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Firefighters stop smoldering chair from spreading fire

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West Tisbury firefighters stopped a small electrical fire that threatened to become a house fire, Wednesday night at Arrowhead Farm. Firefighters were called to a...

Congressional candidates ready for elections

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Incumbent U.S. Rep. Bill Keating, D-Bourne, will be facing Republican challenger Jesse Brown during the upcoming Nov. 8 election to represent the 9th Congressional...

Island couple to speak at Heroes gala

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Ellen and David Berube of Martha’s Vineyard will be the keynote speakers at the Heroes in Transition (HIT) fall gala on Saturday, Nov. 12,...

Vineyard Conservation Society’s claim favored over contested ‘Lot 240’

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Following a years-long legal battle over the ownership of a 5.7-acre parcel in Aquinnah, a verdict has finally been reached in Dukes County Superior...

Galibois for DA

When you go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 8, you’ll be asked to cast ballots on a lot of races, from governor to...

Bad form by the church

We were disappointed to learn that Joe Capobianco, whose food distribution program we’ve featured on several occasions, was recently terminated by Good Shepherd Parish. The...

Steamship fights Times request for video

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The Steamship Authority continues to resist the Martha’s Vineyard Times in its pursuit of transfer bridge video. The Times sent a public records request...

Edgartown issued highest possible credit rating 

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Following a credit analysis and review, Edgartown has been assigned the highest possible rating — AAA — by financial company Standard & Poor’s (S&P), according...

O.B. set to fix rutted pavement

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At its Tuesday meeting, the Oak Bluffs select board addressed the problematic pavement at Farland Square, after hearing numerous concerns about the safety of...

W.T. affordable housing committee sees leadership shuffle

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Updated October 28 A change in leadership took place in the West Tisbury affordable housing committee during its Tuesday evening meeting, with one committee member...

Steamship was subpoenaed in ambulance probe

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As part of its probe into the Oak Bluffs Fire and EMS Department, the FBI subpoenaed the Steamship Authority in 2019, records show. While...

Strategizing to protect right whales and offshore wind

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NOAA Fisheries and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) recently released a draft joint strategy “to protect and promote the recovery of North...

OBA announces 2023 Pride weekend

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A press release issued by the Oak Bluffs Business Association on Friday announced its plans for the Island’s 2023 Pride Weekend, after securing its...

West Tisbury seeks volunteers for town boards

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West Tisbury is seeking volunteers for several town committees, town administrator Jen Rand wrote in an email to The Times. The openings are as...

Maria Shea Moody

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Ralph Waldo Emerson's quote "I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends" is perfect for this time of year. We who honor Maria...

MVRHS sports wrap-up

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Swan song for Coach DeBettencourt, senior golfers On Tuesday, Oct. 25, the Vineyarders competed at the MIAA Division III State Finals, held at The Ledges...

Island Cup to be broadcast

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This Saturday, Nantucket comes to the Vineyard for the annual Island Cup matchup. Though the Vineyarders have had a tough season thus far under...

Warmer temperatures expected this upcoming winter

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its winter outlook for the U.S., and it shows that Martha’s Vineyard is leaning toward having...

Beach Road Weekend post-festival meeting Nov. 3

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A forum to review this summer’s Beach Road Weekend music festival will take place at the Tisbury Senior Center on Thursday, Nov. 3, at...

Helping hand when it was needed

To the Editor: This is in reference to the article in last week’s paper, “Upheaval at church food program."  I have known Joe Capobianco and his...