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Tisbury selectmen sandwich in planning, police, and demolition

The busy agenda included a discussion of the Stop & Shop expansion and the planned demolition of the old DPW barn.

Tisbury selectmen, former police officer negotiate deal

All sides said they had reached a mutual agreement that was satisfactory to everyone. They said little else.

SSA considers three options for Governor replacement, all costly

Whatever option the boatline chooses, rate payers can expect the costs to own and operate a new vessel reflected at the fare box.

Martha’s Vineyard divers find glass sculpture treasure

Scuba diving off State Beach, Stephen Worrell and his son Dylan discovered an unusual piece of art with an interesting provenance.

Joel Graves gets a beta look through the Google Glass

The Martha's Vineyard high school teacher is among a select group testing cutting edge technology that puts a wearable computer on an eyeglass frame.

Oak Bluffs town hall is on shaky footing

Preliminary findings show Oak Bluffs town hall and Oak Bluffs fire station are in such bad shape, demolition may be the most cost effective solution.

Dial 811 first, Martha’s Vineyard Dig Safe Inspector urges

Happening by, Martha's Vineyard Dig Safe inspector halted an excavation that might have trashed utility service in Oak Bluffs.

Angels program helps give animals a new leash on life

Leslie Hurd transports dogs from the Virgin Islands to Martha's Vineyard through her nonprofit Angels Saving Helpless Animals.

Fisherman adds striped bass fish cakes to his culinary universe

The fish cakes were crunchy and tasty and made a delicious snack. But catching a striped bass is the first step.

Few ripples as Monster Shark Tournament returned to Oak Bluffs

Steven James, tournament organizer, said he expects future participation will wane in what he described as the town's unfriendly environment.

Oak Bluffs Police tame shark tournament crowds

Monster Shark tournament mayhem was muted this year, thanks to prescient planning by police, and funds contributed by contestants.

SSA presents three choices for freight boat Governor replacement

The choices include a vessel similar and size and design to the Martha's Vineyard or Island Home. The additional cost of service is a factor.


This afternoon kids 5 and up will delight in Gus Ben David and his live creatures from his World of Reptiles and Birds.


My wall calendar is still turned to June — no joke.

West Tisbury

It felt delicious to reach for a flannel shirt to put over my shoulders when I came downstairs last Thursday morning.


A pat on the back goes to officer Steve Pupek of the Chilmark Police who sprang into action the other day when the bucket truck where he was doing a roadside detail began to roll.

Oak Bluffs

One of the roadside views on the Island that we do not want to see is an accident.


Hello August.

Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate Transactions: July 15-19, 2013

July 17, Karen Duffy sold 9 Clay Pit Rd.

Martha’s Vineyard District Court report

July 19, 2013 Vuk Zlatarov, Oak Bluffs; DOB 10/17/90, municipal by-law or ordinance violation: to be dismissed upon the completion of eight hours of community...