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E. Coli recall of Athol slaughterhouse meats extends to Vineyard

On Saturday, September 24, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a Class 1 recall notice for meat products processed on at least...

Harold Metcalf Green

Harold Metcalf Green, a lifelong sportsman, successful businessman, and driving force in the renewal of the Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club, whose congenial...

Turkeys blamed for head on collision on Barnes Road in Oak Bluffs

Updated 4 pm, TuesdayA head-on collision between two Jeeps on Barnes Road in the vicinity of Featherstone Center for the Arts, about 2 pm Friday afternoon,...

Beer bash bashed at Oak Bluffs selectmen’s meeting

The Martha’s Vineyard Craft Beer Festival drew a larger-than-expected crowd of around 1,300 people to Washington Park, adjacent to Our Market and the harbor,...

Gone fishin’: Old photo rekindles memories of a big fish

In a story published Sept. 8, “Derby fever,” The Times ran a series of old photos taken during the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and...

Phillips Hardware building retooling goes before MVC

Donna Leon and Susan Phillips, co-owners of Phillips Hardware, and architect Chuck Sullivan went before the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) last Thursday to present their...

All-Island Planning Board looks to increase outreach

Fresh off the first round of outreach meetings for the new housing production plans (HPPs), All-Island Planning Board (AIPB) members shared insights gained thus...

Island MCAS scores mixed, but results positive overall

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) tests scores released Monday by the Massachusetts Department...

Roads & Bridges magazine ranks Lagoon Pond drawbridge in the Top 10

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced Tuesday that Roads & Bridges magazine has named the Lagoon Pond Drawbridge to its list of Top...

Repairs will close Panhandle Road next week

Panhandle Road in West Tisbury will be closed to through traffic for road repair from Tuesday, Oct. 4, to Thursday, Oct. 6, from 7...

Vineyard Decorators goes solar

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) has approved a proposal by Vineyard Decorators proprietor Whitney Brush to install solar panels on the roof of the...

Tisbury selectmen create Beach Road design review committee

Tisbury selectmen Tuesday voted unanimously to create a Beach Road design review committee for the long-awaited and much-discussed $2.4 million state transportation project. Construction...

Tisbury selectmen approve scallop dates, with asterisk

On Tuesday, Tisbury selectmen unanimously approved recreational and commercial scalloping dates for the upcoming season per the recommendations of shellfish constable Danielle Ewart and...

Army Corps will allow J-Way to complete Menemsha dredge project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tuesday informed Aquinnah, Chilmark, and Wampanoag tribal officials that it has cleared the way for dredge contractor J-Way...

Hillary Clinton for President

Hillary Clinton is our unequivocal choice for President of the United States. She has been in public service for more than 40 years, especially...

Thanks, and more options, from Lia Kahler

To the Editor:I want to thank everyone involved in making the Lia Kahler and Friends concert and silent auction, held at the Chilmark Community...

Grove shopping

To the Editor:The gall of you to take my lights off my property. Perhaps you should shop around the grounds of Oak Grove cemetery...

When will they ever learn?

To the Editor:Often, lately, I have thought of all the efforts of our singer-songwriters from the 1960s that led to social change, fighting for...

Thanks to a compassionate SSA

To the Editor:This letter was sent to the management and board members of the Steamship Authority.I would like to express my sincere gratitude for...

Hospice was the big winner

To the Editor:A stiff wind blowing in from the southwest curled the collars of the 70 golfers at the sixth annual Hospice of Martha’s...