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What’s up MV: Benefit shows, deejays, and dancing

This weekend, acts of all flavors fill the bars and venues of Oak Bluffs and Edgartown. 2nd Power is back, and Supa Ricky Prime is busy as ever.

Animals up for adoption at Martha’s Vineyard shelters

There are several cats up for adoption on Martha's Vineyard at the two shelters.

Where to find gourmet dog treats on Martha’s Vineyard

Find gourmet dog treats at several Vineyard locations including Martha's Vineyard Gourmet Bakery & Cafe, the Black Dog, and Mocha Mott's.

Martha’s Vineyard pet store gives fish-raising advice

Originally from Cambodia, the Betta splendens – sometimes known as Siamese Fighting Fish – can now be purchased here on the Vineyard for about $5.

Martha’s Vineyard dog trainers are here to help

Seeking puppy classes and obedience lessons? Looking for competition training and preparation? Here are two Vineyard-based trainers.

Walk for Animals to benefit the Martha’s Vineyard Animal Shelter

Pets, pet owners and walkers are urged to support the Animal Shelter of MV by joining the Walk for Animals fundraiser on October 6.

Governor Patrick names Tisbury and West Tisbury Green Communities

Governor Deval Patrick named 17 newly designated Green Communities in a ceremony in the Great Hall at the State House in Boston on Tuesday.

An appeal

I know a little rain has to come to everyone's life at times, and with faith and strength we can and do overcome.

Lake Street pier users protest commercial fishermen monopoly

Disregard for dock regulations and a lack of enforcement have spawned a turf dispute at Tisbury's Lake Street pier on Lake Tashmoo this summer.

Keep the trailer on the road and the boat in the water

Remember when mom told you to tie your shoe laces and you did not and you tripped? Well, owning a boat trailer is like wearing shoes.

Alcohol fueled arrests, stretched weekend resources in Oak Bluffs

Oak Bluffs police took more than two dozen people into custody during a busy weekend, that included a late night brawl.

Chilmark planning board seeks cap on house size

A Chilmark planning board working group further refined a draft set of regulations intended to rein in the construction of large houses.

Oak Bluffs selectmen hear report on weekend mayhem

Town officials said the shark tournament attracted some unruly visitors and overwhelmed resources. One solution may be a change in dates.

New York inmate admits murder of former Martha’s Vineyard teacher

A recent confession has resolved the mystery of former Martha's Vineyard music teacher Stephanie Kupchynsky's disappearance and death.

Auditors caution Oak Bluffs to attend to finances

Town officials said Tuesday they are making progress fixing the financial problems, but auditors said many accounting issues remain unresolved.

Prescott Jernegan and the Gold from Seawater Swindle

The Historical Perspective: To investors in 1898, the concept of extracting gold from seawater was almost too good to be true.


A story published July 19, "Sheriff's Meadow Foundation holds summer gala," reported the last name of the owners of the property where the party was held incorrectly.

Charlayne Hunter-Gault to Receive 2012 Walter Cronkite Award

The Stone Soup Leadership Institute (SSLI), a nonprofit educational organization founded on Martha's Vineyard in 1997, will hold its third annual Walter Cronkite Awards ceremony on Thursday, August 2, at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown.

Island Housing Trust announces green, affordable housing projects

The Island Housing Trust has asked for design and construction bids for two environmentally friendly affordable housing projects on Martha's Vineyard.

Square simplifies payments with mobile devices

Several small businesses on Martha's Vineyard are accepting payments with Square, "the easiest way for anyone, anywhere to take and make card payments on their mobile device," according to a press release.