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The Art of Chocolate Festival

Former Featherstone director Francine Kelly and her successor, daughter Ann Smith, both agree that the annual Art of Chocolate festival is the most popular event hosted by the Island's center for the arts each year.

KCT Concert: Oisin MacDiarmada

An Island autumn brings vigorous austerity, scrubbing away the frivolousness of summer and getting to the bones of what matters.

French comedy “Let It Rain” at Katharine Cornell Theatre

Bad weather refuses to dampen spirits in French director Agnes Jaoui's new film, "Let It Rain.


Helena da S.

Beach cleanup in Oak Bluffs

More than a dozen dedicated Oak Bluffs residents spent a couple of hours before noon on Saturday, September 25, cleaning up the beach between the Inkwell and the steamship pier.

Melissa Breese brings the MVAA into the future

When Melissa Breese, artist and art educator, was appointed director of The Martha's Vineyard Art Association (MVAA), four years ago, she knew she'd have her hands full.

New plans, old worries for Edgartown library design

After seeing preliminary design plans for two possible Edgartown Library expansion sites, selectman Michael Donaroma, a member of the Edgartown Library design committee, sized up the architect's presentation.

Chilmark selectmen mussel operation to expand

Hoping to build on a successful first season at the Vineyard's first offshore blue mussel farm, Chilmark selectmen agreed unanimously Tuesday to allow two well-known fishermen to expand their operation next summer.

Duart gets 10 years in state prison

Associate Justice C.

Business owners say summer was brighter

Island business owners report tourism picked up in the summer of 2010, though most believe Martha's Vineyard continues to suffer from the economic downturn that was most acute in the summer of 2009.

High school driver’s education program canceled

Although the school year is off to a good start at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS), the driver's education program hit a roadblock this semester.

Oak Bluffs Police Department wins $275,058 COPS grant

The Oak Bluffs Police Department will receive $275,058 to keep police on the streets.

MVTV addition, new building considered at RHS

MVTV received permission to pursue plans for an addition to its building in a vote by the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) committee's land use subcommittee (LUS) Monday night.

65th Derby results

Boat bluefish: Sandy E.

Placement of political signs raises questions

As the election season heats up, town officials in Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, and Tisbury fielded complaints that Warren Gosson, a candidate for Dukes County sheriff, has placed political signs on town property, in violation of town bylaws.

Contract negotiations with school secretaries stall, move to mediation

Contract negotiations between the Martha's Vineyard Public Schools (MVPS) administration and the system's 23 secretaries have reached an impasse.

September tax revenues provide some optimism

The state's September tax collection report showed signs of life within the Massachusetts economy, leading Patrick administration officials to express optimism that the state is shaking the cobwebs of the recession and climbing out from the cellar of the historic downturn.

Derby heads into the home stretch with lots of energy, fewer fish

The 65th annual Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby is in the home stretch.

West Tisbury down to short list in police chief search

The West Tisbury selectmen expect to receive the short list of three finalists for the position of police chief soon.