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MEMA communications specialists hold Island-wide meeting to hear of radio shortcomings.
The results of a newly released survey show a drop in drug and alcohol use among Island youth, with a few exceptions, notably in prescription drug use.
For a second consecutive year, rising education costs will press the budget.
Dismayed by debris despoiling Vineyard vistas, Tim Hanjian takes a stand.
Officials vow increased outreach, greater transparency, and a stronger presence in town hall.
Three Island departments responded to a simulated fire at the Lampost on Circuit Avenue Sunday morning.
Minutes after police distributed his photo, the suspect unwittingly crossed paths with an alert town police chief.
A three-company exercise will prepare firefighters and EMTs for a fire in the vulnerable Oak Bluffs downtown district.
An arrest for driving under the influence is costly financially and personally say those who have lived through the experience.
Jacob Ludwig contends his family was steamrolled by town selectmen and has taken the matter to court.
The Gatchell family’s Christmas light extravaganza is bigger than ever but donations for the Food Pantry lag far behind last year’s haul.
After eight years of fundraising and eight months of construction, a new Vineyard House opens its doors.
Clinicians focus on outreach and early education to thwart addiction before it takes its inevitable toll.
Citing the dramatic turnaround in town fortunes since Robert Whritenour took office, the board unanimously approved a pay hike.
Citing concern about problematic precedent, town officials declined to amend current regulations.
The chain of events that led to help began with a post on a Facebook page about a badly wounded owl.
The rate will rise from $7.81 to $7.96, and a residential exemption was deemed worth further study by selectmen.
Although long-awaited FEMA funds may be released next week, wary town officials discuss contingency plans.
State website overhaul and advanced training for Vineyard Healthcare Access staff show positive early results.
Paramedics and EMTs will be answer minor calls to ease the burden on volunteer firefighters.