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National Geographic hosts “Water is Life” this weekend

This weekend Martha's Vineyard will host a series of water conservation-related events to help celebrate the launch of "Written in Water: Messages of Hope for Earth's Most Precious Resource," published by the National Geographic Society and the Island premiere of Chilmark filmmaker Adam Geiger's film, "Shark Eden.

Artist Bill Buckley shows at Chilmark Library

Bill Buckley describes himself as "Just a regular guy with a painting addiction.

Oak Bluffs restaurants join Boston fundraiser

This week, Leslie Hewson is baking for a cause.

It’s the motion

The Tisbury School gym was rocking on the morning of April 16, and it wasn't just because everyone was excited about the upcoming school vacation week.

Sustaining life starting young

What is your dream for your life and your Island? That's just one of the challenges 40 Vineyarders from ages 16 to 23 will try to answer in a week-long Youth Summit hosted by the Stone Soup Leadership Institute this summer.


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).

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.

No more free grocery bags after May 1 at Cronig’s

Shoppers will pay five cents apiece for paper grocery bags at Cronig's Markets in Vineyard Haven and West Tisbury starting on May 1.

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.

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.

Right whales spotted off Vineyard

The state Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) urges mariners to use caution in the coastal waters around Martha's Vineyard where two pairs of mother and calf right whales are feeding.

Firefighters respond to Tisbury brush fire

The emergency airwaves crackled Wednesday, shortly after 1 pm, as Tisbury firefighters tried to reach a brush fire that broke out in a wooded area between Holmes Hole Road and Canterbury Lane, near the Old Sailor's Burying Ground.

Chilmark selectman bows out

Chilmark selectmen Frank Fenner and Warren Doty said a fond farewell Tuesday to their colleague J.

Gourmet thief on the lam with lobster rolls

A gourmet thief with a discerning palate struck at Grace Episcopal Church Sunday.

SSA approves special rate for seriously ill

The Steamship Authority (SSA) members approved a special rate for seriously ill Island residents at their monthly meeting held Tuesday in New Bedford, according to a management report.

Groundbreaking Sunday for Tisbury’s new ESF

A groundbreaking ceremony for Tisbury's new emergency services facility (ESF) will take place at 1 pm, Sunday, April 25, at the former site of the town hall annex on West Spring Street.

DOT will hold hearing on Lagoon Pond Drawbridge

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) highway division will convene a public hearing to discuss the proposed replacement of the Lagoon Pond Drawbridge, at 4:30 pm, Thursday, April 29 in the Katherine Cornell Theater in Vineyard Haven.