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Edgartown pitbull quarantined after unprovoked attack on neighbor

Paulo Miranda of High Road in Edgartown was treated at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital for a dog bite after a 5-year-old gray pitbull named Jaxx...

Checklist review generates complaints of much MVC meddling

Businesspeople, property owners, developers, builders, architects, and town planners — most anyone with a building project on Martha’s Vineyard — follow a permitting route...

Vineyard Tactical Response Team hones emergency readiness

On a warm summer day, or when the cold northeast winds blow in the winter, Martha’s Vineyard may seem far removed from the types...

Gas prices remain low most elsewhere but on Martha’s Vineyard

Massachusetts motorists are still able to find gas for less than $2 a gallon as they head into the holiday driving season, according to...

Edgartown selectmen approve inaugural “Teddy Bear Trot” 5K

Edgartown selectmen at their regular meeting Monday evening approved a “Teddy Bear Trot” fun run 5K to raise funds for the Martha’s Vineyard Boys...

Police tactical team will train at Edgartown movie theater Thursday

The Martha’s Vineyard Tactical Response Team will engage in a training exercise at the Edgartown Cinemas on Main Street at approximately 11 am Thursday....

IHT breaks ground for Water Street affordable housing project

At noon Wednesday, Tisbury and Island officials and representatives of the Island Housing Trust (IHT) broke ground on a project to construct an apartment...

Conservation Society asks Edgartown to support plastic bag ban

The Vineyard Conservation Society is submitting a draft bylaw to all Island selectmen in hopes of an Island-wide plastic shopping bag ban.

Whaling Church renovation gets crowning touch, and reveals some surprises

Updated Dec. 2. Main Street in Edgartown was closed Monday morning while a crane hoisted rebuilt spires and crenellations to the top of the...

Polly Hill Arboretum added to National Register of Historic Places

The Polly Hill Arboretum (PHA) announced it is now listed on the National Park Service's (NPS) Register of Historic Places as the Polly Hill...

Horse lovers seek to create nonprofit riding center at Misty Meadows

A group of Martha’s Vineyard equestrians has taken on the task of creating a nonprofit community center to train Islanders of all ages in...

Edgartown anticipates tax rate hike of 15 cents

The Edgartown board of assessors told selectmen Monday they anticipate an increase in the property tax rate from the current rate of $3.47 per...

Hob Knob Inn is sold for $4.9 million to off-Island hoteliers

The Hob Knob Inn on Main Street in Edgartown is under new ownership as of last Friday. Owner Maggie White sold the property to Vic...

Edgartown planning board tells MVC to butt out

Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) Executive Director Adam Turner got an earful from members of the Edgartown planning board Tuesday night, who said that too...

ACE MV updates Edgartown selectmen on expanded course offerings

At Edgartown selectmen’s regular Monday-night meeting, executive director of Adult Community Education of Martha’s Vineyard (ACE MV) Sam Hart updated them on new training...

Spay Waggin’ fixes Island pets at a bargain price

A mobile spay/neuter clinic will make its second trip to Martha’s Vineyard this month as part of a concerted effort by Island animal control...

Island teachers surveyed about housing situations

In an effort to understand how the Island’s housing climate affects teachers, a survey has been sent to all Martha’s Vineyard public school teachers....

County closer to finalizing purchase of VNA building

At a county advisory board (CAB) meeting to discuss preliminary budget items for fiscal year (FY) 2017 on Tuesday afternoon, county manager Martina Thornton...

UMass study pins Martha’s Vineyard homelessness on housing crisis and Island exclusivity

At a standing-room-only presentation at the West Tisbury library last Thursday night, eight University of Massachusetts Medical School Rural Scholars presented the findings of...

Edgartown affordable housing home to be placed on the market

The Edgartown affordable housing committee (AHC) is overseeing the resale of one of four affordable housing–sanctioned houses that were moved to Metcalf Drive in...