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Oak Bluffs warrant

Town meetings are organized around warrants. The warrants can be obscure and exhausting for all but hardcore town government junkies. The dozens of warrant...

Steamship cancels early evening boats on Wednesday due to weather

The Steamship Authority has cancelled several early evening boats due to weather. Although late boats or ferry runs on Thursday have not yet been...

EPA seeks applicants for grants to improve the environment, public health

The New England regional office of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has grant money for New England communities to reduce environmental risks, protect and...

Charter School director announces retirement

Bob Moore, director of the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School (MVPCS), will retire in 2018, after 20 years at the school. MVPCS opened in...

Local, state, and national leaders will weigh in on climate change

Community members are invited to a discussion on climate change from a national, statewide, and local perspective on Monday, March 6, at 7:15 pm...

State Sen. Julian Cyr sets policy summit

Sen. Julian Cyr will discuss policy challenges facing Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket on Saturday, March 4, from 1 to 5 pm at...

Number of homeless families in Massachusetts has doubled since 2008

Since 2008, Massachusetts has experienced one of the largest increases in family homelessness in the nation. A Boston Foundation report disclosed the information, based...

Islanders hoisted Oscar at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center’s Academy Awards party

Dress ranged from ’20s flapper to last season’s tuxedo, to Vineyard casual, at Sunday’s celebration of the 89th Academy Awards at the Martha’s Vineyard...

Thanks to all at Brenda Mullins’ benefit

To the Editor:I’d like to thank all who came out to the P.A. Club on Saturday, Feb. 25, in support of our dear friend...

New England Newspaper and Press Association honors The Martha's Vineyard Times

The Martha’s Vineyard Times won awards across many journalism, advertising, photography and design categories at the recent New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA)...

Horseshoe crabs need catch limits maintained

To the Editor:This letter was sent to David Pierce, director of the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries.On behalf of Mass Audubon, I submit the...

Support a school Immigration Safe Zone resolution

To the Editor:As an educator for 47 years, including 24 at MVRHS, 13 as an adjunct professor of education for Fitchburg State University on...

We can be part of the housing solution

To the Editor:In response to Barry Stringfellow’s article about the Broker’s Initiative (Feb. 21, “Vineyard realtor makes a call to alms”), I think a...

New cafe owners are no strangers to the Sweet Life

Hal Ryerson and his wife Erin are returning to the Island after purchasing Sweet Life Cafe in Oak Bluffs from their friends, Kevin and...

LSD as a possible addiction treatment

To the Editor:I am not a member of the addiction community, so my opinions here are sure to be misinformed or mistaken. Nonetheless, it...

A case for Romney

To the Editor:As a lifelong Democrat, I was delighted when President Obama won re-election. Given what has transpired since, however, a strong case can...

Calling all choristers

Island Theatre Workshop holds auditions March 5 and 12, from noon to 4 pm, for its upcoming production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific...

Hello from the other side, on mopeds

To the Editor:I own my own moped, as it is very economical and I can always find a parking space, even in the busy...

Turning the page: Jennifer Tseng’s new life and work

Jennifer Tseng doesn’t live here anymore.The celebrated West Tisbury poet and novelist, and a mainstay in the circulation department of the West Tisbury library...

A poet-politician and a detective bump heads in ‘Neruda’

“Neruda,” from its title, may sound like a dutiful, possibly plodding biopic. Instead it is a remarkably imagined narrative about the great Chilean poet...