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Ferries diverted from O.B. to Vineyard Haven

The following Steamship Authority trips are being diverted from Oak Bluffs to Vineyard Haven.The Woods Hole to Oak Bluffs trip at 5:00 pm...

James S. Marshall

James S. Marshall, 73 passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday Sept. 26, at his home in Belfast, Maine. Born November 28, 1943 to George Marshall...

School committee shows support for ferry tax

The All Island School Committee moved quickly through a 15-item agenda during its two-hour session, but paused to discuss a proposal by Island resident...

Island Housing Trust breaks ground on Scott’s Grove

 On a picture-perfect fall afternoon with dappled sunlight cascading through trees beginning to change color, local and state housing leaders pushed shovels into the...

Zoning board approves West Tisbury marijuana dispensary

Updated 10/2West Tisbury’s Zoning Board of Appeals voted Thursday night to approve applicant Geoffrey Rose of Patient Centric of Martha’s Vineyard for a registered...

NOAA warns of high surf, rip currents

Updated 8 amA high surf advisory has been extended through 6 pm Friday for southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, including Martha's Vineyard, according...

West Tisbury to draft letter to Eversource over spraying

On Wednesday night, Sept. 27, West Tisbury selectmen directed town administrator Jennifer Rand to draft a letter to Eversource that seeks to establish dialogue...

Cape Wind has a new lease on life

Cape Wind’s lease of 46 square miles of Nantucket Sound was reaffirmed this week, even though the project had appeared dead in the water...

Steamship diverts trips from Oak Bluffs

Due to weather conditions, the Steamship Authority is diverting trips from Oak Bluffs to Vineyard Haven.The Woods Hole to Oak Bluffs trip at...

Matthew Green named head of school, Falmouth Academy

Falmouth Academy has named Matthew Green as the next head of school, starting in the 2018-19 school year. According to a press release, Mr....

Superintendent gets six-year extension

The All-Island School Committee (AISC) and Schools Superintendent Matt D'Andrea agreed on a new six-year contract on Tuesday night at the board’s monthly meeting....

Sea herring spawning closure

Coordinated sea herring sampling efforts by the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts indicate that sea herring in the Massachusetts/New Hampshire (MA/NH) Sea...

Stop and get better answers

The idea of a new Stop & Shop with more space for variety, wider aisles, and a better parking configuration is exciting. The excitement...

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS: September 18 – 22, 2017

ChilmarkSept. 19, Harvey B. Hirschhorn and Jacalyn Hirschhorn sold 49 Post Oak Rd. to Abhijay and Jennifer Prakash for $1,100,000. EdgartownSept. 18, Geraldine L. Longo,...

MVCS welcomes new disability services program director, Beth Wike

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS) has announced that Beth Wike has joined the agency’s leadership team as the new disability services program director. According...

South Mountain Co. honored by B Lab.

South Mountain Co. (SMC) was recognized among businesses creating the most positive impact based on an independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the nonprofit B...

Getting to yes

In his poem “Mending Fences,” a Robert Frost character declares that “good fences make good neighbors.” Good advice for neighbors, perhaps, but not for...

Getting the lead out of Tabernacle benches

Tabernacle benches over a century and a half old have received a painted-on lead sealant as part of their ongoing restoration. The sealant, Ecobond,...

The Big Question: Should Edgartown Stop & Shop move?

Do you think the Edgartown Stop & Shop should be moved out to the airport?Reply:Definitely move Stop and Shop up to airport.-Sarah StockTo the...