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Defendant in Voshell shooting death released on bail

Joseph (“JoJo”) Noe walked out of Fall River Superior Court Friday with a GPS bracelet around his ankle after posting $50,000 in bail. Outside,...

Dog ordered fenced and muzzled in West Tisbury

A Staffordshire terrier named Doc Brown has been ordered fenced and muzzled by West Tisbury selectmen in an effort to solidify a previous order...

O.B. terminal repairs 2.0 approved

Updated Sept. 23 In a 4-0 vote Tuesday morning, the Steamship Authority board approved a $752,524 contract for the second phase of repair work to...

Deer program returns

Popular programs meant to offset food insecurity on the Vineyard and mitigate the tick population are returning for this year’s deer season. Archery and...

West Tisbury Police searching for missing man

Updated Sept. 23 West Tisbury Police are asking for the public’s help in trying to locate Adam Friedman, who has been missing since Saturday night,...

Firefighters respond to Oak Bluffs fire for third time

Updated 7 pm Oak Bluffs firefighters responded to a brush fire behind the town’s cemetery for a third time Monday, after pockets of smoke and...

Is Doc Brown banned from town?

A Staffordshire terrier owned by a West Tisbury man is alleged to have bitten somebody in the Manuel Correllus State Forest on Sept. 15....

Beach Road project on hold?

Construction on the Beach Road shared-use path (SUP) project was slated to begin Sept. 8, but as of Sept. 23, no ground appears to...

Farmers market to run through October

West Tisbury select board members voted unanimously Wednesday night to authorize the West Tisbury Farmers Market to continue operating through October, per its special...

Chilmark establishes permanent climate committee

Chilmark selectmen endorsed a standing climate change committee, following reports selectman Jim Malkin gave about the progress of the town’s climate change working group....

Vehicle strike broke ferry door, SSA says

An interior door on the Steamship Authority ferry Nantucket, believed to have been damaged by a vehicle strike, was repaired Sept. 10, according to...

A $200,000 harvest for Ag Society

The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society gleaned more than $100,000 from its community auction and associated donations, and an anonymous donor has made a matching...

Navy seeks public comment on Nomans Land

Updated Sept. 16 The U.S. Navy will hold a hearing and webinar on management and environmental mitigation efforts proposed for Nomans Land, a Chilmark island...

Vineyard establishes its own farm bureau

Updated Sept. 16 Martha’s Vineyard farmers, both terrestrial and aquatic, have seceded from the Cape and Islands Farm Bureau, and established the Martha’s Vineyard Farm...

John Early, master builder and civic stalwart, dies at 74

John Early, a former West Tisbury selectman and a longtime master builder, died Friday from complications related to Parkinson's disease, according to his sister,...

MVC forms wildfire committee

Following concerns brought forth by commissioner Christine Todd, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) opted to form a wildfire committee. The committee will lobby state...

Manter remains skeptical of farmers market

The October extension of the West Tisbury Farmers Market is delayed. At the request of selectman Skipper Manter, building inspector Joe Tierney will seek an...

Steamship Authority begins eFerry ticketing

The Steamship Authority announced the start of eFerry contactless ticketing on Wednesday. The rollout is about two months behind when SSA spokesman Sean Driscoll...

WWII-era munition detonated in Edgartown

State Police and military personnel executed a controlled detonation of a World War II rocket at the Edgartown landfill Thursday morning. Edgartown Police, Fire,...

State took BLM signs

Black Lives Matter signs missing from the Beetlebung Corner traffic triangle in Chilmark were taken by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), according to...