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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...

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...