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West Tisbury says yes to new police station at the polls

Fewer than ten percent of West Tisbury voters turned out Thursday and approved town borrowing for a new police station.

Edgartown voters say yes to fire trucks and standpipe paint job

About 12 percent of the town's 3,194 registered voters went to the polls Thursday and said yes to two money requests.

Shark referendum wins 225 to 186 in Oak Bluffs

In a non-binding referendum, voters favored making the Oak Bluffs Monster Shark Tournament a catch and release event.

Oak Bluffs fire chief cutting back duties, command in transition

Chief Peter Forend will no longer respond to fires, because of medical concerns. Deputy fire chief Tony Ferreirra will retire.

Martha’s Vineyard artists create and collaborate at Night Heron

Night Heron Gallery in Vineyard Haven celebrated the start of its third season with a reception last Friday.

On night two, and for a second time Tisbury rejects connector road

Tisbury concluded its annual town meeting Wednesday night. Voters approved a $21.4 million budget and dredging but not a new road.

On heels of House vote, Governor eyes larger tax package

As Island taxpayers contemplate town spending during annual town meeting season they can look forward to more hikes at the state level.

Clearing the lines of communication

An armada of Asplundh Tree Expert Company trucks moved along Vineyard Haven-Edgartown Road Wednesday afternoon as workers cleared tree branches away from powerlines.

Island artists are the focus of Martha’s Vineyard Museum show

Paintings from Martha's Vineyard Art Association permanent collection are on display at the M.V. Museum.

Featured favorites: New biographies

"Her" by Christa Parravani – When a young woman, Cara, tragically dies of a heroin overdose, her identical twin sister, the author, struggles to survive without her other half.

Sports highlights

The spring travel soccer season is underway, and seven Vineyard teams took to the pitch over the weekend.

MVRHS sports highlights

The girls won their Eastern Athletic Conference opener comfortably over the Lady Spartans Monday in Oak Bluffs.

West Tisbury threepeats as interscholastic volleyball champs

The Hawks swept Edgartown in three sets to earn their 24th consecutive win.

Martha’s Vineyard Masters swimmers excel in the NE Championships

Five Martha's Vineyard swimmers joined nearly 800 competitors to race last month at the New England Short Course Championships at Harvard.

Bishop Stang edges Martha’s Vineyard 3-2 in EAC baseball opener

The Spartans handed the Vineyarders (3-1) their first loss of the season with a walk-off sacrifice fly in the seventh inning.

Island gymnasts perform well at 23rd Sandcastle meet

Youngsters from Island Gymnastics Training School in West Tisbury competed against gymnasts from Westwood and North Haven, Conn.

Martha’s Vineyard sailors off to 4-0 start

The Vineyarders sailed to wins over Pope John Paul II, Nauset, Monomoy, and Dartmouth and qualified for the Herreshoff fleet racing finals in May.

Vineyard softballers top Falmouth, Cambridge, lose to Stang

Bishop Stang cooled off the hot Vineyard bats with a 16-3 win Monday in the EAC opener. The Vineyarders racked up 32 runs in wins Friday and Saturday.

Getting ready for summer is an off-season activity

The off-season leaves little time to relax. For many Island businesses, it is a time to plan and prepare for the summer season.

West Tisbury selectmen welcome new homeowners

Spencer Binney and Lizzy Kent, along with Jason and Darcy Neago, were chosen to purchase a pair of three-bedroom, energy-efficient homes.