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MVC strikes big house ‘character test,’ closes checklist hearing

The commissioners agreed the issue of large houses and thresholds that would trigger their review by the MVC merit further discussion and definition.

Oak Bluffs turns on the twinkle

The town welcomes the holiday season with an impressive display of light.

New animal control law ends dog bans and county role

The law establishes a state fund to pay for training animal control officers and to spay and neuter homeless animals in shelters and pounds.

Chilmark, flush with scallops, increases limit

Chilmark selectmen at their regular meeting on November 20 voted to change the limitations of the current shellfish season to shift fishermen's focus to Nashaquitsa Pond where there has been a bumper crop of bay scallops this year.

Medical condition seen in Tisbury police officer cruiser crash

Police officer Kelly Kershaw is now on leave and lost her right to operate a motor vehicle due to an unknown medical condition.

Tisbury stays old fire barn demo, opens Tashmoo to scalloping

The town's old fire station will make way for a much needed new public parking lot on Beach Road.

Up-Island School budget unfinished, but Aquinnah’s burden grows

Budget draft number three, presented at a public hearing at the West Tisbury School, awaits missing numbers, including results of salary negotiations.

More effort means more reward for Edgartown business owners

Off-season demands ingenuity and hard work for those who keep their doors open when most of the tourists are gone.

Twelve year old burglars, then a copycat, arrested in Edgartown

Two young suspects were caught with stolen computers, while another suspect thought he could mislead police in a copycat crime.

Oak Bluffs checks off complaints about DRI checklist

Selectmen and business owners object to revision of the rules that determine which developments get reviewed by the Martha's Vineyard Commission.

Edgartown selectmen sign contract for library funds

The agreement will bring $5 million in state funds.

Martha’s Vineyard high school budget hearing attracts few taxpayers

Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) principal Steve Nixon gave a detailed explanation of a proposed $17,642,376 fiscal year 2014 budget at an hour-long public hearing held Monday night by the school committee.

SSA signs off on $6.9 million in capital projects

Steamship Authority (SSA) members approved a list of capital projects, reviewed reservation timelines, and signed a new food concession contract at their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov.

State officials discuss offshore wind area environmental study

A public information meeting hosted by state officials from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) last week provided details about an environmental assessment (EA) of a wind energy area designated in federal waters offshore of Massachusetts.

Home repair funds available for income qualified homeowners

Funds are now available for income qualified Island homeowners in need of home repairs.


A story published November 21, "Driver in July 4th crash that killed two to be arraigned Nov.

Susan Sanford receives sports medicine acupuncture certification

Susan Sanford of Vineyard Complementary Medicine recently completed a 245-hour sports medicine acupuncture certification program.

Kathleen Kendrick offers education consultation and testing

Private education consultant Kathleen Kendrick, a longtime home owner and new year-round Aquinnah resident, is providing developmental and education evaluation and consultation screening of children for kindergarten and first grade readiness, identification of specific learning disabilities, and follow-up support to Island parents, according to a press release.

National caliber winter cycling training at Om of Motion

A new internet assisted spinning program to begin in January in West Tisbury.