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O.B. School shines with new improvements

Next time you head to the Oak Bluffs School, you may notice a new thing or two. The Oak Bluffs School has made significant improvements...

Nonprofit dog shelter is about to be homeless

Angels Helping Animals Worldwide in Oak Bluffs, a nonprofit animal shelter that finds homes for animals, is now looking for a home of its...

LUPC says no to Edgartown subdivision

Updated Sept. 18The Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s (MVC) Land Use Planning Committee (LUPC) voted to recommend to the full commission to reject a controversial 54-acre...

Edgartown Police receive accreditation honor

Updated Sept. 17The Edgartown Police department was awarded state accreditation from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission Tuesday.Accreditation is a self-initiated evaluation process by which...

Eric Voshell killed in Fall River shooting

Updated Sept. 16 @ 5:20 pmA 39-year-old Oak Bluffs man was allegedly killed in a shooting by a rival gang member at JC’s Cafe...

Housing coming to an O.B. near you

Oak Bluffs took another step toward potentially developing a parcel of land that abuts the Martha’s Vineyard Arena for affordable housing.Members of the Oak...

Isola: Que será, será

Tucked away behind the courthouse in Edgartown is a little slice of Italy beckoning to take you to the Bel Paese. Aptly named Isola, Italian...

Oak Bluffs rounds out police department

Michael Maliff is the newest member of the Oak Bluffs Police Department.Born in Whitman, Maliff moved to Martha’s Vineyard in June 2013, and worked...

Oak Bluffs agrees on emergency communications agreement

Oak Bluffs selectmen approved a cooperative agreement for emergency communication and dispatch at their meeting Tuesday.Last year, the Dukes County Sheriff's Office received $1.5...

Irked by O.B., Edgartown takes charge

After walking out of an all-Island finance committee meeting last week, Edgartown is now focusing on short-term solutions to maintain and repair the Martha’s...

O.B., Tisbury get shore protection grant

Oak Bluffs and Tisbury both received coastal resiliency grants to address coastal impacts, according to a press release.Oak Bluffs received $138,396 in grant money...

Wounded Warrior gets Vineyard vacation

Updated on Sept. 9The sounds of sirens blaring and horns honking from fire trucks and police cruisers could be heard around the Martha’s Vineyard...

County approves bonding legislation

At their meeting Wednesday, Dukes County commissioners approved the draft special legislation authorizing the commission to borrow for the airport rather than going before...

Refuse district eyes expansion

The Martha’s Vineyard Refuse & Resource Recovery District (MVRRRD) is proposing to double its footprint and abutters are pushing back.Don Hatch, MVRRRD manager, and...

Wheels spin on Tisbury School fix

Updated Sept. 6The special town meeting to decide on funding for Tisbury School portable classrooms is likely to be moved to Oct. 15.Meeting inside...

Tune-up scheduled for Menemsha lifeboats

Updates are coming to Station Menemsha’s motor lifeboats, but they may not be coming for a few years.On August 5 the U.S. Coast Guard...

Teachers receive ‘Stop the Bleed’ training

Teachers and staff at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School received Stop the Bleed training from the Dukes County Sheriff’s office. Sheriff’s deputies, including medical...

Bad Martha’s locally made oyster stout

You’ve heard of milk stout, oatmeal stout, dry stout, and even chocolate stout, but how about oyster stout?Oyster stout now exists on the Island...

Oak Bluffs joins complete count committee

Oak Bluffs selectmen tapped planning board chairman Ewell Hopkins to sit on the complete count committee to help brainstorm ways to get more people...

VTA to cut winter routes 

Updated 4:15 pm The Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) advisory board unanimously voted Tuesday to make drastic cuts to the majority of its routes except the...