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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...

Federal suit involving race proceeds against VTA

Calling it “preposterous” that Massachusetts antidiscrimination laws would not apply to a government entity, a federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit brought by...

Owen Park Bandstand design takes center stage

The Tisbury Planning Board is hosting a community forum on the Owen Park Bandstand on Wednesday at 6 pm at the Katharine Cornell Theater....

The future is now

The room is flooded with sunlight. There are 16 people sitting in groups of four in the Martha’s Vineyard Museum meeting room. There are...

Phil Hughes: ‘I just wanted to help out’

One of the young Oak Bluffs Blazers is fouled, and steps to the line. She’s about four inches shorter than everyone else on the...

Trump impeached by House

Updated 11:10 amOn Wednesday night, President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives. In a vote of 230-197, Trump was charged...

SSA leaders told to communicate better

A Steamship Authority board member says general manager Robert Davis has to do a better job of communicating problems like the one that shut...

$442,000 set aside for new harbor boat

The town is setting aside $442,000 for a new harbor patrol boat, and to potentially reimburse the Federal Emergency Management Agency for a grant...

State sets standard on PFAS

Updated 12:15 pmOn Friday the state filed draft regulations setting a standard for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at 20 parts per trillion (ppt)...

Ferry breakdown shuts down early-morning travel

UPDATE 11:40 amEarly morning travelers and commuters on the Steamship Authority woke up to boats not running Thursday morning, stranding hundreds of passengers and...

Road closed after it ‘washed out’

The town of Tisbury is closing a portion of Lambert’s Cove Road in the area of Smith Brook after it was washed out in...

Boston firm picked for Owen Park Bandstand

Updated 5:45 pmTown planners have selected Keith Moskow’s architectural firm to design a replacement for the Owen Park Bandstand in Vineyard Haven.In a 4-0...

New ferry door doesn’t open fully

A recently replaced door on the Steamship Authority’s MV Martha’s Vineyard doesn’t open fully, and in some cases, forces crew members to adjust a...

Welcome the Obamas to Martha’s Vineyard

Former President Barack Obama is now officially a resident of Martha’s Vineyard, after having closed on the Edgartown estate of Boston Celtics owner Wyc...

Tisbury reviews policy for one-day liquor licenses

Tisbury is looking to streamline the process and set guidelines for issuing one-day liquor licenses for events like Beach Road Weekend and a proposed...