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Tisbury polls close at 8 pm

Tisbury is holding annual town elections until 8 pm today at the Emergency Services Facility at 215 Spring St. Incumbent select board chair Roy Cutrer is running for re-election, and is the only candidate on...

Island attorney Ron Rappaport, 74, dies unexpectedly

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Updated 6:52 pm The Island woke up to shocking news today that the prominent attorney and community leader Ronald H. Rappaport died unexpectedly on Friday night in Vineyard Haven. He was 74 years old and...

Working for Your Health: Stroke prevention

May is a time when the weather typically brightens, and many of us are getting back in our yards, firing up our grills, and looking forward to the long days of summer. The last...

2024 Edgartown Porchfest

Porchfest began in 2007, inspired by some outdoor ukulele playing and a conversation between neighbors. With more than 200 across the country each year, to say the least, the porch singing has spread, according...

Kayaker rescued near Little Bridge

Oak Bluffs emergency crews rescued a kayaker whose boat had flipped in frigid waters and who had stopped breathing Friday morning,  Oak Bluffs Fire Chief Nelson Wirtz told The Times that emergency responders were dispatched...

Study looking at climate impacts to local whelk fishery

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A research professor at the University of New Hampshire’s Coastal Marine Laboratory (CML) is investigating how changing water temperatures off the coast of Massachusetts — and particularly Martha’s Vineyard — impact the offspring of...

MVYouth announces college scholarship recipients

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MVYouth has announced its recent round of scholarships, awarding roughly $990,000 in college, healthcare and education, and workforce development scholarships to 12 high school seniors on the Vineyard. The funding will help students fill the...

MVLL gearing up for the season

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The Martha’s Vineyard Little Leaguers will also begin playing ball in the coming weeks, with their Opening Day Parade scheduled for Saturday, April 27th. The Parade will start at 9:30 at the Oak Bluffs Police...

Top Edgartown School officials stepping down

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Updated, April 5 Soon after parents’ frustrations at the Edgartown School were publicly aired, the top two officials in the down-Island school district will be stepping down. Edgartown School principal Shelley Einbinder announced this week that...

‘Wicked good’ performance

To the Editor: Despite the cold March winds and rain, the robust heart of Martha’s Vineyard was beating warm and loud and fast this past weekend at the M.V. Playhouse. Hats off to the Wicked...

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.