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Park yourself at Park Corner

Not long ago, I was teaching English at a high school in Shaoyang, China. Shaoyang sits in the rough center of Hunan Province, a...

Race and gender intersect to empower

The Center for American Progress (CAP) hosted a discussion panel featuring four prominent guest speakers to talk about race and politics in America, centering...

Why the sign?

Updated August 13Dogwalkers and trail walkers alike have been voicing their concern in the wake of the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank’s decision to build a...

VTA bus drivers seek negotiating help from union

Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) bus drivers, concerned about low pay and high stress, are working with a union to negotiate a contract with the...

Hinckley’s property sold to new owner

The Vineyard Haven property where H.N. Hinckley & Sons, known simply as Hinkley’s to most Islanders, has a new owner.Larkin and Grace Reeves of...

Speedy changes proposed to Upper Main Street in Edgartown

During a special meeting Monday, town selectmen listened to the traffic concerns of resident Sara Piazza, who lives near the corner of Upper Main...

WWII-era practice munition found on South Beach

Edgartown parks department officials responded to a unexploded ordnance call Tuesday at South Beach.The World War II-era ordnance, which are also referred to as...

Record attempt prompts fritter jitters

Setting or breaking a world record is a dream for many people. Sometimes it’s building the largest Lego brick flag, holding the largest tea...

Hospital looks to move quickly on building modification

Updated August 4The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital wants to modify sections of its campus to create additional space to meet the increased demand for primary-care...

Electric bus rollout was delayed

Four of the five electric Vineyard Transit Authority buses that arrived on-Island last month have been running routes this week after a slow initial...

Barstool presidente offers biting commentary

It’s not every day a president comes to the Island.Last week, the founder of Barstool Sports, a satirical sports and pop-culture blog, Dave Portnoy,...

Proposed short-term tax is close

Updated August 1.The Massachusetts legislature approved a bill Monday that would tax short-term rentals and, in the process, would create a fund aimed at...

Let’s explore David Sedaris

Writer, cultural critic, and satirist David Sedaris returns to the Island next week to share his signature self-deprecating humor.Sedaris will read all-new stories on...

Edgartown approves Yellow House proposal

Christopher Celeste, operating under the name Summer & Main LLC, took another step toward leasing and renovating the Yellow House in Edgartown Monday after...

Martha’s Vineyard dreamin’

Updated August 3The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, and the checkbooks were open as scores of people threw up their paddles to...

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,...

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...

Along came Polly

The Polly Hill Arboretum celebrates its 20th anniversary this week with a plethora of games and activities. The Times had a chance to meet...

Yellow House committee approves proposal

The Yellow House committee has given its blessing to Summer & Main LLC to move forward with the restoration of the Yellow House.Summer &...

Motorcycle driver airlifted after crash

A motorcycle accident early Sunday morning on Seaview Avenue in Oak Bluffs resulted in a man being airlifted off-Island for medical treatment.Sgt. Michael Marchand...