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VTA bus slides into ditch

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A Vineyard Transit Authority bus slid into a ditch on Lambert’s Cove Road Monday evening. Four cruisers from the West Tisbury Police Department responded...

Don’t mix school project with funding formula

To the Editor: I am responding to the issue of the high school project, an all-Island facility that is critical to the education of our...

More nutritious food access for Massachusetts residents

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Updated Feb. 1 One in eight adults and one in five children are suffering from food insecurity in Massachusetts, according to the Greater Boston Food...

Sailing toward their lives on the sea

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There are 420 cadets from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy working onboard the T.S. Kennedy during a six-week sea term that began Jan. 10, a...

Blizzard buries Martha’s Vineyard

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A nor’easter that carpeted the Vineyard Saturday with over a foot of snow has been classified as a blizzard by the National Weather Service....

COVID cases plummet

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The total number of new COVID cases plummeted last week to 133 — three weeks after the Island reported a pandemic record of 486...

A gift to itself

To the Editor:  Of all the development proposals the Martha’s Vineyard Commission has received since its inception, none is as exciting and extraordinary as the...

Dashing through the snow in a truck

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While many people were snoozing during the nor’easter’s howling winds and snow, Kyle Gatchell was up at 4 am Saturday, ready to start his...

‘I just want to get my family back together’

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For 17 years, Jose (“Eddie”) Erivelton Pereira Abreu has lived and worked on Martha’s Vineyard, building a successful landscaping business, and raising his three...

Island Health Care to receive N95 masks

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Island Health Care (IHC) will be receiving N95 masks from the 4 million being distributed from the National Stockpile, CEO Cynthia Mitchell told the...

West Tisbury faces pushback on bylaw change proposal

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The West Tisbury planning board hosted another presentation by Preserve West Tisbury, a subcommittee of the board, about a proposed “residential construction size bylaw”...

Nominate a nonprofit for grant reception

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The Martha’s Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation announced on Thursday submissions are open for people to nominate a nonprofit organization from Martha’s Vineyard or Falmouth...

AARP Tax Aide Program

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Volunteers, certified and trained under the AARP Tax Aide Program, will again offer free income tax preparation assistance for taxpayers, with a special emphasis...

Real Estate Confidential: It must be condominium season

Real Estate Confidential is a bi-weekly chit-chat about new listings, sales, or other insider info on the Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate market, presented by...

Beach Road approved for three years 

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Tisbury’s select board has unanimously approved Beach Road Weekend for the next three years. The 2022 concerts will be August 25–28, the 2023 concerts...

Cancellations, tips, and other storm-related alerts

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We'll be updating this frequently with any cancellations. Send them to editor@mvtimes.com. The Steamship Authority is cancelling its ferries for Saturday and is alerting customers...

Town seeks bids on 401 State Road

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The West Tisbury select board unanimously approved a request for proposals (RFP) to be sent out for the 401 State Road property. The RFP, a...

Uncertainty remains for Island on N95 masks

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Updated 4 pm The federal government is releasing 400 million N95 masks from the Strategic National Stockpile this week for free distribution. However, it's unclear...

Blizzard packed a wallop

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Updated Jan. 30 Eversource is chipping away at power outages on the Island Sunday. After more nearly 3,000 customers were without electricity at the height...

West Tisbury and Tisbury support MSBA

The select boards of West Tisbury and Tisbury both decided to sign letters of support for the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) funding for...