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Chief Rose, town part ways 

John Rose has resigned from his job as the Oak Bluffs fire chief. “Chief John Rose and the Oak Bluffs Board of Selectmen have mutually...

Commissioner Brathwaite makes bid for SSA board

Updated Feb. 3 Dukes County commissioner Leon Brathwaite has become the eighth candidate seeking the Steamship Authority board seat soon to be vacated by Marc...

Sponsored: Real Estate Confidential: Buy your Valentine a new home

Real Estate Confidential is a weekly chit-chat about new listings, sales, or other insider info on the Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate market, presented by...

MVRHS boys hockey tunes up D-Y for eighth win

The joy is back.  Senior Hoffie Hearn’s hat trick sparked the Vineyarders varsity boys hockey team to a convincing 6-0 drubbing of Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High...

West Tisbury faces possible Proposition 2½ override

The town of West Tisbury is currently facing an approximately $315,000 Proposition 2½ override, according to town administrator Jennifer Rand, who called the town’s...

Hall seeks to block Yellow House construction

Edgartown’s zoning board of appeals is reviewing an appeal, made by Benjamin Hall Jr., operating as Shute Building Realty Trust, of the town’s former...

Student athletes deserve new complex

To the Editor: I am writing this letter in support of the proposed sports complex at MVRHS, to include the construction of a synthetic turf...

Steamship Authority pitches new task force

Steamship Authority general manager Robert Davis, port council member George Balco, and special counsel Steve Sayers came before Tisbury selectmen Wednesday afternoon to seek...

M.V. Bank seeks grant applicants

Martha’s Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation is awarding its first-ever Community Impact Grants, with awards totaling $5,000. Members of the community can nominate a nonprofit...

Tisbury selectmen support M.V. Shipyard expansion

Tisbury selectmen greenlighted a letter of “strong support” for the Martha’s Vineyard Shipyard $2.5 million project Wednesday night, Jan. 29, amid strong pushback from...

We found a way to house us all

We all share that profoundly insightful skill of a Monday morning quarterback. However, we all also share a very unclear and often unreliable crystal...

Lambert’s Cove Road will remain closed at Smith Brook

Tisbury has made progress in addressing sinkholes and a failing culvert where Smith Brook passes beneath Lambert’s Cove Road. However, the work is not...

Walter A. Raimon

Walter A. Raimon, 85, a Korean naval veteran, died on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at his home in Edgartown. He was the husband of...

Francois’ Fine Tailoring and Alterations

The days of the milkman are gone. As are the days of the cobbler, the doctor who makes house calls (or at least it’s...

MVB’s Main Street, Edgartown, location to remain open during renovations

Martha’s Vineyard Bank’s Main Street, Edgartown, location will remain open during renovations. According to a press release, as of Monday, Jan. 27, customers will...

Quote of the Week

“My first week opening, I had 20 patients just by putting my name in the newspaper, and it never stopped.”   – Dr. David Finkelstein, reflecting...

The Big Question: Trip Barnes

Should Trip Barnes’ license to sell used cars be tied up over a zoning dispute about rented rooms?   Reply online as a comment, or send...

Poet’s Corner: Wake up call

Fan Ogilvie has published two books of poems, “You” and “Easinesses Found,” several chapbooks, including “The Other Side of the Hill” and “In this...

Beach Road Weekend approved for July

The three-day music festival in Vineyard Haven known as Beach Road Weekend is moving to July. On Wednesday, Jan. 29, selectmen unanimously approved moving the...

How to lessen your home’s contribution to climate change

The ICAN Climate Solutions library series continued Tuesday with a talk led by South Mountain engineer Marc Rosenbaum: “Beyond fossil-fuel homes.”  Rosenhaum, armed with more...