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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 10/5A 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 BrennanSharon 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...

Steamship diverts trips from Oak Bluffs

Due to weather conditions, the Steamship Authority is diverting trips from Oak Bluffs to Vineyard Haven.The Woods Hole to Oak Bluffs trip at...

Tisbury building inspector may oversee neighbor’s renovations

Tisbury building inspector Ken Barwick lives in the same neighborhood as the future home of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum.In May, he told the board...

Jose lingered, causing travel issues, but not much more

 There were some trees toppled, like one in Vineyard Haven described by Paul Doherty in a letter to the editor, and a good-size one...

Tisbury looks to join Brewster in Eversource spraying battle

Tisbury selectmen on Tuesday said they want to seek a restraining order against planned spraying of plant growth on Eversource power lines.Buoyed by a...

Dredge is here and project is days away

A massive dredge moved into place in Menemsha Monday, and is ready to finish a long-awaited project to clear the channel.Last month, the Army...

High school football players suspended

Several Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School football players have been suspended for two games for unspecified transgressions, principal Sara Dingledy confirmed in an email...