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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...

Aquinnah answers the call for solidarity

About 30 people gathered at the Aquinnah Circle Friday evening to acknowledge and stand behind the fight against racial inequity and oppression. The ceremony, which was organized by Sassafras Earth Education, sought to bring people...

Sponsored: Real Estate Confidential: Summer with a pool and air conditioning

  Real Estate Confidential is a bi-weekly chit-chat about new listings, sales, or other insider info on the Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate market, presented by Fred Roven, owner/broker of  Martha’s Vineyard Buyer Agents. It appears...

To adapt or retreat: Mitigating coastal erosion on M.V.

It wasn’t a hurricane or a nor’easter that caused part of a 30-ton seawall on Martha’s Vineyard to collapse in 2008. Instead, it was a minor rain event. On a gloomy day in February,...

Motorcyclist airlifted following Chilmark collision

Updated May 25 A motorcycle operator was airlifted from the Vineyard after colliding with a car on North Road in Chilmark. The accident occurred at about 1:55 pm Sunday, in the vicinity of 400 North...

‘Oyster train’ gives out 18,000 oysters

On what felt like the first true day of summer, hordes of people queued up their cars at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury Saturday morning to get a free bag of oysters, courtesy...

Update: Island confirmed cases hit 24

Updated 4:15 pm  The number of confirmed cases on-Island continues to rise, hitting 24 Thursday afternoon, according to the Martha’s Vineyard boards of health. Overall, the Martha’s Vineyard has tested 537 people with 23 positive tests,...

What’s in a mask?

Masks have surged to the forefront of public attention, propelled by the COVID-19 pandemic. The technical specifications of protective masks, formerly matters of arcane knowledge dimly known to many health professionals, are topics of...

SSA cancels some ferry crossings

The following trips on SUNDAY 04/26/2020 have been canceled due to Weather conditions. M/V WOODS HOLE 8:30PM Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven M/V WOODS HOLE 9:30PM Vineyard Haven to Woods Hole For more information, please call 508.548.3788...

‘Freedom and liberty to work’ rally is canceled; or is it?

Updated 12:30 pm A “freedom and liberty to work” rally at Five Corners for Wednesday, April 22, from 3 to 5 pm, was canceled by its organizers, which included members of the family that owns...