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Cape builder denied preliminary injunction against town of Edgartown

Cape Cod Builders lost its bid to reboot the bidding process for a contract for restoration work on Memorial Wharf, in Dukes County Superior...

Tisbury selectmen discuss housing bank, regional budgets

Tisbury selectmen agreed to put a nonbinding housing bank question on the ballot for town meeting, and discussed regional budgets during their meeting on...

Independent living unit at Windemere suspends admissions, may close

Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (WNRC) has suspended admissions to its independent living facility as it moves to close the 13-bed unit, where three...

Oak Bluffs barn fire under investigation

Two weeks after a fire destroyed their barn on Elisha Lane in Oak Bluffs, Ralph and Tammy Smith await the results of an investigation...

Oak Bluffs Mocha Mott’s has closed for a month

Updated, Mon., March 6Mocha Mott’s will close their Oak Bluffs store for a month during the quiet part of winter.Last year, the Oak Bluffs...

Answer is still no to CPA funds for affordable housing bank

Echoing their discussion last week (Feb. 16, “Selectmen balk at CPC funding for regional affordable housing”), the Edgartown selectmen refused Monday to add a...

Fragile social contract

We Vineyarders are a privileged lot. It’s not a matter of wealth, nor even of abundant natural treasures, and we’re no less subject to...

Island teachers receive mini-grants from Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank

Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank awarded five mini-grants to Martha’s Vineyard teachers at an awards reception at Cape Cod Community College last Wednesday,...

Corrections

In the Feb. 16 story “Up-Island school group examines tribal student policies in Aquinnah,” The Times misspelled the name of Nefititi Jette.A Feb. 16...

DeBettencourt’s switches to Shell

The DeBettencourt service station in Oak Bluffs made the switch from Mobil to Shell on Wednesday. In a conversation with The Times on Wednesday,...

Marijuana use at MVRHS is well above state and national averages

The results of the 2016 Youth Task Force (YTF) survey, which examine substance use of middle school and high school students, show that although...

Aetna insureds see big hike in required copays for scripts

Customers at all five Island pharmacies that accept Aetna’s Medicare Part D coverage faced an increase in their copays after Jan. 1. Aetna changed...

Grocer donates to Island Housing Trust by adding an additional 1 percent to his...

In a recent real estate transaction, Cronig’s Markets owner Steve Bernier donated an additional 1 percent to the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank, designating it...

Disappointed to learn Ken Chisholm has left hospital

To the Editor:I was disappointed to learn this week of the unceremonious departure from the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital of Ken Chisholm, director of human...

Oak Bluffs infrastructure will not create a tax spike

To the Editor:I must dispute the impression made in the Feb. 16 news story "Oak Bluffs selectmen weigh big-ticket infrastructure expenditures," particularly the subhead,...

Work set to begin on SSA’s temporary Woods Hole terminal

The Steamship Authority’s Feb. 2 meeting in Falmouth featured an update on the progress of the temporary terminal at Woods Hole. A press release...

West Tisbury selectmen support Scotts Grove affordable housing

West Tisbury selectmen signaled their support for the Scotts Grove affordable housing project last Wednesday, Feb. 15. Philippe Jordi, Island Housing Trust’s executive director,...

What’s your vision for Tisbury’s streets?

The Tisbury Vision Council invites town residents and other interested Islanders to join the launch of Tisbury’s Complete Streets Program, a state-funded initiative.Howard Stein...

State honors saltwater anglers

State fisheries officials presented 34 trophies to winners of the 2016 Massachusetts Saltwater Fishing Derby. Four of the awards went to Vineyard fishermen.Dylan Kadison,...

For the Steamship Authority, 2016 was a very good year

Steamship Authority traffic to and from the Vineyard and Nantucket rose significantly in 2016 in every measured category, compared with the year before.Vineyard passengers,...