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Model Kelly Bensimon claims jewelry worth $50,000 stolen in Edgartown

Updated 4 pm, WednesdayEdgartown Police are investigating a claim by Kelly Bensimon, model and former reality TV star, that a bag containing $50,000 worth of...

Vineyard seasonal resident and famed director Wes Craven, dead at 76

Wes Craven, the famed writer-director of horror films, and a longtime seasonal resident of Martha’s Vineyard who lent his support to Island film festivals...

How hard could it be to get Mother into the ocean?

I saw it as an intervention.My 95-year-old mom had always been an ardent swimmer, starting with the summers of the 1920s when she and...

Alfred B. Hills

Al Hills, whose fascination with flying led him to enlist in the Army Air Corps, where he served as a bombardier/navigator in the European...

William Lawson

Bill Lawson, 63, of Oak Bluffs, died peacefully at home on Sunday morning, August 9, in an east wind and a rising tide.He was...

Yard sale map for August 29 and 30

Here's a link to our interactive yard sale map.We've got yard sales going on all over the Island this weekend. Here’s another handy map for...

Oak Bluffs police seek two male suspects in Thursday house break-ins

Oak Bluffs Police are investigating two home robberies on Thursday. The break-ins took place between noon and 10 pm while the occupants were not...

Christiantown Farm

Location 185 Christiantown Road, West Tisbury 02575Link to MV Farm Map Contact Phone: 508-693-2065 Email: suehhop@verizon.netProducts include Meat, seasonal vegetables, eggs, by appointment or through down-island Cronigs Sales locations On-farm sales of meat,...

The GOOD Farm

Location 1056 State Road, Vineyard Haven 02568Link to MV Farm MapContact Phone: 714-785-0112 Email: thegoodfarmmv@gmail.com Facebook: facebook.com/pages/The-GOOD-Farm/118497254837072Products include Meat & poultryThanksgiving turkeys Sales locations On-farm sales by appointment year-round West Tisbury Farmers Market, Saturdays, summer...

Trips on Steamship Authority freight boat Governor canceled

The Steamship Authority has canceled the following trips due to mechanical issues.M/V GOVERNOR 9:45 am Woods Hole to Vineyard HavenM/V GOVERNOR 11:00 am Vineyard...

William Lawson

Bill Lawson, 63, of Oak Bluffs died peacefully at home on Sunday morning, August 9th in an east wind and on a rising tide.He was...

Oak Bluffs Police ask for public's help in locating Gary Wallace

The Oak Bluffs Police Department Wednesday asked for the public's help in locating Gary Wallace out of concern for his welfare.Police said Mr. Wallace...

Airport commission chairman pushes, manager stays put

Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission chairman Myron Garfinkle of West Tisbury appeared to have spoken too soon when he announced last week that airport manager...

Mold, moisture problems dog Tisbury Police Department building

A moisture problem at the Tisbury Police Department has had professional inspectors in and out of the building testing for mold and other structural...

The state of Sengekontacket Pond, 2014–15

For the past 26 years, the Friends of Sengekontacket, Inc., has carefully monitored the health of Sengekontacket Pond and its barrier beaches. The directors...

Martha’s Vineyard court report

August 20, 2015Jordan Abrams, Cambridge; DOB 8/13/94, OUI-liquor or .08%, negligent operation of motor vehicle, failure to stop/yield, speeding in violation of special regulation:...

Good job Edgartown officials

To the Editor:This has been a summer of my witnessing or finding the results of people behaving badly and breaking the law (both residents...

Lucky to have our EMTs

To the Editor:I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the EMTs that helped my 92-year-old friend, who fell on Friday. Lindsay Hopkins,...

Well done, Mark London

The following remarks were delivered at the August 16 retirement party for Mark London, executive director of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC).The first time...

Rat poison is a pet hazard

To the Editor:This past Sunday, Lucy, my springer spaniel, began to bleed from her mouth. I thought she had a cut on her tongue...