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CDC study slams Lyme disease treatment with long-term antibiotics

Last Friday, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a report which is adding fuel to the fire in the debate about the existence,...

Army Corps mines mother lode of munitions on Martha’s Vineyard

Early in the summer of 2008, Chris Kennedy, The Trustees of the Reservations (TTOR) Martha's Vineyard superintendent, was walking along the beach on Chappy...

A national tragedy spawns a friendly(ish) fishing rivalry

The ninth annual Home and Home Fishing Contest, or Inter-Island Fishing Tournament, depending on which year’s T shirt you go by, was hosted on...

Cape and Islands assistant D.A. takes the stand at disciplinary hearing

The prosecutorial misconduct hearing for Assistant District Attorney Laura Marshard continued on Tuesday, with Ms. Marshard spending the entire day on the stand under...

Bluefish keep Vineyard rods bouncing

Bluefish kept anglers busy last week, both on and offshore. Striper action slowed down, and squid, which have showed up in big numbers in...

Plover closures begin on Chappy

Piping plovers are tiny creatures, but on Chappaquiddick, they can stop a two-ton truck in its tracks.For the next two months, piping plovers,...

Cape and Islands assistant D.A. disciplinary hearing resumes

The Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers resumed the disciplinary hearing for Cape and Islands assistant district attorney Laura Marshard in Boston on Wednesday morning....

Surprises aplenty at 26th annual catch and release tourney

As a crowd of 100-plus bleary-eyed fishermen dug into their breakfasts and pushed the coffee machines beyond their limits Sunday morning at the 26th...

Innovation brings a fish-eye view of Herring Creek to a worldwide audience

Just off State Road in Aquinnah is a small creek that plays a mighty role in the Martha’s Vineyard ecosystem. Herring Creek is the...

MVC takes on Santander Bank

A showdown is shaping up on Main Street in Tisbury between the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) and Santander Bank.On Thursday night, commissioners overwhelmingly voted...

Island Theater case remains in legal limbo

It appears structural work will soon begin to make the Island Theater safe. On Tuesday, a twice-revised action plan to shore up the theater,...

Cottagers’ curveball confounds Circuit Avenue commerce

Citing unsafe conditions caused by large delivery trucks, the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association (MVCMA) board of directors informed commercial leaseholders that as of...

Weighing the weapons in the war on ticks

It’s that time of year again, and the mites of spring are on the march. The majority of Lyme disease infections will take place...

Memorial Day tourney augurs well for anglers

Some fisherfolks say that June is the premier month on the Vineyard, in part because the migrating fish have just arrived in full force...

Mopeds will roll in Oak Bluffs this weekend

Mopeds are back in business in Oak Bluffs.On Tuesday afternoon, selectmen voted unanimously, 3-0, to grant a waiver of the training track requirement...

Superior Court judge issues ultimatum in Island Theater case

On Friday afternoon, a visibly annoyed Superior Court Judge Cornelius Moriarty told Mark Cain, attorney for Ben and Brian Hall, co-owners of the Island...

Mopeds back on track in Oak Bluffs

Superior Court Judge Cornelius Moriarty has granted an injunction that will allow mopeds to roll this summer in Oak Bluffs.In a six-page decision issued...

Superior Court judge weighs decision in Island Theater case

Superior Court Judge Cornelius Moriarty approved a stipulated preliminary order that mandates the Island Theater be made safe within three weeks of building permit...

Cottagers’ curveball confounds Circuit Avenue commerce

In a move that may drastically affect a number of Circuit Avenue businesses, the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association (MVCMA) board of directors has...

Fishing report: Return of the squid

The big news this week: The squid are back. Steve Morris, owner of Dick's Bait and Tackle, told The Times that anglers were pulling them...