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No reason to be alarmed

A tsunami warning that was posted on some weather and social media platforms Tuesday morning was only a test, and should not have been...

MVRHS striders shine

The young boys and girls Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) track team shone last Sunday at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. Though billed...

‘You need not walk alone’

The Compassionate Friends, a self-help support organization with chapters across the country, has come to the Island. The Compassionate Friends mission is to help...

Time to move beyond personal slight

To the Editor:Regarding the terrible slight that occurred last week when the idea of a Tri-Town Fire Department was brought up in a Chilmark...

Gregory Steven Williams

Gregory Steven Williams, 72, died on Feb. 5, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Center, N.Y.Greg worked as a physician’s assistant, and spent...

Academic honors

Dean's listMateus Ribeiro of Vineyard Haven, at UMass Lowell. David Seidman of Vineyard Haven, at UMass Lowell. Gage Rancich of Vineyard Haven, at Oklahoma City University.Chancellor's...

Two fishing boats linked to ‘Codfather’ sink in New Bedford Harbor

The 65-foot Dinah Jane and the 67-foot Nemesis were discovered sunken at Homer’s Wharf in New Bedford Harbor very early Monday morning, after a...

MV Center for Living opens doors at new Tisbury location

The Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living (CFL) opened its new facility on Breakdown Lane in Tisbury on Jan. 22 after an extensive remodeling project....

Potential fossil fuels educational experience

Tisbury School kindergarten teachers Rita Jeffers and Shannon Moore were on a beach at Lake Tashmoo hunting for sea glass and shells when Jeffers...

Join us for a viewing of ‘The Post’

The Martha’s Vineyard Times is sponsoring a showing of the movie, “The Post,” on Friday, Feb. 9, at 4 pm at the Martha’s Vineyard...

Look to the sun

To the Editor:My Eversource bill went from $167.85 for last January, 2017, to $430.37 this January, 2018. More than double with no explanation, which...

Vineyard girl hoopsters fall to Needham, 55-42

The Needham Rockets girls basketball team stormed back from a 14 point halftime deficit to dispatch the host Vineyarders on Friday by a score...

Frances K. Woerpel

Frances Kane Woerpel, 88, died on Jan. 20, 2018, at the Henrietta Brewer House in Vineyard Haven, after a short illness. She was born...

MVRHS boys hoopsters lose big to Bishop Stang

Bishop Stang boys varsity high school team (15-0) put on a clinic at the Sancy Pachico Gym in Oak Bluffs Friday night with an...

MVRHS swimmers have record-setting dual-meet finale in loss to Feehan

The Martha’s Vineyard boys and girls swimming teams had a record-setting end to the dual-meet season. Although both teams lost to the deep and...

Cannabis Control Commission to hold public hearing

As part of a statewide tour, the Cannabis Control Commission will hold a public hearing on the laws and regulations for adult use of...

Bedside Table: Lily Cowper

These books are not my all-time favorites; they are sitting here because I have ordered them off Amazon and now I must own them...

Real Estate Confidential: Post and Beam construction

Weekly chit-chat about new listings, sales or other insider info on the Martha’s Vineyard real estate market, by Fred Roven, Martha’s Vineyard Buyer AgentsMy...

Threat of asbestos haunts Chilmark’s fire station

Updated Feb. 7 at 1 pmLong slated for replacement, Chilmark’s main fire station suffers from crowded conditions and subpar bathroom facilities. But it’s the...

Free course offers hope

To the Editor:Mental illness affects not only the person who is ill, but his or her family and loved ones as well. The National...