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Chilmark selectmen give up on Carroll property for firehouse

The opposition of Fire Chief David Norton was the deciding factor.

Births

Aaliyah GrushShaina Grush and Tony Pires of Vineyard Haven announce the birth of a daughter, Aaliyah Grush, on Jan. 28, 2016, at Martha’s Vineyard...

Oak Bluffs: Balmy weather

Sun and springlike temperatures won out over snow and cold this past weekend. Sunday was a day for beach walking, strolls along the sidewalks,...

Station Menemsha crew honored at ‘The Finest Hours’ screening

On Sunday, Martha's Vineyard expressed its appreciation and respect for the women and men who serve at Coast Guard Station Menemsha, and gave a...

Regional high school hosts science and engineering fair Saturday

Updated 11 am, Friday to reflect a change in the timing of the public viewing and awards ceremony due to the storm Friday.The public...

Chilmark: Early Mud Season?

Hurray, Chilmark Chocolates is open again — stock up for Valentine's Day! This week you could imagine yourself or watch a GoPro film on...

Edgartown selectmen hear Triangle parking complaints

Edgartown town administrator Pam Dolby told selectmen at a regular meeting on Monday that she and building inspector Lenny Jason are working with the...

Cape Light Compact releases new three-year energy efficiency plan

Cape Light Compact, an energy service organization made up of Cape and Island towns, announced Tuesday a new three-year energy efficiency plan that includes...

The Boathouse Foundation donates $25,000 to YMCA

The Boathouse Foundation last week donated $25,000 to the YMCA of Oak Bluffs, the sixth consecutive year the philanthropic arm of the Boathouse club...

Shoveling my neighbor’s snow

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: Welcome February

Welcome February, the beginning of the loneliest, most desperate months on the Vineyard. At least the weather has not been as hideous as it...

Bridge notes

At the Edgartown Bridge Club on Jan. 25, seven pairs competed. Finishing in first place were Barbara Silk and Dave Donald, followed by Margaret...

Update on plastic-bag ban information session

The meeting to discuss the ban of single-use plastic checkout bags Island-wide, originally scheduled for Feb. 10 at the Tisbury Senior Center, will now...

Ask Tom, the Dogcharmer: Nico is a punk

Dear Dogfather,Nico, my 5-month-old Spinone Italiano, is a brilliant charmer 99 percent of the time. He seems to be able to control some natural...

The Man Who Loved Mountains

By Lee H. McCormackBecause he loved mountains he stood at the edge of the seaStudying wind for signs and scents of apple trees standing...

Teddy Bear Suite fundraiser tops $15,000 for Boys & Girls Club

The fifth annual Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite holiday fundraiser raised a record-breaking $15,360 for the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club. The event,...

DMF cancels Vineyard public hearing on whelk manangement Tuesday

Updated 11:30 am, MondayThe Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) has cancelled a meeting for Island fishermen at 10 am, Tuesday, Feb. 9, at the...

Fluke, scup regs expected to remain unchanged

The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) last week issued an advisory with respect to anticipated regulatory changes for three popular recreational species: fluke,...

Chilmark man who sought missing bones gets a whale of a surprise

A letter to the editor of The Martha's Vineyard Times had unexpected consequences.

Stripers Forever survey reflects downward trend

The great majority of the anglers from North Carolina to Maine, responding to the 13th annual fishing survey taken by Stripers Forever, reported catching...