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West Tisbury selectmen give green light to cut library trees

In August, the library building committee first approached selectmen with a plan to cut down 11 Norway maples, to accommodate the new library.

The botanical winter shuffle: Moving your plants inside

Experts from Vineyard Gardens, Middletown Nursery, Donaroma's and Jardin Mahoney weigh-in on doing it right.

Praying like crazy: Psychopath takes on Olympia Brown’s murder ministry

The Rev. Dr. Judith Campbell this month publishes "An Unholy Mission," the fourth in a series, featuring ministerial sleuth Olympia Brown.

Noteworthy events on Martha’s Vineyard

Island Theatre Workshop's upcoming Pick of the Crop play festival starts Friday, October 19, and continues for a total of five nights, ending next Sunday, October 28.

Preparing for a haunted Halloween

Halloween is upon us and if you need help with preparation, here are some ideas for saving time and cost.

Literary events

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Islanders phone home for a NOAA drifter

The floating broom stick was in fact an ocean buoy equipped with a GPS tracking device used to study ocean currents.

Tisbury considers draft plan for harbor walk and park by bridge

A draft plan by architect James Weisman offers a vision of what Tisbury's publicly accessible waterfront might offer.

West tisbury selectmen criticize state over metal bridge railing

With no notice to selectmen, the Department of Transportation replaced a wooden rail on the quaint Mill Brook bridge with steel.

Chilmark considers becoming a Green Community

Chilmark would be the third Vineyard town to earn the Green Community designation, which comes with an entitlement to grant money from the state.

Feds reject state gaming deal with Mashpee Tribe

Federal rejection of the compact Governor Patrick negotiated with the Mashpee Wampanoags leaves an opening for the Gay Head Tribe.

Arts, culture contribute to Martha’s Vineyard economy

Tuesday's Brown Bag Lunch series discusses ways to enlarge the role of arts and culture in the 'creative economy.'

More stop signs to come in Tisbury

Public Works director Fred LaPiana said the new stop signs are needed to slow traffic and create a safe path for pedestrians.

Tisbury selectmen say no shellfishing on Christmas day

The Tisbury selectmen approved a new mooring transfer policy, amendments to shellfish regulations, and new stop signs following a series of public hearings held Tuesday night.

Up-Island school committee okays West Tisbury School math funds

The Up-Island Regional School District (UIRSD) school committee approved requests from West Tisbury School principal Michael Halt to spend $10,000 of $15,000 allocated to the school in a research and development fund.

New Edgartown eatery gets beer and wine license

Edgartown selectmen granted a beer and wine license to Lucky Hank's, a new restaurant at 218 Upper Main Street during their meeting Monday.

Red Stocking Fund applications ready soon

The Red Stocking Fund has provided food and clothing to Island children from birth to eighth grade for decades.

Lorraine Parish will teach pattern design and sewing

Designer Lorraine Parish will hold a fashion design workshop where she will teach students to make patterns from their own designs and correctly sew them.

Martha’s Vineyard District Court report

September 27, 2012 Michael Francis Ayers, Vineyard Haven; DOB 4/9/63, negligent operation of motor vehicle, leaving the scene of property damage: continued to pretrial conference. Eric...

Working from the Island: Columnist makes West Tisbury home

Caroline Baum has written on central bank policy, the bond market, money, politics and most any aspect of the economy imaginable for over 25 years.