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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...

Cape Cod Five opens new Edgartown branch

Cape Cod Five opened a new branch in Edgartown on Tuesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The bank’s new full-service branch is located in Post...

Cryptocurrency, blockchain, and mining

The Martha’s Vineyard Cryptocurrency Symposium wrapped up its informational sessions last Thursday after three days of speakers giving talks.The symposium, held at the Martha’s...

The Lampost gets new digs

A change is coming along Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs.The Martha’s Vineyard Commission met with architect Chuck Sullivan of Sullivan and Associates Architects and...

Tree falls, makes a sound, and a sight

 A large moving truck carrying a modular home stopped traffic at Tashmoo Avenue off Franklin Street in Vineyard Haven Friday afternoon after a large...

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...