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Tisbury voters elect Larry Gomez selectman, reject school administration building

Updated 2:20 pm, Wednesday, April 29Tisbury voters went to the polls on Tuesday and elected Larry Gomez, owner of Greenwood House inn and longtime chairman...

Bradford “Buster” Moore

Bradford “Buster” Moore died unexpectedly on April 17, 2015, at his home in Tisbury. He was born April 5, 1969, the only child of...

Chilmark annual said yes to most everything

Chilmark voters gathered for their annual town meeting Monday night, and moved briskly through the business at hand. The largest applause of the night...

Service notice for Brianna E. Combra

Brianna E. Combra of West Tisbury, an Island girl with a contagious smile and big heart, who valued her large extended family and friends...

The Rev. Judith on another splendid mission: The seventh installment in the Olympia Brown...

A Singular Mission, by the Rev. Judith Campbell. Mainly Murder Press. Available on-Island at local bookstores, and online at Amazon.com and MainlyMurderPress.com.What’s a “cozy”...

Slideshow: Ospreys in flight

These days Island visitors and residents can see these splendid creatures almost everywhere while traveling around the Vineyard. That was not always the case.More...

Sharon (Dumont) Finer

Sharon (Dumont) Finer, age 65, of Oak Bluffs died unexpectedly on April 9, 2015, while visiting her father in Orlando, Fla. A full obituary...

DA suspends use of breathalyzer test in court

Updated 7 pm, Tuesday, April 28Prosecutors seeking a conviction of drivers arrested for drunk driving on Martha’s Vineyard have one less weapon in their...

A guide to summer camps all over the Island

Gone are the days when camp was a predictable lineup of crafts, snacks, naps, swimming lessons and more naps. The Vineyard has as many...

Author Kay Scheidler accentuates the positive about Common Core

Common Core State Standards are getting an undeserved bad rap, Katherine (Kay) Scheidler, author of a new book, Standards Matter, said. Ms. Scheidler spoke...

West Tisbury will reconvene annual on Tuesday

West Tisbury voters will return to their annual town meeting warrant Tuesday in an effort to complete town business following a failed attempt to...

Tisbury selectmen approve beer, wine for Beach Road; Union St. reverse

Tisbury Selectmen Tuesday unanimously approved a beer and wine license application by restaurateurs Jackson and Mary Kenworth for their newest venture, Beach Road, which...

Chilmark annual tackles $9 million budget, housing bylaw

Chilmark voters will gather in the Chilmark Community Center Monday, April 27, at 7:30 pm to attend to town business in the form of...

West Tisbury will cut ribbon on solar array

The Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative will hold a ribbon-cutting celebration at the West Tisbury transfer station on Tuesday, April 28, at 10:45 am...

“I love you all”

To the Editor:My heart hurts. I wake up and think it may not hurt today, but again it hurts. In my short 51 years...

Martha’s Vineyard court report: April 17

April 17, 2015Christopher M. Doran, Oak Bluffs; DOB 9/7/92, shoplifting by asportation: pretrial probation for six months.William T. Irwin, Cranford, N.J.; DOB 2/10/93, OUI-liquor...

Pay higher wages

To the Editor:A recent article about the Island's housing crisis (April 16, “Experts examine Martha’s Vineyard affordable housing crisis”) stressed the need for more...

Not waste

To the Editor:My wife and I arrived at the Steamship Authority last Thursday morning, just as the excavator took the first bite out of...

Dutcher Dock history

To the Editor:How many years and Letters to the Editor will it take to educate the wash-ashores that the dock pictured in the MV...

Smaller was not better

Years ago, after more than a decade of debate and dithering, and under pressure from the state, Tisbury constructed a purposely hobbled wastewater treatment...