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One contested race in Edgartown

Edgartown voters will decide one contest when they go to the polls on Thursday, April 14. Olga Church, Stephen Miller, and Justine Shemeth DeOliveira...

Edgartown transfers stewardship of Carnegie building, FARM Institute

Edgartown selectmen signed off on two major contracts at their regular Monday afternoon meeting this week. They signed the deed transferring ownership of the...

County postpones signing airport grant assurances pending legal review

The grant assurances have figured large in earlier battles between the Martha's Vineyard Airport Commission and its appointing authority, the Dukes County Commission.

County asks selectmen to directly address addiction

Dukes County Commission chairman Christine Todd of Oak Bluffs announced in February that tackling addiction would define her priorities. At the All-Island selectmen’s meeting...

Edgartown poised to approve TTOR takeover of Katama Farm lease

Representatives of The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR), a statewide land trust with six properties located on Martha’s Vineyard, and the Edgartown conservation commission appeared...

County minimum-wage policy complicates TTOR beach contract

Last November, the Dukes County commissioners approved a policy that calls for all county employees, including those who are employed under a contract, to...

AT&T presents plans for temporary cell tower on Chappy

At a packed Tuesday-evening planning board meeting in Edgartown, representatives from AT&T presented plans for a temporary 104-foot ballast-mounted guide tower, to be erected...

Sweepstakes scam targets Island resident

The Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank is cautioning residents about a telephone scam operating under the guise of a sweepstakes operation.Bank investment director Edouard Begin...

County appoints two new airport commissioners

Dukes County commissioners voted last Wednesday to appoint Don Ogilvie and Kristin Zern, both of West Tisbury, to three-year seats on the seven-member airport...

State Rep. Tim Madden will not seek reelection

Cape and Islands State Representative Tim Madden announced last Thursday in a press release that he will not seek re-election in November.Mr. Madden said...

Commercial oystering to shift to Edgartown Great Pond

Following a unanimous vote of the shellfish committee, Edgartown selectmen voted at their regular meeting Tuesday night to halt commercial oystering in Sengekontacket at...

Edgartown to tackle $33.5 million budget and 81 warrant articles

Edgartown voters will consider 81 warrant articles and a proposed $33.5 million fiscal year 2017 (FY17) operating budget at the town’s annual and special...

County is poised to close on former VNA building

Barring any last-minute impediments, Dukes County is expected to officially own the former Vineyard Nursing Association (VNA) building on Breakdown Lane in Tisbury by...

Edgartown library to close during move to new building

The Edgartown Free Public library will begin moving the nearly 40,000 items in its collection from its current North Water Street location to the...

County commissioners turn their attention to Island addiction

Having assumed the chairmanship of the Dukes County Commission, Christine Todd of Oak Bluffs plans to spearhead a county effort to address substance abuse....

Edgartown orders pitbull that bit man be leashed at all times

Edgartown selectmen Tuesday followed the recommendation of animal control officer (ACO) Barbara Prada and voted to issue a permanent restraint order against Jaxx, a...

Edgartown neighborhood dispute stalls Beach Street house demolition

A months-long effort by the owners of a 124-year-old house on Beach Street to gain the needed permits to tear down the structure and...

Domestic violence law shields identities of victims and assailants

In August 2014, then-Governor Deval Patrick signed a large and complex piece of legislation that overhauled the laws which apply to domestic violence. Most...

Massachusetts presidential primary registration comes to a close tonight

The deadline to register to vote in the 2016 presidential primary in Massachusetts is 8 pm tonight.

Police caution residents against IRS phone scam

The Edgartown and Oak Bluffs police departments have posted warnings about scam phone calls targeting Island residents. The scammers call and pretend to be...