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Menotomy project, Red Cat hang in the balance

A recommended affordable housing contribution may end the Menotomy project in Oak Bluffs, leaving the Red Cat Kitchen without a home.At a Martha’s Vineyard...

Oak Bluffs approves April town meeting warrant

Oak Bluffs selectmen approved their annual town meeting and special town meeting warrants for Tuesday, April 14, at 7 pm at the Martha’s Vineyard...

To keep or not to keep Caleb Prouty House

Should it be moved? Should it stay where it is? Should it be torn down? The Martha’s Vineyard Commission grappled with these three questions...

Chilmark students practice handwashing

Amid concerns about the potential spread of the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, Chilmark School is having its students practice their...

West Tisbury man faces charges for shooting deer on road

A 36-year-old West Tisbury man is facing charges for shooting a wounded deer on Barnes Road in Edgartown.On Feb. 29, police were dispatched to...

MVH doctor under self-quarantine after trip to Italy

Updated March 10 @ 10 amA doctor at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is on voluntary quarantine after returning from a trip to Italy more than...

Oak Bluffs town hall project weighs roof designs

As Oak Bluffs’ annual town meeting approaches, Icon Architecture’s Ned Collier and Stephen Moore are working to finalize a design for a renovated town...

Coronavirus precautions keep Island teachers at home

Updated March 6Wanting to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, the Chilmark School and the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School are taking...

Island welcomes new Environmental Police sergeant

Wanting a full-time presence on-Island, the Massachusetts Environmental Police (MEP) are looking for a place to permanently house an environmental police officer, but for...

License your dog or face a fine

The animal control office in Edgartown is asking people to remember to license their dogs with the town; otherwise, criminal complaints are issued, with...

Oak Bluffs firefighters extinguish boat and trailer fire

Oak Bluffs firefighters successfully put out a boat and RV trailer fire late Friday night.At 9:30 pm, Oak Bluffs Fire and EMS responded to...

Man charged with possession of child pornography

Updated March 2State Police arrested Stephen L. Jenkinson in Oak Bluffs Thursday night on charges related to the possession of child pornography.Jenkinson, 52, a...

Preparing for coronavirus

Updated March 4With many families returning to the Island after February school vacation, and two confirmed cases of the illness reported in nearby Rhode...

Red Cat building project gets celebrity endorsements

In the “Blues Brothers,” movie with his sidekick John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd's character Elwood was "on a mission from God." In writing a letter...

O.B. searches for interim fire chief

Updated Feb. 28After a second meeting with command staff at the fire department, the town has advertised a position for an interim fire and...

Edgartown, Trustees work on Katama Farm use plan

The Trustees of Reservations and the Edgartown conservation commission are working to establish a new use plan for Katama Farm after issues were raised...

Distracted driving law goes into effect

The distracted driving law has kicked in, and Island police have already started issuing warnings. On Sunday, when the law went into effect, Edgartown Police...

Two OUI arrests in Edgartown

Updated Feb. 25Two people were arrested in Edgartown for operating under the influence Friday night.Edgartown Police arrested Mike Pieczek, 67, of West Tisbury after...

Menotomy project clears MVC public hearing

The Menotomy building project will move to the next phase of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) development of regional impact (DRI) process after a...

DeSorcy properties on the market as four parcels

Four prime waterfront Vineyard Haven properties are once again up for sale, but this time the owners have four parcels on the market individually.The...