Monthly Archives: May 2018

Button strikes blamed for crippling Ava Pearl

The MV Ava Pearl, a fast ferry that makes trips between Rhode Island and Oak Bluffs, lost the use of both engines on Sunday...

Vineyarders top Cape Tech on softball Senior Day

The MVRHS softballers won their third consecutive game by rolling past Cape Cod Tech 25-7, on Senior Day, Wednesday afternoon in Oak Bluffs.Vineyard shortstop...

Land Bank puts up fence at Tradewinds

Updated June 5The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission has begun construction of a wire mesh fence along the perimeter of Trade Winds Field Preserve...

Missing Edgartown woman is found safe

Updated at 1:45 pmAn elderly woman missing in Edgartown has been found in good health, according to Edgartown Police Lt. Chris Dolby.The Town...

Fence is a bad idea

To the Editor:The M.V. Land Bank was created by an act of the Massachusetts legislature in 1986. Quoting from the Land Bank’s home page,...

Saudade: News from and for the Brazilian community/Notícias de e para a comunidade brasileira

A tradução deste artigo se encontra no final da versão em inglêsThis month's Brazilian Faces is about Aguimar Carlos, one of the Brazilians who...

A justified decision

Once again, Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe is not taking seriously the ethical lapses of one of his employees, in particular, and...

Labor board to take on O.B. fire union complaints

Updated May 31 11:45 amA state labor panel will hear the ongoing dispute between the town of Oak Bluffs and the town’s Fire Department...

MVRHS explores public-private funding for school, track

Several members of the facilities subcommittee of the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) committee plan to discuss the ways and means of public-private...

Healthy Incentives Program reinstated

On Monday, May 21, Gov. Charlie Baker granted the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) $2.15 million in supplemental funding to finish off its fiscal year,...

Shellfish aquaculture talk coming to Edgartown town hall

On June 15 at 1 pm, Mia Halter, a conservationist who manages the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in southeastern Massachusetts, will discuss technical...

Appreciative of pampering

To the Editor:Recently, as educators across our nation celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week, staff and teachers of the Tisbury School were pampered by our PTO,...

Court’s gambling decision may have other implications for Vineyard and beyond

When the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the federal ban on sports gambling on May 14, it did more than allow states to provide for...

Coast Guard offers boating safety tips

In its 2017 Recreational Boating Statistics Report, the U.S. Coast Guard revealed that boating fatalities nationwide totaled 658, the second highest number in five...

Island Spelling Bee champ tripped up in third round

When Scripps Spelling Bee talk host Jamal Andress asked speller Jasper Ralph during an interview what he wants to be when he grows up,...

H-2B program leaves Island employers shorthanded

Island employers continue to struggle staffing their businesses due to the H-2B visa cap. Last year under the Trump administration, the number of seasonal...

It’s not about the anthem

To the Editor:I strongly disagree with the recent decision of the National Football League regarding players’ responses to the national anthem. The owners of...

Oak Bluffs beaches: Finding the sweet spot

Updated June 5Saturday afternoon on Pay and Inkwell beaches was like a summer postcard of life on the Island. Bright sun, high 70s, gentle...

‘Living While Dying’ shown at W.T. library

The documentary film ”Living While Dying” will be shown at the West Tisbury library on June 12 at 4 pm, followed by a Q...

A little bit of heaven before you get there

Like most of the Island’s hidden gems, Long Hill is tucked away at the end of an uneven, curving dirt road, overlooking the ocean....