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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Two Island educators make short list in superintendent search

Oak Bluffs Principal Richard Smith and Assistant Superintendent Matthew D’Andrea are the two finalists.

Disc golf soars into the new year

Offshore Ale and Lazy Frog make a day of it.

Chilmark police nab Mermaid Farm thief

Minutes after police distributed his photo, the suspect unwittingly crossed paths with an alert town police chief.

Island fire departments will simulate a fire on Circuit Avenue Sunday morning

A three-company exercise will prepare firefighters and EMTs for a fire in the vulnerable Oak Bluffs downtown district.

Flatbread owners decide to sell Island pizza restaurant

There was just not enough dough to be made in the short Vineyard season.

Seventh-grade girls travel team hoopsters split games

The Vineyard girls seventh-grade travel basketball team split their doubleheader last Saturday, beating Falmouth 26-25 but losing to Rochester 31-30. Both games, held at...

Tisbury Tigers outduel Oak Bluffs Blazers, 67-48

Tisbury School vanquished rival Oak Bluffs on the basketball court, 67-48, on Tuesday afternoon. Led by Dylan Dyke’s incredible 36-point performance, the Tisbury Tigers...

First Island baby of the new year born Monday

On Monday, Jan. 5, Gabriel Oliveira, son of Francy Karlla and Douglas Oliveira of Oak Bluffs, became the first Islander born in 2015. Gabriel tipped...

The jumper, and How do I get to Oaks Bluff?

How do I get to Oaks Bluff?

Scallop fisherman safe after boat swamps on New Year’s Day in Lagoon Pond

A scallop boat operated by Andrew Wheeler swamped and sank in Lagoon Pond on New Year’s Day, Tisbury harbormaster Jay Wilbur told The Times.Mr....

Wampanoag Tribe buys 17 acres in Aquinnah for $1.1 million

The new purchase abuts the tribe’s unfinished community center, site of a proposed boutique casino.

Mini golf extravaganza tees off

Kick off Mini Golf Weekend at the Oak Bluffs library with “Caddyshack”(rated R), the classic 1980 Chevy Chase and Bill Murray film, on Thursday...

The Fast Supper: The Hewsons’ magic with leftovers

Leslie Hewson gives dinner ingredients a second chance.

Online petition calls on Steamship Authority to roll back rate hikes

The petition points to falling oil prices as a major reason to rescind or suspend rate hikes that went into effect on Jan. 1.

Phone scammers target Islanders at tax time

Chilmark Police Chief Brian Cioffi said he recently had reports from town residents that they received telephone calls from individuals who purported to be...

MVC prepares to vote on $1.4 million operating budget

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission budget will shrink by 2.4 percent in the next fiscal year, as increases in employee benefits are offset by cuts in legal fees.

West Tisbury: Community suppers begin

I remembered to write 2015 the first time!The wind is roaring outside my windows, the sky is gray, and it's cold. The weather reports...

Freesia’s fate

From skin tabs and beyond.

Tisbury: Sleepovers at the Mansion House

Thanks to the wonderful nursing care at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, my husband Donald should be home by the time you read this. They...

Poet’s Corner: Poor Little Heart

On the bicentennial of Nancy Luce's birthdayI have not understoodthis world at all.I am alone,risen from the sands,prolific in my words,but much sickness,and sad.The...