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“Code Red” fireworks announcement sparks new friction

The Oak Bluffs Police Department used Dukes County's

Oak Bluffs police investigate Murdick’s break and theft

Oak Bluffs police are investigating an early Sunday morning break-in and the theft of a cash register containing a significant amount of cash from Murdick's Fudge on Circuit Avenue.

There’s a jukebox and votes in every tackle shop

The annual Ag Fair provides a beacon for many Island young people home for a summer visit.

State eyes ocean tides and wind for energy development

Tidal turbines could some day provide ocean-generated electricity for Martha's Vineyard and the mainland.

Offshore wind energy development leasing process launched

The initial steps to develop commercial wind energy on the outer continental shelf off the shores of Massachusetts and Rhode Island have begun.

Patricia Guarch makes slow recovery from crosswalk accident

A progress report on the young woman, Pati Gaurch, who in July was hit by a car in Edgartown.

From the Pool – Assigned to the bus of boredom

Media outfits organize the White House press pool as a cooperative effort to follow the president nearly everywhere he goes, so that if there is some sort of news, independent observers are there to report it and record it.

One Wampanoag tribe could cash in from renewed gaming push

House and Senate leaders on Tuesday embraced an expanded and controversial gaming bill that would license three resort-style casinos in Massachusetts and one slot facility bid competitively.

West Tisbury School in home stretch on summer renovation project

School officials are optimistic West Tisbury School's summer exterior renovation project will wrap up before students return.

Illegal to legal: Immigration changes could mean work permits

In an effort to clear clogged immigration courts, the Obama administration will stop deportation proceedings in "low priority" cases.

Martha’s Vineyard gears up for Hurricane Irene

Local officials already gearing up emergency plans for a storm forecast to reach New England this weekend.

Glances at Martha’s Vineyard galleries

What's happening at Featherstone, Made Here on Martha's Vineyard, Shephard Fine ArtSpace, and Louisa Gould Gallery.

Close Up at Elizabeth Whelan Studio

Elizabeth Whelan, commissioned portraits, 508-560-0083.

At Shaw Cramer: Spotlight on Art

Shaw Cramer Gallery presents two Spotlight Shows: the woodcut art of Ruth Kirchmeier and new paintings by Chilmark artist Wendy Weldon.

Does pressure help or hurt an artist?

Artist Ken Vincent answers.

Reel Picks

The barbarian of the Hyborian Age sees his family murdered and village destroyed, and travels the gory path of mayhem and revenge, battling monsters, witches, and mercenary armies.

French charmer to close Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival

From start to finish, this poignant comedy will charm all but the most hard-hearted filmgoers.