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Mon Amour restaurant plans spring opening in Tisbury

Chef and owner David Spooner plans to open Mon Amour, a French/American restaurant, in mid-April at 395 State Road in Tisbury, at the site of the former Nicky's Italian Café in the same building complex that houses Radio Shack and Island Entertainment.

Fireworks a burst of success in Edgartown

"I think it was a good call doing it at midnight," Police Chief Tony Bettencourt told selectmen Tuesday.

Public access agreement will fund Edgartown Harbor improvements

The Harborside Inn will pay $53,862 as mitigation for using state owned shoreline without affording public access as required by state regulations.

Oak Bluffs ambulance service finds borrowed truck in Tisbury

Someone took liberty with the concept of an "intercept vehicle," a Ford Expedition used by the Oak Bluffs ambulance department to transport personnel to other towns, and "borrowed" it for an unauthorized early morning run to Vineyard Haven on New Year's Day.

Chilmark has the farm, needs a farmer

Selectmen want to speak with farmers interested in the long-term lease of a historic 17th century farmhouse and about 20 acres of surrounding fields.

Martha’s Vineyard ushered in the New Year well behaved

Island police departments reported few incidents over the New Year's holiday. The operative word was "quiet."

Cape Light Compact electric prices up, no wind in sight

New electric prices announced by Cape Light Compact reflect a slight increase due to the price of natural gas power plants use.

Abandoned boat in Tisbury is landlocked by legalities

The fate of Riot, a 40-foot sloop abandoned on a Tisbury town mooring in 2004, has been a legal quagmire for town officials, who want it gone.

Disc golfers welcomed in the New Year in style

More than 40 players, including some who traveled from as far as Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania just for the event, took part.

High court upholds Cape Wind power purchase agreement

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) recently upheld a decision by Department of Public Utilities (DPU) regulators to permit the electric utility National Grid to purchase half of the power from the 130-turbine Cape Wind offshore wind project to be built in Nantucket Sound, according to a State House News Service article.

Chilmark selectmen hear pros and cons of town beach bus service

Angela Grant, VTA bus administrator, asked town officials to report any concerns about bus service instead of waiting several months.

Edgartown turns off cable TV talks, other towns stay tuned

Edgartown pulls out of contract negotiations with Comcast, over expanding service to Chappaquiddick.

Baby Aliyah welcomes in the New Year

Martha's Vineyard's first baby of 2012 arrived at 2:11 am, Wednesday, January 4.

The New Year began with an icy dip in Edgartown Harbor

These five intrepid swimmers welcomed the New Year with a dive into Edgartown Harbor.

East Choppers plunge into the New Year

A group of East Chop residents welcomed the New Year with an icy dip in Nantucket Sound.

Women’s Network meeting rescheduled

Island artist Margot Datz, known for her bright murals in public spaces as well as in private homes, presents "Re-energizing in the New Year."

Martha’s Vineyard real estate: Looking forward (part 1 of 2)

Island real estate brokers predict what will happen in 2012.