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Mushrooms at West Tisbury Library a growing concern

Part of the West Tisbury Library’s exterior has been torn out to remove damp, mushroom-infested building materials, town administrator Jennifer Rand informed the selectmen...

Children exposed to marine electricity in Menemsha

Update:The town has closed a section of Menemsha known as Crab Corner to swimming after several West Tisbury third graders were apparently exposed to...

Condition of Black Dog–related buildings raises concerns

The structural integrity of two buildings along Beach Road Extension in Vineyard Haven is questionable, according to Tisbury building inspector Ken Barwick.Mr. Barwick told...

Channel whelk scheduled to make television appearances

UpdatedThe channel whelk, a shellfish Islanders refer to as conch, is not sold at any of the Vineyard’s retail fish markets, and is served...

Schooner Alabama grounds in Connecticut (again)

The Black Dog charter schooner Alabama ran aground at the mouth of Connecticut’s Mystic River on the evening of June 19 while cruising with...

Cheers! Vineyard Haven restaurant serves first drink

Copper Wok served the first spirit beverage in Vineyard Haven since Prohibition Friday evening to Jeff Kristal, owner of the Crocker House Inn. Mr....

Long arm of the claw

Tour bus operations run by the Oak Bluffs Land and Wharf Co. were under fire at the June 13 meeting of Oak Bluffs selectmen...

Head boat creates chop in Menemsha

Chilmark selectmen declined to alter their previous approval of a Menemsha fishing boat operation, designed to take passengers out for a day of fishing,...

DHS secretary’s H-2B visa stance counter to Rep. Keating’s

A recent press release from Congressman William Keating’s office outlined an exchange the congressman had with Director of Homeland Security John Kelly over H-2B...

Storm drains fail in ceaseless rain

The rain that soaked Martha’s Vineyard over the past week took a toll on its storm drains, causing them to back up and flood...

Ketch catches fire in Vineyard Haven

A fire broke out aboard the 41-foot charter ketch Witch of Endor Tuesday afternoon while the vessel was moored in Vineyard Haven Harbor. Just...

Governor fire bottles up Vineyard Haven terminal

Tisbury firefighters responded to a belowdecks fire on the MV Governor at the Steamship Authority’s Vineyard Haven terminal this morning at approximately 10:30. By...

Elaine Vanderhoop wins assessors appointment in Aquinnah

Aquinnah town clerk Carolyn Feltz moderated a special joint meeting of the board of selectmen and the board of assessors Tuesday evening where real...

45-year-old Pilgrim Station slated to shutter

The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth is currently slated shut down in 2019 in accordance with the wishes of its owner, Louisiana-based Entergy...

Health agents sit on hoards of potassium iodide

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station is slated to shut down in 2019. Yet its potential for a radiological accident will endure beyond its decommissioning, because...

Featherstone lands coveted grant

Featherstone Center for the Arts was awarded a $125,000 grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund recently. The only other on-Island recipient of such...

Island ready to March for Heroes

On Saturday, veterans, active military and law enforcement personnel, young Naval Sea Cadet Corps members, and everyday folks will stride through Oak Bluffs and...

Anxiety grips county’s federal health care enrollees

Consternation over the recent U.S. House of Representatives Affordable Care Act revamp, the American Healthcare Act, has resulted in a tide of nervous inquiries...

Reusable cotton bag project sweeps Oak Bluffs School

The fruits of an Oak Bluffs School project to decorate reusable cotton bags will be on display at the Oak Bluffs library on Saturday,...

Prime Marina Group sails toward first complete season

Prime Marina Group, a Miami company that purchased two Island marinas from George and Sheryl Rogers last year, renamed both those marinas for the...