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Oak Bluffs officials say town beach improvements imminent

The stuff contains more clay than we were led to believe by the bridge contractor...it’s not what we had hoped we were getting. If we get down to June 1 and it hasn’t bleached down we’d consider moving it.

New Vineyard House breaks ground

Charlie called and said, ‘Do we need a halfway house?’ and I shouted ‘Yes!’ so loudly I think they probably heard me on the Vineyard.

Battling addiction on Martha’s Vineyard

We get in-kind donations from businesses and from individuals and that sends the message that the community cares, which is very powerful. The support from the community means people want them to be healthy and want them back.

Spring means tick season has begun on Martha’s Vineyard

Because they’re so small, roughly the size of a poppy seed, and because they excrete a natural anesthetic when they bite, deer tick nymphs are masters at avoiding detection. By the time these terrible teens reach adulthood in late summer, they will be responsible for about 90 percent of the Lyme disease contracted by humans.

Martha’s Vineyard trout tradition turns 40

A new generation of Island anglers enjoyed a picture-perfect day at the 40th annual trout derby Saturday.

Results from the 40th Annual Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club Kids Trout Derby

It was a picture perfect spring morning as over 100 children, ages 3 to 14, cast their lines into Duarte’s Pond in West Tisbury...

Oak Bluffs selectmen approve July 12 music and arts festival

Pending parks department and police approval the event will take place at Waban Park.

Chantal Desgagne runs her first Boston Marathon

The hills of Vineyard Haven are the hardest for me. East Chop is one of my favorites, she said. I love running on the Island. It’s such a beautiful place. We’re very lucky to live here.

Islander runs her 11th Boston Marathon

The Sunday after, I was reading the Sunday [Boston] Globe, and it had all this coverage, it all hit me,

Beetlebung boosts business in Oak Bluffs

People have been talking a lot about the state of downtown...We’re just catching O.B. at a bad moment. It’s going to come back. It already is. We’re in it for the long term.

Oak Bluffs voters re-elect Vail and Santoro, approve 2 of 3 capital projects

Updated at 9:50 am, Friday, April 11.At the polls Thursday, Oak Bluffs voters approved a $600,000 Proposition 2.5 override (476-375), said no to a...

Oak Bluffs voters approve town hall, fire station

'I love this town,' Ms. Johnston said after the meeting. 'It was a very hard thing for me to get up there, but the response was very heartwarming.”

State officials present new Vibrio control plan to Vineyard oystermen

Changes made in harvesting, enforcement procedures, and closure criteria battle a baffling bacterium.

New threat from cyberspace hits Martha’s Vineyard businesses

It was a routine morning for Samantha Cooperrider, veterinary technician at My Pet’s Vet in Vineyard Haven — until she sat down at her computer. The screensaver was no longer a Rottweiler puppy with a backpack. It was a cheeky ransom note, informing her, “Your personal files are encrypted!”

Oak Bluffs annual on Tuesday takes up $25.7 million budget

This is the first time since during my tenure on the financial committee that we’ve put money into the stabilization fund,” FinCom chairman Steven Auerbach said. “That’s shows we’re on the right track

Oak Bluffs candidates make their case

Townspeople heard what the candidates had to say in a forum organized by the League of Women Voters.

Oak Bluffs selectmen approve liquor license for bowling alley

Developer Sam Dunn cleared another major hurdle in the permitting process.

MGH doctor prescribes prevention at tick seminar

Lyme disease is not the only serious illness transmitted by the nasty pests.

Oak Bluffs Council on Aging director faces further scrutiny

On the advice of counsel, selectmen will hire a private investigator to probe COA finances and Mr. Wey’s management of them.

The us and them boundary apparent in bowling alley debate

Diane Streett, a judge from Delaware and an abutter to Sam Dunn’s bowling alley project, retained Ellen Kaplan of Kaplan & Nichols of Edgartown...