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The Callens help map the ocean floor

Brock Callen Sr. and Jr. flew into Guam on Dec. 24, 2016, and interrupted the Christmas Eve celebration of the crew of the R/V...

NextEra will be the new energy supplier for Cape Light Compact

In January, Island customers of Cape Light Compact (CLC) got a new energy supplier — NextEra — and all that power is generated by...

Planner urges multiple strategies to create Chilmark affordable housing

The Chilmark planning board got some sobering news on Jan. 23 when planners Jennifer Goldson of JM Goldson Community Preservation + Planning in Roslindale,...

Edgartown will reclassify all town employee job descriptions

Several Edgartown town employees expressed dissatisfaction with a recent evaluation of their job descriptions by an outside consultant. Based on information that the employees...

New Preservation Trust chief sees a boost to Island economy

The unusual work of the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust caught Funi Burdick’s eye. The trust, which she now leads, does not just buy, renovate,...

Chilmark planners say voters should decide  Squibnocket causeway question

The Chilmark planning board has proposed a zoning bylaw amendment to address the construction of roadways, including elevated causeways near wetlands, just like the...

Edgartown won’t bail out energy cooperative

Liz Argo of the Cape and Vineyard Energy Cooperative (CVEC) asked the Edgartown selectmen for $11,000 — half a cent per kilowatt produced —...

Aquinnah selectmen support two extra weeks of deer hunting

The Aquinnah board of selectmen became the latest town board to endorse an additional two-week deer hunting season, with a unanimous vote at their...

New book gives a long, broad view of the Island landscape

David R. Foster’s “A Meeting of Land and Sea: Nature and the Future of Martha's Vineyard” is a comprehensive look at the natural history...

Island health care leaders contemplate a post–Affordable Care Act world

The Times recently talked to three Island health care leaders — Julie Fay, executive director of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS); Sarah Kuh, director...

Chilmark landowner agrees to protect the landscape and ancient ways

The Chilmark planning board tackled a full agenda at its Monday meeting:David Damroth presented a plan to subdivide his property off Quansoo Road....

Governor Baker states concern about Pilgrim nuclear power station

Spurred by reports of undertrained staff and inadequate safety procedures, on Wednesday, Jan. 4, Governor Charlie Baker and Attorney General Maura Healey wrote to...

A foot of snow falls on Martha's Vineyard

In a series of bulletins the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) kept the public up to date during the snow storm on Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Cape...

Schools delay opening two hours due to snow

Updated, 9:45 am FridayMartha's Vineyard schools, including the MV Public Charter School, will open two hours later this morning due to the snow, according...

Why some places need to burn

After a few delays due to higher winds, The Trustees of Reservations burned part of Wasque on Nov. 14. Folks over 50 might remember...

Martha’s Vineyard Christmas bird count shows avian hot spots

Kenny Ivory and I stood by the side of New Lane in West Tisbury, just off the West Tisbury–Edgartown Road. A biting wind roared...

Growing kelp above mussels

On a five-acre site one mile offshore and four miles east from Menemsha Harbor, there are five 300-foot ropes hanging in 70 to 100...

Wampanoag Tribe pushes casino case to the U.S. Court of Appeals

The campaign for a casino by the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) has been given new life. According to an email to The...

Edgartown selectmen crack down on shellfisherman who fled a boat inspection

Edgartown selectmen suspended the commercial license of Mark Morris of Edgartown for the duration of the season for disregarding the direct orders of the...

Dead scup in the middle of the beach

Tisbury shellfish constable Danielle Ewart began getting calls a few days ago from her commissioners about the dead scup on the Lagoon Pond beaches....