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West Tisbury backpedals on Housing Bank

Updated May 1 At a continuation of annual town meeting Tuesday night, West Tisbury voters clawed back the Housing Bank article previously approved on April...

Anita E. Combra

Anita E. Combra, 98, of Oak Bluffs died on Sunday evening, April 28, 2019, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. She was predeceased by her...

Services Thursday for Thomas Rogers

A service for Thomas Rogers, a.k.a. "Floggy," 83, who died on April 19, 2019, will be held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne...

Jerry Davies Millett

Jerry Davies Millett, 80, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and West Tisbury, died on April 5, 2019, in Port St. Lucie from a heart...

Coast Guard to host open house

The U.S. Coast Guard at Station Menemsha is hosting an open house on boating safety on Saturday, May 18, from 10 am to 1...

Fernandes advocates for aid for Cape and Islands

State Rep. Dyland Fernandes, D-Falmouth, is pushing for $225,000 in local aid, a portion of which will come to the Island, according to a...

Services Saturday for Lucy Louise Costa

Lucy Louise Costa (Roy), 79, died Sunday, April 7, 2019, at Windermere Nursing & Rehabilitation Center on Unit 3. Lucy was born on March...

Judge allows motion to suppress evidence in overdose case

Judge Robert Rufo granted a defense motion Tuesday to withhold evidence obtained through a search warrant in the case of Jason Willoughby. Willoughby is charged...

Grass and turf can coexist

To the Editor: The way we worship, the way we mourn, the way we raise our children, and the way we conduct life in general...

Kovack hired as full-time officer

Edgartown selectmen unanimously approved the appointment of Gary Kovack to full-time police officer at their meeting Monday. Kovack has been working at the town...

Island gymnasts Crawford, Goodale, and Edelman shine at Platinum State Championships

Island Gymnastics Training School sent its Platinum XCEL team to the Xcel Platinum State Championships at Fitchburg High School on Sunday, April 28. All...

Person trapped in vehicle in O.B. crash

Oak Bluffs police and fire personnel responded to a crash on County Road near the town's highway barn Tuesday morning. At least one person was...

Solar panels shine bright

The Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative (CVEC) celebrated the installation of solar photovoltaic panels on the roof of the Oak Bluffs Fire Station Sunday...

Was Mill House demolished too soon?

Updated April 30 The Mill House, one of the most recognizable buildings on the Vineyard Haven waterfront, was demolished to make way for a replacement...

Dissent with unity

To the Editor: I believe the American Civil War monument in Oak Bluffs should be left intact. Here are three reasons why: The Chasm. A...

Little League opening day hits a home run

The 2019 Martha’s Vineyard Little League parade and opening-day festivities drew hundreds of players, family members, and baseball-loving friends to Oak Bluffs for a...

Tribe and town back in court over casino project

Updated April 30 The town of Aquinnah and the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) are back in federal court battling over the tribe’s casino...

Bruins face off against MV Mariners

Updated April 30 Last Saturday, April 27, the Dropkick Murphy’s “I’m Shipping up to Boston” blasted out through the PA system at the Martha’s Vineyard...

SSA cancels some ferry trips

The following trips have been canceled due to weather conditions on Saturday. MV ISLAND HOME 2:30 pm Vineyard Haven to Woods Hole MV ISLAND HOME 3:45...

Martha’s Vineyard march heightens sexual assault awareness

Vineyarders gathered at the Ocean Park bandstand Saturday morning to raise public awareness about sexual assault. Connect to End Violence director Jennifer Neary and...