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Charging station planned for Edgartown park and ride

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Edgartown’s energy committee aims to install electric vehicle chargers at the town’s park and ride lot. Edgartown energy committee chair Alan Strahler came before...

We’re ready

To the Editor: On Sunday, June 13, Tisbury voters will gather for a special town meeting on the school. The parent members of the Tisbury...

Phyllis Jampol

Phyllis Jampol passed away on May 3, 2021, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Phyllis was born in Queens, N.Y., graduated from Hofstra University,...

Peter Osborn Bettencourt

Peter Osborn Bettencourt, 81, past longtime town administrator for the town of Edgartown, died early Sunday morning, May 2, 2021, at his home in...

45 COVID cases last week

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The weekly number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 continues a downward trend with the Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reporting 45 cases last week. The...

Charges dismissed against stuntwoman

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Hollywood stuntwoman Kim Washington Longino will have her driver’s license restored. An OUI charge brought by Tisbury Police has been dismissed by Edgartown District...

Early fire damages two homes in Oak Bluffs

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Oak Bluffs, Tisbury, and Edgartown firefighters knocked out an early morning fire on Narragansett Avenue that damaged two homes. Speaking to The Times by phone,...

Conservation commission violated meeting law

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The state attorney general’s office made a ruling Thursday that the Edgartown conservation commission violated open meeting law last year by meeting in executive...

Tisbury School project could cost taxpayers 10 percent more per year

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The owner of residential property valued at $682,300 — Tisbury’s median — would pay an additional $635 in property taxes for the Tisbury School renovation and...

Ruth O. Schaffner

Ruth O. Schaffner, 96, of Oak Bluffs, passed away quietly at home on April 30, 2021, with her family by her side. She was born...

Vineyard Haven Harbor closed to shellfishing

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The Massachusetts Department of Marine Fisheries closed Vineyard Haven Harbor to shellfishing effective May 1 with conditional approval. The area no longer meets the...

MVC begins brainstorming for Climate Week

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The education committee of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s Climate Action Task Force recently announced it will be organizing Climate Week, a weeklong community event...

SSA is not acting like a lifeline

To the Editor: In your April 28 editorial (“Moran’s missteps”), you argue that Senator Moran is naive for introducing a bill that gives donor port...

Glenna Barkan

Glenna Barkan, formerly of Oak Bluffs and Branford, Conn., died on March 22, 2021 in Dedham. She was 94.  A small service was held at...

Film: The Truffle Hunters

“The Truffle Hunters” arrived at the MV Film Center for a week on Thursday, April 29. Directed by Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw, this...