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Car crash on Franklin street sends person to hospital

A two-car crash sent one person to the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital Saturday night.A car parked near 118 Franklin St. in Vineyard Haven was struck...

More support for Vineyard Wind at MVC

The public hearing for Vineyard Wind’s proposed undersea cables continued at the Martha’s Vineyard Commission meeting Thursday night with overwhelming support for the project...

Flat Point Farm reaches fundraising goal in less than 24 hours

In a single day, generous donors came together and raised more than $50,000 and counting on GoFundMe to help rebuild Flat Point Farm in...

Electrical work begins in Menemsha

At the Chilmark selectmen’s meeting Tuesday, chairman Jim Malkin said electrician Cole Powers has begun electrical work at Menemsha Harbor. The electrical installation project has...

Edgartown cracks down on shellfish violation

Updated March 20Edgartown selectmen suspended the shellfish license of Nick Viera at a shellfish hearing Monday for violating catch regulations.Shellfish constable Paul Bagnall, along...

Community rallies for farm devastated by fire

Updated 4:30 pm, WednesdayWithin hours of an early-morning fire destroying a barn and killing dozens of animals at Flat Point Farm in West Tisbury,...

NAACP wants O.B. Confederate plaques removed

The Martha’s Vineyard chapter of the NAACP will appear at the next Oak Bluffs selectmen’s meeting to request the removal of two plaques that...

Move over, pinkletinks, the osprey has landed

The first osprey of the year has arrived on the Island, bringing with it a reminder of spring.Zachary Klumick, a dock builder from Edgartown,...

Sheriff’s Meadow to demolish house at new Chappy property

The Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation is the new owner of a 5.7-acre parcel of land on Chappaquiddick that will soon be open to the public.In...

Sgt. Thomas Smith goes rolling along

Longtime Edgartown police Sgt. Thomas Smith retired Friday afternoon and received a warm reception after signing off for the last time.Smith has served in...

Charter School joins global climate protest

The Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School joined other Island schools participating in the worldwide student climate strike by organizing a walkout.At 10 am, students...

Cuttyhunk STEAM academy coming to an Island near you

Cuttyhunk, the small island in the town of Gosnold, is poised to be the future home of a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)...

Museum opening opens history

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum opened to the public Wednesday, and was met with excitement and joy as visitors young and old walked through the...

Oak Bluffs approves town meeting warrant

Updated March 14The Oak Bluffs town warrant for the April annual and special town meetings was signed off by selectmen Tuesday night.The town will...

Swastika graffiti found in MVRHS bathrooms

Updated 3:15 pm WednesdayIncidents of swastikas drawn on the walls of the boys’ bathrooms at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School have prompted school...

Life’s fares

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School held its third annual Credit for Life fair Tuesday for juniors and seniors planning their futures.The fair is...

Jill Jupen named poet laureate of Martha’s Vineyard

Poet Jill Jupen of Vineyard Haven has been selected as the 2019–21 poet laureate of Martha’s Vineyard. The first woman to be nominated for...

Edgartown wants to renovate town hall

Edgartown town hall may be getting a facelift.Juliet Mulinare, the town’s procurement officer, told selectmen Monday there was $97,000 available in leftover Community Preservation...

Union that includes Island Stop & Shop employees authorizes strike

A Stop & Shop union that includes employees from the Stop & Shop stores in Vineyard Haven and Edgartown voted unanimously Sunday to authorize...

The Yard seeks to double its footprint

The Yard has developed a master plan to completely redo its 46-year-old campus in Chilmark.The popular performing arts organization went before the Martha’s...