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Legislature passes police reform bill

The Massachusetts Legislature passed an expansive police reform bill Thursday. The bill establishes a higher level of police officer credentials and standards, places strictures...

Dog declared dangerous in West Tisbury

On the recommendation of Animal Control Officer Anthony Cordray, West Tisbury selectmen voted unanimously Wednesday evening to declare a German shepherd from Dr. Fisher...

Chilmark doubles mooring fees

Chilmark selectmen unanimously approved updates and alterations to the town’s waterway regulations Tuesday night. The changes include increases in fees, strictures on slips, and...

Whatever happened to Danielle Clermont?

Updated Dec. 3 In 2017, Tisbury froze a candidate out of a job despite sponsoring her through a top police academy. When she sought employment...

Linhares moves closer to trial

Vineyard Haven attorney Casey Dobel, who represents a man accused of abusing his dog, made an appearance in Edgartown District Court Monday before Judge...

Shotgun season underway

Updated Dec. 1 Shotgun season for deer opened Monday across the state, and runs through Dec. 12. Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society president Brian Athearn reminded hunters...

Art and rug sale canceled due to virus spike

An art and rug sale slated for Nov. 28-29 at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury has been canceled by order of the Health...

Police chief, sergeant hit with federal lawsuit

Updated Dec. 2 A former Tisbury Police sergeant says she was discriminated against by fellow police officers because she is a Hispanic gay woman, according...

Gatchell lights will shine

Though Rob Gatchell lost his beloved wife Lynn last month, he intends to continue with a tradition he began with her more than 35...

Home invasion defendant’s charges dropped

Edgartown District Court Judge Benjamin Barnes threw out charges against a defendant in a West Tisbury case where a mother and her children allegedly...

Powerful storm posed tornado threat

Updated at 3:45 pm The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Martha’s Vineyard Monday. The warning expired at noon. The alert urged Vineyarders...

Oak Bluffs firefighter airlifted

Updated Nov. 23 An Oak Bluffs firefighter was seriously injured Saturday while preparing for the funeral procession of Allan (“Buddy”) deBettencourt Sr., Oak Bluffs Public...

Steve Bernier on the mend

Updated Nov. 24 Cronig’s owner Steve Bernier spent over a week in a Boston hospital after being airlifted from the Vineyard due to a serious...

Shenandoah at dry dock in Connecticut

The Shenandoah was taken from Vineyard Haven Harbor on the hip by the Packer tug Thuban last Saturday. The famous schooner was then towed...

Contractor spread imminent, Poole says

Updated 1 pm At an emergency session of Chilmark’s selectmen and board of health Thursday night, solutions to the resurgence of COVID-19 were deliberated for...

Cronig’s reopens as owner tests positive

Cronig’s reopened Thursday after closing for nearly a week, due to what grew to a baker’s dozen of positive COVID-19 test results for employees. By...

Island salutes veterans

Jo Ann Murphy and a number of volunteers were at Oak Grove Cemetery in Vineyard Haven at 7:30 am on Veterans Day, to put...

Health agent: ‘Community spread’ underway

Tisbury Health Agent Maura Valley told board of health members Tuesday that “community spread” is underway on the Vineyard, and that could hamper contact...

Motorist crashes into covered walkway

The driver of a Mercury Cougar accidentally drove into shrubbery and posts supporting a covered walkway at the West Tisbury Post Office Tuesday morning....

Church Street inductive chargers endorsed  

The Church Street Review Committee came before Edgartown selectmen Monday afternoon with an unbridled endorsement of a plan to install inductive chargers on Church...
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