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Chappy ferry will use North Water Street for vehicle line

Edgartown will experiment with adjustments in the Chappy ferry waiting line starting later this month.

Tisbury Water Works plans delinquent account shut-offs

Tisbury Water Works customers with delinquent accounts face water shut-offs if bills are not paid in full by October 14.

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School MCAS scores revised

Revision of an error made by a testing contractor resulted in higher scores than initially reported for students at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) on 2011 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) exams.

66th Derby results

As the Derby heads into the homestretch, fishermen can be expected to redouble their efforts.

Martha’s Vineyard made fishing lures combine art and craft

Coast Guardsman Scott Maccaferri loves the water, fishing and working with his hands. His handmade lures move as naturally as his life.

Chilmark turns to webinars to save on training costs

The town of Chilmark has turned to webinars offered by the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association (MIIA), its insurance provider, to train employees and save time and money in the process.

Fed security chief counters Gov’s claims on Secure Communities

Janet Napolitano's comments put her directly at odds with Gov. Deval Patrick on a federal program that identifies illegal immigrants.

Tisbury businesses change with the season

As summer gives way to fall and leaves start to change, so do some downtown Vineyard Haven businesses.

Edgartown selectmen elevate cell tower discussion for Chappy

Five possible sites named in preliminary studies for siting a cell tower on town-owned land on Chappaquiddick.

Chilmark School MCAS scores difficult to gauge

In a small school such as Chilmark's, a few low MCAS scores can make a big difference in overall results.

Chilmark will consider options for Tea Lane farmhouse

Voters rejected a plan to spend more than $500,000 on a deteriorating town-owned farm house. Selectmen will now consider the options.

Chilmark selectmen unhappy with new Coast Guard boathouse plan

The Coast Guard presented a first look at plans for a new Menemsha boathouse. Chilmark selectmen said it is too big.

Tisbury animal control officer balks at Oak Bluffs shared service

The Tisbury selectmen's discussion about shared animal control services with Oak Bluffs raised strong objections from animal control officer Laurie Clements.

Goodale’s running out of land, while habitat talks drag

Under a state order to halt clearing, Goodale's is approaching the time when mining sand and gravel must stop, unless more land is cleared.

PIKNIK goes to Beacon Hill for the holidays

Michael Hunter of the eclectic PIKNIK Art & Apparel on Dukes County Avenue in Oak Bluffs has decided to push the boundaries and pop-up in Boston.

Allen Whiting on art, the season, and being Allen Whiting

Artist Allen Whiting reflects on the season, his paintings, and his life.

Glances at the Martha’s Vineyard art world

Art at the Vineyard Haven Library, Washington Ledesma Gallery, Chilmark Library, M.V. Museum, North Water Gallery.