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Paramedic suspension triggers more litigation in Oak Bluffs

Alleging “neglect of duty and lack of good judgment,” Oak Bluffs Fire/EMS Chief John Rose placed firefighter/paramedic Chris Flanders on two-week suspension without pay...

See something? Say something online

Tisbury residents will be able to report a pothole or cracked sidewalk, or register a noise complaint, with the click of a mouse or...

Goodness, gracious, great whites around us

Well, it’s confirmed, there are great white sharks in the waters surrounding Martha’s Vineyard.A detection buoy that was deployed about ¼ mile off South...

Police officer facing possible discipline again

Tisbury Police Officer Mark Santon is on paid administrative leave again pending a disciplinary hearing before the board of selectmen scheduled for Friday morning,...

Rep. Fernandes taking break to have surgery

State Rep. Dylan Fernandes, D-Falmouth, who represents Martha’s Vineyard at the Statehouse, is taking a brief medical leave to have surgery. The leave won’t...

DA: Manslaughter charge won’t move forward

Updated Wednesday, 4:05 pmIn a surprise move, Aaron Bezahler, the man accused of selling a lethal dose of fentanyl to Antone Silvia in April,...

Tribe, state, and town will have to wait

The U.S. Supreme Court has kicked the can down the road on a decision of whether it will hear a case involving a gambling...

‘I’m doing this to get justice for Antone’

The mother of overdose victim Antone Silvia is seeking justice for her son, taking the opioid epidemic and the supply of drugs head-on.Brenda Williston-Floyd...

Fire sale: Finance committee says sell old fire station lot

The finance committee wants the town to consider selling a prime piece of Vineyard Haven real estate rather than use it as a public...

Chief wants to know who is interested in training

Aquinnah Police Chief Rhandi Belain is trying to gauge interest Island-wide for a training class to become a part-time or intermittent police officer.Chief Belain...

Co-workers and Vineyarders rally around maternity nurse

Carla Furtaw left Martha’s Vineyard Friday in search of the latest treatment in what’s been a 26-year battle with ovarian cancer.She left with a...

Steamship bus driver dies at Palmer lot

Updated Dec. 4 at 3:45 pmThe Steamship Authority is mourning the death of one of its employees, bus driver Jack Hayes.On Sunday at...

It’s over for Cape Wind

Cape Wind, the 130-wind-turbine project proposed for Nantucket Sound, is finally dead in the water, a spokeswoman for the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy...

Laura Marshard may face more scrutiny

The Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers, which in October found Laura Marshard guilty of misconduct, appears to be widening its investigation of the prosecutor....

Martha’s Vineyard is setting standard for elder care

The state’s top executive on elder affairs was on-Island Thursday, making the rounds in a place where the population is growing at a startling...

No injuries as van crashes into guardrail

A van lost control heading southbound on Lagoon Pond Road in Vineyard Haven at about 1:30 pm Thursday, slamming into a guardrail, police said.The...

Healthy Aging to host annual meeting

Healthy Aging Martha’s Vineyard is hosting its annual meeting on Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center, 130 Center St., Vineyard Haven.At...

Appeal filed objecting to continued lease of Sound to Cape Wind

The Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce and the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) are among those who have appealed a federal decision that...

Boch Park easement delayed

Tisbury board of selectmen have put off approving a sewer easement for Boch Park, the private park fenced off and ready for construction at...

From the shadows into the spotlight

 Even on a night when they were being recognized for their contributions to the community, the Dunkls — Frank, Peter, and Heidi — shunned...