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Tisbury rejects connector road for a second time

Tisbury voters returned for a second night of annual town meeting

Chilmark, flush with scallops, increases limit

Chilmark selectmen at their regular meeting on November 20 voted to change the limitations of the current shellfish season to shift fishermen's focus to Nashaquitsa Pond where there has been a bumper crop of bay scallops this year.

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Island towns lag in connecting to new communications network

What if OpenCape built a new broadband network, and nobody connected? Martha's Vineyard is so far reluctant to join a new high capacity network.

Drawing a crowd at Cuttyhunk

On August 8, I made my first trip to Cuttyhunk after living on the Island for the last seven years.

John W. Mayhew

He died in the early morning hours, around the time he would rise to go fishing years ago.

TTOR closes Chappy’s Norton Point Beach following swimming death

Despite the efforts of rescuers, Michael Romm, 34, died Saturday after he was pulled from the water off Martha's Vineyard's Norton Point Beach.

Tisbury selectmen debate flags and signs for businesses

Tisbury selectmen wrangled over flags and signs Tuesday night.

Tisbury closes Tashmoo Beach to protect piping plovers

The town of Tisbury Monday closed Lake Tashmoo Beach to protect a pair of nesting piping plovers and their four eggs.


Look at these young people who are willing to serve as delegates to the 2011 Youth Leadership Summit for Sustainable Development.

West Tisbury selectmen debate beer and wine license limits

In a final tune-up before annual town meeting Tuesday night, West Tisbury selectmen on April 6 reviewed an article that would allow restaurants to sell beer and wine.

Lagoon Pond is sick, healing will be costly

A draft scientific study released this week calculates that Oak Bluffs and Tisbury would have to reduce the amount of nitrogen from septic systems reaching Lagoon Pond by 34.

Fishermen’s Night Out raises money for Cape Wind lawsuit

Well more than 100 fishermen and their supporters turned out at the Portuguese-American Club Saturday night for the first Fishermen's Night Out, a chance to socialize and compare notes about how to protect the rights of commercial fishermen in nearby waters.

Fishing lure proved to be a good investment

Many years ago, when the Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby was in its infancy and the Island was a simpler place, Steve Amaral of Oak Bluffs was one of a group of Island kids who dove for coins tossed into the water by ferry passengers who arrived at the Oak Bluffs Steamship Authority pier.

Committee appointments spark friction in Oak Bluffs

Oak Bluffs selectmen approved a long list of reappointments to town boards and committees at their Tuesday meeting, but it was the appointments they postponed that sparked friction.

SMF files lawsuit to move Quansoo gate

For about two years, representatives of the Sheriff's Meadow Foundation (SMF) and the leadership of the Quansoo Beach Association (QBA) have wrangled over the location of a gate long maintained by the private landowners group to control access to an exclusive stretch of south shore barrier beach.

West Tisbury selectmen ask state for action on intersection

The West Tisbury selectmen last week asked the Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC) to ask the state Department of Transportation (DOT) to conduct a road safety audit of the intersection of Old County and State Road.

Tisbury lab keeps water testing close to its source

The Tisbury Department of Public Works is in the final stages of establishing a certified water testing laboratory at the Tisbury Wastewater Facility.

Oak Bluffs selectmen name priorities – spending, revenue dominate

Oak Bluffs selectmen, each acting independently, agreed on several goals – or at least – themes that deserve priority attention this year.