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Lots of spending, little debate at Oak Bluffs town meeting

Oak Bluffs voters were in a spending, but not a debating, mood Tuesday.

Tisbury special consumes evening; annual meeting tonight

Tisbury voters only managed to plow through the special town meeting warrant Tuesday.

Do you like my house? I’m not sure I like yours.

The Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC) is conducting a review of the checklist triggers that send development projects in the towns to the regional land use regulatory agency for review.

West Tisbury annual town meeting approves beer and wine service

West Tisbury voters did their business agreeably Tuesday, approving an article to allow restaurants to serve beer and wine and another to buy the Field Gallery property and several questions relating to the renovation and expansion of the town library.


As an educator and now homeowner, I would like to extend my gratitude to the Island Housing Trust, the selectmen, the town of Tisbury, Gino Mazzaferro, and to all others who contributed to the creation of the Lambert's Cove affordable homes.

For the towns, not the MVC

It isn't necessary to make house size, minimum or maximum, a matter of referral to the M.

Step by step, but one budget step is missing

The best estimates of the economic road ahead foresee modest national growth for the next few years.

Two Oak Bluffs men arrested in $85,000 safe heist

A polygraph machine and a confession led Oak Bluffs police to two men they say broke into the house of a 77-year-old man and stole a safe that contained his life savings of about $85,000.

Oak Bluffs roundabout design subject of MassDOT public hearing

A roundabout at the intersection of Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road and Barnes Road moves a step closer to fruition next week.

At the century mark, Edgartown’s newest addition is the Vineyard Square Hotel

It's about the age-old and never ending delicate balance between preserving the past and changing with modern times.

South Mountain attends conference

South Mountain Company's manager of energy services Rob Meyers recently attended the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) "PV America" Conference in Philadelphia.

Kate Taylor “” making hearts from Gay Head to Southern Sudan

On a trip to Southern Sudan, Ms. Taylor taught local women how to make a beautiful, intricate pendant "” to help them recover from the horrors of enslavement.

Thieves target pills in more Edgartown housebreaks

Thieves broke into four houses in the Bold Meadow development off Edgartown-West Tisbury Road in Edgartown Monday.

Ugly Steamship Authority numbers for first quarter

The first quarter of 2011 delivered an across-the-board decline in Steamship Authority traffic volumes, compared with data for last year.

Gas station of choice

Sunday, March 27, marked the final Sunday for the gas special offered by Up-Island Automotive.

Humanitarian gesture

The first thing I did when I woke up this morning was read The Times and wow, what a great article! The kids and the cranes are a hit ("

Great work

Another long winter on Martha's Vineyard is finally just about over, but for those who participated in the activities at the YMCA, it has been a winter well spent.

Oak Bluffs

A trip to the Oak Bluffs Post Office was always a social event.

A candidate explains further

It is indeed a difficult task to encapsulate what one stands for and one's accomplishments in two small paragraphs.