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William Cooper Barendse

William Cooper Barendse (“Bill”) died on August 5, 2021, in Kalispell, Mont., where he lived, worked, and climbed the mountains he loved. He was...

The Rev. Dr. John D. Schule

The Rev. Dr. John David Schule passed on March 12, 2020, after a long battle with cancer.  John D. Schule served as the pastor of...

Celebration of life for Deidre O’Connell Diodati

A celebration of life for Deidre O’Connell Diodati will be held on Sunday, Sept. 12, at noon on Oak Bluffs Town Beach, between the...

Services Wednesday for Don Lyons

Don Lyons died on August 24, 2021, at the age of 94, after suffering with kidney disease. Even with only his wife Joni, his...

Raymond H. Kellman

Raymond H. Kellman, retired fashion photographer and longtime Chilmark resident, died on Friday, August 27, 2021, at age 97. Raymond was born on Oct. 17,...

Paddlers raise funds for Sengie

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In a classic Vineyard summer of celebrity appearances, music festivals, art openings, and magical Illuminations, it is hard to imagine any event offering more...

Patience, after the storm

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After a week with no races because of too much wind and weather commotion, Thursday, August 26, brought an end to the waiting game...

Donald H. Lyons: An appreciation

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Curiously, the ministry of a small town newspaper to its readers is not so very unlike the ministry of a small, like-minded congregation united...

There are legitimate reasons not to vaccinate

To the Editor: On August 19, the following letter ran in the Times: “Unvaccinated should not call for help.” “If you refuse to get vaccinated for...

For Chad Grant

To the Editor: Traffic stopped for Chad today Waiting while he passed in state Noticing a life’s work cut short Honoring a mother’s grief Honoring the friends who’ll miss...

An Island of memories

To the Editor: In the summer of 1983, David and Lorraine Paul made their transition from South Dennis to Edgartown. Our mother Lorraine, along with...

Dark days indeed

To the Editor: It's a sad day when our 535 elected federal officials are controlled by corporate lobbyists. We must constantly sue our federal government...

Another vote for less mowing

To the Editor: I agree completely with Eileen Padua in her complaint about the frequency and loudness of landscaping and mowing equipment. Some landscapers use...

East Chop archaeological survey completed

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A three-person archeological team has completed a survey of the 60-foot by 60-foot federal parcel of land that East Chop Light sits on. The...

Edgartown looks at town anniversary picnic options

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Updated 12:30 pm, Wednesday Edgartown has a town picnic scheduled for Sept. 12 to celebrate the town’s 350th birthday, but whether that moves forward depends...

Purr-fect ending for cat missing for two months

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A gray tabby cat named Lucipurr that went missing after escaping from her owner’s camper van aboard a Steamship Authority ferry has been found...

‘On Island’ to premiere at the drive-in

The locally made film “On Island” will have its public premiere at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival Drive-In at the YMCA on Saturday, Sept....

Deaf wish, part II

To the Editor: This time, I was doing the yelling. It was the Tuesday after Hurricane Henri (more like Hurricane Ennui), a sweltering afternoon, and...

Undersea electric cable is fixed

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An undersea electrical cable that is one of four that supplies electricity to Martha’s Vineyard has been repaired, an Eversource spokesman told The Times. The...

Parent: Camp investigation a ‘witch hunt’

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The father of one of the white boys accused of applying a strap around the neck of a Black boy at the Chilmark Community...
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