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Edgartown selectmen hear Chappy ferry line complaints

Monday, Edgartown selectmen listened to a North Water Street property owner complain about cars in the Chappaquiddick ferry line blocking access to driveways on Simpson Avenue.

Selectmen toss bid, turn to familiar firm for accounting

Oak Bluffs selectmen have rejected the only bid in response to a request for proposals for someone to handle municipal accounting services.

Stop and Shop buys Golden Dragon restaurant property

The Stop and Shop Supermarket Company has purchased the property and building that houses the Golden Dragon Restaurant and a clothing retailer adjacent to its Vineyard Haven market in order to expand.

It’s official, President to vacation on Martha’s Vineyard

The president does have plans to travel with his family at the end of August to Martha's Vineyard, the White House press secretary said Wednesday.

Martha’s Vineyard deer harvest number continues to decline

The state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife provided a tally of the 2010 deer hunting season that reveals a continuing decline in harvest numbers.

Tuna fever can be a fatal disease for those who venture too far

There is no rise in body temperature associated with this fever.

EMT Elmer Vanderhoop: On the job across the Island for 27 Years

EMT Elmer Vanderhoop retired after 27 years riding in ambulances out of all four town "barns."

Green affordable housing at Eliakim’s Way

Eight high-performance, affordable, single-family homes on Eliakim's Way in West Tisbury are showing the way to energy affordability,

Mass individual health premiums are highest in nation

Massachusetts and Vermont health insurance premiums are about double the national average according to a new survey.

The historical perspective: Some reason to be proud

Since 1858, there has been a Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Fair every year, except for two years during the World War II.

Tisbury selectmen approve firehouse parking lot permit proposal

The Tisbury selectmen Tuesday approved a parking permit proposal for the lot behind the fire station now used by employees and firefighters.

Oak Bluffs summer people grill selectmen on reduced services

Budget cuts affect books, beaches, and more. Summer residents wanted answers, but didn't necessarily like what they heard.

Oak Bluffs taps former Falmouth town manager for interim post

When the time came to make a decision, Robert Whritenour was the only candidate left for interim town administrator.

Close Up at

North Water Gallery, North Water Street, Edgartown

Finding herself: Artist Beth McElhiney

Jeweler Beth McElhiney finds a process of enameling old silver plated pieces just as she readies to leave the Island and embark on new adventures.


Along with Marian Halperin and S. Bailey Norton Jr., Martha's Vineyard Museum (MVM) will be awarding its Martha's Vineyard Medal to Francine Kelly, former director of Featherstone Center for the Arts.

Gay Head Gallery: Back for a cause

On Sunday, the Gay Head Gallery will celebrate its grand reopening with a fund raising exhibit for the VCS and the Moshup Trail Project.

Faith Ringgold’s painted story quilts at L’Elegance

Story quilter Faith Ringgold's opening reception and book signing is at L'Elegance this Saturday, Aug. 13.