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Oak Bluffs selectmen vote to restructure EMS/fire department

Following the lead of the Oak Bluffs personnel board, Oak Bluffs selectmen voted unanimously Tuesday to split up the fire and EMS departments.The hourlong...

Dog owners implore Land Bank Commission to forgo fence

The latest exchange in the years-long contretemps between dog owners and the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission over Trade Wind Fields Preserve — “Tradewinds”...

MVRHS sports highlights October 19-24

Vineyard golfers narrowly miss out on state finals The Vineyard varsity golf team came up three strokes short of making a fifth consecutive trip to...

MV Jr. High Mariners face loss to Dover-Sherborn

The MV Mariners Junior High Football team kicked off against Dover-Sherborn on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 21, at the MVRHS field, with a loss of...

MVC approves Oak Bluffs town hall

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission unanimously approved the new Oak Bluffs town hall, 11-0, as a development of regional impact (DRI) last Thursday night.The $9.9...

Pumpkin patch flashback

When photographer Lynn Christoffers looks at a photograph she took of a group of kids selling pumpkins 10 years ago, she can’t help but...

Chilmark committee seeks $350k for electrical repairs

Chilmark’s harbor advisory committee voted in favor of a $350,000 appropriation for about a third of the electrical infrastructure repairs anticipated in Menemsha. The...

Wage increases for Edgartown workers

The Edgartown board of selectmen voted to add an article regarding wage increases for town employees to the warrant for the special town meeting...

First Stop launches new website

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services announced the launch of the new and improved First Stop MV website, according to a press release. First Stop MV...

West Tisbury woman fed up with Y elevator

The Martha’s Vineyard YMCA has stopped using its elevator after a West Tisbury woman got stuck in it, requiring the Y to call in...

Island Housing Trust’s vision comes into focus

Update Oct. 26:Martha’s Vineyard Hospital spends $2 million per year to rent housing for staff, particularly summer employees, Timothy Walsh, acting CEO for the...

Frank Estrella Sr.

Frank Estrella Sr. died peacefully in the care of the Hope Hospice of Cape Coral in Florida, on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at the...

Gerald Jeffers

Gerald Jeffers, 84, of Chappaquiddick died on Monday evening, Oct. 23, 2017, at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Visiting hours at the Chapman,...

Why taxis need help in their competition with Uber and Lyft

It has been one week since the Times article discussing our all-Island selectmen’s meeting of Oct. 12, discussing the future of taxis on Martha’s...

Marijuana’s future in Massachusetts

On Tuesday, Oct. 10, members of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission came to the Vineyard to gauge Islanders’ views concerning the proposed regulations regarding...

Hours limited for trick or treating

To the Editor:The residents of William Street in Vineyard Haven have met and decided to limit the hours offered to trick-or-treaters this year from...

Still time to answer survey

To the Editor:Thank you to the hundreds of respondents to the brief survey to determine your interest in a public meeting with MV Hospital...

No love for Y elevator

To the Editor:This letter was addressed to YMCA director Jill Robie-Axtel.After spending half of the morning of Oct. 17 stuck in the Y elevator,...

Free seminar for Get In College Advising

Get In College Advising brings together experts in college admissions and personal branding to package students to get into the best colleges possible. According...

Patricia Clegg Hawkes

Patricia Clegg (Pat) Hawkes of West Tisbury died peacefully on Oct. 22, 2017, at the Royal Nursing Home in Buzzards Bay. Before moving to...