Oak Bluffs town officials unanimously approve year-end transfers

Oak Bluffs selectmen and the town finance and advisory committee (FINCOM) met on Tuesday to deliberate year-end transfers to cover department shortfalls for the 2014 fiscal year (FY14). The combined boards unanimously approved $99,868 in transfers, which will be paid from the town general fund, the town reserve fund and by inter-department transfers. The police […]

Sengekontacket Pond temporary shellfishing ban extended

A brief rainstorm in the early hours of Thursday morning, July 10, was just enough for shellfish wardens to extend the temporary ban on shellfishing in Sengekontacket Pond, until at least Tuesday, July 15. Rainfall measured 0.28 percent overnight, according to Edgartown shellfish warden Paul Bagnall. Sengekontacket Pond was closed on July 5, when Hurricane […]

Scammers target Island NSTAR customers

NSTAR renewed its warning this week about scammers who call residents and businesses owners to say the utility company will shut off their power unless payment is made immediately after two Martha’s Vineyard residents reported attempts by a man named Donald to cheat NSTAR customers. “While the scammers keep changing the scenario they use to […]

Sea wall demonstration Saturday against domestic abuse

Updated 10 pm, Wednesday CONNECT to End Violence, a program of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, invites men to stand on the seawall between Vineyard Haven and the Lagoon Pond drawbridge Sunday to demonstrate against domestic violence. “Any men who care about a woman and oppose violence against women are invited to stand on the seawall […]