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Rally registers with voters

A group of civic-minded individuals gathered at Five Corners Saturday afternoon for a rally to encourage and even help people to register to vote in the upcoming general election. The rally’s organizing team put on...

Schools aim to expand in-person learning

The All-Island School Committee (AISC) hopes to bring more students back to in-person learning in November. While kindergarten through third grade students are already in school and grade 4 students are expected to return...

Inquirer & Mirror bucks trend on local ownership

In a year that’s seen hundreds of community newspapers gobbled up corporate giant Gannett, The Inquirer and Mirror on Nantucket is reversing the trend. The newspaper has been sold to 41 North Media LLC, according...

Vineyard whelk expert appointed to fisheries commission

Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust (MVFPT) executive director Shelley Edmundson was sworn in Monday by officials as a member of the Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Advisory Commission.  “It happened in my dining room over Zoom,” she...

UPDATE: Rinks shut down; 2 new Island cases

Updated 6 pm For the next two weeks all indoor ice rinks and ice skating facilities will be shut down due to clusters of COVID-19 cases connected to indoor ice hockey, according to a press...

MVC calls wildfire West Tisbury’s primary climate threat

As part of an Island-wide climate resilience initiative, Martha’s Vineyard Commission staffers came before West Tisbury selectmen Wednesday to present some of their work to date, their goals going forward, and to illustrate what...

Sundays and parking are stumbling blocks for Patient Centric

Geoff Rose, CEO of Patient Centric, will have to wait at least one more week to see if the West Tisbury zoning board of appeals (ZBA) will allow a storefront already approved for medical...

County commissioners discuss Steamship rates

Dukes County Commissioners heard a report from Steamship Authority (SSA) board chair Jim Malkin regarding the recent proposed fare increases. Malkin started by providing context in the way of ferry usage, saying that in September,...

Police begin implicit bias training in November

All members of the Vineyard’s six police departments will undergo implicit bias education provided by the Chicago firm Hilliard Heintze on Nov. 9.  Martha’s Vineyard Chief of Police Association president Bruce McNamee helped put the...

Marijuana shop proposed at the Triangle

Updated The Triangle in Edgartown could be the future home of a recreational marijuana shop. Main Street Medicinals, which has been in talks with Tisbury on a shop there, has sent a proposal to Edgartown seeking...

Three-way race for Tisbury’s two MVC seats

A three-way race for the two elected Tisbury seats on the Martha’s Vineyard Commission is heating up as voters head to the polls over the next two weeks. The Martha’s Vineyard Commission, the Island’s regional...

ICAN asks for community involvement

The Island Climate Action Network (ICAN), in collaboration with the Martha’s Vineyard Times and the Edey Foundation, is asking for community support in fighting climate change. According to a press release, Islanders can sign onto...

TRI offers business loan program

=The Resource Inc. (TRI) is happy to announce the launch of a low- to moderate-income Microenterprise Loan Program, designed for micro-businesses of five or fewer employees (including the owner) on Martha's Vineyard and the...

Real estate firm donates to the community 

A $4,750 client’s choice donation was awarded to Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS), according to a Feiner Real Estate press release.  As a way of giving back, Feiner Real Estate donates 10 percent of the...

Getting out the vote

The League of Women Voters of Martha’s Vineyard are making the rounds in the final two weeks leading up to Election Day, Nov. 3. League members are doing standouts daily in various locations across...

West Tisbury Police to dispose of unused medications

In observance of the DEA’s national Take Back Day, West Tisbury Police will be on hand at the West Tisbury Police Station on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 am to 2 pm to receive...

Concerns raised over feasibility of synthetic turf recycling

Concerns have been raised regarding the feasibility of a proposed synthetic turf field at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) being recycled at the end of its useful life.  The Times reported that despite...

MVC begins review of MVRHS field proposal

The Land Use Planning Committee of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) has begun a pre-public hearing of the proposed field project at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS). Phase one of the project is...

Flu clinic open to public on Nov. 7

An Island-wide partnership of health organizations will be offering a flu clinic open to the public on Nov. 7, according to officials at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. The clinic will be open from 9 am...

Officials enthused by new school design

The Tisbury School Building Committee met Tuesday evening in a joint session with Tisbury’s select board, finance committee, school committee, and PTO to review concepts for a remodeled school and associated costs. The price...