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Signs, signs, everywhere signs

There are too many signs on Main Street in Vineyard Haven and they’re too big — something Ray Tattersall, the town’s DPW director, wants...

Joys in the attic

I’d heard a lot about La Soffitta from my colleagues and friends — one of them in particular had been prodding me to get...

Sweet (potato) taste of success

It’s been two years now since our then 17-year-old daughter came home and announced she is a vegetarian. It wasn’t a huge surprise, but...

Steamship Authority ready for busy weekend

Within days of a contentious meeting on Martha’s Vineyard where frustrated Island leaders, business owners, and residents lashed out at Steamship Authority officials, the...

Case closed on Tisbury School project

The town of Tisbury has been notified that it will be removed from the list of schools in the Massachusetts School Building Authority capital...

Sticker shock for Tisbury residents

Tisbury residents will spend twice as much, beginning July 1, to dispose of recyclable waste.In a 2-1 vote, with selectman Melinda Loberg opposed, the...

Beach Road petition is circulating

A Beach Road property owner is once again calling on the Tisbury board of selectmen for a meeting about a shared-use path (SUP) proposed...

O.B. shocker: Town hall bid is 22 percent over budget

The bids for the Oak Bluffs Town Hall have come in $1.7 million and $2 million over budget and will likely have to be...

Prosecutor ‘abused her power’

Updated May 21 @ 4 pmOne week after the state board that oversees the conduct of attorneys issued a blistering commentary on one of...

Quick action by SSA on one issue

When Binnie Ravitch spoke out at Tuesday’s sometimes contentious meeting with the Steamship Authority, her comments about the ferry service’s reservation system were met...

Ferry delayed after truck gets stuck

Updated May 17 @6:30 amThe MV Martha’s Vineyard, a ferry that’s faced a string of mechanical issues, had another problem Wednesday night, but this...

SSA board calls for complete management review

 Updated 7:30 pmThe voices were loud, they were forceful, and they were nearly unanimous that the Steamship Authority is broken and needs an outside...

Chappaquiddick movie draws a crowd

Peter Wells, owner of the Chappy Ferry, says the movie “Chappaquiddick” is already drawing tourists to the Edgartown island, and Google Maps has them...

Take a (guided) walk on the wild side

A free app for smartphones has been developed that will help hikers navigate the more than 200 miles of trails on Martha’s Vineyard.The TrailsMV...

Hanover House could soon be hospital house

Updated @ 1:30 pmThe Tisbury zoning board of appeals has given the green light to a proposal that may ultimately provide workforce housing for...

Dentist shouts about rooftop

An infuriated local dentist chastised the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission because a roofing project for her office building has been delayed for months waiting...

Abysmal record

The great National Football League Coach Bill Parcells, who won two Super Bowls with the New York Giants and added instant credibility to the...

Tisbury may be on hook for two chiefs

If Tisbury hires a new police chief before June 30, 2019, it will have to buy Chief Daniel Hanavan out of the remainder of...

Tisbury puts brakes on taxi regs

Tristan Israel is the new chairman of the Tisbury board of selectmen, and Tuesday night’s meeting fit the selectman’s off-the-cuff, scattered style.There were long...

Hy-Line ferry to Martha’s Vineyard breaks down

Updated @ 5:40 pmTuesday afternoon, the Hy-Line has tweeted out that two ferry trips between Martha's Vineyard and Hyannis have been canceled due to...