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One rooster finds a happy home

A mournful crowing for a couple of days, in other yards.

Endless Summer surfer hangs ten at Boneyard

Surfing legend, Robert August, will be at the Boneyard surf and skate shop on 47 Main Street, Edgartown from 4 to 6 pm, Thursday, August 4th to meet fellow surfers and fans.

Bill Brown appointed president of Martha’s Vineyard Insurance Agency

Martha's Vineyard Insurance Agency, the largest insurance brokerage on the Island, has appointed William "Bill" Brown president of the agency.


A story published July 21, "The fine art of fundraising," incorrectly identified the writer as CK Wolfson.

Tisbury signs power purchase agreement for CVEC solar project

Tisbury finalized a power purchase agreement and solar project development venture with the Cape and Vineyard Electric Cooperative (CVEC) on Monday.

Oak Bluffs police make drug arrest

Oak Bluffs Police reported 11 arrests, seven people taken into protective custody and 114 incidents over the weekend.

Oak Bluffs selectmen wrestle with budget cuts, kayaks

Oak Bluffs selectmen agreed Tuesday to create small working groups to study and report on a list of short-term measures to cut the current year operating budget.

Peter Martell threatens new lawsuit against Oak Bluffs

Former Oak Bluffs fire department official Peter Martell successfully sued the town of Oak Bluffs following his dismissal from the fire department.

Martha’s Vineyard District Court Report

Susan Louise Finnerty, Ft.

When the fishing is impossible, fish the possible

The "possible dream" was a fishing trip. But when the fish could not be found it was time to be resourceful.

For MV Tech, a business leap pays off

Last winter MV Tech decided the time was ripe to expand. It was a good decision.

Seven easy pieces: Oak Bluffs home an overnight success

One Oak Bluffs couple decided that a modular house fit their budget, design requirements and time frame.

Superior Court session ends with plea agreement, indictments

Dukes County Superior Court Associate Justice C.

Note of kindness to stranger leads to Martha’s Vineyard reunion

In January, Bruce Bailey of San Diego set out to identify the Island girls whose words and simple, unadorned kindness had eased his grief.

Edgartown 20-acre solar project is unlikely to face MVC review

Why does a take-out pizza restaurant warrant MVC review, but a 20-acre solar energy development does not?

Combat artist Al Hurwitz donates sketches to Marine Corps museum

Sketches generously donated by World War II veteran Marine sergeant and combat artist Al Hurwitz will soon hang at the National Marine Corps Museum.

Tisbury considers privatizing trash and recycling service

A proposal to turn Tisbury's trash and recycling service over to a private company could save the town substantial costs in labor and equipment.

Oak Bluffs hits setback in efforts to hire accounting firm

Oak Bluffs selectmen ran into a setback this week in their attempt to hire a contract accountant familiar with town affairs.

Oak Bluffs selectmen weed out interim administrator candidates

The search is on in Oak Bluffs for an interim town administrator who can take the town reins.

MVC will review whether to review Oak Bluffs roundabout

The Martha's Vineyard Commission will review a request to review a proposed roundabout as a development of regional impact.