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Alcohol fueled arrests, stretched weekend resources in Oak Bluffs

Oak Bluffs police took more than two dozen people into custody during a busy weekend, that included a late night brawl.

Chilmark planning board seeks cap on house size

A Chilmark planning board working group further refined a draft set of regulations intended to rein in the construction of large houses.

Oak Bluffs selectmen hear report on weekend mayhem

Town officials said the shark tournament attracted some unruly visitors and overwhelmed resources. One solution may be a change in dates.

New York inmate admits murder of former Martha’s Vineyard teacher

A recent confession has resolved the mystery of former Martha's Vineyard music teacher Stephanie Kupchynsky's disappearance and death.

Auditors caution Oak Bluffs to attend to finances

Town officials said Tuesday they are making progress fixing the financial problems, but auditors said many accounting issues remain unresolved.

Prescott Jernegan and the Gold from Seawater Swindle

The Historical Perspective: To investors in 1898, the concept of extracting gold from seawater was almost too good to be true.


A story published July 19, "Sheriff's Meadow Foundation holds summer gala," reported the last name of the owners of the property where the party was held incorrectly.

Charlayne Hunter-Gault to Receive 2012 Walter Cronkite Award

The Stone Soup Leadership Institute (SSLI), a nonprofit educational organization founded on Martha's Vineyard in 1997, will hold its third annual Walter Cronkite Awards ceremony on Thursday, August 2, at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown.

Island Housing Trust announces green, affordable housing projects

The Island Housing Trust has asked for design and construction bids for two environmentally friendly affordable housing projects on Martha's Vineyard.

Square simplifies payments with mobile devices

Several small businesses on Martha's Vineyard are accepting payments with Square, "the easiest way for anyone, anywhere to take and make card payments on their mobile device," according to a press release.

Martha’s Vineyard galleries change things up, show new artists

Martha's Vineyard art galleries bring in new artists to enhance their summer offerings.

Gallery receptions on Martha’s Vineyard

Closing Receptions 4–7 pm, Louisa Gould Gallery, Vineyard Haven.

Gallery Glances on Martha’s Vineyard

Cousen Rose Gallery is one of many Martha's Vineyard galleries showing new work this week.

Ledesma gallery plans clay workshops

Hiroshi Nakayama, Bill O'Callahan and Washington Ledesma will lend their expertise to three clay workshops.

Ellen Liman balances art between home and Louisa Gould

Some Martha's Vineyard artists put their work in a gallery and show at home.

Anne Gallagher makes art her passion

Art makes the world go round for Anne Gallagher.

Noteworthy events

Listen to the vocals of singer/record producer Arnold McCuller this Friday, July 27, in a concert sponsored by Hardcourt Productions at Edgartown's Old Whaling Church.

The Times asks: What’s your favorite Vineyard summer tradition?

Good restaurants, scenic beaches, and fun events are something to look forward to with each Vineyard summer.

Drinks of the week on Martha’s Vineyard

A Sidecar from Sidecar Cafe and Bar: sweet start, fruity finish; and Chilmark Coffee Company's cold brews.

The Vineyard Playhouse fundraiser presents Daniel Beaty

In his compelling one man shows, he combines musicality & rhythm of slam poetry with humor to create memorable characters and scenarios.