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Cottagers’ curveball confounds Circuit Avenue commerce

In a move that may drastically affect a number of Circuit Avenue businesses, the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association (MVCMA) board of directors has...

Fishing report: Return of the squid

The big news this week: The squid are back. Steve Morris, owner of Dick's Bait and Tackle, told The Times that anglers were pulling them...

Superintendent objects to medical marijuana dispensary site

It appeared that traffic impact and lighting were going to be the main topics at a public hearing at Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) on...

Superior Court judge orders action on Island Theater

Attorneys for the town of Oak Bluffs and the Hall family have agreed on a stipulated preliminary order to make the Island Theater safe,...

Scallop scoreboard shows seesaw season

Another bay scallop season is in the books. Since Martha’s Vineyard is one of the few places left on the planet where Aequipecten irradians...

Tragedy at sea spurs a father to act

It’s said the most unspeakable grief is that of a parent losing a child. John Gurney has been dealing with that grief since last...

The reel story

Taking on this column is akin to being the first Patriots quarterback to step in after Saint Tom Brady retires.It is not possible to...

Attorneys aim to discredit witnesses at Laura Marshard hearings

Witness credibility was on trial on day five of the disciplinary hearings for Laura Marshard at the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers.As Thursday’s session...

Oak Bluffs selectmen don't renew moped rental licenses

Updated Wednesday May 10Mopeds are officially stalled in Oak Bluffs, at least until the next selectmen’s meeting.Oak Bluffs selectmen unanimously declined to grant a...

Clerk magistrate ordered to testify at Boston hearing

Liza Williamson, the clerk magistrate at district court in Edgartown, is expected to testify on Thursday at a disciplinary hearing in Boston.Laura Marshard, the...

Disciplinary hearing begins for assistant district attorney

Updated: Cape and Islands Assistant District Attorney Laura Marshard went before the Massachusetts board of bar overseers (BBO) — the judicial office that brings...

H-2B visa forecast: Mostly cloudy, with a ray of hope

The summer season is only weeks away, and while that’s good news for many, Island business owners who depend on foreign workers with H-2B...

Drug Task Force makes major drug bust in Tisbury

updated May 3, 10:30 amA father and son facing a long list of drug-related charges, including possession of heroin with intent to distribute, pleaded...

Islanders rally against Eversource proposed rate hikes, herbicide use

Update: A public hearing sponsored by the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) on proposed rate hikes by electricity provider Eversource drew a crowd of...

Cape and Islands assistant D.A. faces disciplinary hearings next week

Cape and Islands assistant district attorney Laura Marshard will go before the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers (BBO) — the judicial office that brings...

Rental mopeds in Oak Bluffs still hang in the balance

It appeared the nine-month battle over rental mopeds in Oak Bluffs was rounding the corner for a final conclusion on Tuesday night, when selectmen...

Update: Police release names of men involved in crash

Updated Wednesday, April 26, 11:05amTwo men are in fair condition at Massachusetts General Hospital after their BMW left Beach Road, went airborne and rolled over...

Oak Bluffs building inspector resigns

Building inspector Mark Barbadoro has given his verbal resignation to town administrator Robert Whritenour, and will be leaving in about a month to take...

Oak Bluffs voters endorse plastic bag ban

On Wednesday night it took Oak Bluffs voters took two hours to decide on 13 remaining warrant articles on the annual town meeting warrant...

MVC concludes public hearings on M.V. Museum

It’s all over but the voting for the Martha’s Vineyard Museum development of regional impact (DRI) review at the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC), which...