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The Island Theater

What would be the best use for the Island Theater, or the Island Theater space, in Oak Bluffs?Comments:I’d like to see the space used...

Airport Fitness & Tennis goes solar

Updated Feb. 2, 4:40 pmSoon Eversource will dig a trench from the road to the Airport Fitness & Tennis center to tie 341 newly...

Long battle over Wave Lengths finally comes to an end

Six years of permitting battles, contractor gaffes, and legal tussles have finally come to an end for Jayne Leaf, longtime owner of Wave Lengths...

Online comments

The Martha’s Vineyard Times is launching a major review and overhaul of our online comment feature. The first step in our process was an...

On immigration

In the past few weeks, the news on Martha’s Vineyard has included references to town warrant articles that will ask residents to vote on...

Menemsha Channel dredge project halted, again

For the second time in two years, the Menemsha Channel dredge project has come to a grinding halt in midstream. The Army Corps of...

West Tisbury police department awarded state certification

The West Tisbury police department has met critical standards in the area of police management, operations, and technical support, according to a press release...

Martha’s Vineyard Rotary Club hosts State Rep. Dylan Fernandes

The Martha’s Vineyard Rotary Club welcomed State Representative Dylan Fernandes and his Martha’s Vineyard communications liaison Kaylea Moore at their weekly meeting at the...

MVC sets FY18 budget at $1.48 million

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission unanimously adopted a $1.48 million budget for fiscal year 2018 (FY18) at its regular meeting on Jan. 19. The FY18...

Chilmark FinCom rebuts West Tisbury school-sharing view

The Chilmark finance advisory committee asked the West Tisbury selectmen to explain why their town should entirely finance the operating costs of its school...

Patriots fans send Super Bowl notes

According to a press release from Stop and Shop, this past week the grocery store chain delivered hundreds of good-luck letters from customers and fans...

Elizabeth Audrey LeBeau

Elizabeth Audrey (Johnson) LeBeau, 79, died peacefully on Jan. 21, 2017, at McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich, after a fairly brief illness.Beth fell in...

Massachusetts politicians criticize President Trump’s immigration suspension

Gov. Charlie Baker issued a statement over the weekend saying that President Trump’s suspension of immigration from some Middle East countries “will not make...

Planner urges multiple strategies to create Chilmark affordable housing

The Chilmark planning board got some sobering news on Jan. 23 when planners Jennifer Goldson of JM Goldson Community Preservation + Planning in Roslindale,...

Edgartown will reclassify all town employee job descriptions

Several Edgartown town employees expressed dissatisfaction with a recent evaluation of their job descriptions by an outside consultant. Based on information that the employees...

Senator Cyr charts a course for the Cape and Islands

Barely a week had gone by when newly elected state Senator Julian Cyr got on the ferry in Woods Hole to visit his Island...

Oak Bluffs Police to launch restorative justice pilot program

The Martha’s Vineyard Mediation Program (MVMP) and the Oak Bluffs Police Department (OBPD) have partnered to launch a restorative justice pilot program on the...

Vineyard indoor track clinches second place in EAC meet

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) girls and boys indoor track and field teams earned second place out of seven teams at the...

MV Surfcasters banquet celebrates fishing and philanthropy

The Martha’s Vineyard Surfcasters Association (MVSA) held its annual banquet and awards ceremony Saturday in the Baylies Room at the Old Whaling Church in...

MVYouth expansion grants go to projects that promise ‘wide impact’

MVYouth gave $1 million to the Ice Arena and $350,000 to Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary in this, the third year of their expansion grant...