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Dukes County lags in census response

The number of Martha’s Vineyard households responding to the U.S. Census is lagging well behind the state and country response rates, and even those...

Congressional leaders: Throw SSA a lifeline

The state’s two U.S. senators and the congressman for the Cape and Islands are asking their congressional colleagues to help bail out the nation’s...

Farmers market move almost hits SnAg

The West Tisbury board of selectmen endorsed the move of the West Tisbury Farmers Market from the Grange Hall to the Agricultural Society property...

Martha’s Vineyard hospitality: Save our season

In a letter to Gov. Charlie Baker’s advisory task force, 26 of the Vineyard’s innkeepers and hotel operators are expressing their fear of economic...

Tisbury selectmen extend stay-at-home order

The Tisbury board of selectmen has approved updated guidelines that will allow house cleaners to go back to work and seasonal restaurants to open...

Shark Tank will be empty this year

The Martha’s Vineyard Sharks baseball team won’t be playing at the Shark Tank this summer. On Friday night, after a meeting of league officials, the...

Coronavirus Chronicles: Is it or isn’t it? I’ll never know

On Wednesday night after dinner, I was relaxing on the couch when I started to feel intense tightness in my chest. I had just...

Seasonal resident donates pizza for Islanders

An off-Island, seasonal resident has donated enough pizzas to feed 2,000 to 3,000 Islanders over the next few weeks in coordination with Pizza di...

Rental assistance for those in need

Tough times call for public-private partnerships and these tough economic times are pulling the Dukes County Regional Housing Authority, the Permanent Endowment, and M.V....

No summer blockbusters for Capawock and the Strand

Two Island movie theaters — Capawock in Vineyard Haven and the Strand in Oak Bluffs —  won’t be opening for the summer season, Mark Snider,...

Coming soon: Groceries closer to home

North Tisbury Farm & Market is looking to open earlier than usual, and shift its focus from high-end products like truffle oil to offer...

West Tisbury to hold town meeting in O.B.

West Tisbury will hold its town meeting June 23 at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs and is seeking a one-time court order to reduce...

Habitat defers mortgage payments; pays taxes and insurance

Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard is deferring the mortgages of all of its homeowners for May and June and is paying the property...

The Times print edition returns May 14

In two weeks, on May 14, the MV Times will be returning its print edition to subscribers’ mailboxes. The Times suspended print operations with the...

Sail MV suspends summer programs

A program that teaches 450 Island and visiting children how to sail has suspended its summer sailing program to ensure the safety of those...

National Weather Service gauges interest

Thomas Hodgson looks at his rain gauge every morning and files a report with the National Weather Service (NWS) in Norton. On Monday morning,...

Former principal wants to help homeschoolers

Peg Regan is well-known to some Islanders as the retired principal of Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. She still lives in Oak Bluffs. Since retiring...

Is our summer vacation still on?

Tim Glynn of Maplewood, N.J., deposited  $1,800 for a June rental in Vineyard Haven and has another $2,200 payment due soon. What should he...

Still no appetite for food trucks

Tisbury selectmen are once again making their disdain for food trucks known. At a meeting Tuesday night, board members raised objections to a proposal...

Signs of appreciation

They’re popping up all over town like yellow daffodils that provide a splash of color to this gray spring. Bright, colorful messages of thanks...