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Church shelter program provides perspective on Island homelessness

This winter, the Island Clergy Association (ICA) began a homeless shelter program it dubbed Hospitality Homes, run out of two Edgartown churches. The program...

Nine MVC seats will be up for grabs this November

This November, Martha’s Vineyard voters will be asked to fill nine seats on the 21-member Martha's Vineyard Commission. Commissioners, both appointed and elected, exert...

Register of Deeds retirement opens up ballot spot

Dianne Powers, Dukes County Register of Deeds, announced last week she will retire on Nov. 8 with two years remaining in her six-year term....

Edgartown signs off on liquor license for former deli

Edgartown selectmen approved an application for a liquor license for the former Edgartown Deli at their regular Monday-afternoon meeting. The property, owned by the...

TTOR and county reach wage agreement

The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR) employees who work at Norton Point Beach will see incremental wage increases over the next three years under an...

Chappy Ferry will transport only passengers during school vacation week

The Chappy Ferry, which provides daily vehicle and passenger service across Edgartown Harbor, will transport only passengers next week, from Sunday, April 17 to...

Edgartown voters give thumbs up to expanded historic district

Updated 1 pm, WednesdayEdgartown voters seated in the Old Whaling Church, in a generally approving mood, said yes to most of the 81 warrant articles...

Edgartown, you’ve got mail

The Edgartown Post Office opened in temporary quarters in the Carnegie building on North Water Street at noon Tuesday, much to the relief of...

Edgartown Post Office could open by Tuesday in Carnegie building

Updated 5:30 pm, Monday Edgartown town administrator Pam Dolby told selectmen Monday that pending final approvals the Edgartown Post Office could begin operating out of...

Edgartown Post Office will temporarily relocate to Carnegie building

Updated 3 pm, FridayAs early as the end of next week, the Edgartown Post Office will operate out of the Carnegie building on North Water...

Beach Street house given go-ahead for demolition

As the original application approaches its one-year anniversary, the Edgartown planning board voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a proposal by property owner Alexander Marx...

Boston-based developer apologizes for Post Office fiasco

Charles Hajjar, a Boston-based developer and seasonal Oak Bluffs homeowner, apologized this week for the disruptions caused by rainwater leaking into a building undergoing...

Edgartown voters will decide whether to double historic district

At the Edgartown annual town town meeting Tuesday, a proposal to nearly double the size of the town’s current historic district is expected to...

Edgartown selectmen tackle ‘horrific’ Post Office closure

The unexpected closure of the Edgartown Post Office due to water damage was not on the agenda, but it was on everyone’s minds when...

Unhappy Edgartown postal customers trek to Vineyard Haven

Unhappy and frustrated Edgartown Post Office customers traveled to Vineyard Haven in the rain and snow Monday to pick up their mail. They had no...

Edgartown Post Office closed Friday due to rain leaks

Updated 8 pm, FridayActing on the advice of the Edgartown building inspector, the Edgartown Post Office closed shortly after noon on Friday due to rainwater...

Behind the Bookstore asks to expand patio area

Edgartown selectmen moved quickly through a short agenda at their regular meeting on Monday afternoon.Selectmen informally approved a proposal by the owners of the...

TTOR will manage Norton Point during negotiations with county

Chris Kennedy, The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR) Martha’s Vineyard superintendent, said the nonprofit land trust would continue to manage county-owned Norton Point Beach even...

Edgartown to explore Meshacket Road bike path options

Edgartown selectmen are soliciting volunteers to join a newly formed Meshacket bike path committee that will be tasked with evaluating options for constructing a...

County commission nomination deadlines loom

Candidates for the Dukes County Commission have until May 3 to submit nomination papers for certification, with signatures due with the state elections division...