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Leadership change at Big Brothers Big Sisters

The advisory board chair for Big Brothers Big Sisters on Martha’s Vineyard, Connie Alexander, will step down as chairwoman at the end of September.For...

Axe throwing is coming to Oak Bluffs

It may have taken some convincing, but J.B. Blau, operations manager of Sea Smoke Barbeque, and owner Daniel Sauer received approval Tuesday night to hold...

Construction stalls at Harbor View’s Mayhew building

Edgartown building commissioner Lenny Jason ordered a cease and desist on construction at the Governor Mayhew Building, which is part of the Harbor View...

O.B. installs juice box

Updated May 29With Memorial Day approaching, the Island was busy decorating itself with flags in Chilmark, bunting in Edgartown, and an electric panel in...

MVC closes Verizon tower hearing

The public hearing for the Verizon tower finally closed at the Martha’s Vineyard Commission meeting Thursday night.The proposal, which began in 2017 and has...

Mile-a-minute found in Edgartown

Updated June 10Persicaria perfoliata, a highly invasive vine commonly known as mile-a-minute, devil’s tale, and asiatic tearthumb, was discovered by two botanists Monday near...

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...