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Chilmark: MVY in NYC

This week in New York City I was able to attend Island artist Cindy Kane's opening for her Helmet Project at Sprint Flatiron Prow...

Martha’s Vineyard joins the nation in Thanksgiving

What a difference a day makes. Following a day of rain, high winds and disruptions in ferry service, Thursday dawned calm and clear, the...

SSA service is on a trip by trip basis for the remainder of Wednesday

Ferry service to and from Martha's Vineyard is on a trip by trip basis, the Steamship Authority announced at 4:15 pm, Wednesday. The National Weather...

In the face of storm, Oak Bluffs closed East Chop Drive

Oak Bluffs Fire Chief John Rose announced that East Chop Drive will be closed to vehicle traffic between Brewster Avenue and Monroe Avenue from...

SSA anticipates Wednesday storm disruptions

The Steamship Authority added extra service to its Tuesday schedule in anticipation of service disruptions late today, one of the busiest travel days of...

Hey, Martha’s Vineyard

To the Editor: Shelagh Hackett and Brian Weiland have done it again. As director and musical director, respectively, they produced O.Beatles II!, a reprise of...

Thanks for an unsung hero

To the Editor: When people think about what they have to be grateful for in their lives on Martha’s Vineyard, few would argue that a...

Leading on climate change

The Oak Bluffs selectmen's meeting on Tuesday, November 18, was enlightening in many ways. Discussion shed light on the complexity of beach nourishment that...

Send a piece of the Island

To the Editor: I want to tell you about a man my family and I love so very much. He is my step-dad and brother-in-law,...

Free as the sun

To the Editor: The cost of solar-generated electricity will never go up due to an increase in the price of the fuel used to produce...


To the Editor: I would like to take this special time to express my gratitude to the volunteers on Martha’s Vineyard who deliver meals on...

Executive action is in the details

Intent on action, President Barack Obama last week bypassed Congress to initiate major changes in how the nation’s immigration laws are administered. Republican reaction...

Despite judge’s order, airport says county treasurer is not paying bills

In yet another county-airport skirmish, Dukes County treasurer Noreen Mavro Flanders is not processing airport invoices, airport official claims.

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS: November 17 – 21, 2014

Chilmark Nov. 19, Joseph E. Sollitto, Jr. and Kathleen D. Sollitto sold 14 Tabor Hills Rd. to Susan Lieberman Smotrich for $1,460,000. Edgartown Nov. 18, Joyce Del...

Edgartown gets a new fire engine

Designed with the help of town’s firefighters, it’s a step forward to the future.

Executive action is welcome news on Island

President Obama opened the door for many Island families to receive work permits, and legal protection against deportation.

Cape Light Compact announces winter electric price increases

Cape Light Compact (CLC) announced new winter electric prices this week. Starting with December meter reads through July 2015, CLC’s prices will be 15.371...

Federal government set to auction wind area south of Vineyard in January

Four leases for 742,000 acres of sea south of Martha's Vineyard — an area roughly the size of Rhode Island — will be put...

Cape benchmark wastewater study provides a sobering view of the future

The head of the Cape Cod Commission told an overflow Island crowd that nitrogen is poisoning our groundwater and the solutions will not be inexpensive.

Island electric rates will jump in January

The average monthly household bill is expected to rise by about $30.