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Home rehab grant totals $1 M

It is a cold, clear, sunny morning on Hitchings Circle in Oak Bluffs. Scattered around Laura Lee DeGregorio's yard are a half dozen trucks...

On the trail of those grants: Alice Boyd’s interest and need led to career

Alice Boyd began her extraordinarily successful career securing federal dollars for Cape and Island towns out of instinct. The instinct was self-preservation."I was working...

Flames damage home, but not family heirloom

Tisbury firefighters responded to a house fire at 87 Spring Hill Road Friday afternoon. They arrived at the one and three-quarter story wood shingled...

Oak Bluffs, Edgartown cut COLA increases

The Oak Bluffs personnel board has recommended against a cost of living adjustment (COLA) for town employees this year. The decision follows a similar...

One-way proposal spurs East Chop debate

A group of East Chop residents has asked the town of Oak Bluffs to consider making East Chop Drive one-way for much of its...

More charges lodged against West Tisbury School teacher

Daniel K. Johnson, a West Tisbury School teacher, was arraigned in Edgartown District Court Tuesday on five new charges of furnishing alcohol to minors...

Fire destroys Codding Lane home

When Lewis Codding left for a trip to the dump Tuesday afternoon, he could have no idea what he would find when he returned...

Many causes of soggy Ocean Park

A draft report by the engineering firm hired to evaluate soggy areas of Ocean Park concludes that while several wastewater treatment beds under the...

Tactical response? Island force now ready to react

A Miami convenience store robber and his criminal friends carjack a vehicle, flee to Martha's Vineyard, break into an empty Katama summer home, and...

County jail occupancy rose in calendar ’08

An increase in the number of days inmates spent in the Dukes County Jail and House of Correction last year suggests more arrests and...

New pot law poses questions on enforcement

Island police officers and courts are proceeding slowly this week to enforce a new law that decriminalizes small amounts of marijuana. In the view...