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Erin Marie Mills

Erin Marie Mills, 35, of Fall River, died on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017.Born in Morgantown, W.Va., the daughter of Jane Saunders-Mills and Dr. Steven...

‘Montreal Express’ to bring Arctic temps to the Vineyard

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has issued a situational awareness statement regarding the week of biting cold due to beset Massachusetts over the...

Two state agencies to assess Squibby bridge in January

On Jan. 10, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will decide whether the Squibnocket Farm access structure currently under construction in Chilmark requires...

Holiday Book Drive brings repurposed books to Island kids

“Raise your hand if you like to read,” Elyce Bonnell said to a group of kids seated in a circle at the Martha’s Vineyard...

Christmas winds cut power up-Island

Wind gusting to 63 mph on Christmas caused power outages in Chilmark and Aquinnah. The power went out when many up-Islanders were opening gifts...

Holiday Vineyard Voices

Interviews by Linsey LeeExcerpted from “More Vineyard Voices” by Linsey Lee and the Oral History Center of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. More oral histories...

Chilmark: The power’s out

Dec. 25 was a blustery, crisp morning. We were finally getting to have our Thanksgiving. My husband prepared his stuffing, and added an assortment...

Sheriff getting earful, but not pocketful

So far, Dukes County Sheriff Robert Ogden or his representatives have gone before five of the six Island towns to ask for money to...

Ask Tom, the Dogcharmer: New puppy

Dear Tom:We have two dogs and are soon to get a puppy. While we have always rotated in one new puppy after the older...

Births: Dec. 20, 2017 – Dec. 25, 2017

Luna de Paula CostaJoziane and Leonardo Costa of Vineyard Haven announce the birth of a daughter, Luna de Paula Costa, on Dec. 20, 2017,...

This Was Then: The old jail

“Oh, that jail!” wrote a Chicago Tribune reporter visiting Edgartown in 1873. “It’s not well patronized. A few years ago, a man was put...

West Tisbury: Christmas rituals

My mother’s Christmas cactus is blooming on a plant stand in my dining room. It has been blooming since just after Thanksgiving, and will...

Alden Besse

Alden Besse, 93, of Vineyard Haven, died on Dec. 13, 2017, at Long Hill of Edgartown.A memorial service will be held Dec. 28 at...

Edgartown: “The Polar Express”

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, and that you were able to spend some special time with family and friends. We’ve had such...

Aquinnah: Time to regroup

Welcome to the last Aquinnah column of 2017. It was quite a year, and now more than ever, I feel like I need the...

Academic honors

Dean’s list Liam Craffey of West Tisbury, at  Champlain College. 

Oak Bluffs: Happy memories

So here it is, the Friday before Christmas, and the Times has requested that we get a column in to them today for the...

Tisbury: People in fine spirits

Heard on Main Street: Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.The Christmas season seemed to be...

Steamship Authority cancels morning boats

The following trips have been canceled due to weather conditions. The SSA advises travelers with boat reservations to check the status of each trip...