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Painting a picture of an Island in crisis

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There are so many things that summer on the Vineyard promises us Islanders. Yes, there is the inundation of tourists with their multi-colored striped...

Here’s where you can do some good, folks

You need something to do. She needs support. Former Times intern JoJo Brennan (is there ever really a former intern at The Times?) is...

Navigating unemployment insurance

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The Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance is holding a series of virtual town halls to better meet the needs of people whose employment has...

Police seek info on orange motorcycle

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Oak Bluffs police are looking for information on an orange street motorcycle that was caught speeding and driving erratically.  At 6:40 pm Friday, an Oak...

Hit up Club Quarantine with DJ Smooth B

Feeling cooped up and want to get your groove on? Feeling disconnected and want to get as close to a club experience as you...

Mass. DPH commissioner tests positive for COVID-19

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Monica Bharel, the state's public health commissioner, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Department of Public Health (DPH).  In a statement issued Friday,...

Anne-Marie Eddy earns expert home staging certification

Anne-Marie Eddy, owner of Refabulous Decor in Vineyard Haven, recently earned her Expert Psychological Stager™ (EPS™) certification for home staging professionals. According to a...

Seniors, please stay home

To the editor, This letter is intended as a plea to residents of senior housing to stay home. Many seniors are staying home and self-isolating,...

Sponsored: Real Estate Confidential: Looking to dogs for comfort

Real Estate Confidential is a bi-weekly chit-chat about new listings, sales, or other insider info on the Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate market, presented by...

Reinforcements are on the way

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The state is sending additional Massachusetts State Troopers to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket to “bolster public safety capabilities” as the islands react to the...

55Plus Shine News

Now that you are a few months into 2020, let’s think about your 2020 Medicare health and prescription plans. Have you had some out...

55Plus: Center for Living during COVID-19

For the past week, I had been struggling to keep it together, and mostly succeeding at being professional and science-based in my planning for...

55Plus: Elder Law – Couples should review their estate plan

If you are a couple, here are some reasons you might want to have your estate plan reviewed: You’re older, so therefore your concerns...

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Murder suspect arraigned in Boston hospital  

Updated March 31 Marc Audette, 36, pleaded not guilty of murder Monday in the death of Sandra Corfield, a former Edgartown woman. Audette was arraigned...

Carly Simon and Ken Burns take us out to the ballgame

Who missed Major League Baseball’s opening day yesterday? We know we can't go to a game right now, but we can watch Ken Burns'...

Baker: Travelers to Mass. should self-quarantine

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Updated 9 am, Saturday* In the latest effort to combat the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, Gov. Charlie Baker is telling all...

Island education goes virtual

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With schools closed, Islanders are jumping right into alternative education in the form of online learning. Students have unfettered access to dozens of different applications...

Schools are doing their part

To the Editor: It's so heartening to see the amazing ways people and organizations are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, we would like to...

Edgartown police officers save child’s life

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A baby boy is safe and sound thanks to the quick response and heroic actions of Edgartown police officers Will Oteri and Jeff Trudel. At...