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School, town clerk, and town budget are on tap in Tisbury

Updated Thursday, 1:30 pm*Voters in Tisbury will decide whether to earmark new short-term rental taxes for a Housing Bank, whether to establish an assistant...

Alcohol for Vineyard Haven festival may hit sour note

The three-day music festival planned for August 9-11 in Vineyard Haven could have an approved contract by the end of this week, but concertgoers...

VTA bus drivers authorize strike

After months of what they call fruitless negotiations, the union representing bus drivers for the Vineyard Transit Authority have voted to authorize a strike.In...

Racist graffiti found in town’s dog park

Tisbury selectman Tristan Israel says he found disturbing and vulgar graffiti in the town’s dog park Monday, including the letters “KKK” sprayed on a...

Defendants ready for their closeup?

Criminal defendants who want to contest their district court bail will no longer have to be brought by ferry to Woods Hole and then...

Black Dog sidewalk poured

Updated 2:30 pmThe new sidewalk outside the Black Dog Bakery & Cafe in Vineyard Haven is being poured Tuesday morning. The sidewalk was dangerous...

Ground is broken on Greenwood Avenue housing

Island Housing Trust (IHT) broke ground on its latest affordable housing project Thursday on Greenwood Avenue in Tisbury, across the street from the entrance...

Falmouth P.D. warns public of ‘lethal opioid’ after three deaths

Falmouth Police have alerted the public to four overdoses, including three deaths, within the past three days.Police posted the public service message on the...

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...