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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...

Hot ticket

Lovers of chili and alcohol came out in droves for the 32nd annual Big Chili Contest last Saturday. The contest is hosted every year...

MVRHS students win big at awards ceremony

Student journalists from the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School won several major journalism awards from the New England Scholastic Press Association (NESPA) last Friday...

The right thing for right whales

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Law Enforcement and the U.S. Coast Guard will be working in tandem this year to...

The Aquinnah selectmen’s race is on

The only contested race in Aquinnah this year is for a three-year term on the town’s board of selectmen, where incumbent Jim Newman, who...

Shellfishing money secured in House budget

After a four-day series of votes and negotiating budgets at the State House, Rep. Dylan Fernandes, D-Falmouth, successfully secured $225,000 in local earmarks for...

Aquinnah voters scheduled to take up town’s business

Aquinnah will be the last, but certainly not the least, town to hold its annual town meeting this year, with 34 articles on this...

Edgartown School has an eye for security

The Edgartown School installed a new security system for its front doors.The system cost $10,500, and was approved by town voters after an article...

Tensions rise between Aquinnah selectmen and assessors

Updated 10:30 amDebate continued between Aquinnah selectmen and the town’s board of assessors Tuesday night over tax issues.The first issue concerned five plots of...

Aquinnah shellfish dispute moved to next meeting

Aquinnah selectmen met with shellfish committee chairman Buddy Vanderhoop last week to discuss a formal complaint filed by Vanderhoop against the selectmen.Vanderhoop shared his...

Tisbury gets updates on town projects

On Tuesday, Tisbury selectmen met with Ben Robinson, chairman of the Tisbury planning board, to discuss updates on a project in Owen Park.Town administrator...

Laundromat owner responds to threat of closure

On April 12, the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission voted unanimously 5-0 to give Airport Laundromat owner Nick Catt 21 days to pay $140,000 owed...

Feeling euphoric at Fat Ronnie’s

In life we make many choices. Each new day welcomes the opportunity to forge our existence through decisions, both good and bad, to lead...