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Trying 20byNine

I want things in life. I want success with my writing. I want humans to land safely on Mars. I want that girl I...

Hot ticket

Lovers of chili and alcohol came out in droves for the 32nd annual Big Chili Contest last Saturday. The contest is hosted every year...

MVRHS students win big at awards ceremony

Student journalists from the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School won several major journalism awards from the New England Scholastic Press Association (NESPA) last Friday...

The right thing for right whales

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Law Enforcement and the U.S. Coast Guard will be working in tandem this year to...

The Aquinnah selectmen’s race is on

The only contested race in Aquinnah this year is for a three-year term on the town’s board of selectmen, where incumbent Jim Newman, who...

Shellfishing money secured in House budget

After a four-day series of votes and negotiating budgets at the State House, Rep. Dylan Fernandes, D-Falmouth, successfully secured $225,000 in local earmarks for...

Aquinnah voters scheduled to take up town’s business

Aquinnah will be the last, but certainly not the least, town to hold its annual town meeting this year, with 34 articles on this...

Edgartown School has an eye for security

The Edgartown School installed a new security system for its front doors.The system cost $10,500, and was approved by town voters after an article...

Tensions rise between Aquinnah selectmen and assessors

Updated 10:30 amDebate continued between Aquinnah selectmen and the town’s board of assessors Tuesday night over tax issues.The first issue concerned five plots of...

Aquinnah shellfish dispute moved to next meeting

Aquinnah selectmen met with shellfish committee chairman Buddy Vanderhoop last week to discuss a formal complaint filed by Vanderhoop against the selectmen.Vanderhoop shared his...

Tisbury gets updates on town projects

On Tuesday, Tisbury selectmen met with Ben Robinson, chairman of the Tisbury planning board, to discuss updates on a project in Owen Park.Town administrator...

Laundromat owner responds to threat of closure

On April 12, the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission voted unanimously 5-0 to give Airport Laundromat owner Nick Catt 21 days to pay $140,000 owed...

Feeling euphoric at Fat Ronnie’s

In life we make many choices. Each new day welcomes the opportunity to forge our existence through decisions, both good and bad, to lead...

Tisbury voters want to see a new town hall

Tisbury voters came out for the third and final time Thursday evening for a nearly four-hour session to wrap up three days of discussion...

Pizza di Napoli welcomes four new flavors

There are moments in humanity’s history that seem to eclipse all others. These moments capture the essence of human wholeness, harmony, radiance, and innovation....

Edgartown voters reject funds for sheriff

Updated 9:30 amEdgartown voters filled the pews of the Old Whaling Church Tuesday for the annual Edgartown town meeting.The hot button issue of the...

Fake car sale tricks Islander

A classified advertisement for a car placed in The Times has caused a nightmare for an Edgartown woman.Lucia de Souza, a housekeeper, had recently...

Island screams for ice cream

 The crowds came out for ice cream for the Edgartown Dairy Queen’s 2018 season opening last Thursday.To mark the special occasion, Dairy Queen...

Housing trust gets tax credit award

For the fourth year in a row, the Baker-Polito administration awarded the Island Housing Trust a community investment tax credit last Tuesday, according to...

Saved by the button

On March 26, Drew Cole teamed up with his “Voice” co-star Miya Bass to sing a duet of Bob Dylan’s soulful classic, “Knockin’ on...