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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...

Restoring Island history

After three long years, the Edgartown Cemetery Commission was proud to celebrate the completion of a restoration project last Friday for several 17th- and...

Oak Bluffs slows it down

Oak Bluffs selectmen tackled a full agenda Tuesday night, issuing permits, approving projects, and hearing updates.Selectmen approved a request from the roads and byways...

Making music

Danny Berno is busy these days. Between designing websites and logos, running a delivery business, and driving with Uber, some may wonder how he...

Island rallies behind native son

Two months ago, Chris Laursen, a 35-year-old website designer who grew up on Martha’s Vineyard, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of soft tissue...

Shorebird hatching will close off Cape Poge refuge

Cape Poge wildlife refuge and the area north of the Dike Bridge will be closed starting June 2 to accommodate the hatching of piping...

Brock Callen retires as executive director of Sail MV

On Wednesday morning, Brock Callen, the longtime executive director of Sail Martha’s Vineyard, announced his plans to retire from his position. Callen has been...

Work with a purpose

Updated 2 pm May 17It all started with a friendly meeting at church in 1997. Margaret Pénicaud, a woman who had grown up in...

Aquinnah will hold special town meeting in June

The town of Aquinnah will be holding a special town meeting on June 5 to discuss articles concerning appropriations for the Up-Island Regional School...

Julian Cyr fellowship deadline extended

Anyone interested in learning what it’s like to work on a political campaign is encouraged to apply to the Julian Cyr fellowship for Cape...

James Hagerty chosen as new Edgartown town administrator

The Edgartown board of selectmen chose James Hagerty as the new town administrator after public interviews of four candidates Tuesday.Selectman Michael Donaroma called Hagerty...

MVC approves Dockside and Chappy cell tower

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission approved the conditions and plans for employee housing and parking spaces at the Dockside Inn in Oak Bluffs, a key...

Steamship Authority moves meeting to Martha’s Vineyard

The Steamship Authority will hold its scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 15, at 4 pm in the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School’s Performing Arts...

Great Decisions, great discussion

It only takes a brief look at any of today’s news headlines to prompt discussion. World topics such as the trends of social media,...

Aquinnah voters approve $5 million budget

The Island’s final annual town meeting of 2018 wrapped up in Aquinnah Tuesday night after nearly 3½ hours of debate.The meeting kicked off with...

Trying 20byNine

I want things in life. I want success with my writing. I want humans to land safely on Mars. I want that girl I...