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Peter Laursen admits to sufficient facts of indecent assaults

Former Vineyard physician Peter Laursen appeared in Edgartown District Court on Friday where he admitted he fondled two women at a Camp Jabberwocky fundraiser...

Lagoon Pond Road reopens after power lines are removed

Updated 4:30 pm Lagoon Pond Road was closed in both directions near the Chicken Alley Thrift shop Friday afternoon and has now reopened. A Barnes...

Station Woods Hole breaks ground on $22 million facilities

The U.S. Coast Guard officially broke ground on two new buildings at Woods Hole Station Thursday morning. However work actually began in June, according...

Loved ones face heartbreaking decisions for Virginia Iverson

Vehicular accident victim Virginia Iverson remains in critical condition at Massachusetts General Hospital as of Wednesday. Recent diagnostic information shared on her daughter’s blog,...

Board of health issues order to destroy confiscated honey

Honey monger James Kozak didn’t show up at a Tisbury board of health hearing Tuesday afternoon that focused on his products. The hearing was...

Harbor advisory committee tackles clutter and squabble

Earlier this month, Chimark’s harbor advisory committee recommended to selectmen that harbormaster Dennis Jason draw up new rules regulating fishermen’s clutter on the Menemsha...

Sailboat Puff washes ashore in West Tisbury, owner arrested

A sailboat belonging to vagabond mariner David Hawkins washed ashore in West Tisbury last week between Cedar Tree Neck and Paul's Point. Mr. Hawkins,...

Chilmark selectmen pick John Keene Excavation for Squibnocket project

At a special meeting Tuesday afternoon, Chilmark selectmen voted to select John Keene Excavation of West Tisbury as contractor for the town’s leg of...

Martha’s Vineyard Airport boasts new building

Martha’s Vineyard Airport celebrated the completion of a new 23,000-square-foot Aircraft Rescue Firefighting/Snow Removal Equipment Building Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The $10.5 million...

West Tisbury library repairs coming soon

West Tisbury selectmen learned Wednesday night that a bump-out at the back of the West Tisbury library that was previously found to be infested...

Beloved council on aging volunteer in critical condition

Updated Nov. 9 Friends of the Tisbury Council on Aging president Virginia Iverson remained in critical condition Wednesday at Massachusetts General Hospital after she was...

Student’s threat results in suspension

A West Tisbury School student was suspended after school officials found an apparent threat posted, then deleted, from a message board during a school...

Chilmark selectmen won’t endorse Bay State Wind project

On Tuesday night Chilmark selectmen refused to pen a letter of support for Bay State Wind’s bid to construct a wind farm approximately 12...

R.M. Packer Co. to dismantle derelict fuel storage tanks

Those landmark fuel tanks on the rim of Vineyard Haven Harbor are slated to disappear in the coming months. Two 100,000-gallon fuel storage tanks...

Fernandes spearheads House approval of Paris climate agreement

In his first speech on the floor of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, on Nov. 1, state Rep. Dylan Fernandes, D-Falmouth, whose district includes...

West Tisbury Police Chief Daniel Rossi to retire

West Tisbury Police Chief Daniel Rossi is retiring effective June 2. In a letter to the board of selectmen dated Nov. 1, Chief Rossi...

Vineyard Haven fire snuffed out swiftly

A house on Franklin Terrace in Vineyard Haven caught fire shortly before 3 pm on Monday. Tisbury Assistant Fire Chief Joe Tierney told The...

Squibnocket Farm couple charged with assault and battery

Damon Vickers, 53, and Luiza Vickers, 38, both of Squibnocket Farm, were arrested Oct. 25 by Chilmark Police and a state trooper on charges...

School budget concerns trigger up-Island selectmen’s meeting

West Tisbury officials disgruntled with how much the town pays to support the Up-Island Regional School District (UIRSD), specifically the Chilmark School, took their...

Opponents of the Squibnocket bridge press four-pronged attack

Opponents of a new structure going up, pile by pile, beside Squibnocket Pond have opened a new battlefront in their campaign. David Stork and Doug...