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Efforts continue to save the Gay Head Lighthouse

The Save the Gay Head Lighthouse Committee (SGHLC) moves forward with fundraising efforts.

Rare sea turtles find their way to the ocean slowly, but surely

Two Kemp's Ridley sea turtles who've lived at the New England Aquarium for about eight months were released Wednesday afternoon into the Atlantic Ocean at Long Point Wildlife Refuge.

Chilmark will consider going wet

The owners of the Beach Plum Inn & Restaurant and the Home Port Restaurant have asked for alcohol sales to be allowed.

Tisbury man drives BMW into leg of parking attendant at Back Door Donuts

Oak Bluffs police arrested John Cecilio after he drove into the crowded parking lot and hit a parking attendant.

Goats and sheep help Martha’s Vineyard land organizations with weeds

Using animals for land management is as old as the hills. Two projects will gauge how effective it is for select Vineyard properties.

Jabberwocky campers had a high time

For 10 years, Camp Jabberwocky campers and counselors and Martha's Vineyard Ocean Sports have gotten together for a good time on the water.

Shaun Sicsico returned to jail following hearing

Shaun Sicsico, 19, accused of causing serious brain injuries to his infant daughter, is next due in court on August 9.

Few ripples as Monster Shark Tournament returned to Oak Bluffs

Steven James, tournament organizer, said he expects future participation will wane in what he described as the town's unfriendly environment.

Dreams proved entirely possible at the 35th annual auction

The 35th annual Possible Dreams Auction raised more than $450,000 to benefit Martha's Vineyard Community Services.

The dreams proved entirely possible at the 35th annual auction

The 35th annual Possible Dreams Auction raised more than $210,000 during the live auction, to benefit Martha's Vineyard Community Services.

Proposed Grey Barn Farm wind turbine complies with noise levels

Wind turbine plans for the Grey Barn remain on hold, but the proposed turbine complies with state noise guidelines, according to a recent study.

Sara Thompson graduated high school early to pursue life as an artist

The 16-year-old graduated one year early from MVRHS and plans to attend Oregon College of Art and Craft in the fall.

Beginner’s luck for Harwich boat at Monster Shark Tournament

The 27th annual Oak Bluffs Monster Shark Tournament appeared to be a tamer affair, with fewer problems than in the past.

More arrests, but less trouble, at shark tournament

Police say extra staffing, paid by tournament contestants helped manage crowds of rowdy spectators.

Oak Bluffs man, his housemate dead, faces heroin trafficking charges

James C. Walker was dead and and Matthew Hubert was arrested when police answered a call to a Barnes Road house.

Facebook leads to Mikey Waters and newlywed’s lost wedding ring

Social media brought Mikey Waters and Jasmine Reis together but it was their sense of community that led to a happy ending.

Island vendors keep a watchful eye for shoplifters

Martha's Vineyard provides many different venues where artisans display their products. Theft, although rare, does occur.

Chilmark selectmen plan to begin renovations at Chilmark School

And, concerning the hole in the road leading to the drive-on dock, never mind whose hole it is, the town will fix it.

MV Preservation Trust picnic helps pass the torch

The annual Generations Picnic is intended to interest younger people in the nonprofit organization's preservation mission.

Aquinnah civic group focuses on Gay Head Lighthouse move

The Save the Gay Head Lighthouse committee identified four possible new locations, with plans to move in late 2014 or early 2015.