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The winds of change

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The conclusion of the 2019 Holmes Hole racing season was more of a sigh than a roar, or more of a whimper than a...

Vineyard Herreshoff Cup comes to Menemsha Pond

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For the past six years, Herreshoff 12 sailors from Edgartown and Menemsha have faced off in the annual Vineyard Herreshoff Cup, the brainchild of...

Girls soccer eager to show their mettle

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The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) girls soccer team, which opens its season Saturday at Dedham High School, enters the 2019 campaign with...

West Tisbury: The height of hurricane season

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What a gorgeous holiday weekend we are having. While Hurricane Dorian is wreaking havoc on the Bahamas and heading toward the Southern U.S., we...

Fishing into fall 

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The bonito have held in strong, finally moving into Menemsha in the same kind of numbers that they were appearing down-Island for weeks. I...

Wild Side: Meadow katydids

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When the average person thinks of katydids, which isn’t very often, they likely have in mind the true katydid, Pterophylla camellifolia. A species that...

Francis James Paciello

Francis James Paciello, born Feb. 4, 1944, in an elevator at Doctor’s Hospital in Worcester, has died peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving...

Lorraine Averill Leonard

Lorraine Averill Leonard, 69, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, August 31, 2019, surrounded by her three children. Lorraine was born on Martha's...

Dr. Paul Kimberley Ling

Paul Kimberley Ling, 66, died at Norwood Hospital on August 22, 2019. A resident of Sharon since 1985, he and his wife, Dr. Theslee...

Vineyard eyes Dorian’s track

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Vineyard emergency managers held a conference call with Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) officials Tuesday at 4 pm to discuss Hurricane Dorian. Formerly a...

Neighbors appeal pool bar decision

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Harbor View Hotel abutter Lynn Allegaert and several other neighbors have appealed a decision by the Edgartown zoning board of appeals to uphold building...

Young Vineyarder gridders getting it on

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The 2019 Vineyarder gridders appear to be gulping Coach Donald Herman’s healthy Kool-Aid, a 30-year-old recipe for high-quality defensive play. “Swarming defense. That’s our signature...

Need for manager is an emergency

To the Editor: To the residents of Tisbury: Tisbury does not have a permanent, capable emergency services manager — an important position involving planning and coordination...

Outraged by Dershowitz appearance

To the Editor: As you know, I am an avid West Tisbury Library supporter. I feel compelled to answer letter in The MV Times. I...

Ask an Expert: What bird makes those big nests on top of poles around...

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Those are osprey, or Pandion haliaetus, if you’re a biologist. A summertime resident on the Island, the osprey is a common nesting species and...

Providing a haven for cancer patients

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Updated Oct. 18 Inspired by her own son’s fight against Wilms tumor, a rare form of kidney cancer, Jeanne DeSanto recently launched Vineyard Havens, an...

Tune-up scheduled for Menemsha lifeboats

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Updates are coming to Station Menemsha’s motor lifeboats, but they may not be coming for a few years. On August 5 the U.S. Coast Guard...

MVRHS community deals with death of student

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Updated Sept. 3 The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School community is mourning the loss of a gifted photography student just as the school year begins. In...