Lynn Murphy, Chilmarker and Hurricane Carol hero, dies at 88

Longtime Chilmarker Lynn Murphy died at home on Thursday morning. He was credited with being an inspiration for the Captain Quint character in the...

Drought intensity declines on Martha’s Vineyard

Martha’s Vineyard is almost, but not quite, out of drought conditions. The assessment of drought conditions in Massachusetts was revised after Jan. 5, according...

Court report: Dec. 19, 2016 – Jan. 9, 2017

  Dec. 19, 2016 Linda S. Shapiro, Oak Bluffs; DOB 5/15/46, liquor or .08%: continued without a finding for one year, the defendant is to attend...

Martha’s Vineyard icemen fall to Bishop Feehan, 7-2

The Vineyard hockey team was bested by Bishop Feehan 7-2 on Wednesday afternoon at a crowded MV Arena. Bishop Feehan co-captain Kyle Browne led...

Immigration forum explores how the Vineyard can support its immigrants

The Martha’s Vineyard Social Justice Leadership Foundation (MVSJLF), sponsored a community forum on immigration at the Edgartown Public Library on Tuesday night. The group’s...

Oak Bluffs selectmen endorse budget, fewer deer, and more business

The Oak Bluffs selectmen made a bit of history at their regular meeting on Tuesday when selectman Kathy Burton, who was in Florida at...

Chilmark selectmen discuss tiny house development as possible affordable housing

Chilmark board of selectmen meet just once in January. Here are the highlights from the very full agenda of the Tuesday, Jan. 10 meeting: ...

West Tisbury selectmen hear facilities maintenance consultant report

Updated Jan. 13, 4pm Here’s the quick news from the Wednesday, Jan. 4, meeting of the West Tisbury selectmen: The town hired independent contractor Louis...

Island health care leaders contemplate a post–Affordable Care Act world

The Times recently talked to three Island health care leaders — Julie Fay, executive director of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS); Sarah Kuh, director...

Chilmark landowner agrees to protect the landscape and ancient ways

The Chilmark planning board tackled a full agenda at its Monday meeting:   David Damroth presented a plan to subdivide his property off Quansoo...