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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...

Edgartown to O.B.: Step up on MVRHS

Edgartown selectman Arthur Smadbeck criticized Oak Bluffs’ refusal to fund its share of a feasibility study for a new high school.After reading Superintendent Matt...

Vineyard Complementary Medicine to relocate

Vineyard Complementary Medicine (VCM) is relocating its main office to Edgartown. The new office will be in Post Office Square, and opens Sept. 17....

MVC tackles Mill House, Edgartown subdivision 

With a newer, simpler design in tow, the Mill House project in Vineyard Haven moved through a tense public hearing at the Martha’s Vineyard...

Biting food that bites

Stanley Larsen, owner of Menemsha Fish Market, received his shark dealer certificate in March at the 2019 Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop, run by the...

Kopechne memorials found on Dyke Bridge

A new plaque screwed into the Dyke Bridge on Chappaquiddick in remembrance of Mary Jo Kopechne has gotten the attention of the public and...

54-acre subdivision gets redesign

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGpPNsj6xnQ The expansive 54-acre Edgartown subdivision project between Meetinghouse Way and Meshacket Road will head back to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) after spending time...

Oak Bluffs gets lit for Illumination

Lit lanterns looked lively on Grand Illumination Night in Oak Bluffs Wednesday night.The mid-August celebration was the 150th for the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting...

Nomans corrects mistake in alcohol license

Oak Bluffs selectmen approved additional seating at Nomans after the restaurant made a mistake in its alcohol license application. New Bedford businessman Horacio Tavares purchased...

O.B. summer forum covers taxing concerns

Oak Bluffs officials fielded questions and concerns about parking, taxes, and public bathrooms from seasonal residents at its summer taxpayers forum Tuesday. The town...

Human remains found during Cape Poge project

Updated Aug. 15After three years of researching, digging, and sifting, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wrapped up its World War II munitions and...

Saturday at Beach Road Weekend

At 12 pm sharp a small crowd of festival goers made their way into Beach Road Weekend for day two.Saturday’s musical acts opened with...

Schiff talks president, Putin, and polls

 Updated August 9According to U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, America needs to return to “basic decency.”As part of the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center’s summer...

Tisbury gets new local inspector

Tisbury selectmen appointed Ross Seavey as a local building inspector at their meeting Tuesday. Seavey joined the building department ahead of longtime building inspector Ken...

Tisbury School to be tested for lead, asbestos

The Tisbury School will have a comprehensive test to look for lead paint and asbestos in the school on Monday.In a joint meeting with...

Live! at the Apollo

Few stages in America can say they launched the careers of legendary artists and performers. The Apollo in Harlem is one of them. Now,...