West Tisbury selectmen committee will study Mill Brook watershed

West Tisbury selectmen once again dove into the contentious issue of the Mill Pond. With dredging the Mill Pond sidelined by a vote of annual town meeting on April 8, selectmen Wednesday night voted 2-0, with one abstention to form a seven member Mill Brook Watershed Management Planning Committee to oversee a watershed study and […]

County commission ousts incumbent Airport commissioners

A simmering dispute, stirred by a combative relationship between Martha’s Vineyard Airport management and its union employees, and fueled by a continuing feud rooted in the legal divisions between the airport and the Dukes County commissions, erupted on Wednesday, April 9, when the county commissioners voted not to re-appoint two members of the airport commission. […]

Gay Head Light campaign receives $10,000 grant

The Save the Gay Head Lighthouse Committee has received a $10,000 grant from The Permanent Endowment Fund For Martha’s Vineyard. This money will fund the recently completed geotechnical survey and testing activities that will help determine the best relocation site for the historic Gay Head Light, according to a press release. “We are very grateful to […]

Up-Island school committee seeks change in high school representation

The UIRSD school committee’s Monday night meeting included lengthy discussions about changing the committee’s representation on the high school committee, revising a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on school bus liability, and how high school class levels are determined for graduating eighth-graders. The committee voted unanimously to request a change in the regional high school district’s […]

NOAA asks for community help in reporting stranded, injured marine mammals

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is reaching out to residents of Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and North shore communities for help reporting stranded and injured marine mammals, NOAA spokeswoman Maggie Mooney-Seus said in a press release Monday. The primary species at risk of stranding on the Island are seals. NOAA turned to individuals following […]