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Setting a new standard for energy efficient homes

Our new house will become our guest house when we win the lottery and build our big house,” Mr. Pedler said, half joking

All-Island school committee ratifies new agreement for education support professionals

The ESPs and schools' negotiating team worked out a compromise to save money in the proposed contract's third year.

Oak Bluffs selectmen lay off Roger Wey

Selectmen cited long standing internal conflicts, financial irregularities for the council on aging director’s dismissal.

Life on the list: an Oak Bluffs woman waits for a life-saving transplant

Kidney disease, and grueling dialysis treatment, have made Gretchen Coleman-Thomas an outspoken advocate for organ donation.

Intervention – tackling addiction head-on with Island and Cape resources

When an addict is in denial, loved ones can take a stand to stop the downward spiral.

Islanders question local benefits of offshore wind project leases

State and Federal officials hosted a public forum to describe the next step in developing ocean-based wind turbines.

Former airport commission chairmen see familiar pattern

Several former members of the Martha’s Vineyard Airport commission, including two chairmen, all veterans of a costly legal battle with the Dukes County Commission...

A striped bass made all the difference in the Island Cup rivalry

Far from the excitement of World Cup action in the steamy heat of Brazil, island fishermen battled for bragging rights.

West Tisbury Police seek charges in underage drinking party

The West Tisbury Police summonsed Matthew Howell, 56, and Scott Fielding, 22, on charges of violating the state's social host law by knowingly providing...

Sharks fall to Mavericks 1-4

Two Maverick runs in the 7th inning sealed the deal.

Wharf Honeys cream Mocha Mott’s Creamers

The Wharf Honeys (2-0) wrecking crew beat the Mocha Mott's Creamers 20-8, Thursday night, June 19. The game was mercy-ruled in the top of...

Margaret “Pat” Matola

Margaret “Pat” Matola died on Monday, June 23, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 78.Born on October 18, 1935, in Charlestown, where...

Curtis S. Jones

Curtis Scott Jones died on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the Henrietta Brewer House in Vineyard Haven. He was 97.Born in Newton to Fred...

Felder wins first HHSA Summer Series Race

Charlie Felder, longtime manager at the Vineyard Haven Yacht Club and the co-owner of a new J/70, got the Holmes Hole Sailing Association summer...

37th Chilmark 5K Road Race registration is open

The Chilmark 5K Road Race, now in its 37th year, will be Saturday, August 9, at 10:30 am. The town limits the number of...

The end of my lawn as I knew it

And what I’ve got instead.

Drew Cove Builders changes name to Farley Built, Inc.

Farley Built Inc. is the new name of Drew’s Cove Builders. The West Tisbury construction company, owned by Farley Pedler, specializes in custom homes...

Summer Salad Recipes

Summer’s finally here, and after a very long winter (and spring.) spent warming ourselves and our food over hot stoves, it’s pretty nice to...

Oak Bluffs police search for missing teen

Oak Bluffs police have turned to Facebook to assist their search.

The invasion of the crabgrass

How to eliminate crabgrass, or else embrace its presence.