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Wham, bam, another phone scam

Two Island phone scams have the Edgartown Police Department putting the public on notice of potential fraudulent phone calls asking for large sums of...

Oak Bluffs to meet with Land Bank over Tradewinds

Frequent visitors of the Trade Wind Fields Preserve — known locally as Tradewinds — let out their anger and disappointment at the construction of...

Housing court may be available on Island

Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Housing Court Department Tim Sullivan met with a group of local attorneys Friday at the Dukes County courthouse for...

Edgartown plans to recycle more

Edgartown selectmen, along with town administrator James Hagerty, have committed the town to purchasing recyclable materials and implementing paper-reduction techniques.During a quick meeting...

Cape, Vineyard to get $53 million for projects

The Senate approved $53 million for critical infrastructure projects for Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard, according to a press release.The bill, spearheaded by Sen....

West Tisbury to hold special election

West Tisbury will hold a special town election on Thursday, June 14, to decide one ballot question. Voting will start at 7 am and...

Signs of a struggle at Inkwell

Last year, in what he says was an innocent act of civil disobedience, Island artist Michael Johnson put up signs at the Inkwell Beach,...

Aquinnah families hit the jackpot

Two Island families will be making Aquinnah their permanent home after being selected by lottery to purchase new homes built by the Island Housing...

Sounds of music

In the heart of downtown Oak Bluffs, above the printing shop owned by his family on Circuit Avenue, Phil daRosa has been recording, mixing,...

A whale of an assignment

A gray and rainy Monday set the nautical tone for a group of Vineyard Montessori School students as they channeled their inner whaling captains...

Small class with big potential

A light breeze and sunny skies made for perfect conditions Sunday as 11 seniors, adorned with crowns of leaves, at the Martha’s Vineyard Public...

Vineyard Vines takes the shark bait

Vineyard Vines is teaming up with the Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week television event to release a new line of shark-inspired clothing.Customers will...

Syne, sealed, delivered

Sometimes you can’t just say goodbye, you have to sing it.Around 20 Oak Bluffs residents showed up at the town Post Office Friday morning...

Land Bank puts up fence at Tradewinds

Updated June 5The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission has begun construction of a wire mesh fence along the perimeter of Trade Winds Field Preserve...

Labor board to take on O.B. fire union complaints

Updated May 31 11:45 amA state labor panel will hear the ongoing dispute between the town of Oak Bluffs and the town’s Fire Department...

Leaving his post

For many who get their mail at the Oak Bluffs Post Office, the joyful wit and bright smile of postmaster Paul Leonard is a...

Avenue of Flags honors veterans

Members of the American Legion and the public rose early on a quiet, overcast Monday morning to honor veterans who gave their lives serving...

MVC sends Division Road project to public hearing, approves other projects

In a meeting Thursday night, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission met with Doug Hoehn — a surveyor and partner in Schofield, Barbini and Hoehn —...

Bedside Table: Brian Dowd

I have a lot of books in a lot of places around my small house. Some are on a bookshelf in an order I...

ERPO gun bill passes Mass. house

The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a extreme risk protection order (ERPO) bill Wednesday that would allow a judge to confiscate a person’s gun...