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Neil Robert Strock

Neil Robert Strock died peacefully but unexpectedly at his home in Lafayette, Calif., on January 24, 2024. He was born on March 14, 1947, so he would have been 75 years old in a...

Dorothy Francoeur

Dorothy Francoeur (“Dottie”) of Oak Bluffs passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 9, 2024. She was 79. Dottie and her wife, Pat Cooke, lived here part-time since 2001, and became full-time residents in 2021. Dottie...

Former O.B. fire chief facing illegal video charge

Updated, Jan. 24 The former fire chief of Oak Bluffs who resigned years ago amid sexual harassment allegations — and then seemingly given a second chance in another Island town —  has been arrested on...

Rose arrested for alleged salacious videotaping  

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Former Oak Bluffs Fire Chief John Rose has been arrested and charged with photographing, videotaping, or electronically surveilling partially nude or nude persons, the Cape and Islands District Attorney Rob Galibois announced Saturday. The DA’s...

Power outage to delay MVRHS on Thursday

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A power outage will be delaying classes by two hours for students at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) on Thursday, Jan. 11. Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools assistant superintendent John Stevens told The Times a...

Island braces for another coastal storm

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The National Weather Service is expecting a storm system to move into the region Tuesday evening and into Wednesday, bringing fears that south-facing beaches could once again be damaged. Alan Dunham, meteorologist with the National...

SSA warns of potential cancellations Sunday

The Steamship Authority is warning travelers that weather conditions may impact travel on Sunday.  “Although this weekend's storm forecast mainly concerns snow and rain, gusty winds will have the potential to cause service cancellations on...

South-facing beaches hit hard by Monday’s storm

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On South Beach, near the Western end of Atlantic Avenue, the dune protecting the bank and beach has been decimated. As of Wednesday morning, the beach was mostly gone near the lifeguard shack. There...

Four indicted by grand jury

A Dukes County grand jury earlier this month handed down four new indictments in two cases allegedly involving sexual assault and two cases allegedly related to drug trafficking. Both Christine Anthony Kurth and Jordan Dwayne...

Edgartown decked out for the holidays

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Big crowds came out for the 42nd Annual Christmas in Edgartown this weekend, which featured the annual parade, carriage rides, carolers, and plenty of revelers.

Sgt. with local D.A.’s office dies

The Massachusetts State Police announced on Sunday that a detective assigned to the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s office died suddenly. State Police announced over the media platform X that 41-year-old Sgt. Gregory Furtado “spent...

Tick warning signs coming to Chappaquiddick

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Next month, the Chappaquiddick Island Association will be posting signs warning of the presence of ticks at trailheads on Chappaquiddick.  The association will be placing signs at Martha's Vineyard Land Bank trails. Also, by next summer,...

SSA warning of potential weekend travel impacts

Ahead of Indigenous Peoples’ Day weekend, the Steamship Authority (SSA) announced wind conditions may impact travel for ferries.  High, gusty winds are forecasted from Saturday afternoon into Sunday, which may affect the Oak Bluffs ferry...

MVRHS sports highlights

Girls soccer MVRHS girls soccer moved to 3–1 on the season after beating Nantucket 2–0 on Sunday.  Both of the Vineyard goals came in the first half.  Senior captain Elena Giordano scored the first, with an assist...

Flood watch issued for Thursday night

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flood watch for Dukes County. The watch will be in effect from 2 pm today to Friday morning. According to NWS meteorologist Andy Nash, the flood watch...

Real Estate Transactions: July 31 – August 4

Aquinnah August 2, Stanley Lim, trustee of Sarah Davis Kessler Trust, sold 3 Oxcart Road to Gilman Jerome Anderson and Winifred Louisa Amaturo, trustees of Gilman Jerome Anderson Living Trust, for $3,295,000.  August 2, Megen Ottens-Sargent,...

Body of missing paddle boarder recovered from Edgartown pond identified as member of Obama...

Updated Massachusetts State Police divers have recovered the body of a 45 year-old man who had gone missing while paddleboarding in Edgartown Great Pond Sunday.  The deceased has been identified as Virginia resident Tafari Campbell, husband,...

Charter School thespians headed to Edinburgh festival

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Updated, July 21 A group of students from the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School are about to embark on a trip they probably won’t forget. Students in the school’s drama program are going to Edinburgh Festival...

Celebration of life for Ron DiOrio

We invite you to celebrate the remarkable life of Ron DiOrio, a beloved member of our community who touched the lives of many. For years, Ron faithfully served as an Oak Bluffs selectman, the...

Carol Ellis

Carol Ellis, 71, of Edgartown and New Vineyard, Maine, passed away on June 5, 2023, at 11:25 pm. She passed peacefully at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn.  Carol was born in Oak Bluffs, a...