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Services Saturday for Yvonne “Pebbles” Ponte

Yvonne "Pebbles" Ponte of Vineyard Haven died at Martha's Vineyard Hospital on Thursday, April 25.

Animated “Poppy Hill” looks at Japan on verge of change

A collaboration by Hayao Miyazaki, considered one of Japan's greatest animators, who co-wrote the script with Keiko Niwa, and his son, Garo Miyazak.

Martha’s Vineyard Wine Festival: A true collaboration

Taste wines from all over the world, paired with local food, at the Martha's Vineyard Wine Festival May 9-12.

Islander Devon Lodge keeps on dancing

Juilliard is the latest stop for the talented 20-year-old dancer from Oak Bluffs.

Noteworthy events coming up on Martha’s Vineyard

Brush up on your beer history with pints from the past, today at 1 pm.

Cash transfers by foreign nationals from Vineyard approach $17M

Non-bank transfer businesses here are ordered by state to cease operations – some exported cash never got to recipients, mostly in Brazil.

Voters go to the polls in U.S. senate state primary Tuesday

Voters will choose between three Republicans and two Democrats to set the stage for the battle to fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of John Kerry.

Chilmark voters go to the polls Tuesday

Chilmark voters go to the polls Tuesday to elect town officers and decide three proposition 2.

Island public workers oppose retiree benefit cuts

Town, county, and state public service employees organize in opposition of to proposed legislation that would reduce benefits for some.

Town meeting action on medical marijuana moratorium a mixed bag

Voters in three Island towns got started with the process of regulating medical marijuana, but some are puzzled by the votes.

Oak Bluffs thanks officers who responded to bomb suspect search

Boston incident commanders deployed the Martha's Vineyard Tactical Response team directly to the tense search for the terrorist.

Tisbury selectmen stay tuned for docu-soap details

Tisbury town officials got the scoop this week on "The Vineyard," a television reality show that starts filming on May 9 at the Steamship Authority.

West Tisbury to vote again on county pest management

Town meeting voters rejected funding for the county program, but will get a chance to reconsider at a special town meeting next month.

Tisbury offers town news via email subscription

Tisbury recently added a new feature to the town website, inviting members of the public to subscribe to an email news and information distribution list.

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services has a new logo

The logo features eight semi-abstract people positioned over the name and acronym of the Island's multi-service agency.

SSA says website, Oak Bluffs terminal repairs on track

The Steamship Authority said repairs to the Oak Bluffs terminal pier are on schedule for its Memorial Day weekend opening.

Visiting team to evaluate regional high school for accreditation

A 16-member committee from the Commission on Public Secondary Schools (CPSS) will conduct an on-site evaluation visit at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) from April 28 through May 1.

Brion McGroarty breaks ground on new airport package store

The owner of Town Provisions expects to move from cramped quarters in downtown Edgartown to a new, larger store off Airport Road by September.