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VTA bus driver fired for racist comment

Updated July 13A Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) bus driver was fired after refusing to pick up a man who is black, the bus service...

Electric bikes jolt into summer

 Updated July 13Electric bikes have become a popular mode of transportation around the Island this summer, prompting some discussion of how to regulate the...

A bright blaze of support in O.B.

Firefighters from Oak Bluffs and across Massachusetts, wearing bright yellow T shirts emblazoned with “Keep politics out of public safety,” packed the Oak Bluffs...

Edgartown responds to questions on Yellow House

The Edgartown procurement office has issued two responses to questions from potential bidders for the request for proposal (RFP) to lease and reconstruct the...

John Kerry: ‘You have to fight’

John Kerry told a mostly supportive audience that change will come from getting citizens — especially young citizens — involved in the political process.Kerry,...

Early morning crash in West Tisbury

In the early hours of Sunday morning, West Tisbury police personnel and Tri-Town Ambulance responded to a car crash blocking two lanes of traffic.At...

You’re gonna need a bigger beach

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival kicked off its summer film series with a free outdoor screening of “Jaws.”The film festival set up a large,...

Dessert delivery has never been sweeter

Popcycle, a dessert delivery business based in Edgartown, is rolling out its sophomore season, and business is booming.Popcycle was founded by Noah Goldberg, a...

It’s smooth sailing on Meetinghouse Way

Meetinghouse Way in Edgartown has finally been completely paved over with asphalt, after being approved back in 2015.The project’s completion has been a...

Toxic jellyfish spotted in Edgartown Great Pond

Gonionemus vertens, known as the clinging jellyfish or the clinger — a dangerous, toxic species — has been confirmed to be living in Edgartown...

The long and winding Beach Road

Several Tisbury residents and Beach Road property and business owners pushed back against the 100 percent design plan for Beach Road presented by the...

Gas station pumps up construction

Construction of a gas station off Barnes Road in the Airport Business park is moving along after several delays on the project.Louis Paciello, owner...

Stone’s throw

A group of stone performance enthusiasts made their way down the shoreline of Lambert’s Cove Beach on Thursday evening to participate in the second...

Youth Tennis aims to open center to adults

Vineyard Youth Tennis chairman Chris Scott met with selectmen Tuesday to modify the tennis center’s existing special permit due to the discontinued financial support...

Declaring a link to history

David Moss, an Episcopal priest and psychotherapist from Atlanta, Ga., who vacations on the Island, is no stranger to history. Growing up, he had...

U.S. Postal inspectors search Vineyard Haven building

Updated 3:30pmThe U.S. Postal Inspection Service searched a building at 21 Evelyn Way in Vineyard Haven Wednesday morning as part of an active criminal...

Edgartown gets ready for Fourth of July

In a meeting that lasted two shakes of a lamb’s tail, Edgartown selectmen met Monday to discuss some of the town’s Fourth of July...

Dukes County commissioners approve airport loan

Updated July 2The Dukes County Commissioners returned to a discussion concerning a request from the Martha’s Vineyard Airport to borrow $420,000 Monday evening.The only...

School’s out for summer

Students at the Tisbury School lined up at the doors to greet the beginning of summer on Friday afternoon as schools closed all across...

Tastebuds take flight

Austere and filled with banal pre-coffee turpitude, I cruised over to the Plane View restaurant to meet my colleagues for the day’s first and...