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New committee wants to understand its role

Updated Jan. 24Three months after its first meeting, the Tisbury natural resources committee is still struggling to find its sea legs.At a special meeting...

MVC spent $89,000 in Aquinnah legal fees

Through November 2019, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) has spent $89,012 in legal fees on a potential lawsuit concerning the planned Wampanoag Tribe of...

Coyote spotted near Goodale’s pit

A live eastern coyote was filmed walking through the woods in Oak Bluffs near Goodale’s pit and the rotary, according to biologist Gus BenDavid.Speaking...

Blau, Mansion House offer Island trip for Amber Alert ‘heroes’

11-year-old Charlotte Moccia of Springfield, who was abducted Wednesday night is safe and sound thanks to a state-wide Amber Alert and some watchful members...

O.B. selectmen considered firing Rose

Updated Jan. 15Tuesday night, Oak Bluffs selectmen confirmed that Fire Chief John Rose was suspended without pay for 21 days after having “engaged in...

Reade Milne is Edgartown’s building commissioner

She’s built many homes — including her own — and now she’s helping others do the same.Reade Milne is heading Edgartown’s building department as...

Sheriff’s department puts up new tower

After three years of planning, evaluations, and studies, the new 140-foot Oak Bluffs radio communication tower has been assembled, according to a press release...

O.B. fire department employees asked to preserve records

In the midst of an ongoing FBI inquiry into the Oak Bluffs Fire Department, town administrator Robert Whritenour has asked all fire department employees...

Oak Bluffs settles sexual harassment claim against fire chief

A former fire department administrator was paid $97,500 after saying she had been treated unfairly and retaliated against for rejecting the sexual advances of...

Public voices opinions at bandstand forum

The proposed design for a new bandstand at Owen Park was both “quite beautiful” and “jarring to the town’s architectural identity” for members of...

FBI probe centers on O.B. fire dept.

Fire department employees have been subpoenaed to go before a federal grand jury in Boston on Jan. 21 as part of an ongoing FBI...

Transfer fee to benefit affordable housing gains traction

A new bill that would give municipalities across the state the ability to institute a real estate transfer fee tax to fund affordable housing...

Edgartown gets Boys and Girls Club, hospital updates

The leaders behind two separate and major projects planned for construction in Edgartown came before selectmen Monday to give town leaders an update on...

Oak Bluffs town clerk will not seek re-election

Laura Johnston, the Oak Bluffs town clerk, is set to retire, and will not be seeking re-election. Johnston began her career in the clerk’s office...

Kennedy to hold town hall in Vineyard Haven

U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy, D-Newton, is holding a town hall forum at Camp Jabberwocky on Sunday from 11 am to 12 noon to answer...

Driver arrested after crashing into Barnes Road utility pole

Late Saturday afternoon, a large truck crashed into a utility pole on Barnes Road, causing a brief power outage. The driver, Steven Strople, 27,...

Plunging into the new year to honor a friend

For more than 15 years, John Moffett has been jumping into the freezing cold water of Edgartown Harbor to kick off the new year...

A rising tide lifts all ships

Ah, the year 2050. We’ve come a long way from 2020. Remember Trump? When I look out over the balcony of my rent-controlled Vineyard Haven...

Dance, film, and a festival at first ever CinemaDance Festival

Save the date for a weekend of emotion, humor, passion, and dance during the first annual CinemaDance Festival at Pathways Arts Saturday and Sunday,...

Tisbury Historic Commission urges selectmen to reconsider bandstand decision

In a letter sent to Tisbury selectmen on Dec. 11, Harold Chapdelaine, chairman of the town’s historic commission, detailed the commission’s opposition to the...