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Oak Bluffs money matters and mopeds teed up

Direct democracy will be on display at the MVRHS Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, April 10, at 7 pm, when the people of Oak...

Oak Bluffs planning board approves Lagoon Ridge

After three months of to and fro and marked procedural confusion and spirited internal debate, the Oak Bluffs planning board approved the special permit...

Edgartown planning board puts AT&T on hold

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,...

Edgartown selectmen reappoint harbormaster Blair

In one of the least surprising decisions in the history of the Edgartown board of selectmen, the board unanimously voted 3-0 to reappoint longtime...

Bruce McNamee appointed Edgartown police chief

Selectmen voted 3-0 to offer Plymouth Police Capt. Bruce McNamee the Edgartown police chief position at the board’s regular meeting on Monday. “This is a...

Oak Bluffs Police recover stolen $35,000

Since Jason Reagan was arrested on Feb. 1 on multiple charges in connection with the alleged theft of $60,000 cash, jewelry, and electronics from...

MVC unanimously approves East Chop Bluff repair project

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission voted to approve the East Chop Bluff repair project at its regular meeting on Thursday night. The major bluff in...

No decision after testimony in dangerous dog case

The saga of Sasha and Rosie, two pit bull-mix dogs that were ordered to be euthanized by Oak Bluffs selectmen on Dec. 12, opened...

Safety and survival courses for commercial fishermen begin March 22

According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from 2000 to 2010, 545 commercial fishermen in the United States died on the...

M.V. great ponds grow with the flow

The parade of nor’easters that’s pummeled Martha’s Vineyard has filled Island great ponds to capacity, and in some cases, well past it.In addition...

Edgartown selectmen set agenda for police chief interviews

Next Monday, March 19, will be a busy day in the selection process for the next Edgartown police chief. Selectman Art Smadbeck announced the...

M.V. Hospital takes legal action against Joe Woodin

The mysterious and messy divorce of Martha’s Vineyard Hospital (MVH) and former CEO Joe Woodin added a new wrinkle last week.On March 5, attorneys...

Ballots set for Oak Bluffs, Edgartown, and Tisbury elections

Updated April 17, 3:15 pmTown elections for Edgartown and Oak Bluffs will take place on Thursday, April 12, and selectmen races in both towns look...

‘Cancer and cannabis’ forum draws a full house

In November 2012, 63 percent of Massachusetts voters approved medical marijuana at the ballot box, and Dukes County voters showed even stronger support, with...

Storm levels Vineyard Youth Tennis center

The hurricane-force winds of last week’s nor’easter have knocked the Vineyard Youth Tennis center out of commission indefinitely.Vineyard Youth Tennis chairman Chris Scott told...

Shellfishing closed indefinitely

Due to factors relating to the strength and duration of last week’s nor’easter, and to the uncertainty surrounding Wednesday’s predicted storm, the Division of...

Black sea bass shows promise for M.V. fishermen

Updated March 7, 10:15 amWith no proposed changes in conch fishing regulations on the agenda, the annual Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) winter public...

Lark Hotels continues Vineyard expansion

updated March 7, 10:50 amThis summer, a 16-room hotel that was once the Point Way Inn in Edgartown will reopen as the Richard, the...

Public hearing to extend archery deer season postponed

Due to the impending storm, the public hearing to extend the archery deer season in eastern Massachusetts, originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 7, has...

Stop & Shop: clean up on aisle 5, 6

This weekend’s nor’easter tore off a small section of the Vineyard Haven Stop & Shop roof, and the subsequent leak combined with the prodigious...