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Edgartown officials embrace temporary wireless antenna on Chappy

A proposal by AT&T to improve wireless service on Chappaquiddick by erecting a temporary wireless antenna on the property of Chappy resident Robert Fynbo,...

Edgartown selectmen hear Triangle parking complaints

Edgartown town administrator Pam Dolby told selectmen at a regular meeting on Monday that she and building inspector Lenny Jason are working with the...

Chappy ferry slip repairs will halt vehicle service one week in April

Vehicles will be unable to reach Chappaquiddick by ferry from April 17 to 24, but passengers will still be able to cross Edgartown Harbor.

AT&T plans to install a portable wireless antenna on Chappaquiddick

The wireless provider has the support of town officials to put a “cell on wheels” on the Chappaquiddick property of Robert Fynbo.

Martha’s Vineyard church homeless shelters find few takers

This month, the Island Clergy Association (ICA) began a pilot homeless shelter program dubbed “Hospitality Homes,” that began operating January 1 and will continue...

Edgartown animal control officer says zebras and giraffes, oh my

Edgartown animal control officer (ACO) Barbara Prada gave her regular quarterly report to selectmen, who met Tuesday evening. The usual account of lost cats...

New fund will assist Islanders with off-Island medical trips

A new initiative to assist Islanders with medical expenses, the Transportation Access Program (TAP), will help pay for off-Island travel to receive treatments not...

Chappaquiddick residents remain divided as ever over wireless strategy

A survey of Chappaquiddick property owners intended to gauge public opinion about the best way to improve cellular service on the small, easternmost island...

Anonymous donor foots bill for free breakfast program

Just before Christmas, Les Holcomb of Edgartown organized “Just in Case,” a free breakfast program to supplement meals that students in the free lunch...

Edgartown closes Cape Pogue to scalloping

At a regular Monday-evening meeting, Edgartown selectmen voted to approve a shellfish committee recommendation to close Cape Pogue to recreational and commercial scalloping beginning...

VTA raises prices on six categories of bus passes

In keeping with a five-year business plan, the cost of Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) bus passes increased on Jan. 1.The seven-day pass went from...

Edgartown selectmen caution against hasty school-choice funding changes

Edgartown selectmen Monday urged a group of Martha’s Vineyard school officials to exercise caution as the all-Island school committee prepares to reevaluate how the...

Discolored tap water caught Oak Bluffs businesses by surprise

Updated 11 am, WednesdaySystem flushing during water-main work on the last day of the year by the Oak Bluffs water department that caused discolored tap...

Space is scarce in the Edgartown cemetery

Only four available lots remain at the town-owned and -operated New Westside Cemetery in Edgartown, cemetery commissioners and cemetery superintendent Jen Morgan told selectmen...

Parents’ appeal to Martha’s Vineyard community raises over $20,000

Five days after he was born, and one day after Christmas, Islander Clayton Jerome Healy died on Dec. 26 due to complications suffered during...

Free breakfasts available to Martha's Vineyard students over winter break

Les Holcomb of Edgartown has taken it upon himself to fund and coordinate a pilot program he dubbed “Just in Case,” intended to supplement...

New and overdue, Edgartown library anticipates late winter opening

The director of the Edgartown Free Public Library said that if all goes as expected, work will begin next month on the move from...

Three Island churches open doors to homeless

From Jan. 1 to March 31, three Island churches will open their doors on a rotating basis to any individual in need of a...

On the job six months, Oak Bluffs School principal resigns

Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools Superintendent Matthew D’Andrea confirmed Tuesday that Oak Bluffs School Principal John Rizzo resigned on Tuesday and will leave the Island...

Edgartown capital program committee recommends $1.7 million plan

The Edgartown capital program committee recommended a series of capital projects totaling $1.7 million to selectmen at a regular meeting on Monday night. The...