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League of Women Voters to hold candidate forums

Want to be more informed on local elections? Look no further than the series of voter forums being sponsored by the League of Women...

Bobby B’s to pour beer and wine

Tisbury selectmen unanimously voted to approve a wine and beer permit for Bobby B’s Seafood and Pizza restaurant on Main Street, at the board's...

Charter School hires new director

After a national search, the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School has hired Peter Steedman to succeed current director Bob Moore.Moore, the school’s founding director,...

Oral histories celebrate Black History Month

We share memories and stories with our rich and diverse voices telling stories of hardship, happiness, and humor. These are the stories that weave...

Island chef Chris Fischer and comedian Amy Schumer marry in Malibu

Martha’s Vineyard chef Chris Fischer and comedian Amy Schumer tied the knot last Tuesday in an “intimate” wedding ceremony, according to CNN.Fischer has cooked...

Aquinnah interested in two-town fire department

–Aquinnah selectmen are interested in talking to Chilmark selectmen about merging their fire departments.At a meeting Tuesday, the board of selectmen spoke with Aquinnah...

House passes bill to aid Alzheimer’s patients

On Jan. 31, state Rep. Dylan Fernandes, D-Falmouth, voted to pass several legislative bills, including one dealing with Massachusetts’ growing population of patients with...

Tough defense shuts Vineyarders down

The Vineyarders boys basketball team had no luck against the visiting Bishop Feehan Shamrocks last Thursday falling 59-43.The Shamrocks got the tip off and...

Finding your passion is job one

On a brisk Tuesday morning, students at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School and Island employers gathered for an hour-long discussion panel to talk...

‘You need not walk alone’

The Compassionate Friends, a self-help support organization with chapters across the country, has come to the Island. The Compassionate Friends mission is to help...

Chief’s request for raise prompts fiery exchange

Tensions rose during Tuesday’s board of selectmen meeting in Chilmark, with Fire Chief David Norton asking for a raise and a department lieutenant leaving...

Yellow House project can move forward

In a quick meeting Thursday afternoon, Edgartown selectmen approved a bid by Trademark Services LLC for a $1.8 million renovation of the Yellow House...

Have an interest in running for town office?

It’s February once again, and that means it’s time to start thinking about spring elections. Each town on the Island has several positions open...

Affordable housing bill passes House

Last week, the Massachusetts House of Representatives voted to pass a bill that would increase spending for affordable housing in the commonwealth.The $1.7 billion...

Scott to join Martha’s Vineyard Hospital board

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital has elected a new member to its board of trustees. Christopher Scott of Edgartown was chosen for the position as...

Aquinnah looks to move away from cash

In a meeting with the Aquinnah board of health Thursday, Aquinnah selectmen raised the issue of how money is being collected at the Aquinnah...

Small school, big plans

Beyond the shops and restaurants on Main Street in Vineyard Haven is the Vineyard Montessori School, where classrooms feel less like rote lecture halls...

$26,000 grant will fund study of Island farms

The Dukes County Conservation District will receive $26,000 in a grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs to study the...

Island women to gather at Five Corners

A community women’s event is being planned for Saturday, Jan. 20, at 1 pm at Five Corners in Vineyard Haven. Though it’s billed as...

Steamship website crashed on first day of reservations

Technical issues that have hampered ferry customers all day are over, according to Steamship Authority general manager Robert Davis.In an email received just before...