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Aquinnah selectmen support Chief Belain

Updated August 1Aquinnah Police Chief Randhi Belain, after a night of drinking to celebrate his 47th birthday in Oak Bluffs, took a taxi home,...

Name needed for newborn alpaca

Silver Angel, a 6-year-old hembra (adult female alpaca) at Island Alpaca in Vineyard Haven, has just given birth to a little cupid.The 3-day-old cria...

‘I would never say most of Trump’s voters are bigots’

Updated 2:40 pmRichard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, raised himself above calling Trump voters a basket of deplorables.“I would never say...

Healthy Aging looks to tackle ‘silver tsunami’

Updated August 1Healthy Aging Martha’s Vineyard (HAMV), an Island senior advocate group, is working with Windemere Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital,...

Pedestrians struck by VTA bus

Updated August 1Two pedestrians were injured, one critically, when they were struck by a Vineyard Transit Authority bus Thursday night in Edgartown, according to...

Bus driver photographed on phone while driving

Updated July 27Peter Pan Bus Lines is looking to identify a bus driver who was photographed looking at his phone while simultaneously operating a...

Post Offices get help with backlog

Updated August 1One day after a postal spokesman told The Times that jobs were being advertised to help with the Vineyard’s shoddy postal service,...

Faces of food insecurity on Martha’s Vineyard — an introduction

Summers soaked with shiny yachts and tourists by the thousands make it easy to overlook, or maybe not recognize at all, that there’s a...

Yard Sales: July 28-29

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Charles Jones

Charles H. Jones, 100, died on Oct. 9, 2017, with loving family present, after a courageous battle with cancer.Charles was born in Winston-Salem,...

The president, civil liberties, and impeachment

James Madison long ago wrote that in establishing good government, he and his colleagues must find a way to allow reason, logical thinking, to...

Buoy wonder

We could all use some good news these days. The constant sniping on social media, SOME OF IT IN ALL CAPS, can get tiresome.But...

Creek Lot discord strains Aquinnah-Chilmark relations

Chilmark selectmen sought ideas Tuesday night on how to remedy parking disputes between Creek Lot holders on Boathouse Road, or as chairman Jim Malkin...

Oak Bluffs Fire/EMS ‘continue to be there’ for the community

Members of the Oak Bluffs Fire/EMS Department made a show of unity in response to the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) union meeting...

‘Dream, Girl’ plays at the PAC

Martha’s Vineyard Women’s Association is hosting the documentary, “Dream, Girl,” at the Performing Arts Center at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School in Oak Bluffs...

Songs that bear repeating

For over 20 years Patty Griffin has steadily been cementing her place in folk and Americana royalty through the power of her compelling lyrics...

Talkin’ with the Taylors

Martha’s Vineyard is home to one of the most talented musical families in America — the Taylors. As singers, songwriters, artists, performers, and all-around...

Airport commission lowers wastewater rates

Updated July 26, 4 pmWastewater rates at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport, which were raised for the first time in 14 years in January of...

Building up bone strength

You or a loved one grow old, take a little fall, and suddenly fracture a hip. It’s an all-too-common scenario, but doesn’t have to...

Guess who’s back?

Donovan’s Reef, an outdoor iconic bar outside Nancy’s Restaurant, finally has its frontman. Donovan Clarke arrived from Jamaica on Sunday, July 22, and he’s...