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Tisbury issues Halloween guidance

If you’re planning on taking your children trick-or-treating this Halloween or giving out candy to costumed kids, the Town of Tisbury has issued guidance on the town website. “Residents and communities should follow safe and...

An elected or appointed treasurer?

On Nov. 3 Dukes County voters will be asked if they want the position of county treasurer to change from elected to appointed. If approved, beginning in 2027, the county treasurer would  be appointed...

Charter School gets barnyard guests

Kindergarten and first grade students at the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School got a special treat Wednesday when a team from Misty Meadows Equine Learning Center brought two horses for students to interact with. Misty...

Aquinnah discusses climate resiliency

Members of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) were before the Aquinnah selectmen Wednesday to present an Islandwide climate resiliency planning initiative.  In order to plan for the entire Island, MVC executive director Adam Turner said,...

Edgartown Harbor gets Underground Railroad designation

The National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network has officially accepted Edgartown Harbor as one of its 12 new listings this fall. Edgartown Harbor’s acceptance into the program is based on the research of Elaine...

Vineyard sees uptick in cases

Martha’s Vineyard has seen an uptick in cases over the past week. There have been six new cases of COVID-19 reported since Oct. 7. A patient with COVID-19 admitted to the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital last...

Business of farming classes offered 

The Dukes Conservation District, ACE MV, the M.V. Agricultural Society, and Island Grown Initiative are offering a business education program for farm and green industry owners, as well as workers and value-added business people...

Mediation Program seeks donations to waive fees 

In response to the pandemic, the board of directors of Martha’s Vineyard Mediation Program recently created a Solidarity Fund to waive fees for clients in need, planning to raise $10,000 by the end of...

‘We’re just one big family now’

We have lots of weddings on this Island. And then there are “Island weddings.” Greg Bettencourt and Amanda (Sullivan) Bettencourt and her 10-year old triplets all got married last Saturday at 4 pm at...

Tisbury establishes commercial raft regulations

The Tisbury select board voted unanimously Tuesday night to adopt regulations for commercial fishing rafts in Lake Tashmoo. The rafts would be exclusively used for storing and drying pots and traps.  Harbormaster John Crocker spoke...

Electric vehicle charging stations installed in Aquinnah

The town of Aquinnah has recently installed two vehicle charging stations — one at the town hall, and one at the Cliffs. Drivers can use these chargers to power up their electric vehicles, free of...

‘It’s deeper than just art’

Members of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) have denounced the cultural appropriation of wampum by non-native craftspeople. Island Wampum owner Phoenix Rogers recently changed the name of her company to Island Quahog Jewelry...

Oak Bluffs closes Vineyard Avenue for Halloween

Vineyard Avenue will be closed off to vehicle traffic this year on Halloween night by order of the board of selectmen. In an email to selectmen, Oak Bluffs health agent Meegan Lancaster expressed reservations about...

Alessandra Hagerty joins The Times

The MV Times is pleased to welcome Alessandra Hagerty to the ad sales team. Alessandra is a graduate of Stonehill College, where she earned a business/communications degree. Before joining us here at The Times, she...

Will Eugene Jemison join Tisbury PD?

Local Black Lives Matter activist Eugene Langston Jemison has entered discussions with Tisbury Police Chief Mark Saloio about receiving police training and joining the Tisbury Police Department. While the two shared different perspectives on...

Young angler has stolen fishing gear replaced

Following a night of fishing at Owen Park, 12-year-old Will Wadsworth and his mother were readying themselves for a morning fishing trip when they realized Will’s tackle box wasn’t in the trunk of their...

Backyard Taco warned for violating COVID protocols

Backyard Taco in Edgartown could face suspension of its liquor license if it has any more violations of social distancing and mask-wearing protocols, the board of selectmen warned Tuesday night. Zared Shai, owner of the...

MVBA calls for stop to DRI changes

Updated Oct. 14  The Martha’s Vineyard Builders Association (MVBA) is calling on its members to put a halt to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission from implementing new thresholds to its development of regional impact (DRI) checklist. Last...

’Small glitch’ behind erroneous ballot info

Updated Oct. 14 Something is amiss with an unspecified number of ballots being mailed to Oak Bluffs voters. When Oak Bluffs resident Rob Gatchell received his mail-in ballot, the instructions mailed with it noted the...

More ferry trips diverted from Oak Bluffs

The following trips departing or arriving in Oak Bluffs have been diverted to Vineyard Haven. M/V NANTUCKET to Woods Hole 3:45PM M/V NANTUCKET from Woods Hole 5:00PM M/V NANTUCKET to Woods Hole 6:15PM For more information, please call...