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Deal offered to bring Whelan home

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Multiple news agencies are reporting that the Biden administration has offered a deal that would bring Paul Whelan, brother of Martha’s Vineyard artist Elizabeth...

EMT sues Oak Bluffs, former Chief Rose

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Former Oak Bluffs EMT Lt. Rich Michelson, who is African American, has filed a lawsuit against the town of Oak Bluffs and former Fire...

Sharks shine in All-Star win

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  Last Sunday at the Shark Tank, the NECBL’s Southern Division All-Star Team emerged victorious over the North team, 13-2, establishing themselves as the superior...

Guy walks into a bar

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Guy walks into a bar. It’s clear he’s been there before. He pours himself into what appears to be his usual stoop at the...

Motor up, wheels down 

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Ocean Craft Marine (OCM) and its amphibious rigid hull inflatable boats haven’t been in the recreational market long, but have been trying to gain...

Cyanobacteria bloom found in Chilmark

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Middle Pond (a part of Chilmark Pond) in Chilmark was marked as a red zone, or with a harmful cyanobacteria (a.k.a. blue-green algae) bloom...

Sunday sailapalooza

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After Thursday’s race was canceled due to high winds, patience paid off on Sunday with a perfectly glorious sailing day. Roger Becker describes the...

‘A weight lifted’ off the shoulders of the Rocker family 

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  Updated 7/29 The truth of the history and legacy of widow Eunice Rocker has not come easy. Propagandized versions of her life have been shared...

Ferry diversion proposal dismissed

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The request to divert the 8:30 pm ferry from Oak Bluffs to Tisbury from August 26–28 in order to accommodate the high number of...

A musical tribute to Henry Bowman Backer

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Tuesday evening, in honor of Henry Bowman Backer, a 3-year-old boy who drowned in the pool of a private club in Edgartown a year...

Islanders Write 2022 Program Guide

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Salmonella breaks out among children aboard Shenandoah

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During a Tisbury board of health meeting on Tuesday, assistant health agent Catherine Blake updated the board about the salmonella outbreak that occurred aboard...

Second school water test planned

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At a joint meeting of Tisbury’s board of health and water commissioners on Tuesday, an agreement for follow-up lead and copper testing at the...

A solution to the dispute

To the Editor: The dispute between Alan Dershowitz, noted constitutional lawyer, and Ebba Hierta, director of the Chilmark Free Library, could easily be resolved by...

There when he needed them

To the Editor: This is a note I should have written months ago, when I was in need of emergency care, which resulted in an...

Mourning the loss of Chester

To the Editor: My spouse David and I wanted to thank the Island community for their love, prayers, and positive thoughts as we navigated the...

Public is watching

To the Editor: It takes a special person to boldly lie when observed by a large group of people. There are others in the public...

Bad plan for Tashmoo

To the Editor:  I am very concerned about the Tisbury harbormaster's plan to use plastic geo-grid to stabilize the volatile parking lot at Tashmoo Beach....

Proactively keep the peace

To the Editor: Who is responsible for enforcing noise violations, including from boaters on Oak Bluffs Harbor? Why are those violations not being enforced proactively?  On...

Withdraw the plan

To the Editor: I write as a response to the recent MV Times article “Trustees leadership responds on OSV and dogs,” by Richard Saltzberg from...