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Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Island

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch through 9 pm for seven Massachusetts counties, including Dukes County. The watch mentions specific towns...

Stay alert to potential Internet scammers

Martha’s Vineyard Times readers and citizens of the Internet age: beware. This past week, a Tisbury couple came to us because they believed they...

Michael Anthony Joakim

Michael Anthony Joakim (“Mike”) died peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Saint Francis Hospital on July 9, 2019, from complications of pancreatic cancer. Two...

SSA delves into its mission statement

The Steamship Authority is attempting to clarify its mission statement after the HMS report characterized it as inconsistent, poorly advertised, and lacking “an inspiring...

Airport receives $1.3 million in increased bond authorization

Gov. Charlie Baker recently signed a bill authorizing Dukes County commissioners to raise and issue bonds for $1.3 million for projects at Martha’s Vineyard...

Oak Bluffs man charged with carjacking, assault

Oak Bluffs police arrested Jermaine Sharpe, 29, last week after he allegedly stole a man’s car, assaulted him, and threatened him with a machete.  On...

Station Menemsha aids boaters off Nomans

Station Menemsha Coasties in a 24-foot shallow water patrol craft came to the aid of boaters from Apponagansett midday Saturday after they became disabled...

Vineyard Wind receives gubernatorial boost

Vineyard Wind has received bipartisan support from the Massachusetts Legislature to authorize Barnstable to grant the wind energy company an easement at Covell’s Beach....

John Schaefer is new hospital board chairman

John Schaefer was named chairman of the board of trustees for Martha’s Vineyard Hospital (MVH) and Windemere Rehabilitation Center (WNR) at the board’s meeting...

What a liberal was, and is

Adam Gopnik will speak at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center on Thursday, August 1, from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Gopnik will discuss how...

Inaugural Vineyard Wind scholars complete STEM program

The inaugural class of Vineyard Wind scholars graduated from the Advanced Studies & Leadership Program at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. The summertime STEM course program...

On the brisket beat with Steven Raichlen

Who would have guessed Chappaquddick was the brisket epicenter of the world? Famed grillmaster, popular writer, brisket aficionado, and part-time Chappy resident Steven Raichlen is...

Takeaway 2.0

Updated August 2 On May 11, Everett Whiting signed on the dotted lines finalizing his part-ownership of the Fish House — a meat and fish...

Heavy meddling

To the Editor:  I can’t help wondering just what the Democrats are trying to cover up by insisting on hiding behind the smokescreen of the...

Precious and few

Vineyard Haven desperately needs parking, particularly in-season parking. Every day at The Times, we do what we call the parking lot shuffle. “Who owns the...

Sketching between the trees at Polly Hill

To most Islanders, Polly Hill Arboretum is the place to go when you want a relaxing, educational afternoon among the trees. The property is...

Axe-throwing gets axed, for now

Axe-throwing at Sea Smoke Barbecue in Oak Bluffs has been indefinitely postponed, according to operations manager J.B. Blau. Blau brought axe throwing to Sea Smoke...

Injured Vineyarder makes ‘miraculous’ recovery

Isaac Higgins, an Island man who suffered a traumatic brain injury after falling from a car roof in June, is now walking and talking....

Judge: Casino will have to wait until appeal decision

A federal judge has ruled that the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) cannot continue construction of its Aquinnah Cliffs Casino project during the...