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UPDATE: Some free rapid tests arrive

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Update Jan. 4 Thousands of free rapid COVID test kits have arrived on Martha’s Vineyard and are being prepped for distribution as part of a...

West Tisbury town hall closed

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Due to a positive COVID-19 test in a staff member, the West Tisbury Town Hall will be closed Thursday, Dec. 30, effective immediately, town...

Newspapers delayed

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To our valued subscribers, due to an error by the company that delivers our newspaper, the print edition arrived late to the Island today....

Update: Vaccine bus appointments fill up

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Updated Jan. 7 Appointments for the vaccine bus are fully booked at this time, but people looking for an appointment should continue to monitor the...

Lynne Whiting: ‘If you can’t give money, give time’

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When it comes to volunteering, Lynne Whiting of West Tisbury takes a heuristic approach, where one thing seems to just lead to another, although...

Ilona Metell: ‘You can always help the person next door’

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Volunteering is an easy choice for Islander Ilona Metell, and the work she and countless others do helps strengthen the network of support on...

West Tisbury increases inspectors’ pay

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The West Tisbury select board unanimously approved requests made by the town’s building inspector, Joseph K. Tierney Jr., during a Wednesday Zoom meeting. The...

O.B. gun incident triggers whistleblower suit

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An Oak Bluffs Police sergeant says he was forced to resign after alerting the chief and town leaders that a police assault rifle was...

2021 by the numbers

Our first full year dealing with a pandemic is coming to a close. While 2020 was partially affected by COVID-19 beginning in March, this...

The Lives They Led: April – June 2021

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March 13*: William Ezra (“Bill”) Shanok, 78 Bill lived every day as a new adventure, and found happiness in life's simple pleasures: walking his precious...

Linda Sibley: ‘The satisfaction of taking care of a community’

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Linda Sibley has served on the Martha’s Vineyard Commission since the 1980s. She joined after the Nobnocket DRI, which stemmed from what she recalled...

Oak Bluffs not yet ready to approve housing bank article

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Oak Bluffs delayed putting the housing bank article on its warrant, but will take up the issue again at its Jan. 11 meeting. Tuesday's discussion...

Peaked Hill Pastures plans move forward

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Updated 9:15 pm The Chilmark select board unanimously approved an amended plan for Peaked Hill Pastures during a special select board meeting Tuesday. The board...

Dawn Barnes offered Chilmark treasurer job

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The Chilmark select board voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon to extend a provisional offer of employment to Dawn Barnes for the position of town treasurer....

Staff changes at The MV Times

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Staff are coming, going, and switching roles at The MV Times.  Publishers Peter and Barbara Oberfest recently announced a job change for associate publisher Jamie...

Green contract with Nantucket terminated

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Laura Green, Ph.D., misled readers when she wrote in a comment on The Times website that her contract “simply expired” with the Nantucket schools. Green,...

Jaime K. Javier

Jaime K. Javier was born and raised in the Philippines, Candelaria, in the province of Quezon. After earning his medical degree from the University...

John F. Connors Jr.

John F. Connors Jr. died peacefully in his sleep on the morning of Dec. 25, 2021, at his home in Edgartown, with his wife...

Barbara Prada

Barbara Prada of Katama Road in Edgartown died unexpectedly on Dec. 23, 2021, after a short illness. Barbara was known to many people on...

Jen Fiore: ‘It feels like a community’

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The chatter of guests and rustling of clothes can be heard during Clothes to Go every Saturday at the Stone Church in Vineyard Haven....