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Judith Ann Nichols

Judith Ann Nichols, 78, of Vineyard Haven died peacefully at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. Judy was the wife of Stephen...

Film festival gets financial boost

From a one-man operation launched by Thomas Bena in 2001, the Martha's Vineyard Film Festival (MVFF) has grown over the course of its 17...

MVRHS grant will help boost horticultural program

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) received a $50,000 grant from the state, a portion of $9.5 million Skills Capital Grants awarded by the...

Tisbury selectmen take shots at gun shop proposal

The Tisbury board of selectmen is unanimous in its opposition to a gun shop proposed on Main Street, but has no say in whether...

Taxi companies want Uber, Lyft to play fair

Cab companies on Martha’s Vineyard say they are fighting for their survival. At an all-Island selectmen’s meeting last Thursday, Michael Mszanski, vice president of Martha’s...

Size of early-morning trucks restricted on ferry

The Steamship Authority’s board of directors approved a 2018 summer schedule aimed at reducing truck noise in Woods Hole, but stopped short of providing...

Shots fired, without bothering anyone

Sixty sheriff’s deputies and police officers on Martha’s Vineyard got the chance to practice their shooting skills under some intense and realistic scenarios. Through the...

No legal recourse against Eversource spraying

The town’s legal options, at least before Eversource sprays herbicides this year, are limited, town administrator Jay Grande told the board of selectmen Tuesday. Unlike...

Patience wears thin for group concerned about hospital

A group of Island residents concerned with lack of communication from leadership at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital (MVH) is speaking out in an open letter...

Steamship Authority may offer trucks summer discounts for later travel

In an effort to appease Falmouth residents complaining about early-morning noise, the Steamship Authority is proposing a discount for freight shippers willing to take...

Vehicle inspection issues resolved

Two auto garages that reported problems with the newly-installed state vehicle inspection systems are back up and issuing stickers. Both MV Autoworks in Vineyard Haven...

Selectmen accept building inspector’s disclosure

Tisbury building inspector Ken Barwick, despite living in the same neighborhood with the proposed Martha’s Vineyard Museum, will be allowed to issue the building...

Gun store plans to sell high-end shotguns

Updated 10/5 A proposed gun dealer’s license for a Main Street shop is creating a buzz, much of it based on speculation. Tisbury selectmen wanted...

Honey, he saved the bees

The first thing you notice is the hum echoing inside the vacant house. It’s a steady din. There is an eeriness to the empty...

Tisbury to hold Vision Forum

The Tisbury Vision Forum will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 6 pm in the Katharine Cornell Theater. The meeting will provide an update...

Tisbury receives Complete Streets money

The Town of Tisbury has received a $371,851 state grant to make improvements at the Steamship Authority terminal and other key locations for pedestrian...

Secret Garden blossomed under her guidance

By George Brennan Sharon Kelly has that look on her face. It’s a wry smile like she’s got a secret and wants to spill the...

Sticker shock: New inspection system off to slow start

  At least two Island inspection stations are still unable to issue stickers under a new system that was supposed to kick off on Monday...

Island Housing Trust breaks ground on Scott’s Grove

  On a picture-perfect fall afternoon with dappled sunlight cascading through trees beginning to change color, local and state housing leaders pushed shovels into the...

Cape Wind has a new lease on life

Cape Wind’s lease of 46 square miles of Nantucket Sound was reaffirmed this week, even though the project had appeared dead in the water...