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December, 2020, ‘Do You Know’ answers and winner

Judith Pachico won the December contest for correctly identifying Jim Norton on 12/23.

Four new COVID-19 cases reported Tuesday

Four new cases of COVID-19 were reported Tuesday — three from the hospital and one from an off-Island medical practice. The hospital has conducted a total of 10,146 tests since March as of Tuesday. Of...

Update: 25 new COVID cases over the weekend 

Updated 4:40 pm The Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported 25 new cases of COVID-19 from the three days — eight cases on Saturday, one case on Sunday, and 16 cases on Monday. The Martha’s Vineyard...

Martha’s Vineyard gets a fresh coating of snow

Martha's Vineyard got a light dusting of ocean effect snow Tuesday morning.  

SSA cancels some ferry trips

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind watch during the afternoon and evening of Monday, Nov. 30. Winds of between 20 mph to 30 mph, with gusts of between 50 mph and...

Martha’s Vineyard at Work: Making the Circuit

Welcome to Martha’s Vineyard at Work, my monthly photographic celebration of Islanders at their jobs. For this first essay, I popped into businesses on Circuit Avenue to meet and photograph people who work there....

Earthquake hits Buzzards Bay

Updated Nov. 9 People on the Cape and Islands and even up in the Boston area were greeted with a small earthquake Sunday morning. According to a map from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGC), the earthquake...

Five new COVID-19 cases at hospital Friday

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported five new cases of COVID-19 late Friday afternoon, bringing the total new cases to 16 since last Friday, and 33 since Oct. 26.  In total, the hospital has tested 6,546 since...

All dressed up for Howl-loween

We asked you to send in your pets in costume for Halloween. Thanks to those of you who did.

Times phones are out of service

The office telephones at The Times have been out of service for several days and our service provider has told us they may not be back until sometime next week. We apologize to our...

Robert A. Blythe Jr.

Robert A. Blythe Jr. formerly of Martha’s Vineyard, passed away peacefully on August 26, 2020. Robert (“Bob”) was 78 years old.  He was happily married to his best friend, Sandy, for 58 years. He was...

SSA diverting some Saturday ferries

The following trips departing or arriving in Oak Bluffs have been diverted to Vineyard Haven. M/V NANTUCKET from Woods Hole 9:30AM M/V NANTUCKET to Woods Hole 10:45AM For more information, please call 508.548.3788 or 508.693.0367

Some Saturday ferry trips diverted

Updated Sept. 12 The following trips departing or arriving in Oak Bluffs have been diverted to Vineyard Haven. M/V NANTUCKET from Woods Hole 5:00PM M/V NANTUCKET to Woods Hole 6:15PM For more information, please call 508.548.3788 or 508.693.0367

Portuguese man-of-wars halt Long Point, Chappy, and South Beach swimming

The Trustees of Reservations closed Long Point and its shoreline properties on Chappaquiddick to swimming on Sept. 2 because of the prevalence of Portuguese man-of-wars, according to Sam Hart, Trustees director of Nantucket and...

Fall sports still a question for Island schools

Schools on-Island are still considering how to have sports this year while being safe and following health guidelines. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) and the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) have...

TestMV to offer COVID-19 testing for children

Updated 5:15 pm Beginning today, TestMV is offering COVID-19 testing to asymptomatic children, ages 5 to 17 years old, according to a press release from the testing site. The site, which is run by Island Health...

Packages and frustration pile up

Dan Seidman, a longtime patron of the Vineyard Haven Post Office, got a message that his package from Amazon had arrived on the Island. He went to the Vineyard Haven Post Office, only to...

Harvest of the Month: Strawberries

Fresh, local strawberries make June a delicious month. Whenever I taste my first homegrown strawberry of the summer, I wonder how I tolerate grocery store strawberries for the rest of the year. June’s full...

Edgartown continues review of VTA charging station

Updated June 18 Some Edgartown residents have voiced their concerns regarding a proposed induction charging station for Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) electric buses on Church Street.  At Edgartown’s annual town meeting, voters passed an article seeking...
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