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Former puppy owner charged with animal cruelty

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Shane Tank of Vineyard Haven, who is accused of throwing a puppy so hard against a bureau that it broke the tiny dog’s bones,...

Officials lean toward hybrid MVRHS funding formula

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Updated April 29 at 5:45 pm The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) funding formula working group is leaning toward a hybrid formula to rebuild...

West Tisbury ZBA rolls with food trucks

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A decision by West Tisbury building inspector Joseph Tierney that would have blocked food trucks from participating in upcoming Climate Action Week events has...

SSA authorizes Nantucket barge service

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The Steamship Authority board unanimously authorized a temporary license for 41 North Offshore barge service to Nantucket on Friday at a special one-item meeting....

Lagoon Ridge can move ahead with market-rate homes

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The Lagoon Ridge subdivision will be allowed to build four market-rate houses ahead of getting official approval from the Massachusetts Department of Housing and...

Testimony ends, vote coming on turf field

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The Oak Bluffs planning board will finally deliberate and take a vote on the special permit for a synthetic turf field and track project...

Release of prisoner brings new attention to Whelan case

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The release of U.S. Marine Trevor Reed, who was held captive by the Russian government and freed in a prisoner exchange with the U.S.,...

Manter to retire from West Tisbury Police

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West Tisbury Police Lt. Jeffrey (“Skipper”) Manter, who is also a select board member, is retiring from the West Tisbury Police Department by July...

MVYouth awards $865,000 in scholarships

MVYouth, a community fund founded in 2014, has awarded $865,000 in college, healthcare and education, and workforce development scholarships to 16 high school seniors....

Fire damages carport and trucks

Edgartown firefighters, backed up by Oak Bluffs and Tisbury, extinguished a carport fire on Pilgrim Road on the evening of April 27. The fire...

Ferries, democracy, and cats

Here are some things we’ve been thinking about as we’ve scurried around waiting for town election results and sitting through town meeting discussions. With the...

SSA Landers lot will go solar

The Steamship Authority (SSA) finalized its contract with NextGrid, Inc., for the installation of a solar canopy at the Thomas B. Landers Road parking...

Chief Bradshaw receives accreditation 

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Chilmark Fire Chief Jeremy Bradshaw has attained fire chief’s accreditation. “The Massachusetts Fire Service Commission granted accreditation to Chief Jeremy Bradshaw of the Chilmark Fire...

Tide rises for Tisbury’s mooring fees

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Following an April 20 hearing, Tisbury’s select board voted unanimously to raise mooring and dockage fees.  Harbormaster John Crocker said the increase was 10 percent,...

Volunteers to plant fruit trees in Aquinnah

Join the Aquinnah parks and recreation committee for the Community Food Forest Work Day on Sunday from 10 am to noon. Participants will help...

May Day calling for Chilmark parents

Chilmark School announced it will be celebrating May Day on May 2 through student-driven events run by the fifth grade students, a tradition at...

Jonathan Norton qualifies for Nike National Championships

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Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) senior and team captain Jonathan Norton is the first athlete from the school’s outdoor track and field team...

Vineyard Support Sharks bring home gold and silver

The Vineyard Support Sharks returned to the Island victorious from a Special Olympics regional swim meet on Sunday at Bridgewater. According to the YMCA...

$100,000 secured for services to Islanders

Updated 1:35 Massachusetts state Rep. Dylan Fernandes, D-Falmouth, reports that he successfully negotiated two amendments totaling $100,000 during the Massachusetts House of Representatives fiscal year...