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Verizon tower moves through DRI process

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission closed its public hearing on the contentious Verizon Tower in Tisbury at the commission's meeting Thursday night.At issue is a...

Healthy Aging shares initiatives at annual meeting

Advance care planning, volunteer facilitators, housing, and transportation for the elderly were at the forefront of Healthy Aging Martha’s Vineyard (HAMV) annual meeting Wednesday...

Vineyard Wind environmental report seeks public comment

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has issued a notice of availability to make Vineyard Wind’s draft environmental impact statement available to the...

Edgartown tax rate remains same, but values are up

Edgartown selectmen unanimously voted to continue to tax commercial and residential properties at the same rate.The single tax rate is set at an estimated...

Oak Bluffs receives budget award

Oak Bluffs is one of the latest recipients of the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its current budget from the Government Finance Officers Association...

Oak Bluffs School project does not require second vote

Funding for improvements to the Oak Bluffs School, approved at the Nov. 13 special town meeting, will not require a second vote for a...

It’s lit

The lights were bright and the mood was merry at the Lighting of the Tree in Oak Bluffs at Post Office Square.A wave...

Oak Bluffs looks for next step with town hall

After a failed ballot vote that threw the new town hall into limbo, Oak Bluffs plans to open up the conversation and focus on...

Slice of Life is selling its business

After 15 years of providing New American cuisine to the people on Martha’s Vineyard, Slice of Life, an Oak Bluffs staple, is selling its...

Falmouth man sues VTA for alleged injuries

A Falmouth man has filed a lawsuit against the Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) for alleged injuries he received from a VTA bus door...

Edgartown looks for new town clerk and highway superintendent

Edgartown selectmen are on the hunt for a new town clerk and highway superintendent.Longtime town clerk Wanda Williams will be leaving her position....

Tensions grow, union talks continue for VTA drivers

A group of Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) bus drivers delivered a petition to Darren Morris, general manager of Transit Connection Inc., the VTA’s private...

New stop signs in Menemsha

Chilmark residents can expect to see a new stop sign at the corner of Basin and North roads.At their meeting Tuesday evening, selectmen spoke...

Edgartown massage therapist charged with sexual assault

Sebastian Pattavina, owner of the Mod Spa in Edgartown, was in court Monday on charges of indecent assault and battery. The charges stem from...

Dialysis unit reopens in temporary space

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reopened its dialysis unit in a temporary space after a flood forced patients to receive treatment off-Island.The unit officially reopened...

Vineyarders take tough loss against Whalers

The MVRHS Vineyarders football team took a tough loss to the Nantucket Whalers 48-7 at the 70th Island Cup.Students, teachers, parents, and friends woke...

O.B. voters deny money for new town hall

Oak Bluffs voters denied an extra $1.3 million to build a new town hall at the town’s special election Thursday.Voters shot down the funds...

Chocolate theft gets solved

In the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 3, Kathleen Cowley heard rustling sounds coming from inside her chocolate and jewelry shop.Cowley, owner of...

Keith Chatinover will make his voice heard

Updated Nov. 16Most 18-year-olds are applying to college, taking time off to work, or headed to the next party, but Keith Chatinover is not...

Town hall, school projects approved by O.B. voters

Updated Nov. 14Oak Bluffs town meeting voters have spoken and approved an additional $1.3 million to pay for a new town hall. Voters approved...