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Nelson Mechanical makes a green bet that pays off

For six years, Brian Nelson and David Sprague have often resembled plumbers and mechanical engineers turned preachers, promising financial salvation for homeowners through alternative energy sources.

MV Museum takes more time to weigh Marine Hospital site option

The Martha's Vineyard Museum (MVM) signed a four-month extension on Monday, January 31, on an option to buy the former Marine Hospital property in Tisbury, according to executive director David Nathans.

Simple ideas for Valentine’s

Love should be in the air, but with all the storms and a deep-seated feeling of winter there seems to be a tangible pall hanging in the air instead.

Oak Bluffs

The birds seem to be the only creatures unfazed by all this snow and ice.


Movies, movies, movies is what Chilmark seems to be about this weekend.


This must be the winter of my discontent.

Fees, policies amended for Katharine Cornell Theatre

Tisbury selectmen last week approved new rules and higher rates for the use of the Katharine Cornell Theatre, a popular venue for performers.


February has arrived and what do you know: it's cold and a little quiet here in Aquinnah.

Dog, owner attend Vineyard Haven church together

Angel Grace celebrated her 10th birthday Sunday with cake, ice cream, and a batch of little friends.

WesTiz School coffeehouse highlights student musicians

A concept introduced by Jeremy Berlin three years ago gives young West Tisbury musicians experience, confidence, and an audience.

Noteworthy events

Island dog photographer Lisa Vanderhoop of Aquinnah, creator of the Vineyard Seadog calendar, will be featured in a Valentine-themed art show at the Chilmark Bank starting this Friday, Feb.

Below zero freezes up Martha’s Vineyard

Monday, January 24, dawned clear and cold, very cold.


Madilyn R.

Cable advisory board issues request for proposals

The Island wide Cable Advisory Board (CAB), voted on Monday, January 24, to release a cable television license renewal request in the form of a request for proposals (RFP).

Where to eat Vineyard meat

"Eat local" is the reigning rule for foodies today. Maybe even more so than the previous title-holder, "eat organic." Read where to find local meat on the Island.

Family. Film. Feast. Saturday in Chilmark

The Martha's Vineyard Film Festival (MVFF) is offering a better option than hibernation for Island families this weekend.

Martha’s Vineyard trivia nights

Trivia is the Island's winter sport of choice: Tuesday at The Newes and Wednesday at The Wharf in Edgartown, and Thursday at the Portuguese-American Club.

Towns adopt regional approach for fire investigations

Tisbury fire inspector Jim Rogers was careful not to use the word "regional," but the Dukes County Fire Investigation Team is an Island-wide approach to a state-mandated job not easily done by individual towns.


It was a challenge to find a parking spot along North Water Street in Edgartown two Fridays back, thanks to the annual benefit auction for the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School boys hockey team held at the Harbor View Hotel.