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A ‘gem’: M.V. Hospital ob-gyn and maternity

To the Editor:This letter is to express my gratitude and appreciation for everyone at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital maternity ward and ob-gyn department, who...

Oak Bluffs’ turn for the bag ban vote

To the Editor:Thank you for giving me the opportunity to offer some information about Articles 44 and 45 on this April's Oak Bluffs annual...

MADAC asks for moped enforcement

To the Editor:I submitted the first MADAC complaint to Oak Bluffs seven months ago. My intention was for this critical public safety issue to...

Update on ICE arrests

According to a spokesman from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the two Martha’s Vineyard residents taken into custody earlier this month are Wilkeson...

Bunch of Grapes Bookstore is moving

After nearly five years in its current location, Bunch of Grapes Bookstore is relocating to 23 Main Street in Vineyard Haven, the two-story building...

Is Island-wide warrant article on police policy warranted?

Updated: Shortly after a wave of anti-immigration sentiment helped carry Donald Trump to victory, a group of concerned Vineyarders mobilized and formed We Stand...

On My Mind: Psychiatry and spirituality

At least once a month, as part of the MV Times ongoing Mental Illness series, Dr. Charles Silberstein will write a column that directly...

Taking up turf

One walk on the high school athletic fields leads to the obvious conclusion that the fields are in dire need of a significant upgrade....

Purposeful art: Stan Murphy’s Island in transition

Art that endures shares at least one thing in common. Ancient Romans called it res ipsa loquitur — the thing speaks for itself.Specific works,...

Edgartown spending for FYI 2018 rises just 3 percent

Edgartown voters will see few spending increases this year at the April 11 annual meeting, except for the town’s proposal to buy or take...

MassDot explores handing maintenance of state roads to Island towns

Updated, Thursday, April 6*West Tisbury selectmen heard a “somewhat unexpected proposal” on March 22, for the town to take over the “routine maintenance”...

MVRHS baseball and boys tennis ready to go

Spring sports at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) begin next week. The Times talked to coaches to get a sense of what their...

Justen Ahren is new Martha’s Vineyard poet laureate

Justen Ahren of West Tisbury has been selected as the 2017–19 poet laureate of Martha’s Vineyard, the third poet to serve in that capacity....

Governor shuts state Department of Public Safety

Gov. Charlie Baker's plan to eliminate the Department of Public Safety and move its functions elsewhere took effect March 26. Neither the House nor...

Oak Bluffs voters will consider a $29.3 million budget

The Oak Bluffs budget for fiscal 2018 (FY18), which begins July 1, totals $29.3 million, up a little less than 3 percent over last...

An April Fool’s not-foolin’ dance at the Artist Studio in Edgartown

What could be cooler than to have a cathedral-size dance studio on your own property? Especially if you’ve been passionate about dance your whole...

Howard Zinn: Banned in Arkansas, discussed on Martha’s Vineyard

Recently the Arkansas legislature has been considering a bill that proposes to ban from public schools books and other materials written by, or about,...

O.B.’s got talent

Watch two nights of endless entertainment with student singers, dancers, guitarists, and a tae kwon do demonstration during the 19th annual Oak Bluffs School...

Love Live Tri at the Y

The Island’s only indoor triathlon will take place on Saturday, April 1, from 8 am until noon at the YMCA. Do you have what...

A Fool’s Bash

A Fool’s Bash is back at the Chilmark Community Center on Saturday, April 1, from 7 until 11 pm. The fundraiser benefits Chilmark School...