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A ‘beautiful and magical place’

It was standing room only at the Oak Bluffs master plan public meeting Wednesday night as town residents voiced their ideas for the future...

Chilmark picks new harbormaster

After whittling down six candidates to two, Chilmark selectmen chose Ryan Rossi to take over as the next harbormaster after Dennis Jason retires in...

What’s happening on Beacon Hill

Updated March 5The legislative forum held by state Sen. Julian Cyr, D-Truro, and state Rep. Dylan Fernandes, D-Falmouth, was met with applause from a...

Island towns can opt in to water protection fund

Island towns can opt in to join the Cape and Islands Water Protection Fund that is a part of Massachusetts’ new expanded short-term rental...

The doctor is in

For Mike Michotek, M.D., it’s all about helping the people.After his departure from the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital in October as a primary-care doctor,...

Museum set to open this month

After months of planning, packing, moving, and renovating, the Martha’s Vineyard Museum is set to open its doors to the public in Vineyard Haven....

Tisbury wants response from MassDOT

Updated March 1.Tisbury selectmen voted Wednesday to send a letter to MassDOT supervising project manager Thomas Currier expressing their majority support for a symmetrical...

Oak Bluffs opposes Housing Bank

The Oak Bluffs selectmen crossed their t’s and dotted their i’s Tuesday in a letter opposing the Martha’s Vineyard Housing Bank.The letter was addressed...

Chowder Co. is a burger go-to

February on the Vineyard is tough. I get it. Everything’s closed, no one’s around, it’s cold.There’s that one specific week halfway through the month...

Free boating basics course

A coordinated effort between the Edgartown Police Department and the Massachusetts Environmental Police (MEP) is offering a Massachusetts Boating Basics Course to the public...

Edgartown denies Harbor Homes pitch

On Monday, the Edgartown board of selectmen heard from Karen Tewhey, the president of the board of Harbor Homes, a nonprofit that was formed...

Stop & Shop, union negotiations continue

A Boston union that represents thousands of Stop & Shop employees in Massachusetts has authorized a strike, which could affect the supermarket chain’s two...

Stormy argument halts Vineyard Wind hearing

A public hearing for Vineyard Wind’s proposed undersea cables that would run through Edgartown waters was cut off abruptly after several heated exchanges at...

A year in harmony

When Denise Schepici walks through the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, it can take her awhile to get from one place to the next. Not because...

Edgartown doesn’t want to ‘gamble’ on Housing Bank

Edgartown selectmen criticized the Martha’s Vineyard Housing Bank Tuesday, especially the warrant article asking each town for half of their expanded rooms excise tax...

The story behind the story

Ever been late returning a book to the library?How about 73 years late?Last week, the Silver Spring Library in Maryland got a surprise in...

Cyr whips up top leadership post

State Sen. Julian Cyr, D-Truro, was named assistant majority whip in the 191st Massachusetts General Court.State Senate President Karen Spilka, D-Ashland, announced committee...

Public hearing for Old Variety Store continues

The public hearing for the demolition and reconstruction of the Old Variety Store in Oak Bluffs will continue next month after members of the...

Healthcare collaborative wants to streamline regional services

A new healthcare collaborative might be coming to the Island.This year, Island Health Care has expanded into the public health field. Cynthia Mitchell, CEO...

Vineyarder girls basketball falls to Falmouth Academy

The last home game of the regular season for the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) girls basketball team ended in a 37-27 loss...