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County commissioners discuss Steamship rates

Dukes County Commissioners heard a report from Steamship Authority (SSA) board chair Jim Malkin regarding the recent proposed fare increases. Malkin started by providing context...

Concerns raised over feasibility of synthetic turf recycling

Concerns have been raised regarding the feasibility of a proposed synthetic turf field at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) being recycled at...

MVC begins review of MVRHS field proposal

The Land Use Planning Committee of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) has begun a pre-public hearing of the proposed field project at the Martha’s...

Chilmark looks at Halloween plans

The town of Chilmark will be holding a drive-through event at the town hall on the night of Halloween, but selectmen are urging townspeople...

Scaled-down ceremony wraps up 75th Derby

It was a different kind of Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby this year, but the values the tournament exemplifies in the Island...

Mail-in update and early voting begins

Mail-in voters should be sure to write their physical address where they are registered to vote in line three of the mail-in ballot, but...

Aquinnah discusses climate resiliency

Members of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) were before the Aquinnah selectmen Wednesday to present an Islandwide climate resiliency planning initiative.  In order to plan...

Electric vehicle charging stations installed in Aquinnah

The town of Aquinnah has recently installed two vehicle charging stations — one at the town hall, and one at the Cliffs. Drivers can use...

‘It’s deeper than just art’

Members of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) have denounced the cultural appropriation of wampum by non-native craftspeople. Island Wampum owner Phoenix Rogers recently...

Vineyard activism, then and now

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum is unveiling a new exhibit that explores the history of Island activism, going all the way back to 1820. “Making Change:...

Young angler has stolen fishing gear replaced

Following a night of fishing at Owen Park, 12-year-old Will Wadsworth and his mother were readying themselves for a morning fishing trip when they...

MVRHS delves into issues of racism and inequity

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School is looking to further address issues of racism and inequity in the school community by engaging in cultural...

Motocross track is a go at the airport

Airport commissioners supported a decision by the land use subcommittee to allow Jermaine (“JJ”) Mendez to operate a motocross park on airport land. At a...

Schools to seek expert help before testing

After weeks of exhaustive discussion surrounding a testing program for students and staff, Island schools are seeking the expertise of health specialists before launching...

Food service needs expected to triple this winter

The demand for food access programs this winter is expected to increase threefold compared with last year. According to Rebecca Haag, executive director for Island...

Additional $100,000 donated to combat homelessness

Harbor Homes of Martha’s Vineyard, the Island’s homelessness prevention program, will receive three donations totaling $100,000, according to a press release. The donations come from...

County weighs in on homelessness and climate change

Dukes County commissioners discussed at a meeting Wednesday how to best use funds donated by the hospital and charitable foundations to establish homeless shelters...

Lone star ticks ubiquitous in Aquinnah

Aquinnah is being overrun by lone star ticks, and the town is working to figure out the best way to quell the swelling population. At...

Derby sees success despite uncertainty

The 75th Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby has seen tremendous success so far, even with a number of logistical challenges brought on...

Chilmark assesses stance on Nomans Land

One concerned Chilmarker had selectmen consider what role the town might play in the ongoing mitigation of unexploded ordnances (UXOs) at Nomans Land. Nomans Land...