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MV Florist and Gifts celebrated grand opening in Edgartown

MV Florist and Gifts celebrated the grand opening of its new retail space at 12 Mariner's Way, adjacent to the Edgartown Post Office and shopping center, on Saturday, March 31.

Martha’s Vineyard welcomes home soldiers Randy Dull and Whit Hyde

The men returned to the Island Wednesday night following their deployment in Afghanistan's Ghazni Province.

PA Club tasting features wine, cheese, and 13 beers

The Portuguese-American Club in Oak Bluffs hosted a wine, cheese, and beer tasting Saturday evening.


In a story published March 22,

Tisbury town administrator disputes voter fraud accusations

Tisbury's board of registrars accused town administrator John Bugbee of fraudulent residency claims as a Tisbury voter in a letter to the town's selectmen.

Southern Woodlands lots up for foreclosure auction

Another complicated chapter in the bitter land use battle is playing out, as the auction date approaches.

A sign of historic proportion in Oak Bluffs

One man's dispute with the historic district regulations turns porch project into a billboard for frustration.

West Tisbury will get another chance at dogs on beach question

Voters will decide whether to rescind an article passed at town meeting to ban dogs from a popular town beach from June 15 to September 15.

State Road sidewalk project in Vineyard Haven begins April 2

The work is expected to create traffic slow-downs and delays over the next several weeks along one of Martha's Vineyard's busiest roadways.

Island forum focused on prescription drug abuse

Opioid related emergency room visits have doubled in the last five years, according to one member of the panel.

Mass Senate energy bill tackles high costs

Legislation aimed at tackling the drivers of high energy costs in Massachusetts unveiled Monday by state senators closely mirror a bill released last week opening up long-term renewable energy contracts to competitive bidding and more than doubling the amount of renewables required to be purchased by utilities.

Tisbury tries again for Green Community designation

Tisbury went for the green but fell short in the last round of the state's picks for Green Community designations.

Martha’s Vineyard District court report

March 19, 2012 Harrison Grant Meacham, Oak Bluffs; DOB 1/22/93, keeping a noisy and disorderly house, selling/delivering liquor to person under 21: continued to pretrial...

Edgartown Bank would replace Oyster Bar Grill with branch office

The Edgartown National Bank plans to build a new branch at 57 Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs, on property the bank seized as part of foreclosure proceedings against the owners of The Oyster Bar Grill.

Tisbury Water Works starts hydrant flushing April 1

The Tisbury Water Works (TWW) will begin its annual program to flush town hydrants on Sunday, April 1.

Martha’s Vineyard firefighters battled brush fires Sunday

Martha's Vineyard firefighters from several towns were called to battle a raging brush fire off Holmes Hole Road on Sunday, March 25.

Army Corps will not penalize Edgartown for dredge project

The Army Corps of Engineers outlined steps Edgartown must take to avoid any future permit issues with the town owned dredge.

Edgartown to host world class yacht race in June

A race is scheduled for June 23 and 24, between two Transpac 52's.

Write-in candidate makes four way race for Edgartown Fincom

Tom Durawa, now chairman of the Edgartown financial advisory committee, will stage a write-in campaign for reelection to the seat.

Selectmen weigh expert view on Oak Bluffs Monster Shark tourney

State fisheries scientist Greg Skomal scientific fact from fiction for selectmen considering new restrictions on the tournament.