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Anita P. Hotchkiss

Anita P. Hotchkiss, 79, of Vineyard Haven, died on Saturday morning, Dec. 23, 2017, at the D.E. Rham Hospice home in Cambridge. She was...

Warren Terrell Upson

Warren Terrell (Terry) Upson died on Dec. 16, 2017.Born in New Haven, Conn., to J. Warren and Grace (Fisher) Upson, he grew up...

Jingling all the way down Main Street

 The main lobby of Edgartown School today looked like Santa’s village at the North Pole: smells of cocoa filled the air as kids poured...

Coming soon to a theater near you

The trailer is out for “Chappaquiddick,” the movie that looks back at that day, July 18, 1969, when Sen. Ted Kennedy drove his Oldsmobile...

MVC greenlights AT&T cell tower on Chappy

Thursday night the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) approved building a 115-foot AT&T cell tower on Chappaquiddick, bringing a major improvement in wireless coverage for...

Real Estate Confidential: Extended Days on Market

By Fred Roven of Martha’s Vineyard Buyer AgentsAwhile back I noticed a client was focused on properties that were priced under assessed value and...

Time to switch

To the Editor:To the Editor:Today (Dec. 21) the sun set at 4:15 pm. If that isn’t reason enough for us to be in the...

Island Housing Trust breaks ground for future homes

On a brisk, sunny afternoon in Aquinnah Thursday, the Island Housing Trust (IHT) broke ground for a ceremony on two new homes to be...

With visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads

Rise Vineyard Performing Arts presented a "Season's Greetings" dance extravaganza last weekend, with parents joining in for a special rendition of a holiday classic....

Time to take over lighthouse tours

To the Editor:The town of Aquinnah should run the tours for the Gay Head Lighthouse.In the past decade, as it became clear to our...

Squibby access structure opponents land state hearing

Opponents of the bridge well under construction at Squibnocket Beach have been granted a hearing by the state Building Code Appeals Board, according to...

Island family at the end of its rope

The Vineyard shuffle is not new to many year-round residents and families on the Island. The seasonal shift uproots families from summer dwellings to...

Flight to a fight

I have a confession to make: I have a fear of flying. I have not flown in more than 23 years. So when the...

Justice delayed

Tisbury Police Officer Mark Santon had to go. He was a liar, willing to make up stories that protected his own hide, but exposed...

VTA and tribe combine to win transit grant

The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) and Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) have teamed up to win $250,000 in funding from the Tribal Transit...

Town, union struggle for common ground

Updating Oak Bluffs selectmen on the ongoing negotiations between the town and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), town administrator Robert Whritenour described...

Deadline arrives for wind farm bids

Wednesday marked the deadline for a trio of bidders to submit packages detailing their proposals to construct a wind farm in the Atlantic, about...

Driving Ms. Maciel, and a few of her friends

UpdateFour lucky Windemere residents hopped into a van for a tour of the Island Tuesday night. It wasn’t too cold, and the snow had...

Picture this: You don’t have to change your photo as often

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles is extending its driver’s license and ID card photo renewal requirement from 9 years to 14 years. Customers...

Island community rallies for family in need

Updated 12/21In the case of Carole Vandal and her two grandchildren, the Christmas miracle came a few days before the holiday.Ms. Vandal, an Island...