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Police arrest juvenile for alleged O.B. stabbing

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Updated July 7  A 16-year-old male from Connecticut is being charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault with intent to murder, and...

Bad weather, but business booms

Despite the gray weather, the Fourth of July weekend called for the beach, barbecues, and business inquiries. The Times spoke with Island businesses about...

Cape Poge partly reopens for OSV travel

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On Monday, the Trustees of Reservations on Martha’s Vineyard announced in a Facebook post that Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge on Chappaquiddick Island is reopening...

One new case last week

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New cases of COVID-19 continue to remain low, with only one new case reported at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital last week. The new case was...

Whelk vessel strikes buoy

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A whelk boat struck a bell buoy off the Vineyard early on the morning of July 2. The vessel was on autopilot when the...

Sam Hart to exit Trustees

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Updated July 6 Sam Hart, the Trustees of Reservations director for Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, will step down at the end of July in preparation...

Truth about Juneteenth will prevail

To the Editor: Abigail McGrath’s informative essay of June 24, 2021, about the new national holiday Juneteenth, is essential to a full understanding of slavery...

Seven escape boat fire off O.B.

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Updated July 6 A good Samaritan vessel came to the aid of seven boaters Monday evening after they were forced to escape their burning boat...

Lon Allan Jackson

Lon Allan Jackson, 69, unexpectedly but peacefully transitioned at home on June 25, 2021.  Lon was the firstborn, on Jan. 21, 1952, of Billy and...

Aquinnah celebrates the Fourth

Aquinnah held its annual Fourth of July parade on Sunday.  

Chilmark plays ball after tribute to Tony

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On Saturday night, Chilmark Softball co-commissioner Sig Van Raan sent out a group email to players while sitting home in the pouring rain. Opening...

SSA is diverting some ferries

The following trips departing or arriving in Oak Bluffs have been diverted to Vineyard Haven on Saturday, July 3. M/V MARTHA'S VINEYARD from Woods Hole...

First Friday features music, food, and fun

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Updated July 13 Weekend tourists and Island residents alike came together to celebrate the first First Friday of the 2021 summer season. From the artisans...

Habekost set to lead Tisbury PD

The Tisbury select board has posted a special meeting for Wednesday with only one agenda item, the appointment of interim Police Chief Chris Habekost. The...

Select board actions are confusing

To the Editor: Actually, this is more accurately a letter to the select board of West Tisbury.  Following the well-attended select board meeting of Wednesday, June...

Longval ascends to master chief

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Station Menemsha’s officer in charge, Justin Longval, was promoted Friday morning from senior chief to master chief at a ceremony at the Coast Guard’s...

Hospital thanks team with cookout

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For the first time in over a year, the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and Windemere Nursing & Rehabilitation Center celebrated their work together as a...

Court orders release of Rebello medical records

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Edgartown District Court Judge Paul Pino ordered the release of Michael Rebello’s medical and screening, assessment, referral, and follow-up (SARF) records during a Zoom...

Moreis, O’Rourke join Edgartown Police

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Updated July 12 There are two new faces at the Edgartown Police Department. Tyler Moreis and Michael O’Rourke are joining the town as full-time police...

Environmental Police and Coast Guard are watching

In separate press releases on Friday, the Massachusetts Environmental Police and U.S. Coast Guard warned boaters not to drink and drive on the water. Called...