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

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How do I get to Oaks Bluff?

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

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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

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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

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Leslie Hewson gives dinner ingredients a second chance.

Online petition calls on Steamship Authority to roll back rate hikes

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 birthday I have not understood this world at all. I am alone, risen from the sands, prolific in my words, but much sickness, and sad. The...

Wedding: Lucy Bliss Whittemore & Barton Heywood

Lucy Bliss Whittemore & Barton Heywood Lucy Bliss Whittemore and Barton Heywood married on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at Lucy’s late mother’s house in Edgartown. Joe...

Vineyard JV girls lose to strong Sandwich team, 8-0

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The girls hockey team could not match the strength of the mainland Blue Knights.

Sheriff’s Meadow Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary grows with 31-acre donation

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The George A. Hough Preserve will increase trail access to the West Tisbury property that overlooks the Vineyard’s north shore.

Edward W. Brooke, former U.S. Senator, Oak Bluffs resident, dies at 95

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For 27 years he owned a spacious home in Oak Bluffs and was frequently in residence both on and off season.

Missteps, late tax payments create budget deficit for Aquinnah

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Voters will decide how to fix a $100,000 budget shortfall at special town meeting next Wednesday.

Sandwich has Vineyard boys basketball team for lunch, 72 to 57

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Updated, 7 pm, January 7 The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School boys varsity basketball team dug themselves a deep first-quarter hole from which they could...

New Year’s Day march affirms value of life, reflects many concerns

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The NAACP sponsored march echoed calls by protesters across the nation for better community relations with police officers.

Polar Plunge Raises more than $800 for Wounded Warrior Project

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On New Year’s Day a hardy group of Islanders plunged into Nantucket Sound for a good cause.