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Generators and containers on West Tisbury warrant

On April 10, West Tisbury voters will gather at the West Tisbury School at 7 pm to decide whether to amend zoning bylaws to...

Manter promoted to West Tisbury Police lieutenant

West Tisbury selectmen voted 2-0 to approve the promotion of police Sgt. Jeffrey “Skipper” Manter to the rank of lieutenant at the board’s weekly...

Islander gains valuable conch-bass-scup permit

The Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust announced the recent award of a combination conch (channel whelk), black sea bass, and scup state permit to...

Two-car accident sends person to ER

A two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Carole Avenue and County Road in Oak Bluffs sent at least one occupant to the hospital with...

Emergency crews converge for aircraft drill

Emergency crews from five Island towns participated in a drill on Sunday meant to simulate the bombing of an aircraft coming in for a...

Chilmark principal explains friction with school committee

Chilmark School Principal Susan Stevens said unwritten district policy and mischaracterization of maintenance are the root causes of problems she recently brought to the...

Maciel cousins remove stumps in Vineyard Haven

Cleanup from the first of the four March nor’easters continues in Vineyard Haven. Maciel and Sons owner Troy Maciel and his son Trevor teamed...

Chilmark selectmen troubled by effort to ‘stifle’ school

The thaw in relations between Chilmark and West Tisbury over funding of the Up-Island School District may have been short-lived, Chilmark selectmen learned at...

Squibnocket Farm subdivision bridge opens

With conservation committee administrator Chuck Hodgkinson riding shotgun, Chilmark Fire Chief David Norton crossed the new bridge to Squibnocket Farm in Chilmark’s 3,000-gallon fire...

MV Martha’s Vineyard leaves port for repairs

Updated 1:20 pmNot all the Steamship Authority ferries are canceled today due to weather. The MV Martha’s Vineyard left the SSA Vineyard Haven terminal...

Three-town police pursuit ends in Keith Farm mud

A police pursuit that began in Tisbury on Saturday at about 6:24 pm ended in a muddy field in Chilmark with an unidentified 17-year-old...

Harborside ‘fish house’ demolished

An iconic, but deteriorated “fish house” on the Vineyard Haven waterfront was razed Saturday.Tisbury selectmen ordered its demolition last week on the recommendation of...

Jasper Ralph wins spelling bee

Jasper Ralph, a fifth-grader from the West Tisbury School, bested five other competitors to win the 26th annual Martha’s Vineyard Schools Spelling Bee Friday...

Mushroom ordeal comes to a close at West Tisbury library

At its meeting this week West Tisbury Selectmen heaped thanks on Tucker Hubbell, the contractor who led the restoration of a water-damaged and mushroom-riddled...

Post-storm work continues in Lambert’s Cove neighborhoods

 Eversource electrical workers continue to troubleshoot power lines along Lambert’s Cove Road and the many side roads that lead from it.In the wake...

Runaway mega-sloop extracted from Edgartown pier

As the second of three March nor’easters (so far) began to lash the Vineyard last Wednesday, a composite crew from Tisbury Towing and Transportation,...

Family bids goodbye to ketch of a lifetime

For nine summers Jeanie Hay Sternbach and Pascal Albanese lived aboard their 41-foot Formosa ketch, Witch of Endor, in Vineyard Haven Harbor. But unlike...

Harbormaster coordinates rescue from Peter Pan bus

On Saturday afternoon, while traveling on a Peter Pan bus en route to Boston, Edgartown harbormaster Charlie Blair quarterbacked the rescue of a kiteboarder...

Deputy harbormaster crushed beneath boat

Edgartown deputy harbormaster Michael Hathaway sustained serious injuries when a boat fell on him Monday morning while it was being taken off a trailer...

Man rescued from atop ham radio antenna

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnFQm_4_9W0An 80-year-old Edgartown man was rescued Monday morning by the Edgartown Fire Department from a ham radio tower in his yard.William Welch, an electrician...