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Martha’s Vineyard girls basketball teams triumph at home

Kat deBettencourt and Lacey Dinning were the high scorers for varsity and jayvee.

Martha’s Vineyard girls hockey team pummels Bishop Stang 8-1

Sydney Davies scores four goals; girls remain undefeated.

A Disney mystery solved, Island family finds lost photo

An alert volunteer found the photograph in an old book, and some social media sleuths found the family.

West Tisbury selectmen rearrange ZBA appointments

West Tisbury selectmen, acting on a recommendation from the zoning board of appeals (ZBA), at their meeting on Wednesday, January 8, rescinded a January 8 vote to appoint Julius Lowe to a five-year term on the ZBA.

Aurora Borealis could light up Island sky

An unusual wave of solar radiation has arrived in earth's atmosphere, possibly making the Northern Lights visible from Martha's Vineyard tonight.

Edgartown town hall will close briefly Friday

The decision was made to allow employees to attend the funeral of John Varkonda.

Tisbury will begin chlorinating water

TWW said residents do not need to take any specific actions and stressed it is not an emergency situation.

Dr. Henry Nieder travels to Rwanda to assist students

Ruhengeri is a stop for travelers visiting the Volcanoes National Park and the area's indigenous mountain gorillas.

Young duck hunters recover from icy water plunge

Division of Fisheries and Wildlife regulations require that anyone aboard a canoe or kayak must wear a life jacket or vest from Sept.

Oak Bluffs chimney fire highlights need for winter safety

Fire officials recommend annual inspections of wood burning stoves and chimneys.

Edgartown firefighters honor their own

Survivors of two life-saving rescues give thanks to emergency personnel.

Experts plot the course to restore Farm Pond in Oak Bluffs

Building a new culvert and flood mitigation measures are next on the agenda.

New year begins with accolades for school superintendent

School committee awards high marks to James Weiss following state mandated evaluation process.

Chef Josh Aronie brings moveable feast to Chilmark

Josh Aronie of Chilmark got unanimous approval from the Chilmark selectmen Tuesday evening to operate a seasonal food truck in the parking lot of...

Edgartown selectmen accept $7.3 million bid for new library

Construction could begin as early as February.

Tisbury selectmen pare a list of embarkation fee requests

Selectmen said departments should not build budgets on ferry passenger revenues.

Eleven North restaurant in Edgartown heads south

Selectmen said they want the handicap access issue resolved before a new tenant moves in.


A story published January 2, "Edgartown police make arrest following unattended death," incorrectly identified the address of Gabriel Grasing as 13 North Street. The...