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Oak Bluffs wastewater plant manager Joe Alosso’s job is a muddle

The chairman of the board of selectman and the interim town administrator this week said the wastewater commission acted without proper authority.

Michael “Mike” Moraga

Michael "Mike" Moraga, 56, of Oak Bluffs, died peacefully on January 20, 2012.

Marilyn Ann O’Callaghan

Marilyn Ann O'Callaghan of Vineyard Haven died peacefully at home on Thursday, January 26, after a long and valiant struggle with COPD.

H&R Block cautions cellphone customers to beware of phishing scam

An Oak Bluffs electrical contractor called The Times Thursday to report that he and others he knew had received text messages purporting to be from tax preparer H&R Block.

Coyle-Cassidy ends Vineyard streak at six with 2-0 win

The loss leaves the Vineyard skaters with a 10-3 overall record. This was their first lost on home ice.

Of Faith: A widening of the window into spiritual life

The Unitarian Universalist Society of Martha's Vineyard has been providing a liberal religious presence on the Island since 1860.

Chilark selectmen reluctently agree to put pond study on warrant

Chilmark selectmen met on January 18 and reluctantly agreed to place a pair of requests on the warrant of the April annual town meeting to appropriate a total of $86,267 to enroll both the Chilmark Pond and Squibnocket/Menemsha Ponds in the Massachusetts Estuaries Project (MEP).

Edgartown, West Tisbury call off MVC roundabout lawsuit

In a joint meeting Monday, Edgartown and West Tisbury selectmen decided not to pursue a lawsuit that had already cost the towns more than $30,000.

Martha’s Vineyard Commission will vote on new MVTV building

The MVC called its review a wrap and is expected to approve Martha's Vineyard Community Television's new modern building.

Edgartown Books owners turn a new page, decide to close

David and Ann LeBreton will leave behind what is actually a 30-year legacy.

Legislative committee buries wind siting bill

Less than two years after it won overwhelming passage in the House and Senate, a bill intended to streamline the permitting process for land-based wind turbines was buried in study Tuesday by a legislative committee, likely denying the Patrick administration a long-held priority in its effort to increase renewable energy production.

Martha’s Vineyard Commission to review revised grocery store plan

Grocery store owner Elio Silva's revised plans for a new store didn't make it through the quick checkout line with the Martha's Vineyard Commission.

Martha’s Vineyard Commission considers Cronig’s solar project

The height of the canopies would range from 13 feet on the low side to 18 feet high at their tallest point.

Meals, room tax hikes give Oak Bluffs budget breathing room

Increases in local meals and room taxes have pushed Oak Bluffs local revenue well above projections in the first half of the fiscal year, according to interim town administrator Bob Whritenour.

Martha’s Vineyard Commission approves $1.2 million budget

The Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC) met on Thursday, January 19, and approved a $1,203,266 budget for fiscal year 2013 (FY13) that begins on July 1.

Chappy ferry goes green in refit

On Time III, one of the two ferries that carry cars and passengers across Edgartown Harbor between Chappaquiddick and downtown Edgartown, is due back in service this week, after three months of repair and maintenance.

Drug task force nabs two at ferry

The Martha's Vineyard Drug Task Force arrested two men and seized more than three grams of crack cocaine when the pair stepped off a Steamship Authority ferry in Vineyard Haven on January 20.

Grand jury indicts Gromashak, Garcia, in theft of cash, drugs

A Dukes County Superior Court grand jury has returned indictments against two men for the knifepoint robbery of drugs and cash from an Edgartown house on October 19, 2011.

Tisbury fire chief briefs selectmen about boat vandalism

Tisbury selectmen met Tuesday night for slightly more than two hours, all but 15 minutes of which was in executive session.