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Vineyard girls basketball edged out by Fontbonne to end season

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The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School girls basketball team lost 43-46 to Fontbonne Academy on the road Saturday, ending their post-season run and capping...

Slideshow: Edgartown library move begins

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A crowd of Island children and their parents carried books through Edgartown on Saturday in a celebratory move from the closed Carnegie library on...

Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival announces schedule

Last week, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival (MVFF) announced the schedule for their spring festival, which will take place March 17 through 20 at...

Dancers get ‘Blissed Out’ at The Barn

Techno remixed Jimmy Cliff tunes pulsed alongside dance classics like the “Electric Boogie” upstairs at the Barn Bowl & Bistro on Friday night as...

Florence L. Flanders

Florence L. Flanders of Vineyard Haven died on Friday morning, March 4, at Windermere Nursing Home. She was three months shy of her 100th...

Nancy T. Bailey

Nancy Thomas Bailey died of heart failure in Venice, Fla., on Feb. 26, 2016. She was 73. Born on Nov. 22, 1942, in Abington,...

Oak Bluffs Planning Board signs off on Southern Woodlands permit  

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In a decision with far reaching consequences for the town of Oak Bluffs, the Oak Bluffs Planning Board (OBPB) unanimously approved the amendments to...

Apponequet eliminates Vineyard boys in hoops tourney opener, 77-62

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The 12th seeded Martha's Vineyard Regional High School boys basketball team gave everything it had Thursday night in Lakeville against fifth seeded Apponequet but...

County appoints two new airport commissioners

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Dukes County commissioners voted last Wednesday to appoint Don Ogilvie and Kristin Zern, both of West Tisbury, to three-year seats on the seven-member airport...

State Rep. Tim Madden will not seek reelection

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Cape and Islands State Representative Tim Madden announced last Thursday in a press release that he will not seek re-election in November. Mr. Madden said...

Aquinnah house is badly damaged in smoky blaze

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Updated 1:15 pm, Friday Firefighters from Aquinnah, West Tisbury, Chilmark, and Edgartown helped to extinguish a stubborn, smoky fire at a house under construction at...

Vineyard girls basketball scores first tournament win

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The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School girls basketball team defeated the Lady Crusaders  of Carver High School 54-41 on Wednesday in an opening round...

Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission names interim manager

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The Martha’s Vineyard Airport has a new, temporary manager. Rod Dinger, former airport director of a Northern California airport in Redding, will begin work...

Commercial oystering to shift to Edgartown Great Pond

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Following a unanimous vote of the shellfish committee, Edgartown selectmen voted at their regular meeting Tuesday night to halt commercial oystering in Sengekontacket at...

The petrochemical-fueled Eye of Sauron

To the Editor: It was easy to see this one coming. It took a few months, but the American Progressive Bag Alliance (in the person...

Blue ocean, blue economy

It’s probably just a coincidence, but an emerging discussion about Martha’s Vineyard’s “blue economy” and a compelling approach to disruptive business and policy planning...

Susan Carver Gamble

Susan Carver Gamble of Oak Bluffs died peacefully on Feb. 29, 2016, surrounded by loving family members. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother,...

Island allegiance

To the Editor: I'd like to shed some light on the statement in last week’s MV Times piece (“Vineyard will join Super Tuesday voters in national...

Stop with the nips

To the Editor: Dear Mr. Fireball-Cinnamon-Whisky-Nips drinker — I don’t know why I think you’re a man, so excuse me if you’re not — I...

Juliet C. Stabile

Juliet C. Stabile of Oak Bluffs died at Windemere Nursing Home on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, three weeks before her 80th birthday. Her funeral...