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Modular housing goes upmarket

Updated Saturday, April 29, 12 pm*It was 2008, and the housing market had tanked, along with the rest of the economy. Bill Potter, a...

Oak Bluffs planners OK ice arena plans

The Martha’s Vineyard Ice Arena has almost all the permission it needs to complete work on its $3.7 million renovation. On Wednesday, April 19,...

Shipwrecks and slavery

Tom Dresser, reformed bus driver and relentless Island historian, has published his eighth history book on our place. Believe me, you want this on...

West Tisbury folks know the risky traffic spots in town

About two dozen West Tisbury residents — and at least one Chilmark resident — literally put their heads together on April 19 to identify...

Together again: News vets weigh in on fake news

Two no-nonsense Island newsmen will combine more than 50 years of experience to put “fake news” in its societal place in a conversation on...

Nantucket boys lacrosse trims MVRHS

Updated Wednesday April 19The Nantucket Whalers jumped out to an early 4-0 lead and kept the pedal to the metal en route to a...

MVC greenlights ice arena plans

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) on Thursday approved MV Ice Arena plans to improve and expand the arena. The decision Thursday clears the way...

West Tisbury voters fund affordable housing

Updated: At 11 pm Tuesday, West Tisbury town moderator Dan Waters hunkered down at the edge of the stage at the West Tisbury School...

Edgartown Eagles are volleyball champs

The Edgartown Eagles won a tiebreaking fifth set by a 15-9 score over the Tisbury Tigers to claim the 2017 junior high coed volleyball...

Keeping it real

“Fake news” is credited in recent years as a major accelerant to the fiery and divisive state of our national discourse. The creation and...

What a poet laureate does — and why poetry matters to us

Justen Ahren, Island poet, writing impresario, and landscaper, last month was selected as Martha’s Vineyard’s third poet laureate. He follows Lee McCormack and Arnie...

‘One Good Dog’ was good, ‘Two Good Dogs’ is better

Island resident Susan Wilson has established a preeminent place among authors of dog books, a genre with breathtaking growth over the past decade. She...

Purposeful art: Stan Murphy’s Island in transition

Art that endures shares at least one thing in common. Ancient Romans called it res ipsa loquitur — the thing speaks for itself.Specific works,...

MVRHS baseball and boys tennis ready to go

Spring sports at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) begin next week. The Times talked to coaches to get a sense of what their...

Saucers soar, records fall at Island disc golf tournament

Competitors in the 13th annual Vineyard Social disc golf tournament set scoring records on a chilly and breezy Saturday last week at the 6,000-foot...

Richard North Patterson dissects the Trump ascendancy in ‘Fever Swamp’

Island resident Richard North Patterson, a New York Times bestselling author and an early and enthusiastic Trump basher, now brings us a look at...

Living with a Shark

Over the past six summers, dozens of families have opened their homes to members of the MV Sharks, an amateur baseball team on the...

West Tisbury annual meeting warrant takes shape

The West Tisbury selectmen reviewed the 39-article annual town meeting warrant, and heard a plan to revise the structure of the Cape Light Compact...

Turning the page: Jennifer Tseng’s new life and work

Jennifer Tseng doesn’t live here anymore.The celebrated West Tisbury poet and novelist, and a mainstay in the circulation department of the West Tisbury library...

MVRHS boys hoops draws Stang in tourney opener

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) received the eighth seed in the south sectional round of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) state high...