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Edgartown selectmen advised on how to avoid conflict of interest

The town’s attorney recommended steps selectmen should take in appointing labor counsel Jack Collins as interim police chief.

Six want appointment to airport commission

The Dukes County Commission can appoint three new commissioners.

Voters approve Squibnocket Beach plan, obstacles remain

Selectmen must now negotiate complex land-use agreements necessary to implement the plan.

Epic blizzard departs Vineyard, leaving a massive cleanup job

More than two feet of snow in some spots left emergency responders and road crews stretched to the limit.

Alley Cat closes its doors in style

The popular Vineyard Haven boutique will make its final sale on Saturday.

Vineyard Haven couple look for new restaurant location

After a successful start, the business operator said, he was unable to negotiate a workable lease agreement.

Tisbury shelter will remain open until Wednesday morning

One Island-wide shelter will open at the Tisbury School tonight at 6 pm.

Island CPA pleads guilty to tax fraud in federal court

Roger Armstrong of Vineyard Haven faces up to three years in prison for underreporting more than $800,000 in income.

SSA members reject call for rate-hike rollback, cite ongoing costs

At its monthly meeting Tuesday, Steamship Authority members said the cost of fuel was only one factor, and future costs were unpredictable.

County commissioners reverse legal strategy, will defend against airport lawsuit

The Dukes County commissioners are headed back to court to fight a battle a judge previously said they are unlikely to win.

Edgartown selectmen appoint Jack Collins as acting police chief

Mr. Collins will oversee the department and the search to replace retiring police chief Tony Bettencourt.

Island SSA member hits back at critics

Marc Hanover told the Dukes County commissioners there will be no rollback of recent rate hikes.

Edgartown Police Chief Tony Bettencourt will retire in May

Chief Bettencourt, who rose through the ranks, said he wanted to leave the department at the top of his game.

Edgartown selectmen order dogs leashed

A dispute between two dog owners over incidents in the state forest led to the sanction.

Hikes in Martha’s Vineyard utility bills give customers a shock

Island consumers are being bombarded with offers to change suppliers, but comparing prices is a difficult, if not impossible, exercise.

Edgartown planning board greenlights Mullen Way development

Following two long and factious hearings, the board approved a nine-home development, over the objection of many area residents.

Menemsha jetty repairs to begin, pond dredging delayed for one year

The Army Corps of Engineers will put off a project to widen and deepen the channel into Menemsha Pond due to permitting delays.

Missteps, late tax payments create budget deficit for Aquinnah

Voters will decide how to fix a $100,000 budget shortfall at special town meeting next Wednesday.

New Year’s Day march affirms value of life, reflects many concerns

The NAACP sponsored march echoed calls by protesters across the nation for better community relations with police officers.

Pipe repaired, water and traffic flowing again on Upper Main Street, Edgartown

Drivers and local businesses endured disruptions for about seven hours, until work crews completed repairs.