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Polynesian vessel Hokule’a visits Martha's Vineyard

Hokule’a, a replica of an ancient Polynesian double-hulled sailing canoe, is visiting Martha's Vineyard this week on the 19th leg of her three-year Malama...

The Martha’s Vineyard Times and Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank launch The Business Page

The Martha’s Vineyard Times and Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank have launched an innovative partnership which will offer Times readers expanded coverage of the Island...

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

A tradução deste artigo se encontra no final da versão em inglêsOn every Fourth of July, I tend to think of my relationship with the...

West Tisbury chairman chided for losing his temper

The continuing West Tisbury debate over the future of the Mill Pond and the dam that created it spilled over at a meeting of...

Fields are about the future

To the Editor:Many people have asked me why MV@Play, the project to improve and expand the athletic fields at the high school, is so...

Turn the dial

To the Editor:The evidence has been mounting for years. Once again R.E.L. Knight (Letters to the Editor, June 23, “Rush (Limbaugh) to judgment”) is...

Trust the professionals on artificial turf

To the Editor:In recent letters to the editor, coaches, parents, and young athletes professed the safety of plastic grass. While everyone is entitled to...

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve...

Gypsy moths take a bite out of Oak Bluffs trees

It may be July on the Vineyard, but in parts of Oak Bluffs, motorists are passing by winter scenery. Dozens of oak trees along...

Citizen of Martha’s Vineyard first

To the Editor:With the Brexit vote grabbing our attention, it is, perhaps, not the right moment for me to suggest that we need a...

Gone fishin’: Coast Guard proposes to remove local navigational aids

President Barack Obama has asked Congress to approve a proposed budget request of $582.7 billion to fund the Department of Defense in fiscal year...

Horse Council says thanks

To the Editor:On behalf of the Martha’s Vineyard Horse Council, we would like to thank all the riders, parents, family, and friends for their...

He has a theory

To the Editor:I contend, along with formidable empirical and anecdotal evidence, that were the Island to free itself from the plague of tourists, specifically...

What’s the rush?

To the Editor:I sent the following letter to the boards of selectmen in Chilmark and West Tisbury:This afternoon around 5:15 pm, I was driving...

Edgartown selectmen receive thanks by way of special delivery

A special thank you from Mike Powers, district manager for the United States Post Office, was the first order of business at Monday’s board...

West Tisbury selectmen hear possible affordable housing lot idea

West Tisbury selectmen met last Wednesday afternoon. Topping the agenda was a presentation by Michael Colaneri, vice chairman of the West Tisbury affordable housing...

Call for fair play by Chilmark selectmen

To the Editor:It’s disappointing that the Chilmark Board of Selectmen would vote on the proposal of MV@Play to privately fund and rebuild the athletic...

Continued delays as Lagoon Pond drawbridge work wraps up

Contractors will take a break over the Fourth of July as they work to complete the Lagoon Pond drawbridge.Tisbury selectman and Lagoon Pond drawbridge...

Time to choose the real world

To the Editor:We live in very important times. Have you ever stopped to think how awkward the future conversation would be between, let’s say,...

Smoke alarms belong on boats

To the Editor:I read your posted story about the unfortunate Menemsha boat fire (June 22, “Menemsha harbormaster, passing boater rescue nine from burning boat”)....