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Senators stake out positions on casino gambling

Competing ideologies clashed during the opening round of the Senate casino debate Wednesday, with several camps emerging: casino proponents, backers of slot machines at racetracks, advocates for Native American tribes, outright opponents of all forms of expanded gambling, and Republican critics who say Democrats are depending too heavily on gambling for economic development solution.

Pickup truck destroyed by fire

Tisbury fire fighters answered a 2:15 am call on June 16, about a pickup truck on fire in front of Kevin Diori's house at 211 Greenwood Avenue.

Wild turkey continues to thrive, despite arrow

A wild turkey with an arrow through its back is still on the run in Vineyard Haven, and he apparently continues to thrive, according to Tisbury animal control officer Laurie Clements.

Chhibber attracts interest from immigration authorities

United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has issued a detainee order for Saurabh Chhibber, an Oak Bluffs businessman convicted of sexual assault charges in Edgartown District Court on June 10.

Tisbury police officer deployed as reservist to New Orleans

Tisbury Police Officer Dustin Shaw headed to New Orleans Sunday for a 60-day deployment as a U.

Selectmen sound warning at noise hearing

Oak Bluffs selectmen convened a hearing on a noise complaint against Deon's Restaurant, at their Tuesday meeting, but no one representing the restaurant appeared.

Comcast executives visit the Vineyard

Comcast executives, including area vice-president Mary McLaughlin, visited the new YMCA Tuesday, highlighting the company's charitable contributions and some of its new products.

Tisbury officials and police ask voters to fund contract settlement

Geoghan Coogan, Jeff Kristal, and Tristan Israel, Tisbury selectmen, and Sergeant Robert Fiske for the Tisbury Police Union jointly prepared this essay.

Cape Cod wind turbines put a spin on Island planning

A recent tour of Cape Cod wind turbine facilities organized by the Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC) gave a group of Island planners an up-close look at the bladed behemoths at the Woods Hole Research Center, the Falmouth Wastewater Treatment Facility, and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

Jose Matos, sought by ICE, charged with child rape

An investigation by Tisbury Police into the alleged sexual assault of a child has resulted in the arrest of a Tisbury man sought for deportation by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to court records.

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.

Casino odds change on Beacon Hill for Wampanoag Tribe

The Massachusetts Senate version of a gaming bill that emerged Friday from a legislative committee changed the odds for the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah).

Court orders Peter Martell reinstated and reimbursed by Oak Bluffs

A Dukes County Superior Court judge sided with dismissed Oak Bluffs fire investigator Peter Martell and ordered him reinstated, and awarded the 37-year department veteran damages and attorney's fees.

Safety concerns jump with new Big Bridge design

Officials from Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, and Dukes County worry that a low railing, part of the design of the new Big Bridge, creates a serious safety hazard for teenagers who jump off the bridge on hot summer days.

Y not dream?

Just 13 months after the first shovel was poked into the earth at the site along the Vineyard Haven-Edgartown Road, the new 35,000-square-foot YMCA of Martha's Vineyard opened for business, and pleasure, on Saturday, June 19.

May homes sales surged

Home and condo sales in Massachusetts surged for the fourth consecutive month in May, as buyers looked to close deals before the end of June in order to take advantage of an expired tax credit, according to the CEO of a firm that released new housing data Tuesday.

Edgartown sets hearing for dangerous dog

Edgartown selectmen set July 12, for a public hearing about a vicious dog complaint.


"Throughout this endeavor, he directed a military counterintelligence source network that provided nine early warning reports of enemy ambushes, emplacement of improvised explosive devices, and planned rocket attacks — saving lives.

Rotary MV finds new use for used medical equipment

Beds and other well-used equipment from the old Martha's Vineyard Hospital building are no longer of use now that the move to the new $48 million facility is complete.