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Chilmark hires ambulance chief; hospital ER head has concerns

Chilmark names chief of Tri-town amubulance, but the head of the hospital ER, usually the ambulance's destination, objects.

Oak Bluffs Police enforce parking limits on Sundays too

The Oak Bluffs Police Department will enforce overtime parking limits Sundays and holidays throughout the summer season.

Still kicking

In the words of Mark Twain, "reports of my demise are greatly exaggerated.

Donald B. Altieri

Donald Bruce Altieri died suddenly on May 22, 2011, at age 54.

James Nolan

James Nolan, 58, of Middleboro, Oak Bluffs, and formerly Jamaica Plain, died peacefully on June 4, after a valiant battle with bladder cancer.

MSPCA to transfer building to Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) has agreed to give its land and building to the Animal Shelter of Martha's Vineyard, according to a statement released Wednesday.


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Warning bells sound for the MVC – its authority has limits

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

A tree fouls up SSA Wednesday morning service

Steamship Authority service between Woods Hole and Martha's Vineyard was disrupted this morning, Wednesday, after boatline crews loaded a truck carrying trees onto the ferry Nantucket, scheduled to sail at 8:15 am.

State backs Edgartown tour van ban

The state agency that regulates sightseeing tours has ruled that Edgartown can limit tours to two-way streets.

Twice may not be enough

The Texas legislature is required by law to meet for no more than 140 days, every other year.

Collegiate wood bat baseball comes to Martha’s Vineyard

The M.V. Sharks, college baseball players who are professional prospects will play 22 games at the Vineyard Baseball Park this summer.

Martha’s Vineyard District Court Report

Joshua Hathaway, Vineyard Haven; DOB 7/19/79, operating motor vehicle with suspended license: continued to pretrial conference.

Noteworthy events

In its 15th year, Built on Stilts, the Island's own community dance and performance festival, is accepting registrations now through July 1.

Vineyard travel soccer teams finish regular season

The Vineyard's travel soccer teams wrapped up regular season play this weekend.

Health care choices down the road

The current discussion of Medicare reminds me of the American officer who explained that it was necessary to destroy a Vietnam town in order to save it from the VietCong.

Martha’s Vineyard senator files striped bass spearfishing bill

Spearfishing for striped bass, now prohibited under state law, would be legalized under legislation filed by Rep.

Reel Picks

Funny chick-flick comedy that gives insight to the push-pull mechanics of women's friendships.