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Gay Head Lighthouse move is on track

Updated Thursday, May 14, 2:57 pm.International Chimney Corp. is poised to move the Gay Head Lighthouse back from its precarious perch on the edge...

How do you become an Eagle Scout?

With the beach in the rearview mirror and the classroom approaching fast, summer’s end isn’t the most pleasant time of year for young Islanders....

Edgartown selectmen appoint David Rossi police chief

In back-to-back votes Monday, Edgartown selectmen appointed Patrolman David Rossi to be the town’s new police chief, and appointed Detective Sergeant Chris Dolby to...

Holly Bellebuono wins SCORE small business award

Herbalist Holly Bellebuono of West Tisbury, owner of Vineyard Herbs, Teas and Apothecary, has won the Small Business Owner of the Year Award from...

Uber looms large at Edgartown taxi hearing

Edgartown selectmen met with grim-faced taxi owners Monday for the town’s annual license-renewal hearing. The topic that dominated discussion was the recent interest of...

Tisbury selectmen approve beer, wine for Beach Road; Union St. reverse

Tisbury Selectmen Tuesday unanimously approved a beer and wine license application by restaurateurs Jackson and Mary Kenworth for their newest venture, Beach Road, which...

Edgartown rejects taking mini-park, approves paving

Edgartown voters gathered for their annual town meeting Tuesday night, and barely blinked when it came time to approve an $32,074,908 operating budget for...

Edgartown selectmen defuse firearms article

On Monday, Edgartown selectmen said they planned to ask voters to indefinitely postpone action on a warrant article that would have restricted the discharge...

A federally funded study examines Island beaches

The surveys are part of a 22-beach investigation.

Noepe Center bursting with literary offerings for 2015

The Noepe Center for Literary Arts in Edgartown is kicking off spring with another round of its renowned writer’s residencies beginning this week. Also...

Rare crab discovered near Lagoon Pond

Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution were stunned this week when Kim Sanchez, an engineer working on the new Lagoon Pond drawbridge, brought...

Airport crash drill relied on realism to train Island first responders

Martha’s Vineyard Airport, one of the busiest small airports in the state, is also one of the safest. On Sunday, Island emergency first responders...

The Cold War memories of Bill Anderson

AKA the bicycle man, Mr. Anderson helped create a wall of protection against nuclear threat, starting with Chilmark's Peaked Hill.

Harbor regulations create waves in Tisbury

Harbormaster Jay Wilbur took some heat for changes he proposed at Lake Street Pier and the outer harbor.

West Tisbury School grapples with burst pipe, drain backup

The cost of building repairs is expected to exceed $100,000.

Pintsize rodent vandal damages West Tisbury home

Cagey squirrel used an access reserved for Santa Claus to enter the house and wreak havoc while the owner was in New York.

Tisbury selectmen move to wrest control of town DPW

Selectmen voted to place an article on the town meeting warrant with no public works commissioners present.

Tisbury DPW site off Spring Street causes a stir

Fire chief expresses concern for pedestrian safety at Tisbury School crossing.

Cribbage is back at Offshore Ale

Old New England pastime buoyed by cheer and beer.

MVC designates three special ways In West Tisbury

The inclusion of Pine Hill Road creates a speed bump for the proposed development of the old Olsen farm.