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Pending action on Syria spurs Five Corners ‘Impeach Obama’ protest

The small protest attracted considerable attention as holiday weekend travelers arrived.

Retired Island teacher accused of indecent assault on 18-year-old

Edgartown police arrested Leo Frame Jr. on two charges of assaulting a former student, for whom he had acted as a mentor.

Mosquito in Oak Bluffs tests positive for West Nile Virus

For the third time in a month, state health officials have detected the virus in a mosquito trapped on Martha's Vineyard.

Landlord gets probation for chainsaw threat against tenants

John W. Sensabaugh pleaded guilty to assault and agreed to pay restitution to the foreign students who rented rooms in his Oak Bluffs house.

The Moon-Cusser Coffee Shop remembered by the folk music loving Sewards

The Oak Bluffs' coffee shop and folk music center debuted its three-year run 50 years ago.

Snaps hold off Honeys 8-7 to win women’s softball title

The Snaps jumped out to a 7-0 lead after three innings and survived a late charge to clinch their second title in three years.

Sports Highlights

In other sailing news, the Moffett Race is September 7 and entries are coming in fast.

Snaps and Honeys down to the wire

With their backs against the wall, the Honeys routed the Snaps 18-3 to force a decisive final game in the double elimination women's softball tourney.

State Road Restaurant fined $1,600 for special permit violations

The owners of the popular West Tisbury restaurant converted a basement space to a prep kitchen without permits.

Four vie for medical marijuana license in Dukes County

Applicants in Dukes County are closer to obtaining a medical marijuana license, as part of the state's competitive two-part application process.

Island veterans’ agent warns of solicitation scams

Scam phone solicitors are targeting Island veterans and their supporters for donations to bogus fundraising drives they say benefit local American Legion posts.

Oak Bluffs selectmen look to recharge Circuit Avenue

The Extraordinary Rendition Band got permission to hold a parade in downtown Oak Bluffs on September 7, from 8 pm to 9 pm.

Sufferers of chronic Lyme disease gather in West Tisbury to “Bite Back for a...

"Bite Back for a Cure" sinks its teeth into the Vineyard to raise money and awareness for chronic Lyme disease sufferers

Sam Telford from Tufts talks tough on ticks at Chilmark meeting

Experts stress deer reduction at Chilmark meeting of the Martha's Vineyard Boards of Health Tick Borne Disease Council

Martha’s Vineyard will echo with the sounds of the early goose season

Honk, honk. Boom, boom. Early Canada goose hunting season starts next Tuesday.

High school freshmen and new teachers head back to school next week

Orientation days next week for ninth-graders and new teachers at the regional high school will give them a jump on the new school year that starts September 9.

Mass gas prices drop nine cents

That would have been a bargain on the Vineyard, where the price for a gallon of regular Monday was about $4.


The headline of a story published August 22, "Louise Marx wins Rod and Gun Club skeet crown," was incorrect. Ms. Marx won the trap...