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Water quality

I find that Tisbury water is the best flavored water on the Island, and even on the other side.

Don’t permit East Chop Beach Club moorings

I sent this letter to the Oak Bluffs selectmen.

Islanders ignore trend, go Coakley

Singing their own tune, and doing so in splits better than two to one in four towns, Vineyard voters led the parade for state...

The high price of affordability

The provision of needed affordable housing on Martha's Vineyard has become exclusively the responsibility of a series of public-private partnerships. Zoning and development rules...

Martha’s Vineyard District Court Report

January 8, 2010Samuel G. Arruda, West Tisbury; DOB 1/10/85, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon: one year pretrial probation.Matthew Hannigan, Edgartown; DOB 8/25/75,...

Frozen water

Thawing and freezing repeatedly is what the winter months are all about at this latitude. For waterfowl, frozen water, or ice, creates all sorts...

Island businesses invited

The Martha's Vineyard Times has invited Island businesses to a presentation of the newspaper's new online directory features today, from 4 to 6:30 pm,...

Chilmark, West Tisbury sponsor free dental clinic for seniors

Vineyard Smiles, a mobile dental program of Island Health, Inc. and the Vineyard Health Care Access Program, will travel to the Up Island Council...

OB terminal cost rises

The cost of the Steamship Authority's (SSA) Oak Bluffs terminal project is expected to increase by approximately $500,000, due to the expense of replacing...

Kerry Scott will not seek reelection in Oak Bluffs

Kerry Scott said Tuesday that she will not seek reelection to a third term as selectman. She offered her selectman colleagues at the regular...

Chilmark ballot features Prop 2.5 question

Chilmark voters who go to the polls Tuesday will be asked to exempt from the provisions of Proposition 2.5 the amounts required to pay...

Six Chilmark affordable homesites up for grabs

Fourteen candidates will compete for six affordable homesite lots in Chilmark's Middle Line Road development. The competition occurs in a complicated lottery based on...

Island contractors pass on Chilmark housing project

Despite a concerted effort to help local builders get the necessary state certification, Chilmark officials know of no Island contractors that have qualified to...

Zapped squirrel responsible for brief power outage

Power went out briefly just after 7 am Monday morning in several areas of the Vineyard. A squirrel stepped where it should not have...

Ribbon cut, questions persist on drawbridge

A host of dignitaries cut a ribbon for the ceremonial opening of the temporary Lagoon Pond drawbridge Friday. Among those attending were Mark Forest,...

Veteran Edgartown police chief announces retirement

After 33 years with the Edgartown Police Department, the last 15 as its chief of police, Paul Condlin announced his retirement Monday, effective August...

Facebook photos lead to alcohol charges

For several months, Chilmark Police received reports of drinking parties attended by underage teens at a Welles Way residence, occupied by Beach White, 20,...