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Steamship Authority board approves Robert B. Davis as new general manager

On Monday afternoon, Oct. 31, the Steamship Authority (SSA) board, meeting in their Woods Hole offices voted to approve Robert B. Davis for the...

Sylvia Thomas

Sylvia V. Thomas of Edgartown died on Sept. 16 at the Royal Cotuit Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Mashpee. She was 80.Sylvia was born...

Steven Roth

Steven George Roth, 67, of Aquinnah, died on Oct. 27 at home with his wife by his side.  Steven was born in Reading, Penn. to...

Warm fuzzies at fall horse show

Tobi Stall came all the way from Portsmouth, R.I. to judge the Martha’s Vineyard Horse Council’s “Fall Fuzzy” show on Saturday, Oct. 29. “It’s...

Rod Backus wins table tennis tournament

Vineyard Haven's Rod Backus took the championship trophy in the first all-Island table tennis tournament Saturday, donning Juri Luncar in three straight matches, 11-7,...

Photos: Halloween on Martha’s Vineyard

All over the Island, weekend festivities drew out ghosts, goblins, and all sorts of other costumed creatures. From trick-or-treating, to parties, to haunted hay...

Martha’s Vineyard youth running club participates in 2016 Cape Cod Marathon

On Sunday, the MV Hurricanes Youth Running Club Relay Team, the Category 5 Hurricanes, ran in the Cape Cod Marathon. The relay team made...

New principal cheers in new year

By Willa Vigneault and Sophia McCarronNearly 800 foot-stomping, hand-clapping, and screaming students and teachers helped to introduce Sara Dingledy, the regional high school’s new...

CROP walkers dine on hope

By Danielle HopkinsHundreds of Islanders participated in the annual CROP walk Sunday, October 23, to help raise hunger awareness. The route went from St....

Photos of the week Oct. 23-29

Photos of the week is a series that features photographs of news, nature, events, sports, and every day life on Martha’s Vineyard. The Times invites...

Yes on charter school ballot question

Is there a need in the community for charter schools? The crazy thing about the Massachusetts ballot Question 2 in the upcoming election is...

Publisher's Note

In last week's (10/27/2016) issue of the Martha’s Vineyard Times we published a signed column (“Gone Hunting”) that included personal information regarding a person...

SSA cancels evening ferries due to weather

If you're aiming to pick up someone coming in on the boat arriving at 10:30, better give them a call: evening ferries, starting with...

Boat disappeared from Vineyard Haven Harbor, then was found

Updated, 11 am, Tuesday, Nov. 1. The Kimberly Anne was discovered Saturday, Oct. 29 on the north side of Muskeget Island. Details to follow.The yawl...

Vineyard Haven library hosts reading of Sinclair Lewis’s topical play ‘It Can’t Happen Here’

Nobel Prize-winning American author Sinclair Lewis (1885 - 1951) had a number of axes to grind, and one of them was a hardly surprising...

Creative Living Award goes to fisherman, musician, and stonemason Johnny Hoy

Friends, family, colleagues, and members of the community gathered at the Portuguese-American Club in Oak Bluffs on Wednesday to honor the life and accomplishments...

Shellfishing update: Scalloping permitted in ponds

All waters remain closed to shellfishing through at least Friday, Oct. 28, with the exception of bay scallops, due to a phytoplankton bloom that can cause...

Births

Jace Michael ScarbroughMolly Scarbrough and Michael Scarbrough of Edgartown announce the birth of a son, Jace Michael Scarbrough, on Sept. 27, 2016, at South...

Nelson Sigelman retires

View the Martha's Vineyard Times staff tribute to retiring editor Nelson Sigelman. 

Joanie Jenkinson retires

Norman Rockwell would have been at home last Thursday night at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury when a grateful community turned out to...