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Retired high school teacher acquitted of indecent assault charges

Updated 9:15 am, September 23Retired Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School business teacher Leo Frame Jr. of Edgartown was found not guilty Friday afternoon in...

Boater pumps 50 gallons of gas into bilge prompting Oak Bluffs alarm

Oak Bluffs firefighters responded to Oak Bluffs Harbor on Wednesday following a report that a boater had pumped 50 gallons of fuel into the...

Edgartown selectmen caution Right Fork Diner over live music

Edgartown selectmen issued a written warning to the manager of Right Fork Diner on Monday for hosting live acoustic music this summer without obtaining...

Edgartown seeks to slow down speeding personal watercraft operators

Edgartown officials are exploring ways to reel in what harbormaster Charlie Blair described as “renegade” riders on personal watercraft, commonly referred to as Jet...

California grad student arraigned Tuesday on rape charges

Adam M. Smith of Berkeley, Calif., a 27-year-old graduate student visiting Martha’s Vineyard to attend a bachelor party, was arraigned Tuesday morning in Edgartown...

Edgartown commercial fisherman continue to adjust to new realities

Edgartown’s commercial trap fishing industry is tough work. It is evident as much in the number of working boats and fishermen seeking conch and...

Edgartown Post Office staffing woes try customer patience

Unhappiness with service at the Edgartown Post Office boiled over Sunday afternoon, when a woman who expected to pick up three packages on a...

State ban on helicopters at Katama Airfield pauses hangar project

Long-delayed plans to build a new, larger hangar at the Katama Airfield are up in the air while the Katama Airfield Commission decides whether...

Model Kelly Bensimon claims jewelry worth $50,000 stolen in Edgartown

Updated 4 pm, WednesdayEdgartown Police are investigating a claim by Kelly Bensimon, model and former reality TV star, that a bag containing $50,000 worth of...

State orders shutdown of Katama Bay oyster beds

The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) and Department of Public Health (DPH) ordered that Katama Bay oyster beds in Edgartown be closed to...

Call to support Oak Bluffs fireworks brings flow of donations

On Thursday, John O’Donnell, treasurer of the Oak Bluffs Firemens Civic Association (OBFCA), asked Kyle Gatchell, an Oak Bluffs EMS responder, to reach out...

Edgartown Chappy wireless committee will sound out residents

At a packed meeting on Monday, August 17, Edgartown selectmen agreed to give the Chappaquiddick wireless committee two months to research whether a wireless...

Edgartown historic district expansion attracts concerns

Edgartown homeowners packed into the selectmen’s meeting room Tuesday night for a historic district commission (HDC) public hearing on a proposal to expand the...

Registered sex offender charged with assault will remain in jail

Convicted sex offender John Albert Stevens, 38, of Brockton must remain in the Dukes County Jail following a dangerousness hearing held Friday afternoon before...

Edgartown selectmen turn down school money request

The Edgartown school committee, led by Edgartown School principal John Stevens, approached town selectmen Monday evening with money requests for items not included in...

Early-morning Jeep rollover in Edgartown leaves three injured

Two young men were transported by medical helicopters to Boston-area hospitals following a Tuesday-morning accident in which the Jaws of Life were needed to...

Edgartown selectmen order Arbor Inn to halt business

Edgartown selectmen voted unanimously on Monday to issue a cease-and-desist letter to the Arbor Inn on Upper Main Street. Selectmen made the decision after...

Edgartown approves updated police department policies

In a step toward accreditation from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission (MPAC), Edgartown selectmen on Monday approved updated rules and regulations for the Edgartown...

Author Junot Díaz opens up

On Thursday evening, Pulitzer Prizewinning author Junot Díaz greeted a packed garden at Noepe Center for Literary Arts in Edgartown with the question, “Is...

From Martha’s Vineyard to South Sudan

In 2012 and 2013, Lilly Schott, a Martha’s Vineyard Hospital maternity nurse, traveled to Africa to lend her skills and services on an emergency...