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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 9The 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...

Bus driver strike heads into July 4 weekend

The Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) full-time drivers walked off the job Friday morning for a strike that shows no sign of ending, headed into...

Kiteboarding gets restrictions in Edgartown

Edgartown selectmen unanimously voted to accept new restricted areas and signage showing where kitesurfing is prohibited in shellfishing areas in Katama Bay and Sengekontacket...

Short-term rental tax begins

The short-term rental tax signed into law at the end of last year kicked in Monday, requiring those who rent out short-term lodgings, such...

Island housing crisis is impacting children

A recent homelessness survey at the Oak Bluffs School has given a voice to often overlooked victims of the Island’s housing crisis — children.Karen...

VTA: ‘100 percent’ service by July 4

Updated July 2As commuters and visitors exited the Island Home ferry Tuesday, a group of about 10 Vineyard Transit Authority bus drivers wanted to...

VTA driver strike continues

Updated July 2Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) drivers have entered the second day of a strike. The number of drivers on strike has grown, according to...

Fat Ronnie’s wants license without conditions

Reynaldo Faust’s struggle to get a beer and wine license continued Tuesday night at the Oak Bluffs selectmen meeting after he asked selectmen to...

Elio Silva plans multi-use property in Oak Bluffs

Updated June 25Elio Silva, the owner of Vineyard Grocer in Vineyard Haven, is planning to build a multiuse property in the Southern Woodlands area...

Group looks to move beyond Housing Bank defeat

A Housing Bank may have been shot down by voters, but the fight for action against the Island’s housing crisis is far from over....

Chilmark denies charter boat

Menemsha is a fishing village and it will stay a fishing village — for now.At their meeting Tuesday, Chilmark selectmen denied a request from...

New look, same doughnuts

Updated June 20It’s a new look, but the same great taste, at Back Door Donuts in Oak Bluffs. (Back Door Donuts is now the...

VTA bus drivers to hold town hall forum

Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) bus drivers are hosting a town hall forum this weekend to discuss the possibility of a strike, which the union...

For ospreys, nature is harsh, but never cruel

A young osprey was removed from the nest at the top of the old chimney at the Lagoon Pond water pumping station in Oak...

Cuttyhunk Elementary graduates its last student

Updated 7:20 pmGwen Lynch, 13, may have been alone as a student, but she certainly wasn’t alone at her graduation ceremony Monday.At the Cuttyhunk...