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Postal customer bristles at ‘non-preferential’ designation

Edgartown resident Richard Brown recently received a plastic tab in his mailbox labeled “NON-PREFERENTIAL MAIL”. The tab was interspersed with his mail.“Who are they...

Menemsha electrical upgrade vexes selectmen

Chilmark was forced to reissue its RFP for major electrical upgrades to Menemsha docks recently, after only a single bidder emerged, and was disqualified...

Powerful decision for Chappy homeowners

Updated Dec. 4Northeast utility giant Eversource has agreed to take ownership of a private electrical distribution line previously owned and maintained by a group...

Hunter shot by hunter in State Forest

An unidentified Rhode Island hunter was shot in the Manuel Correllus State Forest last week by a fellow hunter during a deer drive, according...

Embattled guesthouse owners may face another suit

John and Susan Zarba are due in Land Court Thursday and Friday to face off against the town of Oak Bluffs in a complex...

Clam dredger hits reef near Cuttyhunk

The 92-foot clam dredger Wando River grounded on Sow and Pigs Reef off Cuttyhunk Friday afternoon, Coast Guard officials said. The grounding may have...

Track and field design pitched

Thursday evening Chris Huntress, owner of Andover-based Huntress Associates, a firm that specializes in the layout of athletic fields, walked an audience at the...

Two events address field debate Thursday

Two school committee meetings slated for Thursday will mark the next chapter in the polarized high school athletic field grass versus artificial turf debate....

Training for perilous work

Last week mariners gathered in Menemsha for a series of workshops geared toward enhanced safety while engaged in what is statistically among the most...

FCC action could gut Martha’s Vineyard TV

Updated 6 pmAction by the Federal Communications Commission could put Martha’s Vineyard Community Television out of business, according to MVTV executive director Stephen Warriner....

SSA borrows VTA bus for test drives

The Steamship Authority put a Vineyard Transportation Authority diesel bus to work on Woods Hole Road Thursday evening to test its performance between Woods...

Orsted completes Deepwater Wind deal

Danish wind energy giant Orsted completed its takeover of Deepwater Wind this week. The new entity will be called Orsted US Offshore Wind. The...

Chilmark fire chief sees danger in poor road signage

Chilmark is known for rustic and artsy roads signs and house numbers. For first responders, more often than not, it’s not a good thing,...

Robert Fokos, a most uncommon Cold War veteran

Updated Nov. 8In 1956, 62 years ago this week, everyday Hungarian citizens armed with Molotov cocktails and scrounged rifles battled Soviet tanks in the...

SMAST workshop coming to West Tisbury

The University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) will host a workshop in West Tisbury on Dec. 3 in the...

Hanavan bows out with fanfare

Tisbury and state officials gathered in the Tisbury Police Station Friday afternoon to honor outgoing Police Chief Dan Hanavan. Harbormaster John Crocker, town administrator...

Liman and Squibnocket Farm bury the hatchet

Hollywood director Doug Liman and Squibnocket Farm, a well-to-do subdivision, have agreed to an armistice in the legal battle over the Squibnocket Bridge (or...

Pigs denied passage

Like his father before him, Freddy Fisher is a West Tisbury farmer. When he boarded the MV Martha’s Vineyard Monday with a load of...

NOAA drafts habitat maps for wind lease zones

After years of mapping, NOAA, WHOI, UMass Dartmouth, and Howard Marine Research Laboratory researchers have created bottom, or benthic, habitat maps for the eight...

State sees merit in Vineyard maritime nonprofits

Ronald Amidon, commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Wildlife, came on-Island to visit representatives from the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group and the...