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Rule makers and fishermen focus on striped bass

On Martha's Vineyard in the fall hooking a big striper is the stuff of dreams and long nights. Increasingly it is difficult to find big fish.

Seller of high priced Aquinnah house goes the auction route

An auction may be an unusual way to sell a house on Martha's Vineyard, but it is increasingly common across the country.

Irene gave TTOR Chappy properties a good pasting

Storm-driven wind and waves sculpted the ever-changing Chappaquiddick shoreline and destroyed a popular TTOR boardwalk.

Oak Bluffs agrees on contract deal for interim town administrator

Selectmen agree on salary and benefits for the former Falmouth town manager, but the decision was not unanimous.

Flaws found in Edgartown accounting for library gifts

Edgartown's lawyer says accounting procedures must be changed so the town can be sure it is complying with public procurement laws.

Martha’s Vineyard towns go it alone in hurricane response

Unable to agree on any regional response, local emergency planners took a decidedly local approach.

Oak Bluffs police make arrest in Murdick’s break-in

Oak Bluffs police will seek charges against an Edgartown man, in connection with an early morning break-in and the theft of a cash register containing a significant amount of cash, from Murdick's Fudge on Circuit Avenue on Sunday, August 21.

Gas prices continue slide across the state

Gas prices in Massachusetts dipped for the fourth straight week, falling to $3.

Martha’s Vineyard schools open September 8

It's off the beaches and onto buses for students next week.

Sea View Avenue washout damages path, water main

Waves washing over the sea wall forced Beach Road to be closed during the weekend storm.

Grand jury hands out indictments on drug, rape charges

A Dukes County Grand Jury has returned indictments against an Edgartown man accused of dealing heroin while out on bail on a separate drug charge, and a Tisbury man accused of raping a child.

Oak Bluffs selectmen sanction owners of loose pit bull

Oak Bluffs selectmen voted Tuesday to impose a $200 bond on a couple whose pit bull has escaped numerous times, frightening children and other dogs, according to police.

Dead tree in Tisbury on State Road whittled down by storm

A dead tree on State Road near Vineyard Haven's Main Street that town officials feared would fall down or come down in pieces during...

Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate Transactions August 15–19, 2011

August 18, Leo and Lorraine Pinsky sold 8 Wood Duck Circle for $450,000.

50th reunion coming up for MVRHS Class of 1961

The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School Class of 1961 will gather for their three-day 50th class reunion September 16,17, and 18.

Births

Aurora R.

The Book Doctors write scripts for Martha’s Vineyard authors

To get the attention of an agent or a publisher, writers need to apply perfect pitch, and be concise, clear, and animated.

An original Boyleston descendant moves to Martha’s Vineyard

Richard Boyleston's interest in colonial times runs much deeper than his genealogical connection.

Writers on Martha’s Vineyard catch the new wave of publishing

Writers are turning to creative ways to get their work out these days. Self-publishing is just one of them.