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Martha’s Vineyard seasonal resident Mike Nichols has died at age 83

Director Mike Nichols, a longtime Island seasonal resident and husband of Diane Sawyer, passed away suddenly in New York on Wednesday, according to an...

Oak Bluffs selectmen recalibrate stance on sand mining

Citing issues that surfaced at Island-wide meeting with state officials, the board amends official comment on 2014 ocean plan.

Election, 2014

Many of us capped off an orgy of national election coverage by watching, in solitude or in the company of friends, results trickle and...

What’s fair?

To the Editor:I would like to respond to Oak Bluffs wastewater commissioner Robert Iadicicco’s letter in last week’s Times (“Fairness at work”). A little...

Can this be fair?

To the Editor:Sorry folks, but I just have to sound off about this trend of having sheep and goats penned up without shelter around...

Thanks, Edgartown police

To the Editor:Last Friday, the Edgartown Patrolmen’s Association sponsored its annual “Senior Fall Feast,” a sumptuous dinner offered free to all Edgartown seniors. The...

A disturbing eye-opener

To the Editor:Last week, I started reading the recently published book This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein. What an informative, disturbing eye-opener it is!Also, a...

Bring back old paths

To the Editor:It comes to mind that the Land Bank repaired the walking trails of Tradewinds Airport with a material foreign to the site....

Tisbury selectmen approve two-day closure for Center Street

The Tisbury selectmen met in regular session Tuesday night, following an executive session that included two department of public works (DPW) grievance hearings.Selectmen Jon...

Oak Bluffs health agent Shirley Fauteux will retire

Longtime Oak Bluffs health agent Shirley Fauteux has indicated that she will retire from her position effective February 14, 2015.  Born in Oak Bluffs...

Up-Island school committee continues FY16 budget discussions

The Up-Island Regional School District (UIRSD) school committee held a budget meeting Monday night at Chilmark School. The latest version of the fiscal year...

Tisbury businessman indicted on child rape charge

A grand jury indicted Mosher Photo owner Carlos Stevenson, moving the case to Superior Court.

Town must pay

To the Editor:I would like to correct an error in Eric Albert’s letter of Nov. 13, “Am I wrong?”It is correct that the Town...

Grateful to Cape Cod Hospital

To the Editor:Three weeks ago I went to the Cape Cod Hospital for an angiogram after doing poorly on a recent stress test. It...

Martha’s Vineyard earns top marks in statewide educator evaluations

The evaluation system provides performance ratings for teachers, administrators and principals, and suggestions for improvement.

Oak Bluffs to break ground for fire/EMS station Monday

Last-minute discovery of non-compliance with town zoning by-laws required quick action by town officials.

MVC approves mixed use development for Mariner’s Landing

The plan for commercial condominiums and residential units ran into a hitch over how much the applicants should pay toward affordable housing.

Regional high school FY16 budget public hearing next week

After a building tour Wednesday school committee members consider adding funds for maintenance and repairs to the $18.4 million budget.

Chilmark Selectmen prioritize special projects, approve 1.3% cost-of-living adjustment increase

Preliminary post-Nab’s Corner affordable housing idea also introduced