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Prices, usage drive up state health care costs

Spending on health care in Massachusetts is 36 percent higher than the national average.

West Tisbury building projects on schedule for winter openings

Town officials said with no major snags, the renovated library and the new police station are on budget.

Tisbury police department bolsters ranks

A new full-time officer and two special officers will help the department cover all its shifts.

Tisbury reviews ferry embarkation fee project requests

New emergency response vehicles, seasonal EMTS and traffic officers, and decorative flowers and plantings are among the requests.

Tisbury CPC approves slate of projects totaling $622,000

The additional funds come from real estate deed recording fees collected by the state.

Oak Bluffs public fishing pier nears completion

When the weather warms up and the fish return to Martha's Vineyard waters, the pier should be ready.

Poets’ Corner: It’s not so easy to walk away “¦ no matter how many...

Corinn Sees is a year-round Islander who loves to read as much as she loves to write.

Taking stock at home

While our year contains 52 weeks, these few, the holidays, are when we really think about things, our direction.

CDC says Lyme associated with 3 sudden heart deaths

Lyme inflammation is a potential, albeit rare, cause for sudden cardiac death in persons from high-incidence Lyme disease areas.

Dr. Richard Koehler will rejoin Martha’s Vineyard Hospital staff

The surgeon returns 11 years after a contentious departure. Both sides have learned lessons.

Joseph P. Kelley

A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, December 21st at St.

Deck the halls in ugly sweaters

Partiers decked themselves out in ugly sweaters for The Lampost's last night.

Martha’s Vineyard students spark interest in computer programming

As part of a nationwide initiative, students demonstrated the fun behind computer science to their fellow high school classmates.

‘Boxing Day’ returns to A Gallery, on Boxing Day

Gwyn McAllister's play returns for a second reading in Oak Bluffs.

Oak Bluffs chief elected president of police association

Oak Bluffs Police Chief Erik Blake became president of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association (MCOPA), at a ceremony in Falmouth on Thursday, December 12.

Mone Insurance continues a record of giving to Island nonprofits

Robert Mone and the insurance company that bears his name have for years teamed with the Arbella Insurance Group to support many of the...

Martha’s Vineyard Bridge Club Results

At the Island Bridge Club in West Tisbury on December 19, ten pairs completed.

Sue and Mas Kimball tops in tennis again

For the fifth time, the husband and wife team are ranked number one in the combined-age 120 Division.

A long and puzzling trip

The mirthless irony is that between 1998 and 2007, in good times and lean ones for the real estate industry, there were few years which tallied more sales at high dollar figures than has been the case in the worst of the six years since post-Great Recession.