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Oak Bluffs is back in the black

After four years of free cash deficits, town officials say Oak Bluffs is in position for healthy financial growth.

Conflict, confusion, continue in Chappy-Comcast deal

Aggressive grass roots campaign increases verbal votes for Chappy-Comcast deal, but bona fide ballots at the bank lag behind

Tisbury taxi takes out Thai restaurant storefront in Oak Bluffs

A driver for Tisbury Taxi faces multiple charges after crashing a taxi into an Oak Bluffs restaurant in the wee hours of July 30

Girls softball on the Island is down to its final out.

Although girls softball is gaining popularity in America, on Martha's Vineyard, it's in a major slump.

NSTAR agrees to move Beach Road utility poles

When, what it will cost, and coordination with Verizon and Comcast remain to be worked out.

Oak Bluffs town hall is on shaky footing

Preliminary findings show Oak Bluffs town hall and Oak Bluffs fire station are in such bad shape, demolition may be the most cost effective solution.

Dial 811 first, Martha’s Vineyard Dig Safe Inspector urges

Happening by, Martha's Vineyard Dig Safe inspector halted an excavation that might have trashed utility service in Oak Bluffs.

Oak Bluffs Police tame shark tournament crowds

Monster Shark tournament mayhem was muted this year, thanks to prescient planning by police, and funds contributed by contestants.

Oak Bluffs emergency management director defends boat repairs

Emergency management director Peter Martell said the fire and rescue boat needed to be fixed, and he took charge.

Oak Bluffs emergency management director rebuffed in renewal bid

Citing a long history of fractious behavior, selectmen denied Peter Martell a full re-appointment and looked to replace him by the beginning of 2014

Oak Bluffs selectmen ponder scorching fire department report

In a workshop setting, barring public comment, Oak Bluffs selectmen met Tuesday over hot topics, including a recent report on the town Fire Department.

Study reveals areas of opportunity for Oak Bluffs Fire Department

The report highlights the need for effective leadership, better training and record keeping, and the pride the volunteer firefighters share

Chappy leaders urge support for first step in Comcast deal

The most time-sensitive condition of the deal requires that at least 270 homes must sign a commitment letter by October 1, this year.

Now, it’s the One Fund – He was asked, so Ken Feinberg said yes

He calls it 'rough justice' – get the claims in and the money out the door. Ken Feinberg is the go-to guy to manage victim compensation funds.

For one relieved cancer patient, MGH is now around the corner

The Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center (MGHCC) now provides medical oncology and hematology services at Martha's Vineyard Hospital.

Martha’s Vineyard marathoner stays the course

For Marylee Schroeder of West Tisbury the race finish line only provides a pause in a continuing effort to excel in a sport that binds her family.