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Oak Bluffs

Can you believe we actually got a white Christmas and not only that, the weather forecast seemed to be right on the money.

Equalized valuation is the fair funding mechanism

From the discussions leading up to Edgartown's decision to stay in the Martha's Vineyard Commission there came a nice side effect — a clarification of taxation based on equalized evaluation.

Island police plan extra patrols to catch drunk drivers

Oak Bluffs and Edgartown police plan extra patrols on New Year's Eve to crack down on drunk drivers.

Allendorf letter

What does it take to turn a page? In Edgartown, it appears to be $15 million.


Shoppers began taking advantage of the holiday pre-inventory sales in the early hours of the blizzard on Sunday.


It is Sunday night.


The holidays are coming to a close, which means the start to another new year.

Former SSA bookkeeper gets year in prison

On Friday, December 17, Chief US District Court Judge Mark L.


A story published on Dec.

Who are these people?

Another year in the hopper.


Well, well, well the Sunday after Christmas was perhaps not the best day for traveling in the Northeast.

Better one than six libraries

With two towns looking at replacing their libraries or building major expansions, it's time the Island towns pooled their resources to build a Martha's Vineyard Library.

Wind turbine proliferation

Though we are living in one of the most conservation-regulated areas of the world, including a high priced six-town sponsored commission (MVC), I have yet to see any intelligent planning or foresight relative to wind towers.

The Vineyard hospital and the Steamship guard a newborn life

The Steamship Authority is commonly called the lifeline between Martha's Vineyard and the mainland.

Changes, delays escalate cost of Edgartown library project

A combination of delays, indecision, an ill-fated property purchase, a previously scrapped project, and a late change in direction for Edgartown's current library project will be costly for taxpayers.

Kidney contacts for Kenny Ponte

In a story last week

Nina Violet records live in West Tisbury

Nina Violet is currently finishing up a new album, and has just released live performance video of her new song "Everything Comes Apart."

Karen Coffey, Arlan Wise and Sarah Nevin make predictions

Alternative visions of the future are offered by three Islanders who use alternative tools to look ahead.

Look ahead, look down, and look after plants and animals

Farewell to the old year and its accomplishments and woes, and greetings to the new one with its challenges and hopes.