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This Martha’s Vineyard Town Is Like the Hamptons Without the Crowds

Less crowded than the Hamptons, more accessible than neighboring Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard has long been the summer getaway of choice for presidents—the Obamas, Clintons and Kennedys have all holidayed there—and well-heeled New Englanders looking to kick back and relax. While an island-wide “no …

New England

Writing a New Chapter for Storied Nantucket Lightship

Holly PretskyIf it weren’t for Bill and Kristen Golden, the Nantucket Lightship might have been sold for scrap metal.

Ted Kennedy

Paddle Pressure Runs Deep at Island Ping Pong Championship

A 16-year-old and a 59-year-old stand at two ends of the table. There’s a long back-and-forth, each fires a few hard shots at the other, and finally, …

Table Tennis

Obamas return for Vineyard vacation - The Martha's Vineyard Times

Former President Barack Obama is on the Vineyard.<p>The 44th president of the United States arrived on Saturday, and is expected to be on-Island for …

Barack Obama

New Maps Document Spread of Ticks

Landry HarlanMaps prepared by cartographer Chris Seidel document the spread of deer ticks, dog ticks and lone star ticks.

Public Health

One Way Home: Chappy Ferry Through the Years

From a simple rowboat called Yates Ferry to the City of Chappaquiddick and the On Time barges that have had more than one iteration through the …

Fish

Sea scallops return to Menemsha - The Martha's Vineyard Times

1 of 4 <i></i> <i></i> Sam Hopkins and his boat Endurance brought the first sea scallops in years to Chilmark. — Courtesy Martha's Vineyard Fisherman's Preservation …

Martha's Vineyard

Lobsters returned to the water

On Sunday, July 15, $1,000 worth of lobsters were released at Memorial Wharf and swept out to sea by the current. As part of a life-releasing …

SSA Review Set to Begin; Problems Still Plague Ferry Martha's Vineyard

Sara BrownNANTUCKET­­­ -- An outside independent review of Steamship Authority operations is set to begin next week, with staff from a Seattle-based …

Will CRISPR mice stymie Lyme? - The Martha's Vineyard Times

With Martha’s Vineyard Community Television and Netflix cameras rolling at the Katharine Cornell Theater Thursday night, Islanders took in a …

To the Sea and Beyond, The Seeker Is Launched

Noah AsimowOn Saturday Ted Box launched The Seeker. The event stopped traffic as passers-by watched a historical event in the making.

Tick tips: How to keep, or get, the nasty creatures off you

<b>DO</b> use tweezers to remove the tick if possible <b><br>DO</b> grasp the tick as close to the skin’s surface as possible <b><br>DO</b> pull upward with steady even pressure <b><br>DO</b> …

Get ahead of Lyme - The Martha's Vineyard Times

Living on Martha’s Vineyard, we’re conditioned to meticulously check ourselves, our friends, and our kids for ticks. What happens if you find one? …

Toxic jellyfish spotted in Edgartown Great Pond - The Martha's Vineyard Times

Gonionemus vertens, known as the clinging jellyfish or the clinger — a dangerous, toxic species — has been confirmed to be living in Edgartown Great …

Ferry AC fizzles during weekend heat wave - The Martha's Vineyard Times

Passengers in a portion of the MV Martha’s Vineyard suffered without air conditioning over the weekend when a compressor went kaput — it’s the same …

MVC approves Harbor View hotel expansion

<b>Updated 6/23</b><p>The Martha’s Vineyard Commission approved a major renovation proposal to the Harbor View Hotel at Thursday’s meeting, and decided it did …

Vineyard Man Prevails in Much-Watched Immigration Case

Steve MyrickA Vineyard man won a case in the U.S. Supreme Court this week that could affect other immigrants who are trying to prevent deportation.

A 5-year-old girl’s sudden paralysis was a mystery. Then her mother checked her scalp.

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.<p>, Reporter<p>As soon as Jessica Griffin's daughter's feet hit the floor Wednesday morning, she collapsed in a heap.<p>Five-year-old Kailyn kept trying to stand but fell every time. She was also struggling to speak, her mother said.<p>Her daughter had been fine when the family went out …

Disease

Mechanical problems force cancellation of two Steamship Authority ferry trips

The beleaguered Steamship Authority canceled a pair of ferry trips between Martha’s Vineyard and Cape Cod on Friday after mechanical problems …

Chappy tower takes flak at redo hearing

Edgartown’s planning board tackled both the Upper Main Street Stop & Shop expansion and the Chappaquiddick wireless tower Tuesday night. Deliberation …

Cape Wind Weather Tower to Come Down

Landry HarlanAs Vineyard Wind moves forward with negotiations to build a wind farm south of the Vineyard, the last symbol of Cape Wind may soon come …

Button strikes blamed for crippling Ava Pearl

The MV Ava Pearl, a fast ferry that makes trips between Rhode Island and Oak Bluffs, lost the use of both engines on Sunday due to “accidental …

Busy Season Has Arrived, but Summer Workers Have Not

Noah Asimow and Katherine GianniThe summer labor shortage on the Vineyard is nothing new, but this year many business owners feel it is worse than …

How Mass. could disrupt Lyme disease research

Sunny weather? It’s here. Crowded beaches? Check. Now, for what has lately become the third sure sign of New England summer: Killjoy warnings from …

Restoring Island history

1 of 9 <i></i> <i></i> Andrew Kelly, chairman of the Edgartown Cemetery Commission, unveils the gravestone that commemorates the cemetery restoration project. …

Squibnocket Beach Reopens

Landry HarlanAfter years of planning, legal battles and a winter of ferocious coastal storms, Squibnocket Beach officially opened to the public on …

Hospital Board Chairman Steps Down

Julia WellsMartha’s Vineyard hospital board chairman Timothy Sweet has stepped down, the hospital announced Friday morning.

After Incident, Fast Ferry Heads Home to Rhode Island

Julia WellsThe Ava Pearl was headed back to Rhode Island early Sunday evening following an incident when she lost power off Oak Bluffs.

Ferry Loses Power Off Of Martha’s Vineyard

TISBURY, Mass. (AP) — A stranded ferry off the shore of Martha’s Vineyard carrying dozens of people has been towed to safety.The Cape Cod Times …

Aquinnah Officially Turns 20, But Gay Head Name Endures

Landry HarlanJust over 20 years ago this week, the Island’s smallest town voted to rebrand itself from Gay Head to Aquinnah, the area’s original …