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A new way to report those pesky potholes

The town of Tisbury is launching its new online portal this week that gives residents an easy way to report issues like potholes, and...

Funds keep program thriving

To the Editor:The Lagoon Pond Association board of directors would like to thank the Permanent Endowment Fund for Martha's Vineyard for its generous grant...

The Edgartown boys basketball team remains undefeated

 On Friday, Dec. 15, Edgartown defeated Oak Bluffs 47-23. Strong overall team play helped the Edgartown team improve to 6-0. The Eagles defeated Oak...

Indoor track off and running

The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School indoor track season got underway last Friday at Wheaton College in Norton, with the Vineyarders taking on Southeastern...

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival names new appointees

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival announced that Noavakay Knight, Ollie Becker, and Danielle Mulcahy have been hired to expand the organization’s growing team. According...

Island Inn partners with leading vacation rental company

The Island Inn on Martha's Vineyard, a local condo hotel, and Vacasa, a vacation rental company, announced they've entered into a partnership, and as...

Ask the Geek: ’Twas a night with Alexa

Dear Geek,I am intrigued by voice-activated devices — iPhones with Siri, Google home products, and the Amazon “Alexa” stuff. It seems like these devices...

Mobilize offers innovative approach to staffing

Benjamin Guth, founder of Mobilize, met with owners and representatives of several of the larger Island businesses last week at the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber...

The Big Question: Grocery shopping

Does it actually pay to buy groceries off-Island?Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big...

Quote of the week

“When you’re walking down the street, we’re cooking fudge ... we’re also blowing the smell of chocolate out on the street. We’ve never once...

The Sip

For the vast majority of winemaking history — roughly 8,000 years — the height of a winemaker’s ambition was to make wine that wouldn’t...

Beer, pizza, and shopping

Attention men of Martha’s Vineyard — if you’ve reached your holiday-shopping breaking point, Rainy Day in Vineyard Haven has some good news for you....

2018’s best Vineyard Wall calendars

As you mark down the days until Christmas, you might notice that the days to cross off are running out. Calendars are the physical...

The keepers of the West Chop light

Coast Guard maintenance supervisor Dave Skena says that one of the things that makes inspecting and maintaining lighthouses so interesting is that every lighthouse...

This Was Then: 02573

Frederick Alton Long, a 29-year-old butcher from West Dennis, was hired as the first postmaster for the new development of West Chop in 1891....

Steven C. Gramkowski

Steven C. Gramkowski died on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in Cape Coral, Fla. He was 69.Steve, as he liked to be called, was born...

Call for Polly Hill Arboretum art

The Polly Hill Arboretum will host an outdoor art exhibit featuring artwork inspired by the plants and landscapes at the arboretum to celebrate its...

Minding your MV P’s & Q’s: Secret Santa

Dear Nicole,For as long as I can remember, my family has done Secret Santa. When we started we had a $10 limit, and now...

Lillian Jesse Hammond

Lillian Jesse Hammond of Oak Bluffs died peacefully in her sleep after a long battle with cancer. She was 86.Lillian was one of...

Court report: Nov. 30, 2017 – Dec. 15, 2017

Nov. 30, 2017Barnaby W. Suman, Aquinnah; DOB 5/11/63, OUI-liquor or .08%, negligent operation of motor vehicle, rate of speed exceeding posted limit: continued to...