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Plover closure partially over

Chris Kennedy, The Trustees of Reservations Martha’s Vineyard superintendent, informed The Times on Wednesday that as of Thursday, all of Norton Point Beach will...

A Lull in the ferry line

Around 3 pm Wednesday the Steamship Authority ferry docked in Vineyard Haven, but with a small problem. A construction company loaded a Lull lift...

Trust, but verify

A man named Peter called the newsroom Thursday, and he was angry about something he’d read in that day’s Times. “I think I was...

Town administrator, command staffers, back Oak Bluffs fire chief

Seeking to reassure the town that the Fire/EMS Department is shipshape, and to refute allegations of mismanagement and misconduct by Chief John Rose, Oak...

Polito visit spotlights compact funds awarded to Aquinnah

At a ceremony held in Aquinnah Town Hall Monday morning, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and Representative Dylan Fernandes joined Aquinnah officials to sign a...

An essential piece of the Menemsha experience

To the Editor:This letter was originally sent to Chilmark selectmen.I would like to have attended the July 25, 2017, selectmen's meeting, but due to...

Resilient Sisterhood celebrates fifth anniversary

In February of last year, journalist Gwendolyn Ifill co-moderated a debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on “NewsHour” — she was said to...

Premiere screening of “Off Season”

Shot on Martha’s Vineyard in April 2013, “Off Season” is a horror-laced thriller that tells the story of a woman who works on-Island during...

Hal Garneau’s amazing 19th-century walking tour of the Cottage City

We love 3D because the optics simulate real life as we see it, in the here and now. For more than 60 years, generations...

Day action cools, stripers like the night

The fishing action slowed a bit this past week, particularly during the daytime. Big stripers are still being caught at night; up-Island has been...

Spookie III wins shortened ’Round the Island Race

With boats like Spookie III, Dark ’n Stormy, and Breezing Up among the fleet in the 79th Edgartown Yacht Club Race Weekend, held on...

‘Doc Week’ at the Film Center brings real-world vision

Five exceptional documentary films come to the Film Center July 31 to August 4. Now in its third year, Doc Week includes an opening-night...

Two boats join the HHSA fleet

 Thursday served up a delightful evening for the 6 pm harbor race, and 20 boats were pleased to participate. As often happens when a...

In the home stretch, Sharks lose a close one

The North Shore Navigators narrowly defeated the Sharks 5-4 in an extra-inning game on July 24.“It was another close one for us,” Sharks...

Oak Bluffs lifeguard lauded by town officials

Oak Bluffs recreation director Marc Rivers got Tuesday night’s selectmen’s meeting off to a rousing start when he described the heroics of lifeguard Olivia...

Island families and community all touched by those living with autism

The Island Autism Group (IAG) was formed when two moms of little boys with autism, Kate DeVane and Marcy Bettencourt, decided over many cups...

State funds flow into Lake Tashmoo

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito joined Tisbury town officials on Saturday afternoon at Lake Tashmoo to inspect town dock and boat-launch facilities before refurbishing begins...

As investigation against Officer Santon unfolded, he took the stand in Stevenson trial

In early April, as an independent investigation against Tisbury Police Officer Mark Santon was wrapping up, which showed he lied, he gave sworn testimony...

Missing fire extinguishers and damaged outlets are on Menemsha checklist

Dockside fire extinguishers in Menemsha showed neglect, as did outlets provided for transient boaters, when The Times visited the harbor on the evening of...

50th anniversary celebration of Wasque purchase planned

The Trustees of Reservations are planning a 50th anniversary celebration from 4 to 7 pm, Thursday, August 3, Chris Kennedy, executive director of the...