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Hall seeks to block Yellow House construction

Edgartown’s zoning board of appeals is reviewing an appeal, made by Benjamin Hall Jr., operating as Shute Building Realty Trust, of the town’s former...

Tisbury selectmen support M.V. Shipyard expansion

Tisbury selectmen greenlighted a letter of “strong support” for the Martha’s Vineyard Shipyard $2.5 million project Wednesday night, Jan. 29, amid strong pushback from...

Girls travel basketball heads to Cape league playoffs

A lot can change in a year, and no one knows that better than the Martha’s Vineyard girls travel basketball team.The team, made up...

Plastic Free pushes for O.B. warrant article

Three students from Plastic Free MV went before the Oak Bluffs selectmen Tuesday night in hopes of getting their plastic bottle ban article approved...

Peter Temple left his mark on Island nonprofits

Peter Temple, a nonprofit stalwart and dedicated planning board member, retired from his post as executive director at the Martha’s Vineyard Nonprofit Collaborative (MVNC)...

Pam Dolby joins Edgartown ZBA

Selectmen appointed former town administrator Pam Dolby to the zoning board of appeals.“She knows the bylaws backwards and front,” selectman Arthur Smadbeck said.“She knows...

Katama airfield accepts hangar gift

The Katama Airfield commission and the Edgartown board of selectmen have accepted gifts of steel building components, an aircraft hangar door, and design services...

New committee wants to understand its role

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

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...