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Telford talks ticks

Any ugly red divot in your skin, nearby swollen glands, and fever needs to be checked out pronto by a doc.

Island Grown Initiative seeking volunteers at Thimble Farm

Island Grown Initiative is looking for volunteers for the hydroponics greenhouse at Thimble Farm, building new systems, maintaining our current systems, seeding, harvesting, cleaning....


Jackson R. Gaffey Julie and David Gaffey of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of their son, Jackson Richard Gaffey, on July 15 at Martha’s Vineyard...

Bad luck bee sting, then good luck

When I arrived, Emily was sitting in the chair of Land Bank attendant Richard Gleason, clearly having an allergic reaction. A woman was holding her hand, talking to her to help her keep calm while she struggled with her breathing.

Cronkite Awards honor champions of the ocean

Fifth annual ceremony will benefit the Martha’s Vineyard Youth Leadership Initiative.


Shane Gallagher & Shelagh Walsh Arthur and Vera Gallagher of Edgartown are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Shane Quinlan Gallagher, to Shelagh...

Ask the Dogfather

I think it's great that Pancho wants to protect us, but I'm worried he can't tell the difference between real danger and play. How can I break him of this habit before someone gets seriously hurt?

Airport commission, county commission clash in court

A Dukes County Superior Court questioned several of the airport commission’s claims, and is now considering his decision.

Poets’ Corner: Becalmed in Holmes Hole

Twenty eight restless kids peer out over the rails but there’s no wind to fill Shenandoah’s sails The bunks are made and clothes all put away Everyone...

Dope, litter, POTUS, and town beaches

To the Editor: A few thoughts. First off I would like to recommend that everyone read the recent multi-day editorial in The New York Times...

For the Oak Bluffs Library

To the Editor: It is with gratitude that I write this letter to commend Sandra Murphy, Oak Bluffs Library Director, and Zoe Thompson, Children and...

Thanks to the Island community

To the Editor: A few days after the Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Possible Dreams Auction we are able to look back and simply say, “Wow!”...

Beach Road reimagined

To the Editor: The article in The MV Times by Steve Myrick (July 24, “Beach Road reconstruction plans spur zoning discussion”) did a pretty good...

Big picture is needed

A series of events and circumstances presents Tisbury business and political leaders with a rare opportunity to shape the future appearance of their town...

Where are the signs?

To the Editor: Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs has become an absolute mess. For decades there had always been a decent police presence and clear,...

Gone Fishin’: No monsters at new Oak Bluffs big game tournament

It was definitely a lot calmer. Not a lot of yahoos. The guys were nice and it seemed like they were just here to fish.

Tisbury selectmen discuss plans for Beach Road improvements

A team from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and Greenman-Pedersen, Inc., joined the Tisbury selectmen at a meeting Tuesday night to provide an...

‘Round the Island Race: a magnificent day on the water

The 52 mile circumnavigation of Martha’s Vineyard proved to be a stiff test of seamanship in fickle winds and adverse tides.

Holmes Hole results

MIT undergrad Beck Colson made the most of one of his rare summer visits to win the first of two races held last Sunday...

Carl M. Widdiss

Carl Manning Widdiss of Aquinnah died on Sunday, July 27, at John C. Lincoln Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. He was 65. Carl was the husband...