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Oak Bluffs selectmen make appointments aplenty

The board of selectmen unanimously approved the hiring of Tisbury contractor John Jones as local inspector. He will be hired on a six month...

A beginner forays into kayak fishing

Many surf fisherman know the frustration of helplessly watching diving birds and water frothing with feeding fish, just out of casting range.A kayak changes...

Plover closures soon to be over

By Tuesday of next week all of Chappaquiddick over sand vehicle (OSV) trails should be reopened, Chris Kennedy, The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR) Martha’s...

Bomb scare on Quansoo Beach

The sun-drenched tranquility of Quansoo Beach in Chilmark was shattered on Friday afternoon by a bomb scare, which shut the beach down for two...

Shark fisherman gets big surprise on Chappy

Responding to the buzz of the busy shark season on Chappy, John Zarba, his son Colby and his friend Aiden Gates, all from Oak...

Weather may affect Oak Bluffs fireworks

Due to the predicted unsettled weather, the Oak Bluffs Fire Department is alerting the public that Friday’s fireworks display may be postponed to Saturday...

Delayed H-2B workers arrive just in time for the summer crunch

It took the lobbying efforts of Congressman Bill Keating, countless phone calls and emails, and a midnight run from Oak Bluffs to Falmouth, but...

New contractor to complete Menemsha Channel dredge project

It appears the delay-plagued Menemsha Channel dredge project, one of the largest Martha’s Vineyard navigational projects in recent years, will finally be completed this...

Town of Oak Bluffs, fire department charged with unfair labor practices

Alleging unlawful harassment and retaliation by Oak Bluffs EMS/Fire Department Chief John Rose, along with attempts by the chief and town administrator Robert Whritenour...

Island Theater gets a facelift

It took a court order and several starts and stops, but the Island Theater façade is finally getting painted. Crews from off-Island were on...

Sharks defeat fishermen at Wasque Point, 3-2

Wasque was packed with fishermen last Friday, and many of them were after big game. It’s pretty easy to tell when surf fishermen are...

More Chappy beaches open to vehicle traffic

The piping plovers are continuing to fledge, which means more of Chappaquiddick is opening to over-sand vehicle (OSV) traffic. Most of Leland Beach is...

Sharks slamming in the surf

Usually, when a fisherman lands a nice bluefish in the surf, it’s dinner. But for some fishermen on the Vineyard, it’s bait. For sharks....

Motorcycle and car collide head-on on Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road

A New York couple has been hospitalized after their motorcycle collided head-on with a car at the intersection of Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road and Village...

Oak Bluffs artist commemorates Inkwell Beach

Early on a misty morning on August 9, 2010, photographer Michael Johnson took three quick shots of the Polar Bears in action at Inkwell...

Island towns score Community Development Block Grants

On Thursday, July 20, state officials announced Community Development Block Grant awards, and several Island towns will receive considerable funding. Edgartown was awarded $1.2 million...

Plover closure partially over

Chris Kennedy, The Trustees of Reservations Martha’s Vineyard superintendent, informed The Times on Wednesday that as of Thursday, all of Norton Point Beach will...

Town administrator, command staffers, back Oak Bluffs fire chief

Seeking to reassure the town that the Fire/EMS Department is shipshape, and to refute allegations of mismanagement and misconduct by Chief John Rose, Oak...

Day action cools, stripers like the night

The fishing action slowed a bit this past week, particularly during the daytime. Big stripers are still being caught at night; up-Island has been...

Oak Bluffs lifeguard lauded by town officials

Oak Bluffs recreation director Marc Rivers got Tuesday night’s selectmen’s meeting off to a rousing start when he described the heroics of lifeguard Olivia...