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Election includes races of local interest

There are 11 contested races and three ballot questions on the Nov. 6 ballot.Early voting begins all across the Island Monday, and absentee ballots...

It will cost leaseholders more to park

Leaseholders at a public parking lot in Vineyard Haven will pay 67 percent more beginning next month to park, and an additional 25 percent...

‘She is the rock’

Susan von Steiger recalled a time when she was a Council on Aging director leading a group of women off-Island for a day of...

Winner, winner, fried chicken dinner

Wednesday, for people of a certain generation, was Prince spaghetti day. In Woods Hole, during the off-season, it’s become fried chicken day.On nearly every...

Just say no to scanner reporting

When you’ve been in a newsroom long enough, you know when it’s time to pay attention to the scanner and when it’s OK to...

SSA raises rates, but not on Islanders

The Steamship Authority’s board came to Martha’s Vineyard Wednesday evening and approved its first rate hike in four years, sparing Islanders the increases that...

Legislators, petitioners ask SSA for a redo on terminal

A petition linked on the Save Our Steamship Authority Facebook page objects to the proposed design and size of the proposed Woods Hole terminal....

Tisbury wins grant for IHT project

The town of Tisbury has been awarded a $98,500 grant from the state’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), according to an email...

No duct tape allowed on a state road

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has removed white “duct tape fog lines” on Beach Road installed by Vineyard Haven resident Frank Brunelle, saying it...

Woods Hole to SSA: New terminal doesn’t fit

It’s better suited for the mountains. It doesn’t fit in with Cape style. And it blocks the view of the body of water the...

It’s only a test

If you saw the MV Island Home moving slowly in Vineyard Harbor at this hour, it's only a drill.The 2:30 pm crossing between Vineyard...

Barwick’s absence leaves void

Tisbury’s lack of a full-time building inspector for more than a month has slowed some building projects in town, according to people attempting to...

From hardware store to housing?

In what could be a game-changing development in Vineyard Haven, a development team is looking to build up to 80 units of housing, with...

Tisbury, chief candidate reach contract terms

Tisbury selectmen have agreed to a contract with police chief candidate Mark Saloio.After a brief executive session Tuesday night, chairman Tristan Israel announced that...

A dog park within a dog park

It may not replace Tradewinds for dog-walking fans, but Tisbury officials have started the process of creating a fenced-in dog park on town-owned property...

Little House is looking for big buyer

Little House Café, the popular eatery on State Road in Vineyard Haven, is for sale for $1.5 million“Well, you know, it took a long...

Woodin case against hospital settled

Updated 4 pmJoe Woodin, who was fired as CEO of Martha’s Vineyard Hospital in June 2017, has reached a settlement with the hospital.Woodin had...

Dredging begins, roadwork is planned

Dredging of the Tashmoo Channel began in earnest Friday.“I just got a call from Donny Benefit,” Tisbury harbormaster John Crocker said. “He told me,...

SSA issues new ferry diversions

The following trips departing or arriving in Oak Bluffs on Thursday, Sept. 27, have been diverted to Vineyard Haven.MV KATAMA from Woods Hole 11:05...

Rainy Day and Citrine change hands

Two popular shops on Main Street in Vineyard Haven changed ownership on the same day recently.On Friday, Sept. 14, Rainy Day and Citrine were...