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Missing the point on Mill Pond dam

To the Editor:In response to Bill Haynes’ letter of Dec. 16, “Manmade Mill Pond,” I think Bill is missing the point here. The Mill...

Federal judge denies Wampanoag tribe’s request to review casino decision

In a one-sentence decision issued Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV denied a request by lawyers for the Wampanoag tribe of...

Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank land-use policy bans use of drones

The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank this week announced it had adopted a policy that bans the use of drones on its properties.The Land Bank...

Shark’s Landing tackle shop lands new owner

Shark’s Landing tackle store owner Joe Re has sold his business to seasonal resident Paul Hakala. The business-license transfer of the store, located at...

Martha’s Vineyard Law Enforcement Council seeks to gauge public interest

The Martha’s Vineyard Law Enforcement Council wants to determine how many individuals may be interested in participating in a basic reserve intermittent police officers...

Free breakfasts available to Martha's Vineyard students over winter break

Les Holcomb of Edgartown has taken it upon himself to fund and coordinate a pilot program he dubbed “Just in Case,” intended to supplement...

Cape Light Compact announces winter electric price decrease

Cape Light Compact (CLC) announced its 12-month residential electricity rates last week. Starting after the January meter reads, residential electricity will cost 9.613 cents...

New and overdue, Edgartown library anticipates late winter opening

The director of the Edgartown Free Public Library said that if all goes as expected, work will begin next month on the move from...

Oak Bluffs affordable housing committee fights uphill battle

Oak Bluffs appears well-equipped to tackle the need for affordable housing. The town owns significant land where the infrastructure would allow for density. However,...

Slideshow: The magic of Christmas Town shines in West Tisbury

At night, the lights of Christmas Town show through the windows of Jeffrey and Sam Bryant’s house, inviting me to explore the magical place...

Three Island churches open doors to homeless

From Jan. 1 to March 31, three Island churches will open their doors on a rotating basis to any individual in need of a...

Slideshow: May old acquaintances…

The Martha’s Vineyard Times has been featuring stories about Island merchants for almost as long as we’ve been in business ourselves. The reasoning has...

Up-Island school district committee grapples with budget

The Up-Island school district committee met Monday night and discussed at length a number of ways they might shrink the overall fiscal year 2017...

Tisbury selectmen stand pat in face of scallopers’ request

In their last meeting of the year, Tisbury selectmen met Tuesday night and heard a request from several commercial fishermen to reopen a portion...

Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools plan to expand STEM education

Martha’s Vineyard Public School administrators want to expand and integrate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines in the standard K-12 curriculum. On Dec....

Martha’s Vineyard kicks off indoor track season with a win

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School indoor track teams kicked off their season with two meets at Wheaton College. All teams in the Eastern...

Vineyard girls sink Dolphins, 73-15, Monday at home

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School girls varsity basketball team earned a convincing victory Monday over Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School, thumping the Dolphins 73-15...

Ask Tom, the Dogcharmer: In defense of toenails

Dear Dogcharmer,I am having an awful time trying to cut my 7-month-old terrier puppy's nails. Becham seems to have an innate fear/terror surrounding the...

Refabulous Decor opens new location in Vineyard Haven

Refabulous Decor recently expanded its local home decor business into a new venue in Vineyard Haven, at 29 Main Street. Refabulous opened almost two...

Girls’ night out

Bemused readers ask novelist Nicole Galland for her take on navigating the precarious social landscape that comes with living on the Vineyard. Nicole, who...