Island Democrats preparing for state convention

All registered Democrats are invited to meet with their town’s Democratic Committee to elect officers and delegates to the state convention. This year’s Democratic...

Habitat for Humanity offers affordable homebuyer opportunity

You may apply for an affordable two-bedroom house in Oak Bluffs, to be built by Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard (HHMV). Qualifying applicants...

Could you be a foster parent? If so, you’re needed

There are fewer than five foster homes available to children in crisis on Martha’s Vineyard, even as the need for foster care seen by...

Hunters on-Island increase 2016 deer harvest

The several deer-hunting seasons in 2016 resulted in an increased harvest by participants, whether Islanders or visitors. The total take, based on official state...

Oak Bluffs selectmen weigh big-ticket infrastructure expenditures

Costly fixes to bulging bluffs, eroding beaches, and waning wastewater capacity were presented to Oak Bluffs selectmen at their regular meeting on Tuesday night. Selectmen...

Tisbury selectmen look at liquor, affordable housing, and Lyme disease

Tisbury board of selectmen agreed to put the question of the sale of all alcoholic beverages in restaurants, including restaurants in hotels, before voters...

Good news: Ritz to expand kitchen

Larkin Stallings, owner of the Ritz Cafe in Oak Bluffs, requested permission from town selectmen at their Tuesday meeting to close the popular bar...

Geoffrey Rose would change the location of his marijuana dispensary

Geoffrey Rose has asked the West Tisbury selectmen to permit him to change the location of his registered marijuana dispensary. He told selectmen on...

Rep. Dylan Fernandes co-sponsors 166 pieces of legislation

Two weeks after the filing deadline, Rep. Dylan Fernandes, sworn in Jan. 4, announced that he had initiated six bills and co-sponsored 166 pieces...

Detox pilot program off to a good start

A new pilot program that aims to address substance use disorder (SUD) for people on the Vineyard is off to a successful start. About...