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Oak Bluffs voters leave Island Theater in limbo

The mellow tones of Dexter Gordon were playing as the good people of Oak Bluffs filed into the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Performing...

Reality check for commercial fishermen

Don’t put the injured on the raft first, they can slow down the evacuation.Don’t stow survival suits below decks.Don’t leave port without a Nerf...

Workforce housing hits a wall in Oak Bluffs

A two-thirds vote at Oak Bluffs town meeting appeared to be the final hurdle in the ambitious plans of the owners of Phillips Hardware...

Airport Mobil sues MV Airport Commission after losing lease

On March 9, the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission (MVAC) awarded the 20-year lease for the lot on 3 Northline Road in the M.V. Airport...

M.V. Arena work is temporarily frozen

updated April 2, 4:30 pmThe $3.7 million renovation of the Martha's Vineyard Arena was skating along ahead of schedule until March 23, when Oak...

Moped action revs up in Oak Bluffs

There was no shortage of groans, applause, or glowering at the Oak Bluffs selectmen’s meeting on Tuesday night when public hearings were held to...

Is Island-wide warrant article on police policy warranted?

Updated: Shortly after a wave of anti-immigration sentiment helped carry Donald Trump to victory, a group of concerned Vineyarders mobilized and formed We Stand...

Major drug bust in Oak Bluffs

On Tuesday afternoon, officers from the Martha's Vineyard Drug Task Force (MVDTF) arrested John Hathaway Jr., 48, of Oak Bluffs for possession of approximately...

Two Tisbury men arrested in Boston on drugs charges

Updated Wednesday, March 29, 2:25 pmTisbury residents Peter Estrella, 39, and Adam Robinson, 35, were arrested by Boston police in Mattapan on Monday and...

Counsel weighs in on Oak Bluffs moped complaint, hearings set for next week

Oak Bluffs town officials received long-awaited legal opinion concerning the town’s authority to ban moped rentals, and it does not augur well for moped...

H-2B visa quota has been filled

The cap of 33,000 H-2B visas for the first half of the 2017 fiscal year was reached on Thursday, March 16, according to a...

Old feud over old sign rekindled in Tisbury

For a second time, the “Hoo Rah For Bill” sign on State Road in Tisbury is gone, because, for a second time, Tisbury building...

Oak Bluffs voters to deliberate on several hot-button issues at town meeting

updated March 22, 5:25 pmThe annual town meeting warrant that Oak Bluffs selectmen unanimously approved at their regular meeting on March 14 stands to spark...

Rep. Bill Keating rebukes newly released federal budget

Congressman Bill Keating addressed the local media via teleconference on Thursday afternoon to discuss the potential ramifications of the Trump administration's proposed 2018 budget...

Islander creates shelter in a storm

“This is beyond my wildest dreams,” Les Holcomb said as he entered the basement of the Good Shepherd Parish Center (GSPC) in Oak Bluffs.Although...

Lagoon Pond drawbridge took 14 years, $52 million, countless meetings

The two-phase project to create the most expensive piece of infrastructure on the Island cost a total of $51.8 million. The cost overrun between...

Oak Bluffs planning board votes to establish marijuana overlay district

After a sparsely attended public hearing last Wednesday, the Oak Bluffs planning board (OBPB) voted unanimously 4-0 to amend the special districts zoning bylaw...

MVC opens public hearings on Martha’s Vineyard Museum

In the first of what will apparently be a series of public hearings, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) began its development of regional impact...

Immigration officials detain two men on Martha's Vineyard

Updated 11 a.m. FridayTwo Brazilian men with immigration arrest warrants were apprehended Thursday morning by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).Oak Bluffs Police Chief Erik...

Concern but no consensus on All-Island Planning Board

The All-Island Planning Board (AIPB) met last week in Tisbury to discuss the draft housing production plans (HPP) recently delivered to the board of...