To the Editor:On behalf of the managing partner of VIC MV Hotel, LLC, Bill Booth and myself, may this letter serve as a heartfelt...

Martha’s Vineyard church homeless shelters find few takers

This month, the Island Clergy Association (ICA) began a pilot homeless shelter program dubbed “Hospitality Homes,” that began operating January 1 and will continue...

Real Estate Transactions: January 18 – 22

EdgartownJan. 19, Katama Acquisitions LLC sold Lot 1 on Kitts Field Circle to Arch Building & Home Development LLC for $630,000.Jan. 19, William A....

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.In general, Brazilians don't speak English well. In an international proficiency ranking of the...

How hard could it be to work at the Island’s favorite boutique

It’s a well-kept secret that’s no secret at all. Vineyarders, men and women alike, love to hunt for treasures at the Thrift Shop on...

Aase Jones retires after 32 years at Tisbury town hall

When Aase Jones took a job at Tisbury town hall, she never really pictured herself a career bureaucrat. Now 32 years later, the assistant...

Vineyard House campus, leadership enters new phase

The new Vineyard House campus, a residential community for Islanders in early sobriety, was years in the making. Now with a major capital campaign...

Island children gather at the Martha’s Vineyard Community Horse Center

Island children groomed, tended, and rode horses at the revived Misty Meadows barn in West Tisbury on Monday, gently guided by the organizers of...

Achievement: Graduation

Summer West Tisbury residents Judy and Malcolm Hall of Oklahoma City have announced the graduation of their son, Houston Hall, from the University of...

Martha’s Vineyard court report: Jan. 8 – 25

January 8, 2016Marvin J. Brown, Falmouth; DOB 2/8/62, operating motor vehicle with suspended license: continued without finding for two years, must pay $50 VW...

Dyan Walsh Espindle

Dyan Walsh Espindle, formerly of Vineyard Haven, died suddenly on January 23 in Punta Gorda, Florida. She was 66.Dyan was a hospice nurse on...

Up-Island School District committee raises lunch price

In a lengthy meeting Monday night, largely dominated by fiscal year 2017 (FY17) budget discussions, the Up-Island Regional School District committee heard West Tisbury...