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To fluoridate or not to fluoridate?

Updated Nov. 22 The Edgartown board of health stood by its controversial decision to add fluoride to the municipal water system despite heated debate at...

Meals of hope

On Friday, Nov. 17, about 250 Island families walked out of the First Baptist Church parish house in Vineyard Haven with 55 pounds of...

Edgartown resident wins affordable housing lottery

Daniel Consoni’s name was drawn from a hat Monday afternoon, making him the winner of an affordable housing lottery for a unit at 25...

Thanksgiving dinner made easy

Hosting the holidays is one of the early signs of achieved adulthood, and whether you’re a seasoned veteran or playing host for the first...

Barking up a storm

An Edgartown resident filed a complaint for continuous dog barking near her home on 10th Street. At Monday’s board of selectmen meeting, selectmen heard...

No weed-smoking in town, Edgartown voters say

The Edgartown special town meeting was held Tuesday night at the Old Whaling Church with at least 5 percent of Edgartown’s 3,628 registered voters...

Fluoride decision gets town’s attention

The Edgartown board of health’s decision to add fluoride to the town water supply has sparked outrage from the community. “It should have been...

Edgartown voters have less than 90 days to petition against fluoride

The Edgartown board of health voted to act on a statute that will add fluoride to the water system by mid-January, unless 10 percent...

Get your fascia fixed

*Updated Nov. 9, 10:30 am. As with many others, Chilmark resident (and Times Chilmark columnist) Valerie Sonnenthal’s life was plagued by chronic pain. She had...

Taking care of our winter skin

Some people’s skin-healing remedies don’t stray far from just taking a dip in the sea or spending a day in the sun. Since those...

Crepe escape

There’s nothing like a good crepe to start the day. Or end it. That’s what makes the delicate pastry such a convenient meal choice....

Music is her muse

Twelfth-generation Islander Siren Mayhew has the word “melancholy” tattooed across her 10 fingers. “That’s the vibe of most of my music,” she said in a...

Edgartown appoints new fire chief

The Edgartown board of selectmen appointed Alex Schaeffer as new fire chief to succeed Peter Shemeth. Mr. Shemeth has served as fire chief for...

It’s cuffing season

I had never heard the term “cuffing season” until I got a message from the CEO of a startup dating app called IceBrkr. “I’m a...

Kenworthy Designs brings one-of-a-kind style to a one-of-a-kind Island

There’s no denying Martha’s Vineyard has its own laid-back look when it comes to fashion. You’d never dress up, but you still care to...

Bluewave Body Co. opens store in Vineyard Haven

Gwyneth Wallace of Bluewave Body Co. opened a storefront at 10 Union St. in Vineyard Haven on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Bluewave Body Co. is...

The fluoride clock is ticking in Edgartown

The Edgartown board of health voted on Oct. 10 to act on a statue that could add fluoride to the municipal water system. According...

Yellow House heads for bid process

The Yellow House committee met Tuesday afternoon to finalize elements of the request for proposals (RFP), and set a mandatory site-visit date for bidders....

Meet Your Merchant: Start spreading the Newes

History isn’t the only thing seeping from the walls at the Newes from America Pub in Edgartown. “Feel that breeze?” restaurant manager Robyn Joubert said...

Wage increases for Edgartown workers

The Edgartown board of selectmen voted to add an article regarding wage increases for town employees to the warrant for the special town meeting...