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No quorum at Aquinnah special town meeting

An Aquinnah special town meeting failed to attract the necessary quorum Thursday night, and will be rescheduled for Jan. 23 at 7 pm in...

Cape and Island nonprofit hospices come together

Cape Cod Healthcare and Hopehealth, the two nonprofit hospice organizations serving the Cape and Islands, will come together under one umbrella by mid-January, according...

Rotten pilings pose safety hazard in Menemsha

Aquinnah selectmen met with shellfisherman Vernon Welch Tuesday to discuss rotten pilings that he says pose a danger if they were to collapse.Welch told...

Island doctor retires after 30 years

After 30 years as a family practice specialist in association with the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, Dr. Henry Nieder said an emotional goodbye to his...

Vineyarder wins prestigious scholarship

At a young age, Samantha Potter knew she wanted to join the military. As a tennis champion and valedictorian of the MVRHS class of...

A busload of joy

The Edgartown Patrolman’s Association teamed up with the Red Stocking Fund to fill a VTA bus with toys, board games, bikes, and more at...

High school students help the homeless

Members of the Social and Global Change Club at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School will take part in a collaborative effort that brings them...

School committee tackles budget with ‘a lot of priorities’

Members of the MVRHS school committee faced a number of difficult budgetary decisions at the board’s meeting Monday, including whether to satisfy a longstanding...

To protect and serve

Edgartown Police put down their hats and picked up their chef’s toques to provide a luxurious and plentiful meal for seniors in the Edgartown...

Ag Society seeks streamlined permitting for events

Members of the Agricultural Society advocated for a more streamlined permitting process for large events held at the Agricultural Hall at a West Tisbury...

Tisbury board of health takes action on sanitation issue

For three years, the Tisbury board of health has sent letters to Richard Washington insisting he address his failed septic system.After hearing from...

Deer hunting season is in full swing

Updated Nov. 27At the end of opening day of shotgun season for deer, hunters congregated at the deer check-in station near the Martha’s Vineyard...

Cape Light Compact seeks to electrify homes

Representatives from the Cape Light Compact (CLC) presented their three-year energy efficiency plan to the Aquinnah selectmen at a meeting Tuesday.Maggie Downey, compact administrator...

Beach Road stakeholders raise more issues

Ralph Packer, owner of R.M. Packer, said he would take legal action against the state if it moves forward with a beach nourishment plan...

Small room, big tunes

For music lovers, open-mic night at Island Music is a perfect time to get a glimpse of the diverse and expansive musical culture on...

Verizon tower runs into tree troubles

A proposal by Verizon to raise the height of the narrow-width microwave tower on Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road came to another standstill at a Martha’s...

Beach Road project still undecided

The long-anticipated Beach Road decision has been pushed back further after Tisbury selectmen were unable to reach a conclusion at a meeting Tuesday.Much...

Police investigating theft of $6,000 from personal safe

Aquinnah police are investigating a possible larceny case in which approximately $6,000 went missing from long-time Aquinnah resident Julianne Vanderhoop’s home on State Road...

Aquinnah backs Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole

Aquinnah selectmen agreed on Wednesday to duplicate a copy of a letter sent by the Falmouth board of selectmen to a federal official regarding...

Straight from the heart

Stephen Hart is a longtime Island musician whose varied tunes and diverse lyrical style are deeply connected with nature, life, and love. On Saturday,...