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Lobster board steers clear of five-year fishing ban

The American Lobster Management Board (ALMB) of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) decided last week at a meeting in Warwick, R.

Edgartown library honors essayists, Ted Morgan

On Sunday the Edgartown Library Foundation gathered 200 of their closest friends under white tents at the Field Club for a brunch to raise funds and celebrate Edgartown's most distinguished citizen and three young essayists.

You never do things alone

"You never do things alone," Ted Morgan told the cheering audience at Sunday's event honoring him.

Life cycle of a lobster

The first few years of the life of Homarus americanus are perilous.

Five-year moratorium would halt Martha’s Vineyard lobstering

Because of declining lobster stocks in southern New England, the American Lobster Technical Committee (TC) of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has recommended a five-year moratorium on harvesting lobsters south of Cape Cod.

Martha’s Vineyard fishermen band together to promote local catch

The rubber bands are a half inch wide and come in bright colors.

Bloomsday: Rejoicing in Joyce at the Katharine Cornell

On Wednesday last week, this year's edition of Arts & Society's Bloomsday celebration at the Katharine Cornell Theatre was a delightful 90 minutes of Irish music, history, whimsy, laughter, and serious dramatic renderings of the words of the exuberant, sensual, brilliant, and sometimes-difficult-to-understand Irish writer James Joyce (1882-1941).

Budget shortfalls threaten MV Family Planning

Ominous storm clouds loom on the horizon for Martha's Vineyard Family Planning (MVFP), a resource acknowledged as crucial by Island health professionals, teens, and many adults.

Step up to the school committee – somebody has to do it

All five seats on the Up-Island Regional School District (UIRSD) committee will be up for election on the first Tuesday in November this year.

Businesses tread a minefield of employment laws

Massachusetts is a dangerous state in which to be an employer, and it's getting more dangerous all the time, Samantha Halem told about a dozen employers from both non-profit and for-profit businesses, gathered at the Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown.

Bridge to Cape Cod

Last weekend 18 Vineyarders played duplicate bridge in pair and team events at Chatham Bars Inn on the Cape, in American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) Senior Regional and Open Sectional tournaments.

Caitlyn Francis signs on with champs

Caitlyn Francis of Oak Bluffs, a senior at MVRHS, has recently signed a letter of intent and received a partial scholarship to ride with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championship equestrian team at the University of Georgia next fall.

Wampanoag Spring Social

About 150 members of the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah and their guests gathered at the tribal headquarters for a spring social featuring food, music, and the arts.

Fire destroys Quenames house

Fire destroyed a house on Quenames Road in Chilmark on Sunday, April 11.

A difficult consensus: the Vineyarders and the bureaucrats

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

On Their Way – Gwen Mayhew, a calling to serve

On Their Way is a new, occasional series, in which The Times introduces Martha's Vineyard Regional High School graduates who have moved on to establish themselves in careers on- or off-Island.

WVVY will apply for full-power license

By a bizarre combination of circumstances, West Tisbury this year is one of only 67 communities in the whole United States which the Federal...

Finding gold in Newton

Fourteen Vineyarders met at the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) tournament in Newton last weekend, bringing home a total of 59.74 ACBL master points,...