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Tribute to Jo Ann Murphy

To the Editor: On this Veterans Day, I cannot help but stop and think of Jo Ann Murphy and her dedicated service to the veterans...

Philip Craig stories head to the TV screen

There’s a new murder mystery movie coming to the Hallmark Channel, and its setting may look familiar to those who know Martha’s Vineyard.The Hallmark...

O.B. voters approve all at special town meeting

Oak Bluffs voters approved all six articles on their special town meeting warrant Tuesday night.Voters swiftly approved an article that conveys two town-owned parcels,...

Red Cat building gets new owners

The building that houses the popular Oak Bluffs eatery Red Cat Kitchen — a favorite of former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama...

VTA winter routes try to meet public needs

The Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) is finalizing its winter routes schedule with the hope it will meet as many needs for Islanders as possible...

Cyr secures $200,000 for homelessness, housing plan

State Sen. Julian Cyr, D-Truro, secured $200,000 for housing and homelessness initiatives on Martha’s Vineyard.Cyr unveiled the funding Saturday at the Dukes County offices...

VTA facing two lawsuits

The Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) is facing two lawsuits — one involving alleged discrimination against a passenger and the other involving a pedestrian who...

Propane grill fire burns William Street shed

A propane grill fire burned the outside of a shed on William Street in Vineyard Haven Wednesday night.Assistant Fire Chief Greg Leland told The...

Gifts to Island nonprofits make a big ‘impact’

It was all smiles and applause at the Permanent Endowment of Martha’s Vineyard’s annual grant ceremony as the organization awarded $173,000 to fund projects,...

Charter School celebrates Día de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos came to the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School this week, thanks to the collaborative efforts of Spanish teacher Victoria Dryfoos’...

Island police take part in mental health training

Several Island police departments and first responders took part in a mental health first aid training course in Oak Bluffs last week.Officers completed training...

In sickness and in health: Hospital hosts a wedding

Eugene Jemison was all set to marry Michelle Vivian. They planned to have their wedding on Sunday at the Vineyard home of some friends...

Community group irks VTA administration

The Coalition to Restore Vineyard Transportation, a community group of riders, drivers, and the public committed to improving Vineyard Transportation Authority (VTA) service that...

Save the date: A benefit for Sabrina Luening

On Saturday, Nov. 9 at 4 pm, Cardboard Box in Oak Bluffs is holding a benefit for Sabrina Luening, an Island-grown singer and songwriter...

MV Food & Wine Festival: Wining and dining

I’ve been to a festival or two. There was the Yarmouth Clam Festival in Maine, the Dragonboat Festival in China, and Ladyfest in Oak...

Salt Rock Chocolate Co. begins raising funds for planned kitchen

Updated 2:30Salt Rock Chocolate Co., a planned up-Island chocolate kitchen, is raising funds on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter.Those still drying their tears after Chilmark...

Once upon a time on Martha’s Vineyard

A musket, a Fresnel lens, and an old hospital turned into a museum were some of the many artifacts that inspired students from Martha’s...

Lenny Jason set to retire next month

After more than 30 years on the job, Leonard (“Lenny”) Jason is leaving his post as Edgartown’s building inspector.Jason has served the town since...

Free library makes big impression

The Island’s network of little free libraries continues to grow with a fairly new addition at Lambert’s Cove Beach.Looking for a way to promote...

MassDOT to hold Beach Road SUP hearing 

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (DOT) is holding a public hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 6 pm at the Oak Bluffs library to...