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Aliens spotted in West Tisbury

Aliens have landed in West Tisbury, and it looks like they’re shopping for locally grown produce. Ghost Island Farm owner Rusty Gordon has once again...

When the MVC met the SSA

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) hosted members of the Steamship Authority’s (SSA) administration Thursday night to discuss data and future plans for the Island’s...

Oak Bluffs and Tisbury meet for round two

Oak Bluffs and Tisbury selectmen met for a joint meeting Wednesday evening to continue talks on shared services. The meeting, which took place at the...

John Kerry talks about his new book

In his new biography, “Every Day Is Extra,” John Kerry tells his story of an American life filled with experience and driven by dedication...

Unified league is a slam-dunk

Students from the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) played their first home basketball game as part of the Unified Sports League on Tuesday. Unified...

It’s a bird, it’s a plane … it’s a drone

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) has taken to the skies with its new drone. The drone, nicknamed Osprey, is a DJI Phantom 4 Pro. The...

Edgartown sees taxi change

Edgartown selectmen held a public hearing Monday for an amendment to its taxi metering regulations. After giving the amendment the green light on Sept. 25,...

Derby awards are a catch

Updated October 15 The 73rd annual Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby came to an end with a jam-packed awards ceremony Sunday afternoon. Fishermen and...

Cape Cod 5 wins banking award

Cape Cod 5 has been named one of the “Best Banks to Work For” in 2018 by American Banker, according to a release from...

Edgartown man pleads not guilty on gun charge

William Filene, the Edgartown man who was charged with the illegal possession of a handgun last Monday, appeared in Edgartown District Court Friday morning...

Oh deer, that’s cool

For the second year in a row, Island groups will collaborate to increase deer harvesting and reduce the Island deer population, curbing tick-borne illnesses. Island...

Oak Bluffs approves special election for town hall

The plans to build a new town hall in Oak Bluffs once again had town selectmen at odds — this time over a special...

‘Be the U’ public forum scheduled

The League of Women Voters of Martha’s Vineyard will be holding a “Be the U in Oak Bluffs Public Forum” on Saturday. The forum will...

Edgartown man charged with possession of loaded gun

An Edgartown man has been charged with possession of a handgun without a license and two counts of possession of ammunition without a license,...

Commission says yes to tower power

The good times kept rolling for Dukes County Sheriff Bob Ogden at a Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) meeting that was faster than a hot...

VTA charges up its fleet

The Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) has approved the purchase of high-power wireless charging systems from Momentum Dynamics Corp., according to a release from...

MCAS scores for Island schools now available

By and large, Island students received higher scores in language arts, and some lower scores in mathematics, according to the latest results from the...

Police respond to ‘Coffee with a Cop’

Edgartown police officers brightened up a gray and cloudy Wednesday morning with “Coffee with a Cop,” a nationally celebrated day for members of the...

School committee makes hazing definition clear

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School committee addressed bullying and hazing at its meeting Monday night, and its plans for an amendment change to...

SSA employees help dog owner

Unable to get her yellow Labrador immediate medical attention on the Island, Ann DeWitt raced to get her dog to a veterinarian off-Island, and...