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Oak Bluffs Fire/EMS ‘continue to be there’ for the community

Members of the Oak Bluffs Fire/EMS Department made a show of unity in response to the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) union meeting...

Along came Polly

The Polly Hill Arboretum celebrates its 20th anniversary this week with a plethora of games and activities. The Times had a chance to meet...

Yellow House committee approves proposal

The Yellow House committee has given its blessing to Summer & Main LLC to move forward with the restoration of the Yellow House.Summer &...

Motorcycle driver airlifted after crash

A motorcycle accident early Sunday morning on Seaview Avenue in Oak Bluffs resulted in a man being airlifted off-Island for medical treatment.Sgt. Michael Marchand...

Seymour Hersh: ‘The government can keep secrets’

Updated July 23Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh told a sold-out Chilmark Community Center it was high time “to get a new generation” to lead the...

MVC nomination papers are due

Island voters will be asked to fill nine of the 21 seats on the Martha’s Vineyard Commission this November.The deadline for submitting nomination papers...

Bloom gloom hits Edgartown Great Pond

A large algal bloom has spread along a portion of the Edgartown Great Pond, and it’s causing concern among local scientists, according to a...

From cell phone to jail cell?

A new security measure has the Tisbury Police Department and town businesses working together to curtail anyone looking for a five-finger discount.A few weeks...

One Cray-zee night

“This one’s called ‘Two Steps from the End,’” Robert Cray said into the microphone at the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center (PAC) before ripping...

Laugh out loud

The Barn, Bowl and Bistro in Oak Bluffs is bringing the laughs to the Island with its new Tuesday and Wednesday night event, Comedy...

Paper straws drink up renewed popularity

How big of a difference can one straw make?Many Island restaurants and eateries have joined a growing movement by offering environmentally friendly paper straws...

Only one bid for Yellow House renovations

A lone bid for the Yellow House in Edgartown was submitted Monday, in the town’s second search for a bidder to renovate the property...

One injured in two-car collision in Oak Bluffs

A two-car crash resulted in one minor injury Friday afternoon. The crash occurred at the intersection of Tuckernuck Avenue and Seaview Avenue in Oak...

MVC provides housing for executive director

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission has joined the Island workforce housing movement by purchasing a property on Tia Anna Lane in Oak Bluffs to provide...

VTA bus driver fired for racist comment

Updated July 13A Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) bus driver was fired after refusing to pick up a man who is black, the bus service...

Electric bikes jolt into summer

 Updated July 13Electric bikes have become a popular mode of transportation around the Island this summer, prompting some discussion of how to regulate the...

A bright blaze of support in O.B.

Firefighters from Oak Bluffs and across Massachusetts, wearing bright yellow T shirts emblazoned with “Keep politics out of public safety,” packed the Oak Bluffs...

Edgartown responds to questions on Yellow House

The Edgartown procurement office has issued two responses to questions from potential bidders for the request for proposal (RFP) to lease and reconstruct the...

John Kerry: ‘You have to fight’

John Kerry told a mostly supportive audience that change will come from getting citizens — especially young citizens — involved in the political process.Kerry,...

Early morning crash in West Tisbury

In the early hours of Sunday morning, West Tisbury police personnel and Tri-Town Ambulance responded to a car crash blocking two lanes of traffic.At...