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Grass is better alternative

To the Editor:The following letter was originally addressed to the school committee, superintendent, and principal.Mass Audubon opposes the use of synthetic turf for outdoor...

Natural grass is best option

To the Editor:I am a member of the M.V. Environmental Educators Alliance, Straw Free MV, and Plastic Free MV. I have been working to...

Menemsha Market knocked out for 2019

  A fire inside Menemsha Market triggered last week by a downed utility pole caused more damage than initial assessments revealed, landlord Debbie Packer told...

LIVE LOVE TRI at the Y

Martha’s Vineyard YMCA will host its eighth annual “LIVE LOVE TRI” indoor triathlon on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 8 am-12 pm. Event include swimming,...

Cape Cod 5 awards grant to Island Food Pantry

Cape Cod 5 is giving a $7,500 grant to the Island Food Pantry to support their work during the high-demand winter months.The grant is...

Looking for love on Martha’s Vineyard?

Single? Tired of Tinder and other online matchmaking platforms? The Times is throwing it back a generation or two to give our readers a...

Fire damages building at Harbor View in Edgartown

Updated 2:15 pmEdgartown police and fire responded to a late-night fire at the Harbor View Hotel last night.At 11:05 pm, Edgartown police responded to...

How to become a grants wizard

Updated 3/4, 3:20 pmKathie Olsen of Kathie Olsen Consults is indeed a grants wizard, and on Monday, Feb. 11, the Oak Bluffs library...

Quote of the week

“The forecast calls for pain when we start talking about a tax rate.”–Oak Bluffs selectman Brian Packish, discussing the use of the short-term rental...

The Big Question: Renovating Tisbury School

Would you approve of spending over $500,000 to renovate the Tisbury School?  Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with...

Getting young people involved in the trades

For kids interested in going off to college, between guidance counseling and financial counseling, there are a lot of resources available to help them...

Public briefed on PFAS contamination

Updated Jan. 31Members of the public met with Ron Myrick of Tetra Tech to get information regarding per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and measures...

Jason Anthony Aldo Leone

Jason Anthony Aldo Leone, 47, of Vineyard Haven, and Block Island, R.I., died on Jan. 29, 2019, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He was...

Journalism 2019: Disruption roadkill

My editorial betters — just about everyone I know with newspaper experience — have taught me this cardinal principal: Don’t bury the lede. So...

Super bet for Super Bowl

Island restaurateur J.B. Blau might be out several thousands of dollars if the Patriots win at Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, but he’s OK...

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS: January 21 – 25, 2019

Chilmark Jan. 23, Scheuer Family Properties LLC, holder of an undivided one-half tenant in common interest, and the Cohen Family Chilmark Properties LLC, holder of...

Learn about ranked-choice voting

Curious about ranked-choice voting? Learn how it works when Joel Paul, Cape and Islands chapter leader for Voter Choice MA, explains it at the...

Chilmark: Coffee and chocolates

Do you ever count all the animals you see on/from your dirt road? In one day I saw a pair of red-tailed hawks sitting...

Scots honor

The Scottish Society of Martha’s Vineyard hosted the annual Burns Nicht Supper on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the P.A. Club. Festivities were filled with...

Bridge results

No game was held Jan. 21 at the Edgartown Bridge Club, due to the holidayAt the Jan. 22, 7 pm game of Martha’s Vineyard...