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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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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