Oak Bluffs beaches reopen, bacteria counts down

Oak Bluffs health officials Thursday morning reopened Inkwell Beach and Pay Beach in Oak Bluffs, closed since Tuesday because of high bacteria counts. Oak Bluffs health agent Shirley Fauteaux told The Times that the results of water samples taken Wednesday from the two popular beaches along Sea View Avenue showed bacteria levels had fallen within […]

It is time to remedy Beach Road

Let’s say you are a first-time visitor to the Island. Like most people, you take the ferry to Vineyard Haven. As you approach the Steamship Authority landing you are dazzled by the sight of well-kept waterfront houses, lawns tumbling down to the sea, and antique wooden sailboats lying at their moorings. This is more than […]

Martha’s Vineyard court report

July 7, 2014 Susana Branco, Vineyard Haven; DOB 4/7/81, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon: continued to pretrial conference. July 10, 2014 Dana B. Armstrong,West Danville, VT, DOB 2/5/80, disorderly conduct: to be dismissed upon payment of $100 court cost. Renaldo Braga Barbosa, Edgartown; DOB 3/23/80, assault and battery: guilty – six months in […]

Brickner Poetry Contest invites young writers

Attention all young poets! The 20th annual Elisa Brickner Poetry Contest sponsored by the Chilmark Public Library is now underway. “Don’t forget to enter!” says program coordinator Kristin Maloney. The contest welcomes entries from young people entering grades 6 through 12. There are two age categories: Junior High School (grades 6, 7, 8), and Senior […]

Bridge Results

At the Edgartown Bridge Club at Howes House on Monday, July 14, 12 tables were in play.  North-South winners were Eric Stricoff and Rhonda Cohen, followed by Sandy and Michael Lindheimer in second, Judy Spruance and Sergio Dechiara in third, Barbara Silk and Deirdre Ling in fourth, and Charlie Harff and Wink Winkleman in fifth. […]


Makaela N. Chase Noelani and John Chase of  West Tisbury announce the birth of their daughter,  Makaela Noelani Chase, on July 2 at UMass Memorial Medical Hospital in Worcester. Makaela weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces, and she joins big brother Aidan. Jackson R. Gaffney Julie and David Gaffney of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of […]

Men on the seawall applauded

To the Editor: Today, Saturday, I drove by the group of men standing on the seawall with Connect to End Violence. I was so moved to see these men holding signs, giving their time in an effort to end violence against women. I truly believe that ultimately it is men who will stop other men […]

Amy Goodman now

To the Editor: The Israelis are recreating the Warsaw Ghetto and have launched an assault one could reasonably compare to a pogrom. This week someone shot down an airliner in the Ukraine which could cause disastrous results. Julian Assange has been locked up in the Ecuadorian embassy for over two years. Edward Snowdon has revealed […]

Share the road with cyclists

To the Editor: A few weeks ago, two friends and I did a 132-mile bike ride from Bedford, Mass to Ludlow, Vermont. During our eight-plus hours on the road, we encountered exactly one angry motorist. Last weekend, the same friends and I did a three-hour ride up to Aquinnah and back, and came across three […]