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Martha’s Vineyard swamps Randolph on gridiron, 41-8

Brandon Watkins rushed for three TD's, Alec Tattersall passed to Joe Turney for two scores, and Nate Horwitz completed the rout in a rain-soaked win.

Steve Schwab withdraws plea, will be tried for child molestation

Faced with the prospect of serving a year in jail, the former Chilmark resident withdrew his proffered plea agreement and asked to go to trial.

Ferry passengers take security exercise in stride

Federal and local officials conducted random security checks on passengers leaving Martha's Vineyard by ferry.

Edgartown police arrest two on prostitution charges

Police said a man who used Craigslist to hire a prostitute received more than he bargained for.

Tisbury solar project progress hinges on NSTAR agreement

The process to obtain an agreement with NSTAR to hook up a new solar array proposed at Tisbury's landfill to the power grid has taken ten months.

SSA asks for rate hikes to fill $1.5 million budget gap

The automobile fare would be increased by $1 on each leg and the cost of year round parking permits would be increased by $25.

Community Preservation Act changes may benefit Martha’s Vineyard

Local officials lauded legislative changes that could lead to more funding, and more recreation projects for Martha's Vineyard towns.

Oak Bluffs and Tisbury keep trash by barge proposal afloat

With support from the Steamship Authority, Oak Bluffs and Tisbury are pursuing the idea of transporting trash to New Bedford by barge.

Chilmark church gets an organ transplant

The pipe organ's sound flooded forth, both soft and strong, multi-textured, filling the tiny sanctuary.

The Island Book telephone list hits a short circuit

Islanders were perplexed. Why couldn't they find familiar telephone numbers in The Island Book, the chamber directory?

West Tisbury ZBA sets October 11 for Verizon cell tower hearing

The West Tisbury Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) will hold a public hearing at 5:15 pm on Thursday, October 11, regarding a proposal from Verizon to erect a cell tower on private property owned by Robert Doane on New Lane.

Mayors push Governor Patrick to advance Amazon tax talks

Martha's Vineyard shoppers who take advantage of online shopping could soon be paying more for purchases.

Fishermen should walk softly and carry a big stick

The Colonial Ordinances, retained the rights for the public to fish, fowl, and navigate, but not listen to Kiss driving out of a parking lot.

67th annual Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish derby

67th Derby Results (Through September 25) Grand Leaders All-Tackle Boat bluefish: Adam Cummings, 16.06. Shore bluefish: Phil P. Hennig, 12.78.. Boat bass: Pete J. Spengler, 37.34. Shore bass: Tony...

Arts Martha’s Vineyard is a month’s effort to boost creative arts

A collaborative on-Island and regional effort to promote and grow the 10 percent share of the economy that the arts represent begins tomorrow.

Two known drug users arrested in Edgartown

Two men, still on probation for previous drug crimes, were observed exchanging prescription drugs outside a pharmacy.

Selectmen consider strong measures to heal Sengekontacket Pond

Oak Bluffs town officials have tough decisions ahead about how to reduce nitrogen loading in the popular salt pond.

Edgartown selectmen set scallop season to open October 1

Recreational permit holders can begin harvesting bay scallops next week, commercial scallopers begin October 22.

Creative Economy Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series

Every Tuesday, from 11:30 am to 1 pm, at the Harbor View Hotel.