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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...

Storm-related closings on Martha’s Vineyard

The Division of Marine Fisheries has closed all shellfish areas of the commonwealth of Massachusetts as a precaution because of potential effects of the...

Lagoon Ridge not dead in the water

Updated March 6, 10:27 amLegally speaking, the Feb. 22 Oak Bluffs planning board vote that denied the special permit for Lagoon Ridge, the proposed...

New tobacco regulations in Oak Bluffs began March 1

On Thursday, March 1, the legal age to buy tobacco products in Oak Bluffs jumped from 18 to 21 years old. New regulations cover...

Medical marijuana forum is March 6

“Cancer and Cannabis,” a community forum about medical marijuana, will be held on Tuesday, March 6, from 3 to 4:30 pm at the community...

Martha’s Vineyard basic hunter course open for enrollment

Martha’s Vineyard basic hunter course open for enrollmentThe Martha’s Vineyard Rod & Gun Club will host the three-day, state-sanctioned basic hunter education course, beginning...

Fly-tying — winter therapy for Island fishermen

It’s a rainy Monday night. Not quite cold enough to snow, but cold enough to make it feel that spring is still light years...

Nor’easter headed for the Vineyard

Updated at 5 pm Islanders hoping to get home or to travel off-Island on Friday and Saturday would be well served to make a backup...

Oak Bluffs selectmen slash proposed Prop. 2½ override

Looking to balance the FY19 budget in the face of slow revenue growth and sharply escalating regional costs — namely the town’s $467,000 increase...

Oak Bluffs Planning Board denies Lagoon Ridge special permit

Updated Feb. 28The long fought Battle of Lagoon Ridge is over — maybe.Initially, it appeared the special permit for Lagoon Ridge, a proposed 23-lot...

Tisbury firefighters respond to West Chop house fire

The owners of the seasonal home at 209 Quinsigamond Ave. in Tisbury can count themselves lucky.A crew of workmen were on the job next...

Roadside memorial stolen in Oak Bluffs

Just before 6 am on Friday, Feb. 9, a thief stole a roadside cross alongside Eastville Avenue, across from the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, which...

Defensive shooting course offered at Rod & Gun Club

The Rod & Gun Club in Edgartown will host a one-day course, The Fundamentals of Intuitive Defensive Shooting, on two separate dates, Saturday, March...

Island Theater languishes in limbo

Unless there’s a Hollywood ending, it appears “Groundhog Day” will continue to play out at the Island Theater this summer.Co-owner Ben Hall Jr....

Islanders dominate 2017 Massachusetts Saltwater Derby

Martha’s Vineyard fishermen did the Island proud at the 2017 Massachusetts Saltwater Derby, capturing eight out of possible 31 winning trophies.The awards for annual...