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Joseph Farland Jr. 

Joseph A. Farland Jr., 87, of Falmouth, formerly of Oak Bluffs, passed away peacefully at Bridges of Epoch on Dec. 25, 2020. He was...

Shellfish constable arraigned on defacement charge

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Edgartown Shellfish Constable Paul Bagnall was arraigned before Judge Paul Pino Thursday in Edgartown District Court on a charge of property defacement. Through his...

The year in pictures

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When the clock strikes 12 am Friday, there may just be a universal sigh of relief. A pandemic, racial unrest, and a presidential election...

UPDATED: Third SSA employee infected

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Updated Dec. 31 @ 3:30 pm A Steamship Authority employee working in the parking and bus operations department has tested positive for COVID-19, the third...

M.V. Mediation program takes on evictions

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The Martha’s Vineyard Mediation Program (MVMP) is now part of the statewide Eviction Diversion Initiative (EDI), according to a press release. The EDI is an...

The year things changed

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Leading up to Christmas in 2016, life — as the T-shirt says — was good. Though I was in between full-time jobs after taking a buyout...

Make sidewalks permeable

To the Editor:  Flooding increased by impermeable surfaces will increase volume and velocity — all of it very damaging. The Times is constantly inundated. One would...

O.B. man accused of kidnapping remains held

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Felix Regan of Oak Bluffs, who was arraigned Dec.21 in Edgartown District Court on kidnapping and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (butcher...

Update: 21 new COVID cases reported Thursday

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Updated Dec. 31 @ 5 pm After several days of low COVID case numbers, the Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported 21 new cases of...

Tisbury town meeting set for May

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The Tisbury select board voted unanimously Tuesday night to schedule the 2021 annual town meeting for May 1. The vote came after a previous...

Let’s wrap this up

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In 2020, with many people finding themselves with too much time on their hands, some learned to knit, some learned to bake bread, some...

Books of 2020

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Books have been winning in 2020, one of the few rainbows apparent in our sickened and socially sullen national landscape. Through three-quarters of 2020, U.S....

The top 10 films in the Year of the Pandemic

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At the close of 2020, it’s time to consider the 10 best films of the year. With the pandemic still raging and discouraging us...

When it’s all over

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This has been a year to remember in any number of ways, so we thought it would be appropriate to ask those who spend...

Healthy eating

Start the new year by learning to make wholesome and delicious Power Balls with the West Tisbury library and Island Grown Initiative. Bags of...

Art packets for kids

Keep your child's creativity alive with art packets from Miss Lani. Choose the art template based on your child's interest, then retrieve the materials...

Music as meditation

Learn the basics of playing the ukulele or guitar, and explore how music can be a mindfulness practice in a five-week course taught by...

West Tisbury: A fresh start in the new year

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Hot, then cold, then hot again, then cold again. This weather is so unpredictable, one more unpredictable quality of an extremely unpredictable year. One...

Tisbury: Staying safe in the new year

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Heard on Main Street: You understand the 12 Days of Christmas are necessary to allow time for the holiday mail to arrive. That’s why...

Oak Bluffs: Council on Aging message

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“Ah, Friends, dear friends, as years go on and heads get gray, How fast the guests do go! Touch hands, touch hands, with those that stay....
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