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MVC gets $250,000 grant

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission received a $250,000 Southeast New England Program (SNEP) grant from the Environmental Protection Agency Monday for its permeable reactive barrier...

Oak Bluffs weighs town hall options

Building committee chairman Bill McGrath presented his committee’s suggestions for a new Oak Bluffs town hall to town selectmen Tuesday after a second round...

Taxi amendment drives change

Edgartown selectmen approved an amendment to its taxi regulation Monday. Adam Darack, the town’s taxi liaison, told selectmen he had worked with town counsel...

Island schools celebrate Peace Day

A brisk sunny day greeted students from the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School as they ran outside with shouts of joy to celebrate United...

Oak Bluffs may get new tower

Members of Oak Bluffs Fire and EMS, Oak Bluffs Police, and Dukes County Sheriff’s Office went before the Martha’s Vineyard Commission for a public...

Edgartown Yacht Club demolition begins

Demolition is underway at the Edgartown Yacht Club. The club is renovating and extending its existing wharf, and adding additions to one of its...

In search of a Weinstein lecture

This fall, literatus Philip Weinstein will hold another series of free public lectures at the Katharine Cornell Theater in Vineyard Haven as part of...

Ed Jerome, Derby stalwart, dies

Updated Sept. 19Ed Jerome, president of the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, died unexpectedly on Tuesday.Jerome, 71, was shellfishing in Sengekontacket when...

Bids still high on O.B. town hall

The bids for a general contractor to build the new Oak Bluffs town hall have come in over budget for the second time forcing...

What a long and winding Trip it’s been

What is creative living? The best, most recent, and funniest answer might be the life and times of Clarence A. Barnes III, better known...

She just couldn’t say nay

A pair of rescued horses have found a new home in Oak Bluffs, thanks to dedicated Islander Wendy Oliver. Oliver is known on-Island for...

Backup generator catches fire on West Chop

Tisbury police, firefighters, EMS, along with Oak Bluffs firefighters, responded to a fire caused by a propane-powered backup generator in West Chop, on the...

Two-car crash on Skiff Avenue

A two-car motor vehicle crash blocked off Skiff Avenue in Vineyard Haven Monday morning.Tisbury police responded to the crash, which involved a red Hyundai...

Field hockey team disciplined for hazing

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) has taken disciplinary action against the girl’s field hockey team after a team event resulted in hazing...

What’s brewing?

As the crazy crowds, the humid heat, and terrible traffic come to end with the finale of the summer season, you may start to...

Building off Oak Bluffs-Tisbury summit

The towns of Oak Bluffs and Tisbury held a joint meeting Tuesday at the Oak Bluffs library to discuss and vote on maintenance projects,...

New bench sits on trail

On a warm, slightly breezy Tuesday morning, down the trail into the Caroline Tuthill Preserve in Edgartown, a new wooden bench got its own...

Chappy cell tower heads to town warrant

The Edgartown board of selectmen made several swift approvals Monday during a meeting faster than a cat racing chain lightning.Robert Strayton went before...

Video of VTA driver fired for racist comment released

The onboard video from a Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) bus shows the driver telling Kevin Brooks, a barber who commutes to the Island from...

Winnetu gets building, MVC gets dessert

It was a short and sweet meeting of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) Thursday that saw the Winnetu Oceanside Resort receive approval for a...