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Tempers flare at concom meeting over Rankow pier application

At the last conservation commission of Edgartown meeting, previous records were brought up in a heated discussion.

Rebecca Amos Institute celebrates last graduation in old home

Four students who graduated last week were the last to celebrate in the alternative education program's facility next door to the high school.

Oak Bluffs moves forward with harbor improvements

Plans include a new fuel option, better protection from storms, and clearing the channel of shifting sand.

Johnny Cupcakes offers sweet treats with no sugar added

The store will open June 16 at 2 pm. Expecting a line, owner John Earle said those waiting at 11 am will be given a wristband with their place.

Martha’s Vineyard Class of 2012 graduation – a splendid sendoff

In a stream of purple and white graduation robes, seniors walked into the Tabernacle Sunday and off into the future.

The number of fish is no measure of success

The annual Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass Catch and Release tournament was a success, if you measured it by fun and fine weather.

Coralee LaRue buzzes back from Scripps National Spelling Bee

An 11-year-old Tisbury School sixth-grader represented Martha's Vineyard among 278 spellers in the competition.

Fathers and their children – a family business needs family

It's an oft told tale on Martha's Vineyard. A family business needs a family to grow and endure. Fathers, sons, and daughters do business together.

Tisbury selectmen discuss ESF project close-out process

The Tisbury selectmen moved a step closer to completion of the emergency services facility (ESF) project Tuesday.

Oak Bluffs asphalt plant faces shutdown order in ZBA hearing

Oak Bluffs zoning board of appeals must decide whether White Brothers -- Lynch Corporation needs a permit for a new tower.

Chamber of Commerce unveils renovations at open house

The Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce unveiled renovations at an open house Tuesday evening.

New outdoor farm stand planned for State Road, Tisbury

Island businessman Elio Silva has big plans for the State Road property in Tisbury just past Cronig's Market that he purchased last year formerly occupied by Island Home Furnishings.

Tisbury Police set up prescription drug discard bin

A special drug collection box is now available upstairs in the Tisbury Police station at 32 Water Street in Vineyard Haven.

State awards $700,000 transit grant to Vineyard Transit Authority

The Martha's Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) was awarded a $733,559 grant this week by the Massachusetts Dept. of Transportation.


The print edition of the court report published June 7 incorrectly listed arraignment dates for Patrick Masse of West Tisbury and Nicholas Barbera of Tisbury.

ServSafe course meets requirements for food servers

Adult and Community Education of Martha's Vineyard will offer a ServSafe Sanitation Training and certification class from 9 am to 1 pm on June 20 at the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School.

Oak Bluffs student honored at the statehouse

Marcelle Alves, an eighth-grader at the Oak Bluffs School, was honored at the statehouse for her written work.

Rick Vanderhoop benefits from a daughter’s love, and friends too

Four pills a day, $120 a month. The price went to $5,800 a month, and his insurance wouldn't cover the cost.

Septic system expert has some solid advice for homeowners

'Septic guru' Doug Cooper explains how septic systems work and how best to care for them, to avoid costly repairs or more costly replacement.

Martha’s Vineyard gardeners beware: campanula moves in and stays

"A pleasing species but liable to become a rampant weed," is an understatement when it comes to campanula.