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Update: Rockland Trust reinstates BLM signs

Updated 6:40 pm Rockland Trust has reinstated Black Lives Matter signs in the windows of its downtown Edgartown location. The bank kicked a hornet’s nest...

Sergeant investigated for alleged misconduct 

A 2019 independent investigation commissioned by the Edgartown Police Department found evidence Sgt. Craig Edwards may have threatened to shoot fellow police officers, may...

Bank changes course on B.L.M. sign

Updated 5:15 pm A local branch of Rockland Trust recently chose to display a Black Lives Matter sign, then removed it after it received a...

Updated: Vineyard gives Schilling surprise salute

  Updated July 1 Tisbury Fire Chief John Schilling received an all-Island surprise tribute Monday night at Veterans Memorial Park. After 40 years on the Tisbury...

Woods arraigned in virtual district court

On Monday, Tisbury resident Eric Woods, 66, came before Edgartown District Court Judge Benjamin Barnes telephonically, for arraignment on charges of assault and battery...

Motorist on MV Gay Head goes overboard

Updated July 1 A motorist traveling from Nantucket to Hyannis aboard the Steamship Authority ferry Gay Head on Saturday somehow went overboard, and was rescued...

Waterside work done for season in Woods Hole

Marine construction has ended for the season at the Steamship Authority terminal in Woods Hole. The Jay Cashman Inc. crane barge departed Friday. Thus...

Ag Society offers lifetime memberships for limited time

The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society has brought back its lifetime membership cards for a limited time. For the month of July only, gold card...

Car space kerfuffle complicates medical trip

Updated June 27 A Chappaquiddick man endured stress and discomfort when the Steamship Authority refused to allow his partner medical passage to collect him from...

Chilmark firefighters snuff garage fire

Chilmark firefighters, joined by fire companies from Aquinnah and West Tisbury, quickly knocked down a garage fire on 118 South Road Thursday evening. Chilmark...

Healy defeats Bellissimo in West Tisbury

Updated June 26 Kent Healy has won re-election in West Tisbury, beating out challenger Michael Bellissimo. Healy defeated Bellissimo 245-146 in machine-counted votes. Hand-counted ballots...

Boat hits barge off East Chop

Updated 12 noon A 33-foot pleasure craft struck an aggregate barge being cable-towed by the tug Bucky off East Chop Wednesday night. Coast Guard vessels from...

Colonial-era gravesite damaged

A documented family gravesite on the Tashmoo Overlook that dates from the end of the 18th century has been disturbed, and a Tisbury man...

West Tisbury town meeting held in Oak Bluffs

  Updated June 24 West Tisbury convened an historic and unprecedented annual town meeting at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs late Tuesday afternoon. Impediments posed by...

Chilmark Police nab alleged robo-mower thief

Chilmark Police recently used GPS tracking to locate a stolen robotic lawnmower, and subsequently apprehended the alleged thief. The lawnmower was reported missing from...

Abutters resistant to recreational pot outlet

Marijuana entrepreneur Geoff Rose came before the Martha’s Vineyard Commission on Thursday as part of a review of an adult-use cannabis outlet to be...

FedEx stalwart Sandy Fisher delivers herself to retirement

After 35 years of serving the Vineyard with FedEx, Sandy Fisher of West Tisbury has earned her retirement. On Friday she bid farewell to...

Woodside residents fight to save memorial tree

Updated June 22 Residents of Woodside Village, an Island Elderly Housing complex behind the YMCA, are trying to stop a Norway fir planted as a...

West Tisbury selectmen issue diversity statement

As the nation continues to convulse in the aftermath of the George Floyd killing, West Tisbury selectmen opted to issue a diversity statement. After...

The dos and don’ts of West Tisbury town meeting

West Tisbury’s annual town meeting will be held in Oak Bluffs, at the Tabernacle in Trinity Park on June 23 at 4 pm. Seating...