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State looks at new allegations of bid problems in Oak Bluffs

An anonymous Oak Bluffs contractor complains that the town only hires friends and relatives.

Martha’s Vineyard enjoyed the Fourth, mostly peacefully

Combine the many attractions of Martha's Vineyard, television meteorologists predicting clear, sunny weather, and July Fourth falling on a Monday, and you had all the ingredients needed for a busy, long holiday weekend.

Vineyard author Judy Campbell speaks on new book Saturday

When I pick up a mystery novel, I usually know what to expect: I grew up on a testosterone-enhanced diet of Mickey Spillane.

Harthaven “” an Oak Bluffs neighborhood celebrates 100 years

It's been 100 years since W.H. Hart started to turn 40 acres and a fetid pond into a casual, close, summer community for family and friends.

And now, an artisans/farmers market in Oak Bluffs

Farmers and artisans can move their retailing outdoors once a week in Oak Bluffs this summer, thanks to the new Open Market on Sundays.

Nice Horsey

For a photog, they proved a winsome pair.

40 years on, a tee-shirt for Tisbury’s Street Fair

To become an Island institution, an event has to have a tee-shirt. Now, finally, the Tisbury Street Fair has ascended to that iconic level.

Caring for the Oak Bluffs cemetery, a family affair

Gail Landers has been tending to the Oak Bluffs Cemetery for 43 years, succeeding her dad who did it for 20 years.

Kids parade in the Oak Bluffs Campground turns 14

Pots and pans, young and old, patriotic and fun-loving, they marched and hooted and showed their colors in the Campground on the 4th.

A butterfly made for harsh Martha’s Vineyard habitat

The Edwards' hairstreak thrives in the inhospitable environment of the sterile, salty sandplains along the south side of the Island.

All you can hear: free local music in Alley Park in Oak Bluffs

There was the faintest echo of Woodstock in the air on Saturday in Alley Park in Oak Bluffs, where local musicians shared their talent.

In Aquinnah, Old South Road becomes a parade route

It began with a bunch of toddlers banging pots and pans. Now there are official hats and a police escort. What's next? Choreography?

Vineyard Haven’s Main Street becomes a carnival this evening

Forty years ago, the Tisbury Street Fair was a novelty. Now it's an institution, drawing thousands each year.

1,000 Balloons for Agatha’s birthday

Can you ever have too many balloons for a child's birthday?

weekly scores


Oak Bluffs summer basketball underway

Oak Bluffs Summer League basketball (OBSL) got underway Tuesday night at Niantic Park, with all eight teams in action, contesting four games.

Ninth Streetball Classic a slam dunk

Seventy young athletes participated in this year's Streetball Classic, a 3-0n-3 double elimination basketball tournament at Niantic Park, Oak Bluffs, an increase of 20 youngsters over last year's Classic.

Tennis honors for Martha’s Vineyard boys, girls teams

The MVRHS boys tennis team finished the season with a record of 16 wins, two losses.

Sports highlights

The Snaps scored six times in the fourth inning and four more in the fifth to earn a mercy rule win over the scoreless Late Fees at Veterans Park, Tisbury, Tuesday.