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M.V. Arena work is temporarily frozen

updated April 2, 4:30 pmThe $3.7 million renovation of the Martha's Vineyard Arena was skating along ahead of schedule until March 23, when Oak...

State ferry decision overrules objections of residents

Falmouth residents failed to prove that a new Steamship Authority ferry terminal, already under construction in Woods Hole, would adversely affect navigation, according to...

Elizabeth Bishop: A miracle of a poet

Who was Elizabeth Bishop? Elizabeth Bishop has been called one of the strongest and best poets of the 20th century. She was a consultant...

Feeding Martha’s Vineyard: An interactive map for free or low cost food and services

En portugués: Alimentando MV: Acesso a alimentação em Martha's VineyardUm guia para localizar programas de alimentação e refeições gratuitas ou de baixo custo.The Feeding...

Writers’ groups converge at Pathways

Serious writing is hard work, but the members of author John Hough Jr.’s two writing groups welcome that challenge, and they brought excerpts of...

New restaurant coming to Vineyard Haven

Realtor Peter Cronig confirmed Wednesday that a tenant from Connecticut has committed to opening a Chinese restaurant at 76 Main Street in Vineyard Haven, the...

Romeo and Juliet, Juliet, Juliet, Juliet

Which four art thou Juliet? That's the question audiences will be confronted by in the upcoming production of “Romeo and Juliet” by the popular...

Ernie Boch Jr. will create a park in Vineyard Haven

Tisbury selectmen heard good news and bad news this week. The bad news: Clough Lane will lose two of its beloved pear trees. The...

Moped action revs up in Oak Bluffs

There was no shortage of groans, applause, or glowering at the Oak Bluffs selectmen’s meeting on Tuesday night when public hearings were held to...

Tisbury School officials will weigh options for new school

Tisbury School leaders, with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), are deciding whether to renovate the existing school or build a new one. The...

Vaccination rates on Martha’s Vineyard fall far behind state averages

Martha’s Vineyard schoolchildren continue to lag well behind state vaccination rates, according to Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) figures. According to state and...

Vaccinations — wink, wink?

Since Edward Jenner’s development 200 years ago of a vaccine to counter smallpox, we have come to understand that protecting communities from the needless...

Take this fantastic, free boating safety course

To the Editor:As a commercial fisherman and Island resident, I wish to call attention to an opportunity of utmost value and importance to all...

Join the rest of the Island on bag ban

To the Editor:We voters in Oak Bluffs have two versions of a plastic bag bylaw to consider at our town meeting on April 11....

A cheer for the corvids

To the Editor:Apparently I’ve been included in the Facebook group Martha’s Vineyard Bird Alert. I’ve been treated to various posts and pictures of very...

A poem about a poem

To the Editor:I am writing about the letter from the Golubs (March 22, “‘Trumpty Dumpty’”).Last week two Ph.D.s from their ivory tower, Submitted a poem...

Support Article 44 in Oak Bluffs

To the Editor:There are two plastic-bag bylaws up for a vote at our town meeting: Article 44 and Article 45. I am writing in...

Forum: Beer and wine for Chilmark restaurants

To the Editor:On April 24, at the annual town meeting, the voters in Chilmark will vote on Article 11, to allow the sale of...

Thanks for the success of Daffodil Time

To the Editor:The Martha's Vineyard Cancer Support Group would like to thank everyone who helped to make our "Daffodil Time" fundraiser a great success....