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Blue claw crabs on Martha’s Vineyard

Eva Faber reached a gloved hand cautiously into the trap, where half a dozen blue claw crabs clung tenaciously to the wire framework.

Friday antiques shows on Martha’s Vineyard

In 1997, Ron Gamba was the foreman for renovations at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury.

Flatbread: Pizza with a purpose

Flatbread is the new restaurant at Nectar's, the nightclub located near the M.

Foreign exchange students combine work, education and fun

If you take a moment to listen closely at the Vineyard Haven Stop & Shop, you'll hear several accents and dialects, interwoven with the roaring air conditioning and the electronic beeps of the checkout machines.

Schools anticipate a bumper crop of kindergartners

Several Island public school principals expect a bumper crop of kindergartners this fall.

Carlin Hart appointed new Oak Bluffs School principal

Carlin Hart came full circle this week, returning to Oak Bluffs School where he once served as assistant principal to take the reins as the new principal.

Panel discussion will consider pressure on the court from national debates

"Political challenges influencing (or not) those serving on the bench" is the topic of a panel discussion Wednesday August 11 from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown, organized to celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Martha's Vineyard Mediation Program.

No News Department: Nothing going on with Back Alley’s

Back Alley's, its billboard still featuring posters and advertisements, remains vacant.

Tisbury fire chief shuts down Tropical’s kitchen

Tisbury Fire Chief John Schilling issued a cease and desist order to Tropical Restaurant at Five Corners Tuesday afternoon.

Three wheels, two seats, one letter, zero permits

The Oak Bluffs board of selectmen moved Wednesday to stop the rental of limited-use vehicles in their three-wheeled tracks.

Catch of the week

Ken Lobdell of Vineyard Haven holds a yellowfin tuna he caught Monday while on an offshore trip with Captain Dick Vincent and an Island crew that included Darren Lobdell, William deBettencourt and his brother Todd deBettencourt, and Greg Williamson and his son Andrew.

Possible Dreams remain possible, but venerable MVCS auction’s proceeds trimmed sharply

Decorated by a huge white tent Monday evening, Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs was the site of the 32nd annual Possible Dreams Auction, the summer-defining auction of all auctions that benefits Martha's Vineyard Community Services (MVCS).

Martha’s Vineyard District Court Report

Demetrio Garcia 3rd, West Tisbury; DOB 4/23/92, unarmed robbery, unarmed assault to rob, assault and battery: continued to pretrial conference.

Obama Beat

A weekly gleaning of news reports about President Obama's vacation: Where he will stay, what he will do, and references to the Island (described as tony and chic, didn't you know?) and Islanders that may surprise some.

Fatal bike accident spurs safety effort

Bicyclists traveling around Martha's Vineyard face a daunting map.

State business gauges shows signs of feeble recovery

State House News Service — Three economic indexes out Tuesday morning contained discouraging news for the state's economy, reflecting three straight months of diminished home sales activity and significant erosion of employer and consumer optimism.

Fishing adventure provides some important lessons

When you are far out at sea, on a boat dead in the water, and the Coast Guard radio operator advises you to secure all hatches, put on life vests and asks for a checklist of safety gear, that's the time to worry.

Aquinnah selectman to meet with tribal council over beach path

The narrow, sandy path that is the subject of a scheduled meeting Saturday between a representative of the Aquinnah selectmen and the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) tribal council leads to Lobsterville Beach and Vineyard Sound.

Governor Patrick says no to racinos

State House News Service — As expanded gambling legislation formally arrived on his desk Monday, Gov.