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The gift of curiosity

Students at the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School will reap the benefits of a significant donation to their new Vernon Jordan Science Center: a...

Cape pols join constituents in asking for Pilgrim to be shut

Members of the Cape Cod legislative delegation recently called on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to close the Pilgrim Nuclear Plant immediately. The commission...

Cape and Islands legislators object to defoliant use by Eversource

State legislators representing the Cape and Islands have objected in a letter to regulators to plans by electricity provider Eversource to use herbicides, especially...

State adopts revised learning standards in math and English

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has adopted revised learning standards in math and in English language arts and literacy. The revised standards...

Part of Cape Poge Bay will stay closed to fishing, while old munitions are...

The Division of Marine Fisheries has extended the closure of an area of northeast Cape Poge Bay to conch pot and fish fishing. No...

Two Tisbury men arrested in Boston on drugs charges

Updated Wednesday, March 29, 2:25 pmTisbury residents Peter Estrella, 39, and Adam Robinson, 35, were arrested by Boston police in Mattapan on Monday and...

This Was Then: Journey to the center of the earth

The word “Chops” — as in East and West — derives its name from the business end of a mouth, the parts one might...

Islanders Talk

Last year I joined Islanders Talk on Facebook to find recommendations for oral surgeons to remove my daughter’s wisdom teeth (Thank you, Dr. Langston!),...

Bearsfoot hellebore

While humans await spring, there is a striking perennial that does not dawdle. In bloom now, Helleborus foetidus, the bearsfoot hellebore, belongs in shade...

Oak Bluffs: Banning plastic bags

Now that there is no more snow on the ground, for now, we can see firsthand the reawakening of plants as they sprout in...

Lee Hayman

Every year The MV Times asks four recent high school graduates to write about their experiences during their first year after graduation. Lee Hayman...

Poem: Breath

How deepHow longMy breath sustainsMy breath remainsMy breath containsMy remainsMy lifeless bodies breathMy breathless eyes deathMy rosy cheeksMy purple lipsMy bright eyesSee no more...

Bridge results

Bridge results were not available this week for the March 20 Edgartown Bridge Club, nor for the March 21 Martha’s Vineyard Bridge Club. Results...

West Tisbury: Puppy time

It was 7:19 when Mike and I left Julia Humphreys’s house Sunday evening. “Look how light it still is,” we both commented on the...

Tisbury: Get up, dress up, show up

updated March 28, 6:10 pmBest wishes for a rapid recovery go out to our selectman, Melinda Loberg. She recently suffered some broken bones in...

Chilmark: Thinking of Lucille

I was very sad to read of Lucille Plotz’s death last week at her home in Brooklyn, N.Y. I wish her extended family and...

Aquinnah: Fool's Bash

This Saturday is, of course, April Fool’s Day, so watch out! That good (or bad) news you got could be a hoax. If you...

Rene Da Silva wins St. Paddy’s Day-ish race

The 19th annual St. Paddy’s Day-ish 5k road race and fitness walk coursed through East Chop on Sunday. Placing first for the men was...

‘Women, wine, and flowers’

Morrice Florist held its first flower crown workshop on Thursday.The shop debuted flower crown creations at the Ag Fair last year. Elyse Major, who...

Janet Jeffers

Janet Jeffers died quietly on Thursday, March 23, at the age of 84.Janet was a graduate of University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a bachelor’s...