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Oak Bluffs landlord accused of threatening tenants with chainsaw

Terrified tenants told police landlord John W. Sensabaugh entered the house early in the morning with a running chainsaw.

Tisbury refers NSTAR project to Martha’s Vineyard Commission

Selectmen expressed their displeasure with the new poles, but NSTAR says they are necessary.

Martha’s Vineyard fishermen claim Island cup

In the annual, amicable battle with their Nantucket counterparts, Martha's Vineyard finished first with a 2.25 pound lead.

Donna Lowell-Bettencourt is the new West Tisbury principal

After several disruptions of leadership at the school, Ms. Lowell-Bettencourt will be a permanent replacement for Michael Halt, who is leaving.

Sports highlights

Odyssey TriSport will host a Vineyard Warrior Triathlon information session at 9 am on Sunday, June 30, at Waban Park in Oak Bluffs.

Bloomin’ Art returns to the Old Mill

Floral arrangements complement the works of Vineyard artists at this weekend's exhibit

Oak Bluffs water supply contamination costly and inconvenient

DEP lifted a boil water order Wednesday morning, after state officials determined bacterial contamination was limited to one well now off line.

A different way to dine: Martha’s Vineyard bars

Bar seating often offers a more casual atmosphere at fine dining establishments. Here is a selection of restaurant bars on the Vineyard.

Upcoming documentaries stretch boundaries

The M.V. Film Festival begins its summer season with "Dirty Wars" and the M.V. Film Society screens "Stories We Tell."

Vineyard Football Association kicks-off 22nd soccer season

League veterans Coop de Ville laced up the boots with newbies Island Star in a contentious season opener at Veterans Park.

Islanders serve up a winner in Farm Neck tennis benefit

Three set finals abounded in an exciting weekend of tennis at Farm Neck, benefiting the Fish Farm for Haiti project.

Chilmark is home for the Banjo Newsletter

The nation's premier banjo publication is produced on Martha's Vineyard.

Island weekend rendezvous planned for velomobiles

A group of riders and their banana-shaped three wheeled velomobiles are certain to attract attention while touring Martha's Vineyard.


There is a sudden lack of things yellow and black this week, as the school buses are off the road, resting up for next year, and so are our beloved Bruins.

West Tisbury

I was outside last night walking in from the studio when I saw my first firefly of this summer.


I have a massive case of summer vacation envy.


All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten.


Those local businesses in our town that have been voted the Best of the Vineyard were just announced this week.

Oak Bluffs

It certainly was a busy weekend in Oak Bluffs.

Banner weekend for young Martha’s Vineyard tennis players

Young Vineyard players Justice Yennie, Victoria Scott, Kiric Hallahan, and Kelly Klaren came up aces in weekend tournaments.