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Martha’s Vineyard District Court Report

Melissa Anne Hummel, Dedham; DOB 3/3/88, larceny of credit card: dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth; forgery of a document: dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth; four additional charges of forgery of a document: dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth.

Aquinnah assessors’s office enters digital age

On first blush it's easy to be blasé about the new on-line digital assessors' map in Aquinnah that can be viewed by anyone, anywhere, anytime from the comfort of their home.

Edgartown library foundation holds back on financial commitment

The Edgartown Library Foundation expressed strong support this week for the

Reel Picks

There's innocence and madness as the dance-obsessed ballerina Nina (Natalie Portman), competes with Lily (Mila Kunis) for the lead role in "Swan Lake.

Tisbury police grievance hearing spurs closer scrutiny

Tisbury town administrator John Bugbee and town accountant Suzanne Kennedy said this week they would review police department procedures governing overtime pay and sick and vacation leave that were raised at a

Marine mural emerges at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital

Artist Margot Datz has incorporated familiar ocean creatures in the lively mural she is creating in the Martha's Vineyard Hospital Community Research Room.

West Tisbury

Fields, snow-striped, lie silent and waiting.

Internet scam money trail leads to Martha’s Vineyard

Edgartown police have traced a cyberspace trail through more than a dozen states in pursuit of a craigslist scam artist who cons people into sending money to Martha's Vineyard to buy a nonexistent all-terrain vehicle.

Nelson Mechanical makes a green bet that pays off

For six years, Brian Nelson and David Sprague have often resembled plumbers and mechanical engineers turned preachers, promising financial salvation for homeowners through alternative energy sources.

MV Museum takes more time to weigh Marine Hospital site option

The Martha's Vineyard Museum (MVM) signed a four-month extension on Monday, January 31, on an option to buy the former Marine Hospital property in Tisbury, according to executive director David Nathans.

Simple ideas for Valentine’s

Love should be in the air, but with all the storms and a deep-seated feeling of winter there seems to be a tangible pall hanging in the air instead.

Oak Bluffs

The birds seem to be the only creatures unfazed by all this snow and ice.


Movies, movies, movies is what Chilmark seems to be about this weekend.


This must be the winter of my discontent.

Fees, policies amended for Katharine Cornell Theatre

Tisbury selectmen last week approved new rules and higher rates for the use of the Katharine Cornell Theatre, a popular venue for performers.


February has arrived and what do you know: it's cold and a little quiet here in Aquinnah.

Dog, owner attend Vineyard Haven church together

Angel Grace celebrated her 10th birthday Sunday with cake, ice cream, and a batch of little friends.

WesTiz School coffeehouse highlights student musicians

A concept introduced by Jeremy Berlin three years ago gives young West Tisbury musicians experience, confidence, and an audience.

Noteworthy events

Island dog photographer Lisa Vanderhoop of Aquinnah, creator of the Vineyard Seadog calendar, will be featured in a Valentine-themed art show at the Chilmark Bank starting this Friday, Feb.