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Oyster Bar clears license hurdle, reopens

The Oyster Bar Grille on Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs will reopen this evening.

Edgartown house buy-down program deadline approaches

The deadline for applying to the Edgartown "buy-down' program is 5 pm, February 18.

Regional high school launches anti-bullying training

The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) school committee meeting began on a high note Monday, with a "student spotlight" that recognized not just one but a group of students who recently won top honors in the Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards.

Tisbury selectmen ponder beer/wine regs, snow removal fines

Whether 'tis nobler to serve pizza on china or paper plates, that was the question Tuesday, as Tisbury selectmen reviewed the town's beer and wine license regulations.

Back Alleys is back

Back Alley's, closed since November 2009, is expected to reopen this summer.

Mini-park tops Edgartown selectmen’s agenda

Edgartown selectmen agreed Monday to ask the Martha's Vineyard Land Bank once again to contribute to the purchase of a small park on Main Street.

Former worker claims environmental violations on Wampanoag lands

Corey Randolph, a licensed wastewater plant operator and former Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) employee, has accused the tribe of improper handling of hazardous chemicals and dumping, on tribal lands .

Sports highlights

The Vineyard fifth grade and seventh grade girls' travel teams won their opening round playoff games at the Bourne Middle School, Sunday.

They come whenever they’re called

Once again we owe our wonderful Tisbury Fire Department a debt of gratitude.

A brand new hospital and a brand new health care landscape

When you design, finance, and build a $40 million hospital, you might reasonably expect that the consequences of that effort will be the ones you intended.

Here’s debate with no winners

Every news report about the arrest of drug distributors who cultivate, manufacture, or import their products for sale on Martha's Vineyard leads to a debate among many readers.

It’s a democracy, and you need to get to work

A functioning democracy requires the participation of its citizens.

Martha’s Vineyard High School science fair is Saturday

Martha's Vineyard Regional High School's 12th annual science fair takes place on Saturday, Feb.

Justice system is doing its job well

Your latest edition reports on an individual, Richard Morris, with three pending criminal cases in Edgartown, now being held without bail, and posits on the Editorial Page (Feb.

Surveillance pictures help police locate craigslist scam suspect

Edgartown Police have identified and located a man they believe is responsible for defrauding at least two people of $2,920 each, using a phony Craigslist classified advertisement.

West Tisbury

Sunday's Super Bowl was exciting, but not as exciting for me as seeing baseball players tossing a ball around the diamond across the street.

Oak Bluffs

Wasn't in great to see some ground free of snow after the rains of last weekend? It was rather startling to hear the crashes of thunder and then the winds blowing so hard through the night, but it did a great clean-up job.

Alternatives to turbines

If wind turbines and 150-foot towers were the only clean alternative energy methods available to Islanders, I would accept and live with their added noise and visual degradation as an essential part of green energy, but they are not.


Congratulations to Ralph Stewart.

The gift of meditation

Laura Wainwright has written a thoughtful piece ("