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Second right whale washes ashore on Martha’s Vineyard

A whale carcass that washed up on Norton Point on Chappaquiddick on Nov. 7 has been positively identified as a right whale by experts...

Martha’s Vineyard is setting standard for elder care

The state’s top executive on elder affairs was on-Island Thursday, making the rounds in a place where the population is growing at a startling...

No injuries as van crashes into guardrail

A van lost control heading southbound on Lagoon Pond Road in Vineyard Haven at about 1:30 pm Thursday, slamming into a guardrail, police said.The...

Cigarettes may be snuffed out, but vaping’s not

Bob Collett from the Cape Cod Regional Tobacco Control Program had some good news and bad news for high school parents at Martha’s Vineyard...

Go figure: Up-Island towns working on puzzling math problem

The Up-Island Regional School District (UIRSD) and selectmen from Aquinnah, West Tisbury, and Chilmark heard a proposal for an education “threshold” cost from Chilmark...

Labor relations puts Oak Bluffs on notice

An investigation into unfair labor practices at the Oak Bluffs EMS/Fire Department by the Department of Labor Relations (DLR) has found probable cause for...

Oak Bluffs selectmen make two key appointments

Oak Bluffs selectmen appointed two pinch hitters to elected positions in town government at the board’s meeting Tuesday.The board unanimously endorsed Kathryn Shertzer to...

Decayed trust

Updated Nov. 30The real debate in Edgartown isn’t over whether or not to add fluoride to the town’s water supply. The real debate is...

Warmth of a coat and kindness

Living in New England, we get the joy of experiencing all of the seasons. With this comes a lot of clothes, from snow pants...

There are other Tisbury School costs to consider

To the Editor:It has been stated that the reimbursement from the Massachusetts School Building Authority for the cost of building a new school...

Seek solace in the silence of the clams

To the Editor: Devastating hurricanes, fierce wildfires, savage semiautomatic gun massacres, terrorist truck attacks, threats of nuclear war, political strife, pick your trauma; 2017 had...

Photos of the week Nov. 26- Dec. 2

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Jillian Sedlier promoted to officer

Oak Bluffs Police Chief Erik Blake went before selectmen on Tuesday night to recommend Jillian Sedlier be promoted to a full-time officer with the...

Islander wins at table tennis state championships

Vineyard Haven's Jiri Luncar took first place honors in the Under 1500 division in the 2017 table tennis state championship competition in Newton on...

Rainy Goodale snags honors at Japan championship

Rainy Goodale of the Martha’s Vineyard Masters, and Makos Swim team coach, participated in the Japan Sprint Masters Championship in Tokyo, Japan, on Nov....

Oak Bluffs boys sneak past West Tisbury

Boys Oak Bluffs 51, West Tisbury 44Quinn Kirby rang up 31 points and drained six treys to lead the Blazers over the visiting Hawks on...

Michael Schroeder wins 5K for KJ

Michael Schroeder won the 13th annual 5K for KJ on Saturday morning at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS). The former Vineyard track standout...

Healthy Aging to host annual meeting

Healthy Aging Martha’s Vineyard is hosting its annual meeting on Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center, 130 Center St., Vineyard Haven.At...

Appeal filed objecting to continued lease of Sound to Cape Wind

The Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce and the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) are among those who have appealed a federal decision that...

MVRHS proposed budget is up 7.36 percent

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) has proposed an $18.6 million budget for fiscal year 2019, up 7.38 percent from the current year’s spending...