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Tisbury: The calming sights of nature

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Heard on Main Street: “A man can stand anything, except a succession of ordinary days.” Those are the wise words of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe....

Oak Bluffs: Reflecting in a new light

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Again this week we are awakening to rainy, overcast mornings. But the weather forecasters usually predict that the rain will dry out and the...

Edgartown: Joys of home with family

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I have to say, I am completely shocked at how fast time is passing during this crazy spring. I can’t believe May arrives on...

Chilmark: Find edible spring delights

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Between rainy days and grey hung skies, I hope everyone enjoyed a perfect sunny Saturday. I went and bought gas at the Texaco Station...

Aquinnah: Relief comes in many forms

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I have wonderful news; as of April 30, Salt Rock Chocolate is officially open. Salt Rock Chocolate is a company started by Ali and...

First Friday goes virtual

Last spring, Althea Freeman-Miller opened up her art studio, Althea Designs, in Vineyard Haven. She creates colorful and playful linoleum block prints. But even...

Oak Bluffs weighs town meeting locations

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Much like their fellow down-Island town, Oak Bluffs is putting together a task force to weigh locations for its annual town meeting on June...

Court services will remain limited until June

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The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ordered that courts remain closed through June 1 due to COVID-19, a decision that goes beyond the May...

Tisbury keeps beaches open

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Tisbury selectmen decided at a meeting Tuesday night to tentatively keep town beaches open and planned to have Tisbury’s annual town meeting at the...

Hospital, Chamber backtrack on letter to seasonal residents

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Updated April 30 An open letter asking seasonal residents to self quarantine and take other precautions when coming to the Island has been taken down from...

Grocery Store: Quarantine Edition

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It was straight out of a dystopian flick. Masked shadows slid across the empty alleyways, bloodshot eyes visible to those brave enough to glance...

Mayflower Wind airs offshore plans

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Mayflower Wind President John Hartnett presented selectmen with an overview of the company’s plans to construct a 1,200 megawatt wind farm approximately 25 miles...

The Times print edition returns May 14

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In two weeks, on May 14, the MV Times will be returning its print edition to subscribers’ mailboxes. The Times suspended print operations with the...

Packish: Terminal closure will ‘kill our town’

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Updated 3 pm At a special meeting Tuesday morning, the Steamship Authority board acknowledged a letter from the Town of Oak Bluffs that criticized the...

Baker extends nonessential businesses ban to May 18

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Gov. Charlie Baker extended the state's stay-at-home advisory and non essential business closure to May 18. “We’re extending the timeline for all nonessential businesses to...

Honor Society of Kappa Tau Alpha inducts new member

Lucie Soares of West Tisbury, a 2016 graduate of MVRHS and a student at UMass Amherst, was recently initiated into the Honor Society of...

Island kids get digital drum lessons

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Island drummer Rick Bausman is teaching virtual drum lessons to kids on the Island in place of his normal in-person Rhythm of Life classes. As...

Protections extended for Right Whales

The state Division of Marine Fisheries announced Tuesday that restrictions put in place to protect highly endangered Right Whales will be extended through May...

Sail MV suspends summer programs

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A program that teaches 450 Island and visiting children how to sail has suspended its summer sailing program to ensure the safety of those...

Documenting the crisis

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You may know Dan Waters by sight — for the last two years, he’s been everywhere on the Island, photographing a “time capsule” of...
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