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Controlled burn held at Long Point on Sunday

The Martha's Vineyard Prescribed Fire Partnership will conduct a controlled burn on Sunday, October 9 at Long Point Wildlife Preserve in West Tisbury.

Martha’s Vineyard Commission votes 7 to 6 to approve roundabout

The proposed roundabout would be located at the intersection at Edgartown-Vineyard Haven, Barnes and Airport roads and replace four stop signs.

Weekly Update – Columbus Day weekend events, October 6

Video sums up all the events going on this three-day weekend. From various fall festivals to pasta dinner, there are activities for the entire family.

Keeping warm with woodstoves

Wood burning stoves can be the least expensive way of heating a house through the winter, and there's something satisfying about their immediacy.

Finding a way out of the regulatory morass

The Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC) made the right call this summer when it chose not to review the Goodale Construction Company's mining and manufacturing operation as a development of regional impact.

Martha’s Vineyard businesses promote breast cancer awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Dukes Academy named top school

Banker & Tradesman, a leading real estate and banking journal, recently named Dukes Academy as one of the top three real estate schools in the Commonwealth, according to a press release.

Seastreak New Bedford fast ferry offers free ride for kids

Kids under age 12 ride free with an adult on the fast ferry that runs between New Bedford and Martha's Vineyard.


A story published September 29, "MVC concludes roundabout public hearing," incorrectly reported that Christina Miller lives in West Tisbury.

Senators file renewable energy contract bidding bill

Republican legislative leaders are thrusting into the General Court's arena an issue that is currently being debated before the state's highest court.

Mass jobless benefits set to rise by $28

The maximum weekly benefit rate for new unemployment claims is rising from $625 to $653.

Buyers wanted for Vineyard Haven affordable homes

The Island Housing Trust is calling for applications to buy four new homes in Vineyard Haven.

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School SAT results positive

The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School class of 2011 achieved SAT scores above the state mean scores in critical reading.

Selectmen hear complaints against Oak Bluffs library director

Selectmen go into closed door executive session to consider disciplinary action.

Finance update tops Oak Bluffs selectmen’s business

Oak Bluffs selectmen got an update on town finances, began shaping the warrant for a special town meeting, and appointed a search committee for a permanent town administrator, at their Tuesday meeting.

Chappy ferry will use North Water Street for vehicle line

Edgartown will experiment with adjustments in the Chappy ferry waiting line starting later this month.

Tisbury Water Works plans delinquent account shut-offs

Tisbury Water Works customers with delinquent accounts face water shut-offs if bills are not paid in full by October 14.

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School MCAS scores revised

Revision of an error made by a testing contractor resulted in higher scores than initially reported for students at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) on 2011 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) exams.

66th Derby results

As the Derby heads into the homestretch, fishermen can be expected to redouble their efforts.