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The grasshoppers, crickets, and katydids of Martha’s Vineyard

There can be great pleasure in getting to know a whole new universe of critters who share theI Island with us.

Vineyard Home Center makes short move

The Vineyard Home Center moved - but not far - from 426 to 454 State Road in Vineyard Haven.


A photo of a hole the waves punched in the dunes behind Lucy Vincent Beach (

DCR will present plan to reduce state forest fire risk

The state is concerned about the buildup of dead and dying trees in the 5,000 acre state forest and the risk should there be a fire.

Blue Heron Farm is put on the market for $23.7 million

In real estate the mantra goes: location, location, location.

Tisbury police investigate thefts, joy rides at park and ride lot

Tisbury police advise do not leave your keys in your car and do not leave the car unlocked.

Oak Bluffs selectmen agree to hire police officer

Selectmen agree to replace a retired police officer, and accept bids for auto repair and electrical services at their Tuesday meeting.

Edgartown selectmen, wastewater commission, at odds over policy

Edgartown selectmen agreed to seek an opinion from their independent auditor about new accounting policies adopted by Edgartown wastewater district commissioners.

Woods Hole researcher says beach sand may harbor harmful bacteria

Researcher suggests use common sense to avoid illness from bacteria that beach sand may harbor.

66th Derby begins with a somber reminder of loss

The Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby kicked off Sunday. For the next five weeks Island life is all about fish.

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Committee begins new year

The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) school committee launched into the business of a new school year Monday night with a brisk-paced, hour-long meeting.

Growing demand for propane puts focus on supply

Island propane dealers want to increase the Island's limited storage capacity to meet increasing demand.

Martha’s Vineyard gets K-9 drug buster

Local police will soon have a new partner, a dog specially trained to sniff out narcotics and locate missing persons.

Frank Hebert is not guilty of assault for hitting child molester

The wheelchair-bound man admitted he hit an accused child molester with a Louisville Slugger bat, but claimed self defense. A judge agreed.

Oak Bluffs selectmen back off on layoffs

A closer look at the books by interim town manager Bob Whritenour means the town can avoid trimming staff, selectmen say.

MCAD finds for Tisbury female officer on discrimination charge

The Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination issued a split decision last week on a complaint filed in 2009 by Tisbury Police Officer Kelly Kershaw.

Oak Bluffs police investigate high school break-in

Oak Bluffs police provided a video photo of two thieves clad in black. An Apple computer is missing.

Tivoli Day – post-season fun and relaxation

For the 34th year in a row, Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs will host a laid back summer's end street party.