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Thanks, and a reminder

The purpose of this letter is to show my appreciation for the protection of open spaces, the maintenance of wildlife habitats, and the beautiful setting that has been established on our small Island.

WVVY’s Air Fair a hit

What began as a daytime trade show evolved in to an all-night dance party with local musicians and DJ's entertaining guests at WVVY's Air Fair last Saturday, April 24.

Alert driver calls in early morning fire in Edgartown

An alert newspaper delivery driver and quick work by firefighters helped avert a potentially devastating fire in downtown Edgartown early Sunday morning.

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.

Church/state not the issue

In James Sepanara's letter of April 22 ("Church/state, no divide,") he left the impression that the town had decided to spend taxpayers' money to support the functions and missions of the First Congregational Church of West Tisbury.


Martha's Vineyard Community Services Early Childhood Program (ECP) was selected as one of the top 10 high-performing school readiness organizations in Massachusetts by Social Impact Research (SIR).

Guilty plea in Oak Bluffs rock robbery assault case

Trevor Bryn, 18, of Bethel, Conn.

Town webs win awards

Three Island towns, Oak Bluffs, Chilmark, and Edgartown, earned e-government awards for their efforts to post relevant government documents and information on their town web sites.


The Vineyard Playhouse hosts open auditions for "My Mom Is Trying To Ruin My Life," a play by MJ Bruder Munafo based on the novel by Islander Kate Feiffer.

The vote’s in, but the jury’s out

Tisbury's town election stimulated voters.

Tisbury says yes to beer and wine, Tristan Israel

Tisbury agreed to allow restaurants to serve beer and wine.

Former selectman accused of bullying, unprofessional behavior

Former Oak Bluffs selectman Kerry Scott was the subject of a union grievance and a separate complaint from a police union filed earlier this year, in which town employees accused the elected official of acting in a bullying and demeaning manner.

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week gives towns the opportunity to shine the spotlight on individuals who give their time to serve the community, and that's just what the Tisbury Council on Aging and Rising Tide Therapeutic Equestrian Center did.

Animal Shelter of MV hires shelter operator

The directors of the Animal Shelter of Martha's Vineyard (ASMV) hired Lisa Burke Hayes of Edgartown as the full-time shelter operator.

Public records law protects legitimate interest in disclosure

In an email public records request dated March 5 addressed to Michael Dutton, Oak Bluffs town administrator, Martha's Vineyard Times reporter Steve Myrick asked for a copy of a letter the Oak Bluffs police union sent to police chief Erik Blake regarding then-selectman Kerry Scott.


Chilmark Chocolates reopens today.

Nature fills the green thumb void

Arriving on the Vineyard some 13 years ago, I was thrilled to have a yard of my own to garden in, for the first time in my life.

Island Alpaca’s Shearing Day

Island Alpaca's third annual Shearing Day attracted quite a crowd on Saturday.


Celebrate May Day with a Musical Tea on Saturday from 2 to 4 pm at the First Baptist Church Parish House on Williams Street.