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Miracle in Menemsha

Over the next 48 hours, Mr. MacLeod’s loved ones faced the cruel purgatory of praying for him to live, knowing that he might never recognize them, or live without the help of a machine, again.

Martha’s Vineyard tops most expensive family vacation list

There are marvelous high-end places here. But we don’t want a young family to be scared off from visiting because they’re on a budget.

Oak Bluffs selectmen lay off Roger Wey

Selectmen cited long standing internal conflicts, financial irregularities for the council on aging director’s dismissal.

Intervention – tackling addiction head-on with Island and Cape resources

When an addict is in denial, loved ones can take a stand to stop the downward spiral.

Lagoon Ridge housing development is revived

We want to make homes that are accessible to the over 55 folks who are downsizing as well as homes that are affordable to working men and women who service the community like tradesmen, teachers, and police and firefighters

Oak Bluffs building inspector declares Island Theatre unsafe

This is about cosmetics, it’s not about safety," he said. "Just because something’s an eyesore, it’s not a reason to tear it down, especially when it’s based on verbal comments that another engineer disagreed with. That building is not falling over unless someone takes a wrecking ball to it.

Oak Bluffs bedeviled by theater eyesores

We are getting good feedback on how everything on Circuit Ave. is being dressed up, and I am hoping you can also give me an update on your plans for the Island theater. It still looks as awful as it has for years!

Oak Bluffs selectmen strike compromise between bowling alley builder and abutters

Construction will be limited to four days a week until September 1.

Oak Bluffs public hearing on water fluoridation draws few takers

Citing sparse attendance at the Tuesday morning hearing, the board of health agreed to schedule an evening hearing.

Section 35: When addiction calls for drastic action

There’s no rehabilitation on this Island. It’s ridiculous that someone has to go to Falmouth to be evaluated. Addiction is a huge problem here. I see how frustrating it is for the addicts and the families of addicts. New Paths and Vineyard House do good work, but they’re just putting a finger in the dike.”

Oak Bluffs selectmen delay final decision on COA director

Per advice of town counsel, the board will allow Roger Wey and his attorney time to deliberate their options.

Benito’s gets a makeover

An Oak Bluffs barber shop gets a new look but stays true to its old-school roots.

Driver plunges off Chappy ferry ramp into Edgartown Harbor

Police said Benjamin Knight intentionally drove his Toyota pickup truck into the harbor. Quick action by the assistant harbormaster saved the day.

A girl named Johnny

The only box turtle in captivity on the Island is at Felix Neck...It’s been there 40 years. We had to book the turtle through Susan Bellincampi, and it had a pretty busy schedule.

Oak Bluffs council on aging director remains on paid leave

On Tuesday night, Oak Bluffs selectmen excused themselves from a standing room only crowd at the library meeting room to meet with suspended Council...

Beaches and bottom line pose challenges for Oak Bluffs officials

In a marathon session Tuesday, Oak Bluffs selectmen received a middling report card on town finances and fielded citizen ire over the condition of...

Tisbury solar project nears completion

The 5,500 photovoltaic cells are expected to save the town $74,000.

Angry protest spurs action on Inkwell Beach sand

Oak Bluffs officials said they plan to remove dredge spoils from the popular beach and look for more acceptable sand.

Oak Bluffs is one step closer to a bowling alley

The new complex will feature 10 lanes and a bar.

Deteriorating East Chop bluff qualifies for FEMA funding

At Tuesday night’s selectmen’s meeting, Oak Bluffs town administrator Robert Whritenour announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has reversed its initial rejection...