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Oak Bluffs downtown fire quickly doused

Updated Nov. 17The Madison Inn on Kennebec Avenue is still standing today, thanks to a stroke of good luck and a rapid response from...

Trulayna Rose appointed Oak Bluffs fire/EMS interim lieutenant

Due to the extended medical leave of Oak Bluffs fire EMS lieutenants Matt Bradley and Mike Desrosiers, paramedic Trulayna Rose has been promoted to...

Top-of-the-shop housing approved by Oak Bluffs voters

If you were 15 minutes late to the Oak Bluffs special town meeting, you missed it.The 149 voters at the meeting (of 3,857 registered)...

Truck crashes, snaps pole

Updated 11/15A 2006 Chevy Silverado dump truck driven by Richard J. Morris, 62, of Oak Bluffs, crashed into a utility pole on County Road...

Fence will stand at Trade Wind Fields Preserve

Tuesday’s public meeting of the Oak Bluffs Land Bank Advisory Board to discuss the controversial post-and-wire fence proposed for Trade Wind Fields Preserve was...

Tisbury talks houseboats

The Tisbury Waterways and Harbor Planning Committee will hold a public meeting and discussion on Monday at 7 pm at the Tisbury Town Hall,...

Tribal leaders summit draws big numbers

The EPA New England Tribal Leaders Summit & Environmental Conference, hosted by the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) at the Tribal Community Center,...

Change of venue for Veterans Day parade

Due to the anticipated cold weather, in lieu of the annual Veterans Day parade, an indoor ceremony will be held this Saturday, Nov. 11,...

Zoning bylaws dominate Oak Bluffs special town meeting

Voters will have the opportunity to break the logjam that has stifled the creation of workforce and rental housing in Oak Bluffs at a...

Shedding new light on clinger jellyfish

In 2016, Oak Bluffs Shellfish Constable Dave Grunden and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) biologists Mary Carman and Annette Govindarajan set out to study...

Bruno’s closes scales at Oak Bluffs transfer station

Effective immediately, the scales at the Oak Bluffs transfer station, operated by Bruno's Roll-Off, will be closed for repairs.  A Bruno's employee told The...

Vineyarders football season canceled

Updated 5 pmThe MVRHS football team made the best of a bad situation when it beat Greater New Bedford Vocational Technical High School 14-0...

Head-on collision leaves one person injured

Update Nov. 2 Two cars were involved in a head-on collision on Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, near Dodger’s Hole, at approximately 6 pm on Wednesday.Oak...

Menemsha dredge project complete

The Menemsha Channel dredge project, one of the largest Martha’s Vineyard navigational projects in recent years, has been completed, with more than 42,000 cubic...

Oak Bluffs selectmen vote to restructure EMS/fire department

Following the lead of the Oak Bluffs personnel board, Oak Bluffs selectmen voted unanimously Tuesday to split up the fire and EMS departments.The hourlong...

Dog owners implore Land Bank Commission to forgo fence

The latest exchange in the years-long contretemps between dog owners and the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission over Trade Wind Fields Preserve — “Tradewinds”...

MVC approves Oak Bluffs town hall

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission unanimously approved the new Oak Bluffs town hall, 11-0, as a development of regional impact (DRI) last Thursday night.The $9.9...

Judge reduces bail for fentanyl suspect Alex Carlson

After Alex Carlson was arrested on Oct. 16 by the Martha’s Vineyard Drug Task Force for possession of 103 grams of suspected fentanyl, the...

MVC approves Oak Bluffs town hall plans

At its Thursday night meeting, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission unanimously approved plans for the Oak Bluffs town hall, 11-0.The project is estimated to cost...

Organizational shakeup at Oak Bluffs EMS/Fire Department

Acting on an Oct. 3 report from consultant/retired Brewster fire chief Roy E. Jones, as well as recommendations by Oak Bluffs fire chief John...