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Winnetu Oceanside Resort at South Beach offers Islanders a deal

The Winnetu Oceanside Resort at South Beach will again offer its popular "Islanders Stay for Free" spring promotion on Wednesdays through Saturdays, April 27 through May 14.

Oak Bluffs roundabout plans get mixed reviews

A design public hearing held last week by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Highway Division aired Islanders' concerns about the impacts and need for a roundabout at the four-way stop intersection of Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road at Airport and Barnes Roads.

What does the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society do?

The Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society was founded in 1859 with a mission to promote the pursuit of agriculture and improve the quality and quantity of livestock and produce on the Vineyard.


The online version of your newspaper is publishing a series of seemingly unmonitored and unwarranted comments and attacks against our Island residents.

Roundabout is not needed

Does everyone realize what is about to happen at the intersection of Edgartown and Barnes Roads in Oak Bluffs? The state is close to building a roundabout.


A sports brief published April 21, "

Tisbury voters re-elect Jeff Kristal by 12 votes

Tisbury voters went to the polls Tuesday, April 26 and re-elected Jeff Kristal selectman.

Chilmark voters make short work of $7 million budget, annual warrant

Chilmark voters made quick work of their annual town meeting warrant Monday, at the Chilmark Community Center.

Martha’s Vineyard police will collect unwanted prescription drugs Saturday

Tisbury, Chilmark, West Tisbury, Oak Bluffs and Edgartown police will provide Island residents with a safe, secure means of disposing of unwanted, unused, or expired prescription drugs.

Yard sales sprout with the season on Martha’s Vineyard

Among the colorful signs of spring on the Vineyard one could include the proliferation along the road of neon green, orange, and pink posters heralding the return of an Island tradition.

James A. H. Walsh

James Anthony Hamlin Walsh, 44, died suddenly and unexpectedly on April 20, while on a business trip to China.

The Scottish Bakehouse readies for summer

The Vineyard Haven cafe, bakery, and small local grocer is ready for warmer weather with their "spring special" breakfast menu and some fresh new entrees.

Red Cross hosted blood drive Tuesday to meet critical need

The Red Cross announced that school vacations across the area had contributed to a drop in blood donations.

Weeds, seeds, and blossoms mean spring on Martha’s Vineyard

Along with daffodils, dandelion tea-making time has come around again. The tea functions as a liver and kidney tonic, and diuretic.

Chilmark selectmen will withdraw Tea Lane farmhouse article

Chilmark selectmen agreed to withdraw an article from Monday's annual town meeting warrant that would have asked for $150,000 in community preservation act funds (CPA) to renovate the historic Tea Lane farmhouse, on the corner of Middle Road and Tea Lane.

Cape and Vineyard Electric Co-op awards solar project contract

The Cape and Vineyard Electric Cooperative (CVEC) has announced the award of its solar photovoltaic (PV) project to American Capital Energy (ACE).

Chris Fischer remembers Olive, his best friend, thanks searchers

Olive, Chris Fischer's black Lab who disappeared from his home in Chilmark on December 31, was found yesterday, April 21, drowned in Chilmark Pond.

Leila M. Sequeira

Leila May Whynock Sequeira, born Leila May Whynock on February 27, 1928 in Brocton, died on March 28, 2011, at Martha's Vineyard Hospital.

Dukes County commissioners will treat employees to lunch

The Dukes County commissioners will sponsor a buffet lunch for county employees and invited Island officials, at the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School cafeteria Tuesday.