Home 2017 June

Monthly Archives: June 2017

Tisbury chief, town administrator named in lawsuit

A lawsuit filed last week in Dukes County Superior Court alleges that the town violated the state’s whistleblower law by issuing a reprimand to...

‘Millionaire tax’ moves forward

State lawmakers are moving forward with the Fair Share Amendment, a tax of an additional 4 percent for those earning incomes exceeding $1 million....

Renewable energy, renewable funds

Cape Light Compact announced a new grant program for low-income members on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. It’s called the the Low Income Solar...

Oak Bluffs Water District institutes quarterly billing

Oak Bluffs Water District customers will get their bills on a quarterly basis starting in January 2018.“Bills will be issued in January, April, July,...

After 18: Emerson Mahoney

For the past four years, The MV Times has asked four recent high school graduates to write about their experiences during their first year...

Renaissance House to host Douglass reading on the Fourth

On July 4, the Renaissance House, a retreat for writers and artists located in Oak Bluffs, will be hosting a reading of the Frederick...

You could call this a growing concern for Tisbury

Tisbury building inspector Ken Barwick went to selectmen armed with a Cronig’s Market shopping bag and a 30-inch weed he yanked from the ground...

Norton Point closed to oversand vehicles as of Friday night

As expected, the entirety of Norton Point Beach will be closed to oversand vehicle (OSV) traffic, beginning at midnight Friday night. This closure is...

Peter Simon will discuss his new book at Chilmark library

Photographer Peter Simon will talk about and show slides from his new book “Martha’s Vineyard — To Everything There Is a Season” at the...

In search of whelk

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part series on channel whelk.The Times accompanied Edgartown whelk fisherman Donnie Benefit for a half-day...

Loudon Wainwright III talks about life, head-on as always

It’s not often that a Grammy-winning artist who’s played Carnegie Hall comes to play at the Old Whaling Church. But that’ll be the case...

Neighbors want dirt path near Pennywise Preserve blocked

A dirt path near Pennywise Preserve is unsafe because there are cars and dirt bikes speeding on it, according to residents who live on...

The local ingredient: Pea shoots

Easy to love, pea shoots can’t be beat for tenderness, a pleasantly mild pea-like flavor, and slight crunchiness, and for their whimsical visual addition...

Livingston Taylor brings an attitude of gratitude to the Old Whaling Church

“I think of my shows as a fresh batch of sourdough starter,” said Livingston Taylor, who will perform his annual concert at the Old...

Artist Lily Morris questions the American dream with her new exhibit

The work of artist Lily Morris has a surreal quality. Even though the figures and the landscapes that present themselves are painted in a...

Judi Sunday left behind a lifetime of colorful Island-inspired art

For many years, artist Judi Sunday would set up shop in Menemsha or at the Edgartown wharf, where she would paint seaside scenes and...

Jazz at Featherstone

The fourth annual Thursday Night Jazz Series at Featherstone starts Thursday, June 29, at 6:30 pm with a special concert. The Jeremy Berlin Trio,...

‘Monday Night Special’

“Between Worlds: Refugee and Immigrant Voices” is a collection of poems, prose, letters, and scenes written by people from across the continents and centuries,...

Summer-ready celebration

Come to the Summer Reading Kickoff on Saturday, July 1, to see Jungle Jim perform Minecraft Madness, which includes balloon artistry, magic, comedy, and...

Painters learn from each other at Howes House

Officially a teenager, the Friday painting class at Up-Island Council on Aging at Howes House in West Tisbury held its 13th annual art show...