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Let’s be honest about Poland

To the Editor:I happen to hold a rather low opinion of the present Polish government and its chauvinistic ideology, but the recent outcry about...

Not an accurate portrayal

To the Editor:I take issue with a recent editorial in The Times — not for what the editorial was about but for how it...

Blew Lagoon

What happened at last week’s Oak Bluffs planning board meeting should have never happened.Erik Albert, a member of the planning board, was participating remotely...

Taking a stand for International Women’s Day

The public is invited to take part in a standout to celebrate International Women’s Day. The standout will take place on Thursday, March 8,...

Medical marijuana forum is March 6

“Cancer and Cannabis,” a community forum about medical marijuana, will be held on Tuesday, March 6, from 3 to 4:30 pm at the community...

Vineyard Wind pledges $2 million for workforce development

Offshore wind developer Vineyard Wind announced plans Monday to launch a $2 million workforce initiative geared to train local residents in wind industry technical...

Squibby pole grant granted

Chilmark selectmen approved an Eversource electrical easement, or pole grant, along Squibnocket Road at a special hearing continuation held Friday morning. Two days earlier...

Aquinnah voters to consider 11 articles

Voters at a special town meeting Tuesday, March 6, at 7 pm at town hall will consider 11 articles, including one that would change...

Surplus criticized at county budget meeting

The Dukes County Advisory Board approved a fiscal 2019 budget of $8,696,905 at a meeting inside the Center for Living on Breakdown Lane in...

Martha’s Vineyard basic hunter course open for enrollment

Martha’s Vineyard basic hunter course open for enrollmentThe Martha’s Vineyard Rod & Gun Club will host the three-day, state-sanctioned basic hunter education course, beginning...

Fly-tying — winter therapy for Island fishermen

It’s a rainy Monday night. Not quite cold enough to snow, but cold enough to make it feel that spring is still light years...

Quote of the week

“The whole town should go up to him and thank him. Without what he’s done, the town would be so much more quiet than...

The Big Question: Island Theater

What do you think should be done with the Island Theater? Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject...

The gift of music

Music and memory are featured in the 2012 documentary “Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory,” which won the 2014 Sundance Audience Award...

Poet’s Corner: The Day’s Best Thought

By Jeffrey AgnoliWhen I don't go out to meet the sourceof all dreams,then, fortunately, it comes to me,its secret tide line  reaching inland deep,up...

Oak Bluffs: Our upside-down weather

Once again, this past weekend was a rerun of what has been our upside-down weather this winter. Saturday morning at last the sun appeared...

Garden Notes: The birds are returning

Welcome March! Days that make one feel that spring is right around the corner were characteristic of Island February; days that make one feel...

Edgartown: February break is here

February break is here. I think it is the quietest week of the year on this Island of ours. Staff and kids alike flew...

Birth: Nicoly Cardoso Melo

Jessica Cardoso Dias and Pedro De Melo Neto of Vineyard Haven announce the birth of a daughter, Nicoly Cardoso Melo, on Feb. 23, 2018,...

Birth: Gryphon Eunice Kurth

Kaitlyn Kurth and Ryan Kurth of Chilmark announce the birth of a daughter, Gryphon Eunice Kurth, on Feb. 23, 2018, at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital....