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Library capital campaign slowed by pandemic

Before the pandemic, the Vineyard Haven library was ready this spring to go public with a capital campaign to reinvent its public programs room, updating it with state-of-the-art systems and expanding to accommodate the...

Golf tournament raises $25,000 for Island youth

On Sunday, Sept. 27, the 32nd annual Big Golf Fore Kids Tournament at Mink Meadows Golf Club raised $25,000 for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & Islands program (BBBS), according to...

MV Bank to hold virtual shopping spree

The Martha’s Vineyard Bank (MV Bank) announced it will hold a virtual “Lift” shopping spree in honor of its Community Appreciation Celebration, running from Sept. 25 through Oct. 8. One consumer will have the...

Navy puts questions on the slow boat

During a two-part web event on cleanup and management prospects for Nomans Land, a Chilmark island the Navy used as a target range for decades, Navy personnel sidelined detailed questions posed by The Times.  The...

Officer accused of racist comment after racist incident

A Tisbury Police officer allegedly made a racist comment to members of the family who own Ackee Tree Caribbean American Grocery on Beach Road. The comment was made to employees of the store after...

West Tisbury voters return to O.B. Tuesday

West Tisbury will hold a special town meeting at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs on Tuesday at 4 pm. The event will mark the second historic change of location for a West Tisbury town...

Raising rabies awareness

Following World Rabies Day on Sept. 28, Edgartown’s animal control officer, Betsy Buck, is raising awareness for pet owners to get their pets vaccinated. Buck said the animal control office does not generally take wildlife...

‘I thought I’d find something’

There’s a Martha’s Vineyard connection to one of the wildfires that burned thousands of acres on the West Coast. The family of Wallace J. Nichols, whose brother is Island musician Johnny Hoy, lost their...

MVM seeks votes for second award

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum (MVM) is seeking votes from the public for the 2020 People’s Choice Preservation Award, according to a newsletter from the MVM.  Several weeks ago, the MVM received the 2020 Robert H....

Tisbury pleads for Beach Road intel

The Tisbury select board wants to meet with the clerk of the works on the Beach Road project so residents and business owners will have a better understanding of the pending construction of a...

Steamship Authority cancels some ferry crossings

The following trips on WEDNESDAY 09/30/2020 have been canceled due to Weather conditions. M/V ISLAND HOME 6:00AM Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven M/V KATAMA 6:30AM Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven M/V GOVERNOR 6:30AM Vineyard Haven to Woods...

Recruits get real-world training

Island police and fire, with a boost from future police officers, were able to successfully rescue an elderly man who went missing late Monday night. A call reporting an 88-year-old man missing near Oyster Pond...

Baker announces reopening for low-risk communities

Updated Sep. 30 Beginning Monday, Oct. 5, low-risk communities — which include the six Island towns — can transition to step two of phase three of the state’s reopening plan. Speaking at a press conference Tuesday,...

EduComp is closing permanently

EduComp in Vineyard Haven is closing down after serving the Island community for the past 40 years. According to a post Monday on the classic Island art and office supply store’s Facebook page, the store...

Trump supporter’s house shot at, sign vandalized

A home in Oak Bluffs owned by a man who supports the Trump-Pence ticket recently had a window broken by a BB and a political sign vandalized by undetermined means. David Morris, who lives in...

Edgartown extends seasonal liquor licenses

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Edgartown selectmen approved extending seasonal liquor licenses to Dec. 15. Rosewater Wine & Spirits owner Julia Tarka brought the original request to selectmen. All of Rosewater’s year-round staff have been transferred...

Love in plane sight

Ivan Margolin’s girlfriend, Kate, got quite the surprise on Thursday, Sept. 24, when a plane flying a banner that read “Kate, will you marry me?” traced the horizon in front of her. According to Margolin,...

Nantucket sees jump in COVID-19 cases

Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH) has reported 19 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday, according to a statement from the hospital issued Monday. Nantucket officials have linked a cluster of the 19 cases to a church...

Island mourns death of Adam Friedman

The body of longtime Martha’s Vineyard Airport employee Adam Friedman was found in West Tisbury Saturday, according to a statement from the West Tisbury Police Department. Sgt. Matthew Gebo of the West Tisbury Police Department...

No new COVID-19 cases Friday

Of the Island’s 74 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 71 are no longer symptomatic and have been released from isolation. One case was lost to a follow up check-in and two are being monitored. There were no...