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Power went out while you were sleeping

If you’re employee was late for work this morning and blamed an alarm clock, he’s probably telling the truth.Nearly 5,000 customers on the Island...

Black Dog helps dogs

To the Editor:The following letter was sent to Jamie Douglas and Christine Cardoza of the Black Dog.On behalf of the board and staff of...

No scenic drive on East Chop this summer

East Chop Drive will remain closed to cars and trucks, but the Oak Bluffs board of selectmen stopped short of making the scenic street...

Tisbury School loses by 21 votes

Updated 10 amVoters in Tisbury rejected a tax hike Tuesday to pay for a new $46.6 million school to be built on land adjacent...

SSA board visits Vineyard Haven and gets earful

Updated 9 pmThe Steamship Authority needs to do better. That was the clear message from a crowd of about 50 people gathered inside the...

Tisbury selectmen support sewer-line move

The town’s board of selectmen have entered into a license agreement that will allow a sewer line to be moved on land at 20...

Martha’s Vineyard ferry suffers door problem

The woes for the MV Martha’s Vineyard, now back a month from its $17.5 million refurbishment, are continuing.On Thursday night, one of the rollers...

Lt. Gov. Polito visits, marvels at M.V. beauty

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito made the rounds of Island towns Thursday, signing community compacts and offering the state’s help when it comes to important...

Initial steps taken for recreational weed license

Updated April 24Patient Centric of Martha’s Vineyard, which is already a registered medical marijuana dispensary, is taking steps to obtain a recreational marijuana license.Patient...

‘Dangerous’ dogs euthanized

Updated April 20Two dogs that were deemed dangerous by Oak Bluffs selectmen, a decision supported by both a clerk magistrate and a judge,...

Fluoride loses, Smadbeck returned to office

Updated April 13 at 8 pmVoters overwhelmingly defeated an initiative to add fluoride to the town’s water, a rebuff to a controversial order issued...

M.V. Airport Commission threatens laundry shutdown

Updated April 18 at 4:40 pmAirport Laundromat has been given 21 days — until May 3 — to repay $140,000 to the Martha’s Vineyard...

Voters head to the polls today

It’s election day in three Island towns. Voters in Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, and West Tisbury go to the polls.In Edgartown, voters will decide the...

Tisbury School vote put on hold

A vote on a proposed $46.6 million new Tisbury School project will have to wait at least another day.After more than two hours of...

With Sollitto retiring, first candidates emerge

The first candidate seeking to replace longtime Dukes County Superior Court clerk of courts Joseph Sollitto Jr. has emerged.Sollitto has decided to retire after...

Island Home suffers brief delay Sunday

The MV Island Home, just back in service since Thursday, suffered a brief delay Sunday morning when the ferry’s doors would not close, Steamship...

Station calls Edgartown election, a week early

Updated 3:35 pmA Martha’s Vineyard radio station reported a winner of the Edgartown selectman’s race, a week before the election is scheduled to happen.Gail...

Martha’s Vineyard ferry fatigue reaches three full weeks

Problems with the Steamship Authority’s largest ferries are now at 21 days and counting. While there is hope on the horizon that some of...

SSA to suspend service of fast ferry later today

Update 5:30 pmThe National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory from Wednesday, April 4, 2:00 p.m. until Thursday, April 5, 4:00 a.m.The Steamship Authority...

Fast ferry makes fast fans

On the ride from Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven Friday morning on SeaStreak’s Whaling City Express, a regular commuter hatched a plan. He would...