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Ed Jerome, Derby stalwart, dies

Updated Sept. 19Ed Jerome, president of the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, died unexpectedly on Tuesday.Jerome, 71, was shellfishing in Sengekontacket when...

Another dead leatherback turtle discovered

Updated September 21A dead leatherback turtle found near Lambert’s Cove Beach on private property was probably killed by a propeller, “almost severing the...

Bids still high on O.B. town hall

The bids for a general contractor to build the new Oak Bluffs town hall have come in over budget for the second time forcing...

A lesson for Land Bank

To the Editor:Thank you for the article concerning the Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation adding benches for enjoyment and respite for their guests and walkers. It’s...

Vineyard Haven pours it on

The numbers don’t lie. Year to year, Tisbury businesses paid nearly nearly $15,000 more in local meals taxes from the previous year — a 10...

What a long and winding Trip it’s been

What is creative living? The best, most recent, and funniest answer might be the life and times of Clarence A. Barnes III, better known...

Ryan Sawyer, Rae Ritter first in VH Run/Walk for the Library

Ryan Sawyer of Edgartown was fleetest of foot in the 21st annual Friends of the Vineyard Haven Library 5K Run/Walk for the Library on...

MVRHS field hockey goes 2 for 3

The MVRHS field hockey team posted back-to-back shutouts, and lost a squeaker to an old rival in a trio of nonleague contests played over...

Farm Neck doesn’t have to pay OT

Updated 1:10 pmA federal judge has ruled that Farm Neck Golf Club is under no obligation to pay its employees the overtime rate of...

Arlene R. Baril

Arlene R. Baril died Monday, July 16, 2018, at the Windemere Nursing Center.Arlene was born on June 20, 1935, at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital...

Wellfleet shark fatality on Vineyard officials’ minds

Updated 8:30 pmThe death of a Revere man at a Wellfleet beach from a shark attack is having a ripple effect on beachgoers and...

She just couldn’t say nay

A pair of rescued horses have found a new home in Oak Bluffs, thanks to dedicated Islander Wendy Oliver. Oliver is known on-Island for...

Backup generator catches fire on West Chop

Tisbury police, firefighters, EMS, along with Oak Bluffs firefighters, responded to a fire caused by a propane-powered backup generator in West Chop, on the...

The answer always comes

To the Editor:As a year-round resident of the Vineyard, each year around the middle of August the heat, crowds, and traffic start to get...

Two-car crash on Skiff Avenue

A two-car motor vehicle crash blocked off Skiff Avenue in Vineyard Haven Monday morning.Tisbury police responded to the crash, which involved a red Hyundai...

MVRHS gridders fall to St. John Paul II, 26-14

Update Sept. 20Tristan Scheller scored on TD passes of 65 and 57 yards from Vineyarder quarterback Ivan Shepard, but the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High...

Airport manager title changed to airport director

Martha’s Vineyard Airport commissioners decided to change Ann Richart’s title of airport manager to airport director at a meeting Thursday.Along with the title...

Tisbury officer graduates from police academy

A Tisbury special police officer has graduated from the Massachusetts State Police Academy. John Goeckel graduated from the academy on Friday, according to the...

Field hockey team disciplined for hazing

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) has taken disciplinary action against the girl’s field hockey team after a team event resulted in hazing...

Edgartown Police help save a motorist

Updated Sept. 17Edgartown Police Det. Mike Snowden and Sgt. Joel DeRoche helped to save a driver’s life Friday morning. Snowden was off duty when...