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Silty plume at Cow Bay was red but not dangerous

A beach nourishment project underway at Bend in the Road Beach and Cow Bay created a plume of reddish silt that moved along the...

Island-bred turkeys flourish on Martha's Vineyard

The fall turkey season is long over, and even Thanksgiving has passed. The only thing Martha’s Vineyard wild turkeys have to fear — until...

Eversource enters partnership with offshore wind turbine farm

Eversource Energy, the largest transmitter and distributor of electricity in New England, has entered into a partnership with DONG Energy, the largest operator of...

Regional energy middleman goes 100 percent green

Cape Light Compact, the municipal aggregator based on Cape Cod, is now able to provide 100 percent, competitively priced renewable electricity to all its...

State appeals court finds for Chappy resident in boardwalk suit

The Edgartown conservation commission has been directed by the Massachusetts Appeals Court to undertake “further proceedings” in the matter of Theodore Roosevelt IV’s wetland...

Aquinnah special approves spending for Philbin Beach and the Circle

An Aquinnah special town meeting was held on Nov. 29, after money held over from the previous fiscal year became available to spend. The...

Court decision halts quest for access to Moshup Trail properties

On Nov. 28, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a “request for review” submitted by Maria Kitras and James Decoulos of Belmont in...

West Tisbury selectmen cautious about accepting standardized project review process

At their Wednesday meeting on Nov. 30, West Tisbury board of selectmen (BOS) expressed cautious support for joining the state Complete Streets program. Three...

U. Mass professor speaks about the state of the Vineyard economy

At an event at the Harbor View Hotel on Thursday, Michael Goodman, a professor of public policy and head of the Public Policy Center...

Mill Brook watershed committee wants answers about phosphorus

The Mill Brook Watershed Management Planning Committee (MBWMPC) in West Tisbury continues to work on a report that will describe the challenges faced by...

Edgartown selectmen grant extensions: Tin Hangar liquor license to Dec. 31, school sidewalk to...

The Edgartown selectmen quickly decided on Monday to extend the seasonal liquor license of the Tin Hangar, and to extend the sidewalk on Robinson...

Offshore wind progress report: Politics and science

Every chair was full on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Vineyard Haven Council on Aging as eight speakers — five government officials and three...

Oak Bluffs ZBA and White Brothers–Lynch inch closer to resolution

On Thursday, the Oak Bluffs zoning board of appeals resumed a discussion with Gerry Lynch, the owner of the White Brothers–Lynch construction company and...

Cheryl Andrews-Maltais is elected tribal chairman again

On Sunday, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) elected Cheryl Andrews-Maltais as its chairman, replace the outgoing Tobias Vanderhoop. Ms. Andrews-Maltais ran against...

Breaking News: Steamship Authority cancels runs due to wind

Updated, 6:34 am, MondayThe Steamship Authority is running boats on a trip-by-trip basis, but has canceled the following trips:7 am Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven,...

Slideshow: Hundreds of Vineyarders stand together in Oak Bluffs

Close to 300 people turned out on Saturday afternoon at Dennis Alley Park, (also known as Waban Park) in Oak Bluffs for the “We...

Wampanoag tribal elections on Sunday

On Sunday, Nov. 20 the Wampanoag Tribe of  Gay Head (Aquinnah) held elections for a new tribal chairman and several other leadership positions. The...

Up-Island Regional School District committee hears of revived health ed. policy

At their Tuesday, Nov. 15, meeting, the Up-Island Regional School District (UIRSD) committee got a second reading of a policy that restricts which prescription...

Panel presents offshore-wind farm progress report

Every chair was full at the Vineyard Haven Council on Aging as eight speakers — five government officials and three offshore wind company representatives...

New Lagoon Pond bridge rededicated to veterans

The new Lagoon Pond bridge was rededicated on Thursday, Nov. 10, to the veterans of the Korean and Vietnam wars. Several veterans attended the...