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Throttle issue sidelined freight ferry Gay Head  

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The Steamship Authority freight ferry MV Gay Head was taken out of service Sunday morning for a mechanical problem, and missed six trips. At...

Thomas W. Pachico

Thomas W. Pachico (“Tom”), 67, of Vineyard Haven died on Thursday evening, Dec. 26, 2019, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Tom was the former board...

Mechanical issue sidelines freight ferry Gay Head  

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Updated 2:35 pm The Steamship Authority ferry MV Gay Head was taken out of service Sunday morning for a mechanical problem. The vessel was called...

Chilmark, police department settle federal suit

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Updated Dec. 30 Former Chilmark Police Chief Brian Cioffi and the town of Chilmark have settled with former Chilmark Police Officer Elizabeth Gebo for an...

Ward Swift Just

Ward Swift Just, 84, of Vineyard Haven, passed away on Thursday evening, Dec. 19, 2019, at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth. He...

Great journalism for less than peanuts

To the Editor: I became a paid subscriber to The MV Times this week. For decades, receiving a free copy in the mailbox was a...

Baba Ram Dass dies at 88: ‘The things he said made sense.’

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Updated Dec. 30 Spiritual guru Baba Ram Dass died late Sunday at the age of 88. He was a 1960s spiritual counterculture leader, LSD pioneer,...

Zarbas win land court case

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Updated Dec. 31 John and Susan Zarba, pro se litigants in a complex boundary dispute, emerged victorious on Dec. 26, when Land Court Judge Robert...

Lillian G. Colligan

Lillian (Viera) Colligan died peacefully at home on Dec. 13, 2019. A true warrior, she fought an unwinnable battle against non-Hodgkin's lymphoma with amazing...

Edgartown receives $26,000 MassWildlife grant

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The town of Edgartown recently received a grant from the MassWildlife Habitat Management fund for $25,889. The overall grant for $341,396 will fund 12...

Best of the Best: A vote for the year’s top films

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Picking the top films of the year among those shown on-Island is always a challenge. With two independent film venues — the M.V. Film...

Karen Tewhey: ‘I could’ve been that person needing a hand’

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Karen Tewhey, associate commissioner for homeless prevention in Dukes County, has worked with vulnerable populations most of her adult life; much of her career...

Mike Barnes: ‘I can drive a truck’

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I sat with Mike Barnes over a cup of coffee at the Black Dog Cafe because I had heard he was doing some interesting...

Paul Doherty: ‘I want to do something good’

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Each week, Paul Doherty is one of 50 volunteers that offer rides to seniors through Vineyard Village at Home, a nonprofit that gives rides...

Kate DeVane: ‘We provide a helping hand’

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Kate DeVane knows how essential the need is on-Island for services related to autism and other developmental disabilities.  Island Autism Group (IAG) was formed in...

MVFF welcomes members of the film industry to its board of directors

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival (MVFF) announces the addition of Geralyn Dreyfous, Matthew Heineman, Jim Warner, and Mark Cronin to its board of directors....

Saudade: News from and for the Brazilian community/Notícias de e para a comunidade brasileira

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A tradução deste artigo se encontra no final do artigo em inglês For my last column of the year, I asked some members of the...

Oak Bluffs: A box of decorations

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This is a first for many of us, as our columns for Dec. 26 must be in by 9 am today, Dec. 18, the...

Bridge Results

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At the Dec. 16, 1:15 pm game of the Edgartown Bridge Club, eight pairs competed. Finishing in first place were Barbara Silk and Dave...

Tisbury: A special gift

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Heard on Main Street: I decided to be naughty and save Santa the trip. I received an unusual gift this year. My daughter-in-law has a...