Court Report: April 8 to April 15, 2016

April 8, 2016 Thomas Finley O’Quinn, Vineyard Haven; DOB 10/28/50, uninsured motor vehicle, unregistered motor vehicle, operating motor vehicle with suspended license: continued to pretrial...

SSA outlines framework for Vineyard-New Bedford service

As the Steamship Authority (SSA) prepares to sail into the busy summer season, it is re-examining the issues surrounding a potential Vineyard–New Bedford freight...

MVC approves temporary wireless antenna on Chappy

  Efforts to erect a temporary AT&T wireless antenna on Chappaquiddick moved forward last week. The Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) voted 8 to 1 to...

Chilmark takes up annual meeting, $9 million budget

With four of six annual town meetings complete, Martha’s Vineyard heads into the home stretch next week when Chilmarkers gather at the community center...

Wilderness-based rehab facility to open on Penikese Island

One hundred years ago Penikese Island, the smallest of the Elizabeth Islands, was home to a leper colony, where people with a stigmatized and...

SJC rules no right exists to access landlocked parcels in Aquinnah

In a significant and far-reaching victory for the town of Aquinnah and Island conservation organizations, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday that a...

TNC plans prescribed burns this spring

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) announced plans to conduct prescribed fires this spring at the Katama Airfield in Edgartown and the 485-acre Frances Newhall Woods...

Chilmarkers will decide one contest in upcoming election

Chilmarkers go to the polls from noon to 8 pm in the Chilmark Community Center on Wednesday, April 27, to elect town officers. The...

Chilmark firefighters extinguish small brush fire Tuesday

Chilmark firefighters responded to a small brush fire off Quansoo Road Tuesday afternoon. A homeowner who disposed of fireplace ashes outside was the cause. “It...

Vandalized Vineyard Haven library memorial bench is replaced

The Vineyard Haven Public Library has a new granite memorial bench to replace one vandals destroyed nine months ago in a senseless act of...