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Not smooth sailing for SSA

It wasn’t a good week for the Steamship Authority (SSA), the Island’s lifeline to the mainland.First, its website reservation system went kaput on opening...

Take it slow on Beach Road

If the redesign of Beach Road was a relationship status on social media, it might say, “It’s complicated.”The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (DOT) is...

Chilmark police charge man with deer jacking

Chilmark resident Lev Wlodyka appeared in Edgartown District Court last Thursday, Jan. 11, on multiple charges stemming from what Chilmark police said was a...

Chappy ferry goes with the floes

The polar temperatures felt across the Vineyard on Sunday, Jan. 7, iced over Edgartown Harbor, creating headaches for Chappy ferry captains avoiding ice floes,...

Another scam claiming to be Eversource

An Eversource scam The Times has written about before is apparently making the rounds again, according to a social media post by the Edgartown...

Recreational marijuana regs on West Tisbury warrant

The West Tisbury planning board unanimously approved a zoning bylaw amendment, 6-0, which will let townspeople decide on zoning regulations for recreational marijuana sales...

Finance 101: We get happier as we age

I have long followed Tadas Viskanta's excellent blog, Abnormal Returns .  As an advisor and planner, I find it to be an excellent resource...

Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank Charitable Fund awards eight grants to Island nonprofits

Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank Charitable Fund awarded eight grants totaling $12,680 to seven Island nonprofits: Island Children’s School, Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival, Martha’s Vineyard...

MVC awarded $100,000 state grant

When the Baker-Polito administration announced $2 million in Community Compact Cabinet Grants on Tuesday, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, and the Island, won big, with...

Women’s group takes advantage of momentum

In an effort to capitalize on movements over the past year through like #metoo and the women’s march, the Martha’s Vineyard Women’s Association is...

Island women to gather at Five Corners

A community women’s event is being planned for Saturday, Jan. 20, at 1 pm at Five Corners in Vineyard Haven. Though it’s billed as...

Durfee tops Vineyard swimmers

The Martha’s Vineyard boys and girls swimming teams traveled to Durfee High School in Fall River on Tuesday, and both teams lost. The Hilltoppers...

MVRHS boys hoopsters fall prey to Falcons

The Mashpee High School Falcons jumped out to a 19-0 first-quarter lead and rolled to a 63-38 win over the visiting Vineyarders (2-7) in...

Ask the Geek: Wireless gateways

Dear Geek,I received a "wireless gateway" from Comcast recently, but my current router and modem work just fine ... I thought I owned them,...

Quote of the week

“We’re just thrilled with the outcome.”–Cheryl Andrews-Maltais, leader of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head, on the news that the U.S. Supreme Court denied...

Trade show hosted by Martha’s Vineyard Made

A wholesale trade show is being hosted by Martha's Vineyard Made for Island business owners on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 9 am to 3...

Big Question: Beach road

What’s your idea to improve Beach Road in Vineyard Haven? Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line...

‘Standing on the sidelines is not an option’

One Sunday in November 2016, nearly 300 Islanders of all ages gathered at sunset in Dennis Alley Park, Oak Bluffs. They gathered to sing...

Jeffie Claire DeFusco

Jeffie Claire DeFusco died on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at home in the company of her daughter, Sue Ellen Piccus, her granddaughter, Ellen K....

Scrappy MVRHS icemen drop pair to Stang, D-Y

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School boys hockey varsity team dropped a pair of games last weekend at the MV Ice Arena, losing 4-1...