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Oak Bluffs council on aging director remains on paid leave

On Tuesday night, Oak Bluffs selectmen excused themselves from a standing room only crowd at the library meeting room to meet with suspended Council...

Beaches and bottom line pose challenges for Oak Bluffs officials

In a marathon session Tuesday, Oak Bluffs selectmen received a middling report card on town finances and fielded citizen ire over the condition of...

Tisbury solar project nears completion

The 5,500 photovoltaic cells are expected to save the town $74,000.

Angry protest spurs action on Inkwell Beach sand

Oak Bluffs officials said they plan to remove dredge spoils from the popular beach and look for more acceptable sand.

Oak Bluffs is one step closer to a bowling alley

The new complex will feature 10 lanes and a bar.

Deteriorating East Chop bluff qualifies for FEMA funding

At Tuesday night’s selectmen’s meeting, Oak Bluffs town administrator Robert Whritenour announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has reversed its initial rejection...

Oak Bluffs officials say town beach improvements imminent

The stuff contains more clay than we were led to believe by the bridge contractor...it’s not what we had hoped we were getting. If we get down to June 1 and it hasn’t bleached down we’d consider moving it.

New Vineyard House breaks ground

Charlie called and said, ‘Do we need a halfway house?’ and I shouted ‘Yes!’ so loudly I think they probably heard me on the Vineyard.

Battling addiction on Martha’s Vineyard

We get in-kind donations from businesses and from individuals and that sends the message that the community cares, which is very powerful. The support from the community means people want them to be healthy and want them back.

Spring means tick season has begun on Martha’s Vineyard

Because they’re so small, roughly the size of a poppy seed, and because they excrete a natural anesthetic when they bite, deer tick nymphs are masters at avoiding detection. By the time these terrible teens reach adulthood in late summer, they will be responsible for about 90 percent of the Lyme disease contracted by humans.

Martha’s Vineyard trout tradition turns 40

A new generation of Island anglers enjoyed a picture-perfect day at the 40th annual trout derby Saturday.

Results from the 40th Annual Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club Kids Trout Derby

It was a picture perfect spring morning as over 100 children, ages 3 to 14, cast their lines into Duarte’s Pond in West Tisbury...

Oak Bluffs selectmen approve July 12 music and arts festival

Pending parks department and police approval the event will take place at Waban Park.

Chantal Desgagne runs her first Boston Marathon

The hills of Vineyard Haven are the hardest for me. East Chop is one of my favorites, she said. I love running on the Island. It’s such a beautiful place. We’re very lucky to live here.

Islander runs her 11th Boston Marathon

The Sunday after, I was reading the Sunday [Boston] Globe, and it had all this coverage, it all hit me,

Beetlebung boosts business in Oak Bluffs

People have been talking a lot about the state of downtown...We’re just catching O.B. at a bad moment. It’s going to come back. It already is. We’re in it for the long term.

Oak Bluffs voters re-elect Vail and Santoro, approve 2 of 3 capital projects

Updated at 9:50 am, Friday, April 11.At the polls Thursday, Oak Bluffs voters approved a $600,000 Proposition 2.5 override (476-375), said no to a...

Oak Bluffs voters approve town hall, fire station

'I love this town,' Ms. Johnston said after the meeting. 'It was a very hard thing for me to get up there, but the response was very heartwarming.”

State officials present new Vibrio control plan to Vineyard oystermen

Changes made in harvesting, enforcement procedures, and closure criteria battle a baffling bacterium.

New threat from cyberspace hits Martha’s Vineyard businesses

It was a routine morning for Samantha Cooperrider, veterinary technician at My Pet’s Vet in Vineyard Haven — until she sat down at her computer. The screensaver was no longer a Rottweiler puppy with a backpack. It was a cheeky ransom note, informing her, “Your personal files are encrypted!”