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Oak Bluffs town clerk will not seek re-election

Laura Johnston, the Oak Bluffs town clerk, is set to retire, and will not be seeking re-election. Johnston began her career in the clerk’s office...

Kennedy to hold town hall in Vineyard Haven

U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy, D-Newton, is holding a town hall forum at Camp Jabberwocky on Sunday from 11 am to 12 noon to answer...

Driver arrested after crashing into Barnes Road utility pole

Late Saturday afternoon, a large truck crashed into a utility pole on Barnes Road, causing a brief power outage. The driver, Steven Strople, 27,...

Plunging into the new year to honor a friend

For more than 15 years, John Moffett has been jumping into the freezing cold water of Edgartown Harbor to kick off the new year...

A rising tide lifts all ships

Ah, the year 2050. We’ve come a long way from 2020. Remember Trump? When I look out over the balcony of my rent-controlled Vineyard Haven...

Dance, film, and a festival at first ever CinemaDance Festival

Save the date for a weekend of emotion, humor, passion, and dance during the first annual CinemaDance Festival at Pathways Arts Saturday and Sunday,...

Tisbury Historic Commission urges selectmen to reconsider bandstand decision

In a letter sent to Tisbury selectmen on Dec. 11, Harold Chapdelaine, chairman of the town’s historic commission, detailed the commission’s opposition to the...

Demolition proposed for Red Cat building

The new owners of the historic Kennebec Avenue building that houses the Red Cat Kitchen are proposing to demolish the existing building and replace...

Paul Doherty: ‘I want to do something good’

Each week, Paul Doherty is one of 50 volunteers that offer rides to seniors through Vineyard Village at Home, a nonprofit that gives rides...

Island libraries eliminate late fines

Joining a movement across the country, all Martha’s Vineyard libraries will eliminate overdue fines for materials starting Jan. 1, 2020, for a fresh start...

Bitter end for fans of sweet shop

The long lines out front of Chilmark Chocolates began to dwindle Wednesday afternoon as the famed Island gem put a lid and snapped a...

Oak Bluffs moves ahead with town hall renovation

Plans for a renovated town hall in Oak Bluffs took another step forward Tuesday after selectmen voted to authorize Ned Collier and Stephen Moore...

Chilmark supports moped rental ban bill

Chilmark selectmen voted to support a home rule petition banning moped rentals in the town of Oak Bluffs. Last month, the Joint Committee on Municipalities...

Bake and tag sales raise funds for Ugandan school

In less than two hours, fourth graders at the West Tisbury School raised $700.02 from a bake sale and tag sale to help build...

Hospital eyes Edgartown parcel for elder housing

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is eyeing a piece of land in Edgartown at 490 Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road for a new nursing facility to replace...

Traffic counter data now available

There were 8,400 trips on Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road Wednesday, 800 of which came between the hours of 4 and 5 pm, according to one...

O.B. wants to be green

Led by a committee formed by the town’s planning board, Oak Bluffs is on its way to becoming a Green Community.Green Community status provides...

No longer stumped by mystery clearing

If you’ve driven along the Oak Bluffs portion of Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road, you may have noticed fewer trees across from Norton Farm.The five to...

Sweet Neck Farm gets new farmer

There’s a new farmer in town, and his name is Dan Gilkes.At an Edgartown selectmen’s meeting Monday, selectmen approved adding Gilkes to fellow shellfisherman...

Edgartown police raise $1,800 through hirsute means

A group of Edgartown Police officers are once again raising donations by growing out their beards for the months of November and December.Home Base...