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Former O.B. building inspector arraigned

Former Oak Bluffs building inspector Raphael Magri was arraigned before Judge Benjamin  Barnes in Edgartown District Court Friday morning on two felony counts of...

Chilmark hosts drill for hostage scenario

Chilmark Police held a joint training exercise Thursday afternoon to hone skills in the event of a hostage situation. Chilmark Police Chief Jonathan Klaren quarterbacked...

Price tag for courthouse radiator work doubles

The Dukes County Commission voted 5-0 Wednesday evening to pull $10,000 from the capital improvement fund for radiator work at the Dukes County Courthouse....

Property eyed by Obamas is under agreement

Barack and Michelle Obama may be a step closer to being Vineyard residents.The 29-acre Edgartown property the former president and first lady were reportedly...

Tisbury officials visit proposed offshore wind facility

On a bitterly cold Wednesday afternoon, Tisbury officials, including the entire board of selectmen, paid a visit to the R.M. Packer terminal on Vineyard...

Booze minus food divides Tisbury selectmen 

Tisbury selectmen couldn’t toast to solidarity Tuesday night when they took up the topic of alcohol regulation hearings. Simply scheduling the hearings proved divisive between...

DPH authorizes Boston MedFlight to carry, transfuse blood

In what Boston MedFlight states is a first for any ambulance service in the commonwealth, the Department of Public Health has given the air...

Robinson hearing delayed

Tisbury’s board of registrars punted Friday afternoon on the issue of planning board member Ben Robinson’s residency in the town. Tisbury resident Mark Alexander accused...

Station Menemsha aids disabled fishing vessel

Station Menemsha dispatched a 47-foot motor lifeboat Thursday morning to aid a commercial fishing boat that lost propulsion about 42 miles off Aquinnah. A motor...

West Tisbury goes green on death

On the recommendation of the board of health, West Tisbury selectmen voted unanimously to amend town cemetery regulations to allow for green burials. Green...

Packer companies get seven-figure sting

U.S. District Court Judge Denise Casper has ordered Vineyard Haven’s R.M. Packer Co. and Tisbury Towing and Transportation to pay civil penalties totaling $1.2...

D’Andrea pitches high school plan B

 Updated Nov. 12Martha’s Vineyard Superintendent of Schools Matt D’Andrea went before Chilmark selectmen with an alternate idea for resuscitating the Vineyard’s decaying high school....

Small fire, big response at Newes Pub

Edgartown firefighters responded to the Newes Pub Monday evening at 6 pm after smoke was reported behind a brick. Using thermal imagers, firefighters “identified...

Judge backs Edgartown in pool bar ruling

Updated Nov. 5Judge David Ricciardone issued a ruling on Friday that in essence exonerates town boards and departments in Edgartown, but keeps the dispute...

Judge dismisses Murphys’ parking suit

 A bitter legal battle over the lawfulness of a parking space beside an Oak Bluffs guesthouse came to a close last Thursday. Superior Court...

Tisbury awaits report on sunken boat

Tisbury officials continue to wait for a report that will identify why the town’s harbor patrol boat sank at the Owen Park Dock on...

Bottled-up confusion over ban

Town administrator Jennifer Rand says she has questions about the plastic water bottle ban, but the board of selectmen, in a 2-1 vote, rejected...

State pitches O.B. bike path

 The Massachusetts Department of Transportation held a hearing Tuesday evening for $2.5 million shared-use path (SUP) designs commissioned by Oak Bluffs. The designs mark...

Talk on wildfire risk slated for Nov. 20 at Hebrew Center

University of San Francisco Professor Barbara Sattler will hold a Nov. 20 talk at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center on the dangers of wildland...

Mayflower Wind is tapped for wind farm off Nantucket

The commonwealth announced Wednesday that Mayflower Wind was picked to supply 804 megawatts of offshore energy. A joint venture between Shell New Energies and...