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Mile-a-minute found in Edgartown

Persicaria perfoliata, a highly invasive vine commonly known as mile-a-minute, devil’s tale, and asiatic tearthumb, was discovered by two botanists Monday near Ben Tom’s...

Vineyard Wind seeks whale monitoring technology

In an effort to safeguard critically endangered North Atlantic right whales, Vineyard Wind is launching its search for acoustic monitoring systems as part of...

World Series trophy takes a tour of the Vineyard

The 2018 Red Sox World Series trophy took a tour of the Vineyard Tuesday and Wednesday, stopping at restaurants, schools, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, and...

O.B. selectmen vote to remove plaques

Oak Bluffs selectmen unanimously voted Tuesday night to remove two controversial plaques honoring Confederate soldiers from a Civil War monument in Ocean Park and...

Improvements coming to Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road

Dan Doyle, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) special project’s planner, met with Edgartown selectmen Monday to brief them on the planned improvements to Edgartown–Vineyard...

MVC greenlights several projects

Updated May 18Vineyard Wind’s undersea cable project, Vineyard Youth Tennis, Nova Vida Alliance Church, and the Yard campus master plan all got various approvals...

Pulling up weeds and cleaning up after geese

Over at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, students and chaperones enjoyed the gentle breeze, warm weather, and the great outdoors while vanquishing vines and raking...

James Bishop appointed as newest O.B. officer

James Bishop was officially sworn in as a full-time officer at a small ceremony Wednesday at the Oak Bluffs Police Station.Bishop is a...

MVC sets public hearing for casino project

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) has set a public meeting to discuss a gambling facility being developed by the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head...

Eastern coyote sighting confirmed in Edgartown

The second sighting of a live Eastern coyote was confirmed at midnight Wednesday, according to wildlife biologist Gus Ben David.The coyote, a fully grown...

Fat Ronnie’s gets beer

Updated 1:30 pmOak Bluffs selectmen approved a new wine and malt license for Fat Ronnie’s on Circuit Avenue after some tense discussion.Before his hearing...

When donations become a burden

Amercan Red Cross donation bins have been on the Island for several years, offering a simple way for people to donate clothing, but in...

Recycling prices grow, rules get stricter

After approving the installation of five blue recycle bins in downtown Edgartown at their meeting last week, selectmen heard from Don Hatch, the manager...

O.B. planning board accepts application for battery facility

The Oak Bluffs planning board unanimously voted to accept and refer an application from Eversource to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission to construct a new...

State awards grant for Island recovery support center

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS), in partnership with the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, has received a $400,000 award from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health...

VTA bus drivers ask for Edgartown support

Edgartown selectman Art Smadbeck and town administrator James Hagerty will meet with Louis Paciello, the town’s representative on the Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) board...

Beautifying history

On Friday, freshmen and sophomore students from the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School helped beautify the Eastville Cemetery, one of seven heritage trail points...

MVC approves Vineyard Wind cable, Aquinnah DCPC

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) approved Vineyard Wind’s request to install two undersea cables off Edgartown Thursday night, after two public hearings over the...

Botched Mill House process irks MVC

Members of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission were visibly irked Thursday after a historic Vineyard Haven building known as the Mill House was demolished without...

VTA bus drivers ask West Tisbury for support

West Tisbury selectmen voted to send a letter to Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) administrator Angela Grant asking her to continue the ongoing union negotiations...