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Judge reduces bail for fentanyl suspect Alex Carlson

Alex Carlson, who was arrested Monday night by the M.V. Drug Task Force for possession of 103 grams of Fentynl, appeared in court on...

MVC approves Oak Bluffs town hall plans

At its Thursday night meeting, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission unanimously approved plans for the Oak Bluffs town hall, 11-0. The project is estimated to cost...

Organizational shakeup at Oak Bluffs EMS/Fire Department

Acting on an Oct. 3 report from consultant/retired Brewster fire chief Roy E. Jones, as well as recommendations by Oak Bluffs fire chief John...

M.V. Drug Task Force intercepts major fentanyl shipment

Officers from the Martha’s Vineyard Drug Task Force arrested Alex Carlson, 30, of Edgartown and charged him with trafficking in more than 10 grams...

Denniston House is demolished

Earlier this week, the long-vacant, dilapidated Denniston House, which since 1895 has sat at the intersection of Masonic Avenue and Dukes County Avenue in...

Plea deal reached for William Clasby

Monday morning in Dukes County Superior Court, William Clasby gave up his right to a jury trial on six counts of rape and five...

Perseverance, a good guide, and good karma lead to Derby wins

When Trish Lyman of Edgartown bought a guided trip with Danny Gilkes at an auction to support an Edgartown School field trip this spring,...

Early season for duck and goose hunting begins Friday

The Massachusetts Coastal Region early season duck and goose season began at dawn on Friday, Oct. 13, and ends at sunset Saturday, Oct. 21. The...

Firefighters respond to Oak Bluffs fire

At approximately 12:50 pm on Friday afternoon, first responders from four towns responded to a fully engulfed house fire at 117 New York Ave....

Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority gets grant for greener buses

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) have been jointly awarded a $1.2 million grant for low or...

Big bass the big buzz at the Derby

Striper fishing has been slow in this year’s Derby. With three days left in the five-week tourney, not one shore bass has cracked the...

Town planner nixed in Oak Bluffs

Seeking to accelerate progress in affordable housing, the creation of a new town master plan, and to add expertise to the myriad decisions that...

Cannabis Control Commission lends an ear to Islanders

Updated 5 pm, October 17, 2017* As expected, a full house was on hand at the West Tisbury library on Tuesday morning to take part...

Chappy cell tower goes before the MVC

Updated Oct. 13 When the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) voted 8-1 to approve a temporary cell phone tower on Chappaquiddick last April, part of the...

California man found not guilty in rape case

It took the jury only 90 minutes to decide the fate of Adam M. Smith on Friday in Dukes County Superior Court. The 29-year-old...

California man goes on trial for rape

Two years after being arraigned on three counts of rape, threatening to commit a crime (murder), and intimidation of a witness, Adam M. Smith...

Fly fisherman frequent flier at the Derby weigh station

Zac Horrocks of Lake Placid, New York, is fishing his 25th consecutive Derby, and he’s only 29 years old. The fishing guide, hunting guide,...

Cannabis Control Commission coming to Martha’s Vineyard

The Cannabis Control Commission will hold a “listening session” at the West Tisbury Public Library on Tuesday, October 10, at 10:30 a.m. The meeting is...

Eelgrass experiment takes root in Aquinnah

Eelgrass plays a critical role in the estuarine ecosystem, which makes it particularly crucial to the overall health of the ecosystem on Martha’s Vineyard....

Change is in the air at Trade Wind Fields Preserve

Over the past 20-plus years, finding a balance between conservation and recreation at Trade Wind Fields Preserve — “Tradewind” in local parlance — has...