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Harbor Homes of M.V. secures property

A Vineyard Haven house has been purchased by a nonprofit aimed at giving those without a permanent place to live — in Island vernacular,...

No longer his type

Budget discussions can be dry, and right now, all across the Island, town department heads are going before boards of selectmen and finance committees...

Tisbury emergency plan needs to be dusted off

 The town of Tisbury’s emergency management plan could soon join the age of smartphones and social media.During a series of budget reviews Tuesday, the...

Beach Road Weekend approved for July

The three-day music festival in Vineyard Haven known as Beach Road Weekend is moving to July.On Wednesday, Jan. 29, selectmen unanimously approved moving the...

Three more candidates seek SSA board post

Updated Jan. 28There are three more candidates looking to represent the Island on the Steamship Authority board, bringing the total to seven, with an...

Loberg: Meeting agenda was ‘mistake’

Melinda Loberg, chair of the Tisbury board of selectmen, says the posting of a specific agenda while board members were at a convention in...

Groups want say on M.V. Shipyard project

Four Island organizations are asking Tisbury selectmen to hear what they have to say about an expansion of the Martha’s Vineyard Shipyard before the...

Tisbury selectmen ship up to Boston

Updated Jan. 27The Tisbury board of selectmen canceled a Saturday meeting in Boston after the legality of the meeting was called into question.If you...

Tribe makes its casino case in appeals court

The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) is asking an appeals court judge to overturn a lower court ruling that is standing in the...

Charged situation leads to public hearing

A $1.4 million proposal by the VTA to add an electric charging platforms on Church Street in Edgartown and make other upgrades at the...

Town, Barnes still at odds

The town’s inspectors returned to 300 State Road in Vineyard Haven Tuesday, but Clarence (“Trip”) Barnes III remains steadfast that his license to sell...

U.S. puts lien on Vineyard Haven house

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has put a lien on a house at 100 Center St. in Vineyard Haven, which could become government property if...

Beach Road Weekend is coming back

Beach Road Weekend is coming back for an encore this summer at Veterans Memorial Park in Vineyard Haven. The dates haven’t been announced. The...

Dershowitz to defend Trump at trial

Updated 12 noonAlan Dershowitz will be presenting oral arguments before the U.S. Senate at the impeachment trial for President Donald Trump. The trial began...

Barnes: ‘This is about helping people’

Clarence (“Trip”) Barnes III leaned back in his office chair at Barnes Truck Sales, a photo of his grandfather — the former attorney general...

To lease or buy?

Tisbury Police Chief Mark Saloio is proposing the town lease three police cruisers at $67,000 per year, and buy them for $1 each at...

License to fly

On Tuesday morning, just about a month ahead of my birthday, I headed to the Registry of Motor Vehicles on the Vineyard in the...

Manslaughter charge dropped in overdose case

Jason Willoughby is no longer being charged with manslaughter in the overdose death of a Vineyard Haven woman.On Thursday, Cape and Islands District Attorney...

Barnes ordered to stop renting rooms

At a meeting Tuesday night, the Tisbury board of selectmen easily approved annual common victualer’s and alcohol licenses for dozens of Island businesses. But...

Get the trucks outta here

Two Tisbury selectmen are adamant that they don’t want to see a proliferation of food trucks in town, but a truck without an engine...