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Winging it for the baby robins

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As a self-described animal person, Edgartown IT Manager Adam Darack didn’t need to think twice when it came to saving three baby robins that had fallen from a tree near his Vineyard Haven home. As...

Possible Dreams raises more than $500,000

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Dreams were made possible on Sunday with another successful fundraising campaign for Martha’s Vineyard Community Services. The 46th annual Possible Dreams fundraiser, which benefits the Island nonprofit, brought gregarious cheer on a hot and humid...

Steamship Terminal showcasing student artwork

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Joining its iconic mural this summer, the Vineyard Haven Steamship Authority terminal is displaying 74 art pieces by Tisbury School students, depicting Island scenes. The 9- by 10-inch canvases, placed near the ceiling of the...

Maintenance issues lead to more Steamship cancellations

Updated It’s been a tough few days for the Steamship Authority ferry Island Home.  Steamship Authority communications director Sean Driscoll told the Times a “lube oil leak” led to the Tuesday cancellations of the 6 am...

Harbor Homes identifies new, permanent location

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After years of searching, and up against the clock, the Island’s only homeless shelter has identified a new location to house the Vineyard’s increasing population of homeless individuals over the winter months. Harbor Homes, a...

State-insurance holders squeezed from Island dental care

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Getting dental care on the Island has remained a challenge for many residents, but a recent insurance policy change with an off-Island office is making it even harder. With limited access to dental care that...

Aquinnah tribe calls for moratorium on offshore wind development

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Updated July 24 In the aftermath of a broken turbine blade off the Vineyard’s coast, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) is calling for a moratorium on all offshore wind development in the United...

Vineyard Democrats rally behind Kamala Harris

With another dramatic and historic shift in the 2024 presidential election, Islanders are again reacting. President Joe Biden announced on Sunday — while down with a case of COVID-19 — that he would drop out...

Ravizza to be arraigned on Vineyard charges

Jared Ravizza, who is facing multiple charges including murder in Connecticut, will be arraigned at the Edgartown District Court in September on misdemeanor and felony charges extending from an April incident in West Tisbury.  Ravizza...

Edgartown’s bond rating reaffirmed by S&P

The town of Edgartown has maintained its AAA bond rating, the highest possible score through Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings system. The high bond rating indicates that the town of Edgartown’s capacity to meet its...

Island Home returns to service

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Updated July 22 The Island Home returned to service on Sunday morning after a number of canceled trips on Saturday.  The Steamship Authority’s large ferry had problems with its generator before the ferry line took it...

New candy shoppe brings ‘the Good’

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The location of a former historic souvenir shop on the corner of Oak Bluffs Avenue and Kennebec Avenue is now sporting a brand-new, bright yellow storefront. And beyond its newly constructed exterior lies an...

Cape bridges land billion-dollar grant

Efforts to replace the Cape Cod bridges are finally gaining momentum. The U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Army Corps of Engineers a billion-dollar grant, bringing the total...

PETA ad prompts ban on ferry advertisements

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The Steamship Authority will no longer be running advertisements, eliminating what is typically a $100,000 annual revenue stream for the ferry line.  The Steamship board voted 3-1 to stop accepting new ads until an updated...

Possible turbine debris spotted in Edgartown

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Edgartown officials say that debris from the broken Vineyard Wind turbine blade may have come ashore on the Island on Thursday evening. Vineyard Wind has not confirmed that the debris was actually from the...

Island hospital recovering from ‘major’ digital incident

Updated July 20 Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is recovering from what it described as a “major digital incident” caused by a global software outage, a hospital spokesperson told the Times on Saturday.  “Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is operational...

A helping hand for young Island families

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Living in another country, away from family, brought some uncertainties for the Hulkas, especially since they were establishing their roots in an area with a high cost of living —Martha’s Vineyard.  Originally hailing from Central...

First lady coming to Martha’s Vineyard

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First Lady Jill Biden will be making a visit to Vineyard Haven for a campaign fundraiser on July 29. The event is part of the Biden Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee authorized by Biden...

Island teacher, rock musician dies at 62

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Laurie Lindeen, an English teacher at Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School and former frontwoman for the all-woman grunge band Zuzu’s Petals, died from a brain aneurysm at the age of 62 on July 1.  “She...

Oak Bluffs objects to New Bedford freight service 

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Oak Bluffs officials are taking a stand against a proposed plan to have a New Bedford company, 41 North Offshore, run freight service into the town’s port.  During a Tuesday morning Steamship Authority board meeting,...