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Eversource spraying halted in Brewster

In a decision that could directly affect Martha’s Vineyard, the Town of Brewster was granted a preliminary injunction Friday in Barnstable Superior Court that...

MVC takes up Stop & Shop expansion

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) held its first public hearing on the proposed expansion and renovation of the Stop & Shop market, in tandem...

The Derby weigh station is a stage for daily drama

Last Sunday night, a half-hour before the Derby weigh station was due to open, Stacy Nickerson-Hall, first-year weigh station manager, was busy making last-minute...

Senator Julian Cyr and Representative Dylan Fernandes to host office hours in West Tisbury

On Sunday, Sept. 24, from 2 pm to 4 pm, state Senator Julian Cyr and state Representative Dylan Fernandes will hold office hours at...

Wallet-fish hooked by New Jersey angler

As fish stories go, this one will be hard to top.Michelle DeSiena and her boyfriend Darryl Goffreda were having a memorable morning of fishing...

O.B. Fire seeks unity, selectmen support

Looking to clear the air after a tumultuous summer at the Oak Bluffs Fire Department, selectmen held a public conversation with department members at...

SSA toll for school funding was moot in March

Island resident Chuck Hodgkinson has been making the rounds at recent selectmen’s meetings, along with Assistant School Superintendent Richie Smith, proposing a “Save our...

Former Derby winner pays it forward

The spirit of the Derby lives large in Roger Schaefer.Looking to share the thrill of watching his own kids weigh in a fish at...

Mass. Pesticide Board kills one-year herbicide moratorium

updated Sept. 13, 11:40 amDespite the efforts of selectmen, health agents, and town water officials from several Cape Cod towns, Protect Our Cape Cod...

Sengekontacket closed to shellfishing

Due to recent heavy rains, all of Sengekontacket Pond will be closed to shellfishing until at least Sept. 12, according to Oak Bluffs shellfish...

Physician explores the physical and metaphysical benefits of cannabis

“Cannabis and kabbalah are two hot topics; I thought it would draw a good crowd,” Dr. Yosef Glassman, hospitalist at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, said...

72nd Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby begins this weekend

Don’t be surprised if over the next five weeks, you have a hard time reaching your plumber, your lawyer, or certain MV Times reporters,...

National Flood Insurance Program faces a sea of uncertainty

The clock on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was already ticking loudly before Hurricane Harvey ravaged Texas. Before Harvey, the NFIP was about...

Early Canada goose–hunting season begins

The Massachusetts early Canada goose–hunting season began Tuesday, Sept. 5, one half-hour before sunrise, and will end one half-hour after sunset on Friday, Sept....

No more commercial striped bass for 2017

If you get a hankering for striped bass, you’re going to have to catch your own for the rest of the season, because the...

Island conch fishermen lose emergency appeal

Martha’s Vineyard conch fishermen seeking to lower this year’s minimum catch size were dealt a setback last week when the Division of Marine Fisheries...

The Fishing Report: Hefty halibut hoisted out of local waters

The fishing grapevine was buzzing this week with word of a home economics teacher from New York landing a 51-pound halibut.Ann Frederick and her...

Hurricane Harvey has Vineyarders considering preparedness

The National Hurricane Center predicted “above normal” hurricane activity in the North Atlantic this year. Hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30,...

Island Housing Trust scores major state grant

updated August 30, 12:30 pmThe Island Housing Trust (IHT) has been awarded a $900,000 grant from the Massachusetts Community Scale Housing Initiative, a pilot...

Environmental Police snag Cape striper poachers

Massachusetts Environmental Police (MEP) arrested five recreational shore fishermen on Cape Cod Canal Thursday morning, and seized 332 pounds of illegally caught striped bass.MEP...