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Tisbury Chief Hanavan won’t be offered new contract

Tisbury Police Chief Daniel Hanavan won't be renewing his contract when it expires at the end of June, town administrator Jay Grande said."I wouldn't...

Oak Bluffs house damaged by fire

A homeowner was injured Wednesday night, Oct. 25, as he attempted to extinguish a fire in his Winnemack Avenue home with a garden hose,...

West Tisbury woman fed up with Y elevator

The Martha’s Vineyard YMCA has stopped using its elevator after a West Tisbury woman got stuck in it, requiring the Y to call in...

Island Housing Trust’s vision comes into focus

Update Oct. 26:Martha’s Vineyard Hospital spends $2 million per year to rent housing for staff, particularly summer employees, Timothy Walsh, acting CEO for the...

Barbara Dacey is leaving WMVY

WMVY’s Barbara Dacey is leaving the radio station at the end of the year, after 32 years as an on-air and behind-the-scenes employee at...

Right whale death investigated by IFAW

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is investigating the latest death of a right whale. This time the whale was found washed up...

Judith Ann Nichols

Judith Ann Nichols, 78, of Vineyard Haven died peacefully at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017.Judy was the wife of Stephen...

Film festival gets financial boost

From a one-man operation launched by Thomas Bena in 2001, the Martha's Vineyard Film Festival (MVFF) has grown over the course of its 17...

MVRHS grant will help boost horticultural program

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) received a $50,000 grant from the state, a portion of $9.5 million Skills Capital Grants awarded by the...

Tisbury selectmen take shots at gun shop proposal

The Tisbury board of selectmen is unanimous in its opposition to a gun shop proposed on Main Street, but has no say in whether...

Taxi companies want Uber, Lyft to play fair

Cab companies on Martha’s Vineyard say they are fighting for their survival.At an all-Island selectmen’s meeting last Thursday, Michael Mszanski, vice president of Martha’s...

Size of early-morning trucks restricted on ferry

The Steamship Authority’s board of directors approved a 2018 summer schedule aimed at reducing truck noise in Woods Hole, but stopped short of providing...

Shots fired, without bothering anyone

Sixty sheriff’s deputies and police officers on Martha’s Vineyard got the chance to practice their shooting skills under some intense and realistic scenarios.Through the...

No legal recourse against Eversource spraying

The town’s legal options, at least before Eversource sprays herbicides this year, are limited, town administrator Jay Grande told the board of selectmen Tuesday.Unlike...

Patience wears thin for group concerned about hospital

A group of Island residents concerned with lack of communication from leadership at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital (MVH) is speaking out in an open letter...

Steamship Authority may offer trucks summer discounts for later travel

In an effort to appease Falmouth residents complaining about early-morning noise, the Steamship Authority is proposing a discount for freight shippers willing to take...

Vehicle inspection issues resolved

Two auto garages that reported problems with the newly-installed state vehicle inspection systems are back up and issuing stickers.Both MV Autoworks in Vineyard Haven...

Selectmen accept building inspector’s disclosure

Tisbury building inspector Ken Barwick, despite living in the same neighborhood with the proposed Martha’s Vineyard Museum, will be allowed to issue the building...

Gun store plans to sell high-end shotguns

Updated 10/5A proposed gun dealer’s license for a Main Street shop is creating a buzz, much of it based on speculation.Tisbury selectmen wanted...

Honey, he saved the bees

The first thing you notice is the hum echoing inside the vacant house. It’s a steady din. There is an eeriness to the empty...