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Martha’s Vineyard Youth Tennis competes in national tournament

A contingent of Vineyard Youth Tennis (VYT) players participated in the USTA tournament held at Center Court in Riverside, R.I., this past weekend.Four players...

How hard could it be to exorcise your own apartment?

I don’t remember first meeting psychic medium Kae Schlisman of Fort Myers, Fla., but apparently I’d given her a tarot card reading at the...

Gone Hunting: An Island duck hunter is the target of an angry squawk

Updated Friday, 3:30 pm *A man with a baseball cap on backward stood at the edge of the marsh screaming at me on Saturday...

Nelson Sigelman, newspaperman.

Nelson Sigelman is an outdoorsman, a sportsman, a hunter, a fisherman. True enough, all of it, but at his core he’s a journalist. Not...

Talk show host is always an option

Today I leave The Martha’s Vineyard Times. I do so with a mixture of regret at leaving a job that was new and interesting...

Shellfishing closure continues in Martha’s Vineyard waters

The state Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) has announced that due to the results of samples taken last week, the Oct. 11 shellfish closure...

Phillips Hardware retooling pivots to accommodate zoning

Phillips Hardware store owners Susan Phillips and Donna Leon, and their architect Chuck Sullivan, appeared before the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) last Thursday, and...

Oak Bluffs Sun 'n' Fun owner will stop renting mopeds

It’s not often when a selectmen’s vote draws a rousing ovation from a full house, but it happened on Tuesday night at the weekly...

The hijacked presidential election

This sad, bankrupt political season is finally about to expire, not so much peaking as simply and mercifully running out of time. To our...

Tisbury will require denitrifying septic systems

The Tisbury board of health Tuesday unanimously approved new nitrogen regulations for the Lagoon Pond and Lake Tashmoo watersheds, effective immediately, pending approval by...

Oak Bluffs building inspector declares Island Theater unsafe, again

The movie “Groundhog Day” appears to be playing at the long-shuttered Island Theater, on Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs. For the third time in...

Wastewater limits dampen housing options in Oak Bluffs

In Oak Bluffs, wastewater issues are bubbling to the surface, even as town officials grapple with zoning bylaws that are stifling the creation of...

Font Bureau: An international type foundry has Martha’s Vineyard roots

When it comes to fonts, most of us are passive consumers. Type is under our noses all day long — in our TV commercials,...

Bring back the tiles

To the Editor:Shame on you, Santander Bank. What does an international bank care about the antiquity and history of the Vineyard?It’s all about the...

Ticks and Island ecology

To the Editor:In response to all the dialogue about reducing or eliminating the deer herd in an effort to eliminate Lyme disease, in my...

Consumers urged to ‘stop, shop, enroll’ in health plans

As customers brace for changes to their health insurance coverage and bills due to changes in eligibility for some members, rising premiums, and a...

Say it ain’t so

To the Editor:I cannot express my shock, and sadness, upon reading about the departure of Nelson Sigelman from The Times.While enjoying his recounting of...

In support of Dylan Fernandes

To the Editor:Today I join 12 of my elected colleagues from across the Vineyard in endorsing Dylan Fernandes for state representative. This unprecedented level...

Houses of grace: Winter Island Shelter Program

To the Editor:The second year of Martha's Vineyard Winter Island Shelter Program is set to begin Jan. 1, 2017, and run through March 31,...

Islanders miss cultural opportunity

To the Editor:How many folks here on Martha’s Vineyard will pay a king's ransom to secure tickets to London stage productions while touring the...