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Lagoon Ridge remains in permitting purgatory

It appeared the five-year permitting odyssey for Lagoon Ridge would finally come to an end as the Oak Bluffs planning board went into final...

Islanders, officials discuss the dire state of river herring

Local fishermen, tribe and town officials, state and federal officials, and concerned citizens gathered Monday in the cavernous Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah)...

Oak Bluffs gets a culinary boost

Vineyard culinary luminary Ben DeForest will be opening a new restaurant, Cardboard Box Restaurant, on Circuit Avenue this year.DeForest, the driving force behind popular...

Overdose death leads to drugs charges

A Tisbury man is facing drug-related charges after a woman died of an overdose in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Feb. 6, at...

Division of Marine Fisheries to hold bass hearing

The Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) is holding a public hearing on proposed amendments to the current state fishing regulations on Monday, March 5,...

Cannabis Control Commission holds final public hearing

 Representatives of the Cannabis Control Commission held a final public hearing on Friday at the West Tisbury library. The lightly attended, 20-minute event was...

Lagoon Ridge decision delayed one week

At the conclusion of Thursday night’s public hearing, the Oak Bluffs planning board decided not to decide on Lagoon Ridge, a proposed 23-lot subdivision...

Islanders in a bind turn to TRI

 While the creation of affordable housing on Martha’s Vineyard remains a drop in the proverbial bucket, The Resource Inc. (TRI) has been quietly, and...

Oak Bluffs Police investigation leads to multiple larceny arrests

After a week-long investigation, full of unusual twists, Oak Bluffs police placed Jason Reagan, 36, of Oak Bluffs, under arrest on Feb. 1 for...

Back Door Donuts sold

Martha’s Vineyard Gourmet Café and Bakery, aka Back Door Donuts, has been sold by long term owners, Janice Casey and Rita Brown, to a...

Cannabis Control Commission to hold public hearing

As part of a statewide tour, the Cannabis Control Commission will hold a public hearing on the laws and regulations for adult use of...

State considers extended deer hunting season for archers

The Massachusetts Fisheries and Wildlife Board is considering opening the deer season two weeks early for archers in Eastern Massachusetts.To gauge support for the...

The MV Ice Arena was built on a foundation of determination

The MV Ice Arena is an Island success story that goes back many years, with many players.The gleaming state-of-the-art facility that held its...

Deer collisions jump again in 2017

Car–deer collisions on Martha’s Vineyard rose for the third straight year in 2017. According to statistic from the Dukes County Communications Center, there were...

Offshore Ale gets spirited

Oak Bluffs selectmen unanimously approved a change in the year-round liquor license for Offshore Ale owners Phil and Colleen McAndrews that will allow the...

Edgartown patrolmen’s union will not vote on new chief

The requests from the Edgartown police patrolmen’s union that members take an active role in the search for the new police chief, and that...

Auction looms for Hinckley’s hardware

Longstanding Island business H.N. Hinckley & Son’s, a.k.a. Hinckley’s, is scheduled for auction on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 12 noon, according to auctioneers Paul...

Euthanasia order upheld for ‘dangerous’ dogs

Updated 5 pmSuperior Court Clerk Joseph Sollitto has upheld the Oak Bluffs board of selectmen’s Dec. 12 unanimous vote to humanely euthanize two pit...

Garage catches fire in Tisbury

Updated 3 pmAt approximately 12 noon on Thursday, Tisbury firefighters responded to a call of flames coming from the service garage at Brickstone Construction,...

Chilmark police charge man with deer jacking

Chilmark resident Lev Wlodyka appeared in Edgartown District Court last Thursday, Jan. 11, on multiple charges stemming from what Chilmark police said was a...