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Chilmark must address the need

Chilmark has long recognized the importance of affordable housing to the well-being of the town. Without housing for people who were born and raised...

Two will vie for one seat on Tisbury planning board

The Tisbury planning board has often been in the thick of major town projects that have included Stop and Shop company’s withdrawn proposal to...

Tisbury sewer user fee increase raises stink with business owners

More than a decade ago, and following years of often heated debate, Tisbury built the town’s first municipal sewer system. Reacting to concerns that...

Outgoing superintendent will address Island education in town forum

Soon-to-retire Martha’s Vineyard Schools Superintendent James Weiss will speak at a series of town forums, organized by the League of Women Voters, where he...

Tisbury votes on Tuesday

Tisbury voters go to the polls on Tuesday to decide several races. The polls will be open from noon to 8 pm in the...

Governor Baker presses municipalities to participate in regulatory review

Gov. Charlie Baker last Tuesday urged municipal officials to "fully and aggressively" weigh in during his administration's review of state regulations.Governor Baker said he...

Tisbury candidates for selectman outline issues

Tisbury voters go to the polls Tuesday. Topping the election ballot is a contest to fill one seat on the three-member board of selectmen.Frank...

Call for entries for Martha’s Vineyard Summer Film Series

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival (MVFF) is currently accepting submissions for their 2015 Summer Film Series. Entries must be postmarked no later than April...

A day of daffodils at Polly Hill

Last Saturday Polly Hill Arboretum hosted the annual Daffodil Show and Spring Flower Walk, where attendees celebrated spring with the brilliant yellow flower that’s...

Matt Bradley promoted to Oak Bluffs Fire-EMS 1st Lieutenant

Matt Bradley was recently appointed 1st Lieutenant of the Oak Bluffs FIRE-EMS Department by Oak Bluffs Town Administrator Bob Whritenour.Mr. Bradley joined the Oak...

Vineyard boys baseball falls to Blackstone Valley Tech, 3-0

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School boys baseball team dropped a tightly played, well-pitched contest to the visiting Blackstone Valley Beavers before a sparse,...

Gasoline pricing on Martha's Vineyard is multi-layered

News analysis:The answer from longtime residents of Martha’s Vineyard is often a shrug of resignation. Still, the question persists: Why are gasoline prices on...

Best bugs you’ve never heard of

This column is about some of the unsung heroes of the insect world. While you’ve almost certainly seen one, you’ve likely never heard their...

West Tisbury: Arbor Day with Tim Boland

Daffodils are everywhere, blooming along roadsides and in gardens all across town. The Cooks’ lawn on Music Street is a carpet of blue chionodoxa....

Tisbury: Tree hugger month

Aren’t we enjoying this warm spring weather? We treasure it because it probably won’t last too long. But did you know that the Arctic...

Battling foul waters, one goose egg at a time

Early Monday morning, Tisbury shellfish constable Danielle Ewart perched precariously on a narrow spit of bog that jutted into Lagoon Pond, and fended off...

Island contingent completes Boston Marathon

Six Martha’s Vineyard runners braved the cold and rain to complete the 119th Boston Marathon on Monday.Marylee Schroeder of West Tisbury, running in her...

Vineyard varsity sailing remains on course with an 8-3 record

Sunday the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) varsity sailing team traveled to Wianno Yacht Club in Osterville and lost all three matches, dashing...

Sharon (Dumont) Finer

Sharon Finer  65 of Oak Bluffs died unexpectedly on April 9, 2015 while visiting her father in Orlando, Fl. A full obituary will follow...

Renovations in full swing at Strand, Capawock theaters

The rejuvenation of spring is in full bloom at the Strand and Capawock theaters. Last Thursday, Martha’s Vineyard Theater Foundation (MVTF) Director Mark Snider...