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New owners reopen Edgartown Books

Edgartown Books starts a new chapter. Jeffrey and Joyce Sudikoff of Los Angeles bought the business and building Friday.

Truck causes an unexpected withdrawal at MV Savings Bank

The Oak Bluffs branch of the Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank was temporarily closed Friday after a panel truck hit one of the drive-up window roof pillars.

Ice arena selects architect for renovation effort

The Martha's Vineyard Arena has selected Mashek MacLean Architects of Vineyard Haven to develop a feasibility study for improvements, renovations, and expansions at the ice rink.

Oak Bluffs Association invites parade participants

The Oak Bluffs Association (OBA) Harbor Festival and Summer Solstice Celebration will take place on Saturday, June 16.

The start of a new fishing season makes us better people

In the wake of an influx of squid, striped bass have arrived on Martha's Vineyard and with them, a new fishing season

Aquinnah land values drop slightly, but not for beach parking

An overall drop in the nation's real estate market value, reflected in the Aquinnah assessments, did not affect one group of town property owners.

Oak Bluffs School principal apologizes for PG-13 movie

Fifth grade students were treated to a profanity laced film about a drunken superhero as a reward for completing MCAS tests.

Chilmark grumbles over DOR, as tax bills are not sent

Chilmark – small, rich, with impeccable credit – chafes at state tax department delays that force the town to borrow to finance itself.

Tisbury selectmen approve propane company’s application

Approval for a new propane storage facility off High Point Lane in Tisbury for Rymes Propane and Oil may give Island propane dealers new competition.

Chilmark selectmen appeal Coast Guard decision

The 11-page letter was drafted by town counsel Ronald Rappaport and directly disputes the findings of Coast Guard attorney Susan Steiner.

Martha’s Vineyard high school seniors showcase diverse interests

Senior project presentations by high school students on May 21-23 are the culmination of a semester spent learning and exploring special interests.

Wentworth Way throws its doors open to the public

Four Island families purchased the 1,150 square foot, two-story townhouses at prices ranging from $184,500 to $222,000, based on buyer income.

Martha’s VIneyard District court report

May 7, 2012 Francis P. Brown, Chilmark; DOB 1/5/63, OUI-liquor or .08%, negligent operation of motor vehicle, marked lanes violation: continued to pretrial conference. Magno Ferreira,...

Edgartown selectmen navigate controversial appointments

Selectmen reappoint a disbarred lawyer convicted of larceny, but snub the current chairman of the dredge advisory committee.

Edgartown fisherman finds mysterious box at sea

A box trailing a parachute and deflated balloon returning from the edge of outer space is found off the coast of Oak Bluffs by a local fisherman.

Nuclear plant protest held

In an attempt to prevent relicensing until safety concerns are met, locals will meet on Sunday, May 20, at 1 pm, near the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth

Tashmoo Insurance hosted child car seat safety check on Saturday

The agency will also offer parents a free comprehensive child personal information and identification kit.

Ride ’em bikers! Bike rodeo set for Edgartown Saturday

There will be no bucking broncos or calf roping, but there will most definitely be a rodeo in the parking lot of the Edgartown School on Saturday, May 19.

Edgartown police arrest two on drug charges

Two Island men with long drug-crime records are back behind bars on drug charges again.