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Keating: Shutdown was a ‘hostage taking’

Climate change, student loans, the Green New Deal, campaign finance reform, and President Donald Trump were all on the minds of Martha’s Vineyard residents...

Keating talks politics, legislation and James Taylor

U.S. Rep. Bill Keating, D-Bourne, was on Island Thursday talking about the state of politics in Washington, the freshman class of Democrats, his right...

Tristan Israel: Serving town has been ‘a gift’

Tristan Israel is ending 24 years as a Tisbury selectman, and even longer in town government, where he cut his teeth as an appointed...

Tisbury dock regulations were never implemented

The Tisbury board of selectmen had a discussion Tuesday about whether to enforce a regulation that calls for charging a $10 fee and $25...

SSA unveils new terminal designs

The Steamship Authority unveiled three new designs for its new Woods Hole terminal, but whether any of them are palatable to residents and users...

Tribe, MVC hold ‘productive conversation’

Members of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) and the Martha's Vineyard Commission met Wednesday to discuss the tribe's casino project, according to...

Union lawyer: Tisbury School ‘not in good shape’

A lawyer for the union that represents teachers at Tisbury School has pointed out what teachers, administrators, and town officials have known for some...

Martha’s Vineyard tie to college admissions scandal

Gordon “Gordie” Ernst, a former director of Vineyard Youth Tennis, is accused of accepting $2.7 million in bribes to help children of wealthy parents...

Israel: Town clerks should be appointed

Tisbury selectman Tristan Israel wants future town clerks to be appointed rather than elected.At the April 9 town meeting — technically a special town meeting...

It’s official: Tristan Israel is not running

Selectman Tristan Israel said we’d know by March 6 and, it’s official, his 24-year tenure as a Tisbury selectman will come to an end...

Management plan approved for Tashmoo Preserve

Updated 10:45 amTisbury’s advisory board to the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission approved a management plan for nearly five acres it purchased on Herring...

Woods Hole ferry ramp back after being damaged by wind

The passenger ramp at the Steamship Authority’s Woods Hole terminal, which had been out of commission for the better part of a week, was...

M.V. Playhouse tax situation takes center stage

Staff and board members of the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse finally got a chance to plead the case that they deserve to be exempt from...

Israel: ‘You’ll know for sure on March 6’

Updated 1:45 pmTristan Israel, an outspoken selectman in Tisbury for the better part of three decades, has been evasive for months about his future...

Tribe bets on its federal rights

Updated Feb. 27The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) is clearing the way for the Aquinnah Cliffs Casino, saying that review by the Martha’s...

Airport cleanup continues, and is costly

The Martha’s Vineyard Airport is bleeding money as the investigation and remediation of contamination continues.On Thursday, the airport commission authorized a $130,000 contract with...

No love for MassDOT

Tristan Israel, Tisbury’s chairman of the board of selectmen, went through Thursday night’s agenda like a guy with a Valentine’s date.He took agenda...

Falmouth selects new SSA board member

Falmouth selectmen picked a new representative to the Steamship Authority board, but it might be who didn’t get the position that’s most intriguing.James...

Warren introduces Andrews-Maltais at national event

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who formally announced her intention to run for president Saturday, made a surprise appearance at a national event in Washington,...

Aquinnah asks MVC to help with tribe gambling hall

Aquinnah selectmen have asked the Martha’s Vineyard Commission to review plans by the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) to build a gambling facility...