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West Tisbury Library fund raising passes $1 million mark

The West Tisbury Library Foundation, Inc.

Decline persists in SSA traffic volumes

Through November 7, Steamship Authority traffic volumes for passengers, autos, and freight to and from both islands have continued to decline.


An article published November 17,

Homeowner asks court to block NPR signal boost

A neighbor of NPR's shared broadcasting tower in Tisbury moves to block a change that would improve the quality and reach of the WCAI signal.

After 22 years, Coast Guardsman Paul Sullivan “goes ashore”

"He'd love to stay in for another 20 years if he could," brother Kevin Sullivan said.

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School budget at $16.9 million

A public hearing on Martha's Vineyard Regional High School's proposed $16.9 million fiscal year 2013 budget is set for November 28.

AG would review health care providers’ market clout

Hospitals and health care providers that dominate a substantial share of the health industry would be subject to a "market impact review" to ensure that their clout isn't hurting consumers, according to a plan outlined Friday by Attorney General Martha Coakley.

Martha’s Vineyard businesses describe Thanksgiving planning

Shoppers and diners on Martha's Vineyard can count on enjoying Thanksgiving's bounty, thanks to expert planning and preparation by Island businesses.

Lots to do before state legislators begin their holiday

In typical, eleventh-hour fashion, lawmakers wrote a frenetic final chapter to the 2011 legislative session, blazing through bills to introduce casino gambling, protect transgender residents, and implement pension reforms that have languished for years on Beacon Hill.

Islanders give thanks by helping others in need

It's a blessing for volunteers who help Islanders enjoy Thanksgiving.

Martha’s Vineyard Commission continues theater project hearing

Zoning questions about a proposed theater building at Tisbury Marketplace prompted the Martha's Vineyard Commission to continue a public hearing.

Tisbury businesses ponder impact of Bramhall & Dunn closing

The Tisbury business community reacted with a mixture of sadness and apprehension to news that Bramhall & Dunn, a Main Street anchor, will close.

Martha’s Vineyard towns to trim health costs – but how much?

After years of dramatic increases, new state legislation could allow towns to cut costs, but health plans will change for town employees.


Alexa Warburton of Oak Bluffs and Matthew Arieta of Kingston were married on October 8 at the Tabernacle, followed by a reception at Farm Neck Golf Club.

Word-of-mouth advertising and small businesses

I love trying new restaurants.

Daybreak musicians share their music with Martha’s Vineyard

On Saturday the second Daybreak "musicale" was held at Grace Church.

Turkeys, once native on Martha’s Vineyard, star tomorrow

Their provenance is murky, their lineage jerky, but on Thanksgiving who cares? We love our turkey.

In thinking about Thanksgiving

In thinking about Thanksgiving, I began to count the number of tropes associated with this most American of holidays.

Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast staged in Tisbury, Oak Bluffs

Two down-Island schools pull out all the stops for their fall theater productions.