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Two vie for seat on Aquinnah board of selectmen

Incumbent Beverly Wright faces a challenge from Julianne Vanderhoop.

Tisbury police recover stolen tools, track suspect to Brazil

A report of stolen construction tools led police to a shipping container, then to a suspect who was previously deported because of a criminal record.

Two candidates vie for Tisbury town clerk office

Hillary Conklin and Barbara Lampson seek to fill the job held by Marion Mudge for the past 30 years.

Martha’s Vineyard court report

April 25, 2014 Ricardo M. Pereira, Edgartown; DOB 11/23/76, unlicensed operation of motor vehicle: continued to pretrial conference. Kara Lee Peters, Vineyard Haven; DOB 2/21/83, OUI-liquor...

A smorgasbord from Oak Bluffs

The sunny yellow blossoms on the forsythia bushes and the new red hummingbird feeder have attracted a great many birds, and for the first...

Tisbury: Don’t forgot to vote

Curator Bonnie Stacy of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum has a new book called “Martha’s Vineyard.” This new pictorial history celebrates the rich history of...

Spring means tick season has begun on Martha’s Vineyard

Because they’re so small, roughly the size of a poppy seed, and because they excrete a natural anesthetic when they bite, deer tick nymphs are masters at avoiding detection. By the time these terrible teens reach adulthood in late summer, they will be responsible for about 90 percent of the Lyme disease contracted by humans.

Edgartown: A happening place this weekend

Well, May really has jumped in over the past week to kick the doldrums of April to the curb. I spent so much time...

Ohio couple ride the Vineyard for MS

The annual fundraising bicycle ride for multiple sclerosis brought 600 to the Island.

Karl J. Burgess

Karl John Burgess died peacefully at his home in Aquinnah at the age of 78 on April 29, 2014 after a lengthy illness. Karl was...

Marion J. Strauss

Marion J. Strauss of Oak Bluffs died peacefully on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. She was 90. She was predeceased by...

Verizon storage yard fire prompts new agreement

Tisbury fire chief John Schilling said Verizon representatives have been very cooperative in the aftermath of an illegal fire that erupted in a pile of debris Sunday.

Fundraisers underway for Islanders injured in Virginia car accident

Friends of four Islanders injured in a serious car accident in Virginia last week are mobilizing support. Laurel Redington and her husband, Ray Whitaker, and...

Business brief: Chilmark Store will reopen with many new features

The Chilmark General Store will open for the season on Monday, May 12, and there are some significant changes, owners and Chilmark residents Jennifer...

West Tisbury Library closed for paving

The West Tisbury Library is closed today, Wednesday, May 7 due to parking lot paving. It will re-open tomorrow, May 8 at 10 am.

Patience, diligence trump assumptions

These grayish mystery critters were perfectly camouflaged against the sand. Unable to get a decent look, I had no idea what they might be.

Academic Honors

Honor Roll Oak Bluffs School 3rd Quarter Grade 8 High Honors  Nicole Arruda, Molly deBettencourt, Harrison Dorr, Rose Engler, Jared Koster, Elizabeth O'Brien, Mia Pagliccia, Garrett Zeilinger Honors  Perry...

Vineyard Conservation Society announces art contest winners

Results of The Art of Conservation, an art competition for Martha’s Vineyard high school students, were announced this week by the Vineyard Conservation Society...

Classmates, community remember K.J. and Deebo

Ten years after a tragic car accident claimed the lives of her classmates, Megan Leland will donate a bench in their memory on the high school campus.

Privately financed affordable housing project crosses the finish line

I’ve made a lot of money selling real estate that could have been affordable housing...I wanted to be socially responsible and help replenish the market. I look at it like replanting trees.