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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...

Mass. Estuaries Project tackles nitrogen levels

The Massachusetts Estuaries Project (MEP), a state and local collaborative, completed its report on the Menemsha-Squibnocket pond embayment system and gave a presentation of...

Fortunate enough

The late Anthony Bourdain once wrote, “To be fortunate enough to visit Thailand — to eat in Thailand — is a deep dive into...

Oak Bluffs finishes stale ‘doughnut hole’ swap

Oak Bluffs officials ironed out complicated property issues with the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank on several parcels of land in the Southern Woodlands Reservation.The...

Fire’s out between Oak Bluffs and fire union

After holding an executive session with Fire Chief John Rose and other fire department officials Tuesday night, Oak Bluffs selectmen reached an agreement with...

VTA plans Edgartown charging stations

Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) administrator Angela Grant updated Edgartown selectmen on the VTA’s electric fleet and plans for charging stations on Church Street.“The next...

VTA drivers protest at Five Corners

A group of Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) drivers received honks of support at Five Corners in Vineyard Haven Saturday as they held up signs...

Oak Bluffs gets $1 million in state funding

The town of Oak Bluffs has received $1 million in state funding to improve the welcoming and circulation area on the town’s North Bluff...

Verizon tower looms large

It was a busy Thursday night for the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) as it reviewed plans for the Edgartown Stop & Shop expansion, the...

Bill Clinton: Governor, president, author

Updated August 28The crowds came out in droves to see former President Bill Clinton speak about his new novel, “The President Is Missing,” which...

DeVries and Barmakian run for register of probate

The acting Register of Probate, Daphne DeVries, is facing a Democratic primary challenge from Oak Bluffs selectman Gail Barmakian.DeVries has been coming to...

Aquinnah wants transparency with new software

Aquinnah selectmen decided to look further into purchasing the services of ClearGov, a software platform that works with municipalities nationwide to make government more...

Fence stays, but changes may come

The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank put the kibosh on a public proposal to make modifications to its fence at Trade Winds Field Preserve —...

A birthday splash

People will often celebrate their birthdays with a party, gifts, or food. Islander Chick Stapleton decided to forgo the traditional festivities and instead jump...

No additional beach raking in Oak Bluffs

The Oak Bluffs Citizens Beach Committee requested another August beach raking. The committee wants to include Inkwell Beach in addition to Pay Beach in...

Park yourself at Park Corner

Not long ago, I was teaching English at a high school in Shaoyang, China. Shaoyang sits in the rough center of Hunan Province, a...

Race and gender intersect to empower

The Center for American Progress (CAP) hosted a discussion panel featuring four prominent guest speakers to talk about race and politics in America, centering...

Why the sign?

Updated August 13Dogwalkers and trail walkers alike have been voicing their concern in the wake of the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank’s decision to build a...