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Fast-moving hail storm hits Martha’s Vineyard

A fast-moving storm that included lightning, pea-sized hail, and a deluge of rain swept through the Island between 3:30 and 4 pm Saturday interrupting outdoor activities and sending people on bikes and mopeds running...

Ferry rained hydraulic fluid on vehicles, passenger

Updated at June 5 Two vehicles were doused with hydraulic fluid in the MV Island Home vehicle bay as loading occurred for the noon crossing out of Vineyard Haven on Monday. The leak stemmed from...

More fox news in Woods Hole

Three foxes were spotted behind the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution visitor center on School Street in Woods Hole, Thursday evening. Several sightings over the past few weeks have prompted concern that the creatures could...

Vineyard Caribbean Cuisine sweeps Big Chili Contest

Vineyard Caribbean Cuisine of Vineyard Haven scored a hat trick at the 2019 Big Chili Contest on Saturday, winning best professional chili, best presentation, and the largest cash prize, $500. Stacy Thomas, wife of...

Friends, family, and fish

Updated 2:30 pm The 45th annual Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club Kids Trout Derby was a morning filled with friends, family, and fish. Many groups arrived at Duarte’s Pond earlier than 4 am, with parents...

SSA hires company to survey Vineyard Haven Harbor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNQfrOq98Co&amp=&feature=youtu.be That boat going back and forth across Vineyard Haven Harbor Thursday afternoon was conducting a survey of the area to determine if there is any dredging needed at or around the Steamship Authority slip. The...

A feast of Thrones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dKoRw1qPGY&feature=youtu.be Hear ye, hear ye! Gather, Wildlings, peasants, soldiers, Dothraki, and house lords and ladies. Listen closely as I am no rawgabbit and there is ner a need to go grubbling too deep in your...

Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary People: A conversation with Dan Waters.

On March 25, the first Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary People conversation was held at the West Tisbury library, an event sponsored by the library in collaboration with The MV Times. Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary People...

SSA drills in Fairhaven aboard MV Nantucket

The Steamship Authority held a major evacuation drill aboard the MV Nantucket Monday morning in Fairhaven. The exercise featured a marine evacuation system, or MES, comprised of a rapidly inflated slide and a 128-person open...

Ground is broken on Greenwood Avenue housing

Island Housing Trust (IHT) broke ground on its latest affordable housing project Thursday on Greenwood Avenue in Tisbury, across the street from the entrance to Camp Jabberwocky. With the backdrop of bright sunlight coming through...

Bruce McNamee plays the bagpipes

Edgartown Police Chief Bruce McNamee plays the bagpipes ahead of St. Patrick's day for kids at the Edgartown Library. Video by Gabrielle Mannino.

Island-tailored at-home workouts

Smart TVs, iPhone apps, and online health coaches make the concept of working out at home sound, at least in theory, easier than ever. If I could only muster the self-discipline to go home,...

Coach Herman offers Super preview

With another Patriots Super Bowl looming, and Island fans still glowing from the team’s miracle win over the vaunted Chiefs, the Times decided to consult our local gridiron guru, MVRHS Football Coach Donald Herman....

Oak Bluffs library gets a Steinway

David Stanwood’s studio is located in a gabled, hip-roofed barn on a dirt road behind his house in West Tisbury. Inside the barn is a clutter of piano parts, screws, and assorted doodads Stanwood...

Islanders share wishes for 2019

Meditate more. Lose 10 pounds. Write stuff down. Whatever it is you wish to accomplish in 2019, The Times wants to know. We set out to ask Islanders and visitors, strolling Main Street, Vineyard...

Tisbury town hall goes topless

Updated 1:30 pm Tisbury town hall is now minus its head ornament. Saturday morning a crane lifted away the weathervane, then the steeple, and finally the cupola. As of 12 noon, the bell had yet to...

Hinckley warehouse razed

  Two excavators went to work demolishing the old Hinckley warehouse in Vineyard Haven Tuesday morning. The excavators could be seen grabbing huge chunks of the wooden structure. As the work began to kick up...

What’s all the buzz about?

  My assignment was to cover the honeybee Hive Tour, held at Norton Farm. We were also planning to shoot a video of the tour, so I decided I would wear a Bruins sweatshirt with...

Gentle giant

On a recent Saturday morning, a white horse named Noble gently carried children around an outdoor ring as family members waved from a fence and snapped photos. The old draft-mix, now a permanent addition...

Record attempt prompts fritter jitters

Setting or breaking a world record is a dream for many people. Sometimes it’s building the largest Lego brick flag, holding the largest tea party, or breaking the record for most robots dancing simultaneously....