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Gone Hunting: An Island duck hunter is the target of an angry squawk

Updated Friday, 3:30 pm *A man with a baseball cap on backward stood at the edge of the marsh screaming at me on Saturday...

Talk show host is always an option

Today I leave The Martha’s Vineyard Times. I do so with a mixture of regret at leaving a job that was new and interesting...

Edgartown National Bank, Rockland Trust Bank will merge

Rockland Trust Bank, a dominant financial institution in Massachusetts and Rhode Island will acquire Edgartown National Bank, founded in 1905 and headquartered in Edgartown.The...

SSA acknowledges schedule did not meet service demand

The Steamship Authority met Tuesday on Martha’s Vineyard and acknowledged what many residents and visitors to the Island already knew. The fall schedule, which...

Gone Fishin’: Fishing perseverance, luck opens Derby padlock

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNt2lJL8388Many years ago, three weeks into the Derby and already feeling the effects of a fishing schedule that left little time for a good...

Martha’s Vineyard Bass and Bluefish Derby ends in rousing fashion

The 71st Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby ended Sunday afternoon amid raucous cheers and shouts of congratulations for two local fishermen who...

Mill Brook summer data points to deadly temperature spikes

Mill Brook begins its journey in the Chilmark woodlands and travels approximately four miles, crossing 10 dams of various construction as it passes through...

Gone fishin’: A search for brook trout on Martha’s Vineyard brings hidden rewards

Tim Sheran of Vineyard Haven is not an advocate in the strict sense of the word. He is not the kind of guy who...

Aquinnah police officer, harbormaster rescue man from Menemsha Pond

Amid howling winds and dropping temperatures Monday morning, Aquinnah Police Officer David Murphy removed his duty belt and swam to the assistance of a...

A friend gives the lifesaving gift of a kidney

On a warm, beautiful summer day in September, the kind of day when people say it is good to be alive, Dave Irland sat...

Gone fishin’: Reading the water takes on a whole new meaning

Updated 11 am, Oct. 8I suspect that years ago, an aging fisherman who had used a baitcasting reel all his life saw some young...

Edgartown Police nab shoplifters, find bags of merchandise

Edgartown Police arrested two Serbian women they said shoplifted from stores in Edgartown and Oak Bluffs. A search of the women’s rented room turned...

SSA approves schedules, looks in-house

The Steamship Authority (SSA) met on Nantucket last week and heard an update on modifications to the ferry Woods Hole; approved the proposed spring,...

Turkeys blamed for head on collision on Barnes Road in Oak Bluffs

Updated 4 pm, TuesdayA head-on collision between two Jeeps on Barnes Road in the vicinity of Featherstone Center for the Arts, about 2 pm Friday afternoon,...

Gone fishin’: Old photo rekindles memories of a big fish

In a story published Sept. 8, “Derby fever,” The Times ran a series of old photos taken during the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and...

Army Corps will allow J-Way to complete Menemsha dredge project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tuesday informed Aquinnah, Chilmark, and Wampanoag tribal officials that it has cleared the way for dredge contractor J-Way...

Tisbury ACO Laurie Clements wrangles ball python

It is a proverbial question: Why did the chicken cross the road? The answer, at least on Franklin Terrace in Vineyard Haven, may have...

Island boaters ask Coast Guard to modify buoy removal plan

U.S. Coast Guard officials heard straight talk from some of the Island’s most experienced sailors at a public hearing in Vineyard Haven last week...

Martha’s Vineyard Derby weigh station crew switches places

Every morning and evening, throughout the course of the five-week Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby a dedicated group of women work behind...

Gone Fishin’: At Derby Kids’ Day, ‘little fishies’ become ‘big fishies’

Finnegan Hall, 3½ years of age, was in a hurry. He had caught a scup, and he was determined to get it back into...