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Sawyer Klebs goes west

Members of the class of 2014 share their thoughts and experiences while navigating their first year out of high school. Sawyer Klebs writes from...

Oak Bluffs selectmen put LoFT on notice

Updated Thursday, 11 am.Oak Bluffs Police Detective James Morse presented selectmen with a long list of code violations by LoFT, the bar and...

Uber looms large at Edgartown taxi hearing

Edgartown selectmen met with grim-faced taxi owners Monday for the town’s annual license-renewal hearing. The topic that dominated discussion was the recent interest of...

Oak Bluffs holds second special town meeting Thursday night

Corrected April 30 at 12:11 pm Previously this article stated that four of the six Island towns have to approve the bond measure for it...

Vineyard kids attend pro tennis event in Boston

Nine children from Vineyard Youth Tennis went to Boston last Wednesday over school vacation to watch legendary tennis pros play. Andy Roddick, John McEnroe,...

Letter from Cuttyhunk: The Avalon

What a difference a month can make! Daffodils bloom abundantly across the island in every direction, adding their cheerful countenances and bright hues to...

Rob Douglas wins French kitesurfing competition

Rob Douglas of Vineyard Haven defended his 2014 Sosh Cup title and won the 2015 trophy at the Mondial du Vent, a speed-sailing competition...

Grow your own medicine

Some of the most interesting and valuable native medicinal plants on Martha’s Vineyard are usually considered to be weeds and, at least until properly...

Plane lands at Martha's Vineyard Airport without landing gear down

The pilot of a Mooney 201 single-engine plane with two passengers aboard landed at Martha's Vineyard Airport Wednesday afternoon without the plane’s retractable landing...

Island business owner hits the employee-housing wall

The warm breezes, ringing cash registers, and sunny skies of the Vineyard summer are just weeks away, but uncertainty clouds the horizon for business...

Women entrepreneurs share their insights

Energy and enthusiasm ran high at the Women Entrepreneurs of MV: Revitalization Forum held at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Tuesday morning. The...

Commissioner resigns over plan to revamp Tisbury DPW

Tisbury Board of Public Works (BPW) Chairman Leo DeSorcy resigned at the start of the board's regular meeting Monday. Mr. DeSorcy said a decision...

Vineyard jobless rate remains above national average

The New England Information Office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released Cape Cod and the Islands unemployment numbers for January...

Grant funds new Aquinnah Police Polaris Ranger

The Aquinnah Police Department recently purchased a new Polaris Ranger 4x4 Utility Vehicle (UTV), using a grant provided by the Firehouse Subs Public Safety...

MVC will convene historic-preservation discussion

Mark London, Martha’s Vineyard Commission executive director, said only a small fraction of the Island’s historic buildings and neighborhoods are protected, “namely those in...

Ask the Dogfather: Hudson has issues

A question for the Dogfather:Hudson obviously has abandonment issues, and fights his way out of the door when we want to go out without...

New commercial striper rules target stockpiling

The Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) will require commercial striped bass fishermen who fish recreationally on days closed to the commercial harvest of striped...

Bridge results

At the Edgartown Bridge Club on Monday, April 20, eight pairs competed. Finishing first were Warren Morse and Gail Farrish, followed by Mollie Whalen...

Aquinnah: Lots of birthdays this week

The lighthouse was officially turned off on April 18, and the moving of it will start soon. I spoke with some shop owners at...

Poet’s Corner: Beach Road

Beach Road. FromFive Corners to Eastville.Stretch of roadwritten of our own quill.Sunny day,wonder of that ahead.Love and death?It is the demons we dread.Lines of...