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MV Cancer Support Group, no one with cancer needs to be alone

The MV Cancer Support Group provides support and financial aid for those stricken with the disease.

Arts Martha’s Vineyard provides a progress report

The direct economic impact of arts and culture is estimated to be 4.2 percent of the Vineyard's overall economy, according to a recent report.


A notice in 55Plus provided the incorrect date for the MV Center for Living's next cultural luncheon.

Bristol County DA throws hat in 9th Congressional district race

Bristol County District Attorney C.

One injured, two arrested in Oak Bluffs bar fight

Two men face assault charges after a bar fight that left a West Tisbury man seriously injured.

Tisbury firefighters kept hopping with three fires Tuesday

Tisbury firefighters, police, and EMTs were busy Tuesday, responding to three fires over a six-hour period.

Chilmark selectman Frank Fenner decides four terms is plenty

Chilmark selectman Frank Fenner said it was a hard decision, but he will not run for a fifth term on the board of selectmen.

Resignation opens a seat on Dukes County commission

Long-time Dukes County commissioner Les Leland of West Tisbury resigned February 22.

Dukes County leaders takes energy talks out of public view

An agenda item, "energy procurement," listed for executive session at the Dukes County Commission meeting on Wednesday, drew an objection from veteran county commissioner John Alley.

Study says Mass housing affordability remains a problem

While a slumping real estate market has subtracted equity for homeowners across Massachusetts and led to substantially lower home prices in some areas, a study released February 24 asserts that stagnant incomes and rising rental housing costs have contributed to continuing affordability problems in Massachusetts.

Mass home sales up for seventh straight month

Home sale prices fell again in January as sales rose for the seventh straight month, according to Massachusetts Association of Realtors.

Global company finds advantages in West Tisbury home base

The former trumpet player now offers corporate consulting services that connect sales training buyers with sales training providers.

Of Faith: Surely the presence of the Lord . . .

The service could be described as Pentecostal or charismatic, with elements of the Southern Baptists and the Assembly of God.

Edgartown dredge foreman, committee wrangle over new protocols

In a contentious meeting of the dredge advisory committee, the dredge foreman objected to new procedures intended to provide oversight.

Edgartown house fire is subject of arson investigation

Police and fire investigators suspect arson was the cause of a fire that broke out in a vacant house at 4 am, February 18 in Dodger's Hole.

Martha’s Vineyard ferry service is weather and design dependent

Ultimately the decision to cancel a trip is left up to the ferry captain's judgment. They are ultimately responsible.

Dukes County manager to remain a full-time job

Dukes County commissioners decide they want to expand, not reduce, the role of county manager.

Surprise cost reduction trims Dukes County spending

An unexpected revision in the Dukes County budget will reduce the amount towns are assessed to fund county government.

West Tisbury selectmen diverge on scope of road repair

The roads need work, and money is relatively cheap now, but $2.67 million is still a lot for West Tisbury to raise right now.