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Burst water pipe closes Oak Bluffs Mocha Mott’s until spring

A flood caused by a burst water pipe will keep the Mocha Mott’s Oak Bluffs store closed until at least May, co-owner Tim Dobel...

MV Times wins top prizes for reporting, design, and niche publications

The Martha’s Vineyard Times won 19 awards at the newspaper competition at the New England Newspaper Publisher’s Association annual convention, held at the Park...

Fentanyl trafficking law is now in effect

Anyone caught trafficking the powerful opioid fentanyl in Massachusetts will face up to 20 years in state prison, under a new law that took...

Oak Bluffs selectmen tend to business on school vacation week

Oak Bluffs selectmen explored several facets of the litter problem in town at the board’s regular meeting on Tuesday night. With seemingly most of...

SSA year-end figures show continued growth in traffic, revenues

There were 144 weather-related cancellations in 2015.

Vineyard will join Super Tuesday primary voters in national election contest

On March 1, Massachusetts voters will go to the polls in the presidential primary election on what is commonly known as Super Tuesday, when...

Dream a little dream with Jennie Isbell Shinn

If you’ve ever woken up from a dream so strange — or so real — that you wondered what it meant, you may get...

County commissioners turn their attention to Island addiction

Having assumed the chairmanship of the Dukes County Commission, Christine Todd of Oak Bluffs plans to spearhead a county effort to address substance abuse....

Airport commission seeks to hire interim airport manager

The Martha’s Vineyard Airport will soon go from an acting airport manager to an interim airport manager, even as it conducts a search for...

Tisbury harbormaster would give family name to channel

Tisbury town administrator Jay Grande was caught unaware when he received a telephone call in January from a staffer in the the office of...

Kathleen A. Chesk

Kathleen A. Chesk, formerly of South Deerfield and Oak Bluffs, died on Jan. 31, 2016. She was 72.Kathy was a 1962 graduate of Frontier...

DMF seeks public comment on regs to reduce black sea bass catch

The options include a longer season and smaller catch limit or a shorter season and the same 8 fish daily limit.

Martha’s Vineyard court report: Feb. 16 – 22

February 16, 2016Cody J. Cabral, Oak Bluffs; DOB 5/19/84, larceny over $250, breaking and entering a vehicle/boat during nighttime to commit a felony: continued...

Academic honors

Dean’s listAbigail Corless of Chilmark, at Simmons College in Boston.Helen Li of Edgartown, at Simmons College in Boston.Tegan Margaret Dougherty of Vineyard Haven, at...

Shuffle on Circuit Avenue

“Treat Yourself” day spa is moving from 38 Circuit Avenue to the Cottage City Center Offices at 97 Circuit Avenue. Proprietor Natasha Fomina will...

Hospitality Homes reaches out to Islanders in need

Updated March 1, 4:45 pm: A previous version of this article incorrectly reported the photos were taken at the Island Food Pantry. They are...

Aquinnah: Happy birthday, Anne Vanderhoop

The great February-vacation Island clear-out is in full swing this week. If you are on the Island and longing for a warmer, sunnier place...

Anna Edey will share her dream of a better elder community

On Thursday, March 3, at 7 pm, Anna Edey will share her vision of a better elder community at the Vineyard Playhouse. Everyone who...

A fan’s dilemma

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

Tisbury: Good news about all our children

It is just wonderful to share good news about all our children. The Tisbury School just announced that eighth grader Danielle Middleton won the...