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Hospital dialysis unit temporarily closed

Updated Nov. 1A pipe that burst at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital has required the dialysis unit to be temporarily closed.On Tuesday, Oct. 9, a...

What’s brewing?

Fall is here, and with it come a few new brews for you and your crew.One of those brews comes from Offshore Ale, which...

Tour rolls before open enrollment

Massachusetts Health Connector (MHC), a state-based health insurance company, rolled its statewide tour through Martha’s Vineyard last Thursday to meet with residents and community...

A couple, a restaurant, and a new chapter

After 26 years of providing fine dining for the Island, Chesca’s Restaurant owners Jo Maxwell and David Joyce have decided to sell their business.Maxwell...

Race for state’s 9th District

Congressman Bill Keating, D-Bourne, faces a challenge from businessman Peter Tedeschi of Marshfield for the race to represent the 9th Congressional District.Keating has been...

Oak Bluffs planning board wants more discussion

Oak Bluffs planning board chairman Ewell Hopkins gave town selectmen a briefing on the implications of a site plan application for Martha’s Vineyard Community...

Edgartown holds tree hearings

A hat trick of shade tree hearings occupied Edgartown selectmen Monday afternoon.Gerret Conover of Conover Restorations offered to remove two trees, a 15-foot Japanese...

Car hits tree on Barnes Road

A one-car crash stalled traffic on Barnes Road off of Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road Tuesday. Oak Bluffs police, fire and EMS responded.The car, a...

Aliens spotted in West Tisbury

Aliens have landed in West Tisbury, and it looks like they’re shopping for locally grown produce.Ghost Island Farm owner Rusty Gordon has once again...

When the MVC met the SSA

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) hosted members of the Steamship Authority’s (SSA) administration Thursday night to discuss data and future plans for the Island’s...

Oak Bluffs and Tisbury meet for round two

Oak Bluffs and Tisbury selectmen met for a joint meeting Wednesday evening to continue talks on shared services.The meeting, which took place at the...

John Kerry talks about his new book

In his new biography, “Every Day Is Extra,” John Kerry tells his story of an American life filled with experience and driven by dedication...

Unified league is a slam-dunk

Students from the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) played their first home basketball game as part of the Unified Sports League on Tuesday.Unified...

It’s a bird, it’s a plane … it’s a drone

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) has taken to the skies with its new drone.The drone, nicknamed Osprey, is a DJI Phantom 4 Pro. The...

Edgartown sees taxi change

Edgartown selectmen held a public hearing Monday for an amendment to its taxi metering regulations.After giving the amendment the green light on Sept. 25,...

Derby awards are a catch

Updated October 15The 73rd annual Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby came to an end with a jam-packed awards ceremony Sunday afternoon.Fishermen and...

Cape Cod 5 wins banking award

Cape Cod 5 has been named one of the “Best Banks to Work For” in 2018 by American Banker, according to a release from...

Edgartown man pleads not guilty on gun charge

William Filene, the Edgartown man who was charged with the illegal possession of a handgun last Monday, appeared in Edgartown District Court Friday morning...

Oh deer, that’s cool

For the second year in a row, Island groups will collaborate to increase deer harvesting and reduce the Island deer population, curbing tick-borne illnesses.Island...

Oak Bluffs approves special election for town hall

The plans to build a new town hall in Oak Bluffs once again had town selectmen at odds — this time over a special...