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Better nursing care may be a ballot issue

The Massachusetts Nurses Association is putting a ballot question on the 2014 Massachusetts ballot.

In Vineyard Haven, the SSA is the problem

As I watch the many hearings to discuss how we can make Stop & Shop solve all our traffic problems, I can't help but ask, what is the cause of our traffic in Vineyard Haven, and what is the solution? The answer is the Steamship Authority — the elephant in the neighborhood.

An erosion of respect

To say that Featherstone Center for the Arts is a very special place is not enough to describe what it means to so many people.

Sales tax holiday is this weekend

Shoppers, start making your lists.

Landscapes of color glow at Gould Gallery

Abstract art in the spotlight.

Sussing out a fever of unknown origin

Fever in a previously healthy young cat is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection.

SSA bomb jokester receives suspended sentence

A Steamship Authority passenger who joked about having a bomb as he prepared to board a ferry in Woods Hole just two weeks after the Boston Marathon bombings received a suspended jail sentence in Falmouth District Court Friday.

Tisbury taxi takes out Thai restaurant storefront in Oak Bluffs

A driver for Tisbury Taxi faces multiple charges after crashing a taxi into an Oak Bluffs restaurant in the wee hours of July 30

Martha’s Vineyard Community Notes

The Martha's Vineyard Museum holds its annual meeting Monday highlighted by the 2013 Martha's Vineyard Medal award ceremony.

Jabberwocky campers had a high time

For 10 years, Camp Jabberwocky campers and counselors and Martha's Vineyard Ocean Sports have gotten together for a good time on the water.

Matt Coffey found a niche, designing affordable, efficient homes

Young Island architect doing what he wants to do.

Martha’s Vineyard art with a past

There are works in the style of the American modernists and the Hudson River School, and paintings that emulate the old masters.

Edgartown selectmen sign off on airport liquor store

Edgartown selectmen Monday approved a change in location and name for The Town Provision Company that will allow owner Brion McGroarty to shift his year-round liquor license from his current location on Mayhew Lane to a new, expanded and renamed package store, MV Wine and Spirits, located off the entrance road to Martha's Vineyard Airport.

South Road detour in effect for Obama Vineyard vacation

The Secret Service will close the road from August 10 to 18, to provide security during the presidential visit to Martha's Vineyard.

Girls softball on the Island is down to its final out.

Although girls softball is gaining popularity in America, on Martha's Vineyard, it's in a major slump.

Reel Picks: More on movies playing on Martha’s Vineyard

Set up by the mob, an undercover Naval special ops officer and a DEA agent who are investigating each other find they must cooperate to survive.

Chilmark Road Race is a state of mind, not age

The Chilmark Road Race kicks off at 10 am, Saturday. For many of the older runners, participating is winning.

Falmouth Road Race is expected to create Woods Hole travel delays

The Falmouth road race is Sunday, August 11.

Business brief: Boston magazine selects “best” of Martha’s Vineyard

Boston magazine's annual "Best of Boston" issue hit newsstands last week.

Business brief: AT&T says 4G LTE now available on Martha’s Vineyard

AT&T has turned on the nation's fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network on Martha's Vineyard, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network...