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What’s up MV: Four nights of music at the Ag Fair

The 151st West Tisbury Agricultural Fair will feature local musical acts nightly on two stages. The music is as varied as the exhibits.

Edgartown Police put halt to one-man crime spree

The Mattapan man stole packages from the Chappy store, broke into a car in Oak Bluffs and stole checks from mailboxes in West Tisbury, police said.

Oak Bluffs sets tentative plans for Little League ballpark

Whether the land will have a long life as a ballpark will influence whether other towns step up to help pay the bill.

Tisbury Main Street businesses say change is good

Business owners attribute changes on Main Street as a factor in a better summer season this year.

Lagoon Pond permanent drawbridge project moves forward

After wading through a long permitting process, MassDOT's plans for building the new permanent Lagoon Pond drawbridge are moving forward.

County sponsored, but value of fishermen’s Cape Wind deal is secret

Martha's Vineyard fishermen's association, created by county government, leaves county and Island constituents in dark about fish permit deal.

Governor Patrick appeals to feds to aid fishermen facing cutbacks

Fishermen are facing potential groundfish catch limit cuts next year of between 43 percent and 73 percent across multiple stocks.

Now, a young immigrant may stay, but how to pay for Cornell

On Wednesday, young illegal immigrants nationwide took steps to stay legally. For one of them, Paula Cort, the question now is about college aid.

World War Two veterans awarded high school diplomas

Almost 70 years after World War Two ended two Tisbury High School students' education, they finally celebrated the graduation they never had.

At 98, Eleanor Shabica has not lost her Olympic spirit.

Rain and age could not keep Eleanor Shabica from the Chilmark Road Race finish line.

Researcher studies Island’s rising sea levels and vulnerabilities

If the sea level were to rise by three meters, graduate student Jonathan Pollack estimates 9 percent of Martha's Vineyard would be lost to the sea.

Chick fish flick is a guilty Manhattan pleasure for one angler

There are rumors of bonito at the Hooter that exceed the number of fish inshore, but the Yemen has salmon and the Cape has albies.

Grand Illumination takes place tonight, Thursday

The annual illumination of the Oak Bluffs campground was moved to tonight, Thursday, due to predicted rain.

Verizon proposes cell tower on private West Tisbury property

West Tisbury's zoning board of appeals (ZBA) will hold a public hearing on September 6 on a proposal by Verizon to erect a wireless communications tower on the property of Robert Doane, off New Lane.

Late night crash in West Tisbury leads to arrest

A young West Tisbury man faces numerous motor vehicle charges following an accident late Monday, in which he narrowly avoided striking a family in an oncoming car, police said.

Edgartown selectmen sentence Pumpkin and Bessy

At the Edgartown selectmen meeting Monday, the board held a hearing to address the complaint of a vicious dog.

Ag Fair has last minute schedule changes

Fair organizers have announced several changes to the schedule.

Voter registration deadline for state primary is Friday

While discussions of the presidential election the most discussed, the Commonwealth wants voters to think more locally and register for state elections.

Alzheimer’s disease research update

On Monday, August 20, from 5 to 7 pm at Farm Neck Golf Club, the