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Oak Bluffs voters say yes to school spending, Jason Balboni, and Greg Coogan

Updated 10:45 am Jason Balboni became the new selectman in town, and 15-year incumbent Greg Coogan was re-elected to the board in Thursday’s Oak Bluffs...

Oak Bluffs building department back to square one

It took a long time for the town of Oak Bluffs to find building inspector Mark Barbadoro, who resigned in April 2017 after 2½...

Oak Bluffs voters approve $30.3 million budget

Annual town meeting in Oak Bluffs was a collegial gathering this year, with 272 of the town’s 3,865 voters — 7 percent of the...

Island doctor registered to certify medical cannabis patients

Dr. Terry Kriedman, an obstetrics and gynecology specialist affiliated with Martha’s Vineyard Hospital (MVH) and Massachusetts General Hospital with a practice in Tisbury, is...

Fishing industry reps express offshore wind resistance

Fishing industry representatives from all along the East Coast sent an urgent missive to Governor Charlie Baker on Monday, asking him to delay this...

2018 DMF fishing regulations begin April 20

The Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) has enacted new regulations, which were informed in part by this winter’s public hearings. The regulations were reviewed...

Noelle Lambert scores for UMass Lowell

Updated 6:45 pmWhen Noelle Lambert returned to Martha’s Vineyard last November to thank Oak Bluffs EMTs and paramedics for saving her life after she...

Local officials respond to short-term rental bill

The short-term rental regulation bill that has passed both houses on Beacon Hill in the past two weeks will extend room occupancy taxes levied...

Edgartown selectmen candidates speak to the issues

The race for a three-year term on the Edgartown board of selectmen pits longtime incumbent Art Smadbeck against newcomer Gail Gardner.Smadbeck has served...

Oak Bluffs selectmen candidates speak to the voters

When Oak Bluffs voters go to the polls on Thursday, April 12, they will be asked to choose which two out of the three...

Oak Bluffs stalwart Peter Martell passes

Peter Martell died on Tuesday evening, April 3, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.Martell was a successful businessman who dedicated years of service in...

Volunteers sought to plant beach grass

The storms this past winter eroded dunes and destroyed much of the sand fencing and beach grass on State Beach, across from Sengekontacket Pond....

Sunset Lake on tap for Oak Bluffs voters

In the opinion of many Oak Bluffs residents, Sunset Lake, the placid pond across the street from Oak Bluffs harbor, and the surrounding Lakeside...

Martha’s Vineyard Commission drills down on water quality

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission has completed an exhaustive study on the Island’s coastal ponds. After a year of weekly meetings, over 600 water sample...

Edgartown planning board approves Chappy cell tower

After deliberating for nearly an hour, the Edgartown planning board ended a six-year permitting odyssey and approved the AT&T permanent cell tower on Chappaquiddick,...

New town hall delivered to Oak Bluffs

Oak Bluffs will have a new town hall in about two weeks. Even though it’s only a temporary town hall, the modular building currently...

Financial aid available for septic upgrades

Substandard septic systems are the primary cause of the deteriorating water quality in Martha’s Vineyard ponds, and an aging septic system can be a...

Martha’s Vineyard basic hunter course open for enrollment

The Martha’s Vineyard Rod & Gun Club will host the three-day, state-sanctioned basic hunter education course, beginning Monday, April 9, and continuing the following...

Oak Bluffs selectmen support Back Door deal

Richard Friedman, successful real estate investor, hotelier, philanthropist, and longtime Edgartown seasonal resident, went before the Oak Bluffs board of selectmen at its regular...

Storms expose flaws in emergency communication

During an average day, the Dukes County Regional Emergency Communications Center receives about 115 calls. During the nor’easters on March 2 and March 13,...