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Prescribed burn planned Friday for Katama Airport

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Edgartown plan to conduct a prescribed burn at Katama Airfield on Friday, April 29 in the southwestern section of...

Island housing experts will examine landlord, tenant rights

Finding year-round or seasonal housing on Martha’s Vineyard has never been more challenging. With inventory shrinking and rental rates rising, the stress on landlords...

Bicyclists will descend on Island for ‘Bike MS’ fundraiser Saturday

More than 600 bicyclists are expected to take to Vineyard roadways Saturday for the annual Bike MS: Ride the Vineyard, a fundraiser for the...

Louise T. Davies

Louise T. Davies died on April 28, 2016, at her home in Edgartown. She was 91.She was predeceased by her husband, John R. Davies...

Chilmarkers went to the polls, decided one contest

Chilmarkers went to the polls in the Chilmark Community Center on Wednesday to elect town officers. The election featured one contest for a seat...

Neighbors cite density as top affordable apartment complex concern

Density, water quality, wastewater, landscape preservation, noise, traffic, and light topped the list of concerns neighbors of a proposed 22-unit affordable housing complex off...

Church shelter program provides perspective on Island homelessness

This winter, the Island Clergy Association (ICA) began a homeless shelter program it dubbed Hospitality Homes, run out of two Edgartown churches. The program...

Edgartown fisherman will open new fish market in Oak Bluffs

At their regular meeting on Tuesday night, Oak Bluffs selectmen unanimously approved a business license for Francis “Sandy” Fisher of Edgartown to open Oak...

Local merchant turns trash into cash

As single-use plastic bag bans proliferate and grassroots cleanup efforts spring up with increasing frequency, MV Wine & Spirits proprietor Brion (Older) McGroarty has...

Meet Your Maker: Christian Comazzi

The first annual Martha’s Vineyard Mini Maker Faire will take place on Saturday, May 7, from 10 am to 4 pm at the Ag...

Arbor Amor: A celebration of trees at Polly Hill

This Friday, April 29, the Polly Hill Arboretum will host a celebration of Arbor Day, the annual observance celebrating the roles of trees in...

Falmouth assumes stewardship of Nobska Point Light Station

One of New England’s most picturesque lighthouses is now in the care of its home community. Under a licensing agreement, in a signing ceremony...

Comcast upkeep interrupts Island broadband service

A temporary interruption in Comcast high-speed broadband service left some Island customers in the Internet dark early Tuesday morning. Individuals, businesses, and towns reported...

What would you say about Caitlyn Jenner?

To the Editor:I read a letter to the editor last week (April 20, “Transgender in the ladies’ room”) about keeping transgender people out of...

Oak Bluffs selectmen ink new contract with town administrator

In a vote of confidence for the man who has overseen the town’s emergence from financial turmoil, the five members of the Oak Bluffs...

Long live herring!

Unmoved by the seductive entreaties of crocus blossoms, returning osprey, even the first chorus of peepers, I’m not convinced that spring is here until...

Gone huntin’: Don’t brake for turkeys

Martha’s Vineyard is fortunate to have flocks of turkeys; they are grand animals to look at, particularly a tom strutting his stuff in full...

Single stories

Looking for wisdom, or even simply a few lessons, in the bizarre national political environment of mid-spring 2016 is proving daunting. At the heart...

State legal team will discuss open meeting law, answer questions

A legal team from the office of Attorney General Maura Healey will travel to Martha’s Vineyard Thursday, May 5 to hold two separate sessions...

MV United soccer roundup

With its spring season in full swing, MV United Soccer had all seven teams take to the pitch the weekend of April 23 and...