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Land Bank buys Chappy property 

The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank announced its purchase of 18.2 acres of land on Chappaquiddick this week. The Land Bank bought the 18.2 acres off...

Oak Bluffs extends alcohol serving hours

It took some convincing, but Oak Bluffs selectmen approved a request to allow restaurants and bars to serve alcohol until 1:30 am on Fridays...

VTA drivers to hold rally at State House

The Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) bus drivers will hold a solidarity rally at the Massachusetts State House Wednesday. VTA drivers went on strike last month,...

Ban of candy throwing touches nerves

Updated July 24 Edgartown selectmen voted Monday to adopt a set of rules and guidelines limiting participants, signage, and even candy throwing for the annual...

South Mountain looks to expand

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) closed a public hearing Friday on South Mountain Co.’s proposed expansion project. Co-owned by John Abrams, South Mountain is a...

VTA advisory board votes for TCI, union to meet

Updated at 11:30 am In a packed Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) building meeting room, members of the VTA advisory board voted for striking drivers and...

Say ‘yes, man’ to Nomans

Looking for that cool place to chill out on your way to the beach, or coming back from it? Look no further than Nomans...

Mr. Chatinover goes to Washington

The White House welcomed Dukes County commissioner Keith Chatinover Tuesday for the third of 10 regional State Leadership Days initiative event. Chatinover was joined by...

Stop & Shop expansion gets green light

The Edgartown Stop & Shop expansion project got a major win Friday after a state Land Court judge denied multiple claims from abutter and...

Vineyard Wind to appeal permit denial

Vineyard Wind plans to appeal the Edgartown conservation commission's decision to deny a permit that would allow two underground cables to run through the...

Island remembers J.F.K. Jr. plane crash

It was 20 years ago today that John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and her sister Lauren Bessette took off on...

Civil War plaques are on display

The two plaques honoring Confederate soldiers, removed from a statue in Oak Bluffs, can now be found in their new home at the Martha’s...

Island hospitals lend each other a helping hand

Who says there’s an Island rivalry? In a collaborative and neighborly gesture, the Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH) supplied the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital (MVH) with a...

What happens when you defy the MVC?

Updated at 2:35 pm The permitted demolition and reconstruction of a historic Vineyard Haven home came under the scrutiny of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC)...

O.B. beach committee flush with ideas

The Oak Bluffs Citizens’ Beach Committee has requested seasonal porta-potties be placed at Town Beach during the summer season. “There are a lot of people...

O.B. Post Office may replace vintage P.O. boxes

The old fashioned Post Office boxes, a staple of the Oak Bluffs Post Office, may be replaced with newer models. Steve Doherty, a spokesman for...

Edgartown VTA board rep resigns

Louis Paciello resigned from the Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) advisory board Monday. Paciello, owner of the Depot Market and the Shell gas station in the...

VTA halts Medivan service

Updated July 9 The Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) has canceled its Medivan service due to the ongoing drivers’ strike. Fallout from the strike, which is entering...

Mayor Pete: ‘I’m full of hope’

The Martha’s Vineyard welcome for Democratic presidential candidate and Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg was a warm one Saturday afternoon. Buttigieg spoke to...

Edgartown rolls out its Fourth of July parade

Decked out in flags, bunting, streamers, and all kinds of red, white, and blue decor, Edgartown held its annual Fourth of July parade on...