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Mr. Robinson — and family — goes to Washington

Updated Dec. 10 @ 12 noon Ben Robinson headed to Washington, D.C., with his wife, two children, and messages from the Martha’s Vineyard Commission and...

Boch Park work is underway

Work at Boch Park in Vineyard Haven has started in earnest. It had been months since contractors installed a fence surrounding the 20 Beach Road...

More wells test positive for contamination near airport

Updated 5 pm Three more wells have tested positive for a contaminant found in firefighting foam, including one that’s 19 times above the state’s...

Wells near airport test positive for contaminant

Updated Dec. 3 More than 30 people, many of them residents of the neighborhood south of Martha’s Vineyard Airport, squeezed into an airport meeting room...

Assessors: Changes in tax status can happen

Updated Dec. 1 Reviews like the one done by Tisbury’s board of assessors that resulted in Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse being assessed property taxes are a...

Steeple chase continues

“Fingers crossed, it’s coming down Saturday,” Kirk Metell, facilities manager for the Town of Tisbury, said of the steeple atop Tisbury Town Hall. The steeple,...

Tisbury to state: Back to Beach Road drawing board

The Tisbury board of selectmen is asking the state to scrap a plan for a shared-use path (SUP) in favor of a symmetrical plan...

M.V. Playhouse involved in taxing drama

Updated 4 pm A decision to assess property taxes for the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse at 24 Church St. in Vineyard Haven has board members fuming,...

When you can’t eat one more turkey sandwich …

It was a few days before Thanksgiving, and I was scrolling through my Facebook feed. In between the latest annoying political posts, dog photos,...

Whale has historic tale

Updated Nov. 26 A colorful, floral-patterned fiberglass whale sculpture, which for years was located near Hinckley’s on Beach Road in Vineyard Haven, was moved several...

Five Corners a flooded mess

Five Corners and Beach Road are both flooded this morning. Cars and trucks are splashing through the deep water from the overnight nor'easter with pedestrians...

It’s Davis in a landslide for clerk of courts

Democrat T. George Davis cruised to victory in the clerk of courts race. Even before the final two towns reported their results, there was...

Islanders head to polls with the nation

Updated 1:30 pm Polling places on Martha’s Vineyard are already showing a robust turnout just a couple of hours into Election Day. Times employees who have...

Left behind on the ferry

The ferry was docking in Woods Hole, but I had one more thing to finish on my laptop. I had plugged in my iPhone...

Steeple removal on hold

The steeple at Tisbury Town Hall is still coming down, it’s just going to have to wait until Dec. 1, Kirk Metell, the town’s...

Island Home cleared to resume service

Update 9 am The Island Home, after missing two morning crossings due to mechanical issues, has been cleared to resume service, Steamship Authority spokesman...

‘Huge shoes to fill’

With next week’s election, the “father figure” of the Edgartown courthouse family will end his 42-year reign as the respected clerk of Dukes County...

Steeple is coming down soon

The white steeple that pokes out of the Vineyard Haven landscape is coming down soon, to be replaced by a new replica steeple modeled...

Election includes races of local interest

There are 11 contested races and three ballot questions on the Nov. 6 ballot. Early voting begins all across the Island Monday, and absentee ballots...

It will cost leaseholders more to park

Leaseholders at a public parking lot in Vineyard Haven will pay 67 percent more beginning next month to park, and an additional 25 percent...