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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...

Over three dozen SSA employees test negative for COVID-19

The Steamship Authority announced Wednesday afternoon that 38 of its employees tested negative for COVID-19. The news comes following positive tests for three employees...

Blake, Schilling to steer O.B. Fire Department

In back-to-back unanimous votes Tuesday night, Oak Bluffs selectmen empowered Police Chief Erik Blake and retired Tisbury Fire Chief John Schilling to shape the...

Motorist hits several vehicles in O.B.

Updated Sept. 9 The operator of a white Ford pickup is facing multiple charges after allegedly striking three vehicles and other property while under the...

Man poisoned from Chilmark Pond exposure

Chilmark selectmen learned Thursday night of a Chilmark Pond cyanobacteria incident. A local man who went crabbing at night in the pond later suffered...

Merchandise at farmer’s market questioned

West Tisbury selectmen may summon the building inspector to explain his interpretation of zoning following one selectman’s queries about nonagricultural products for sale at...

Portuguese man-of-wars halt Long Point, Chappy, and South Beach swimming

The Trustees of Reservations closed Long Point and its shoreline properties on Chappaquiddick to swimming on Sept. 2 because of the prevalence of Portuguese...

Infected crew disrupts Steamship Authority

Three Steamship Authority employees have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Through contact tracing, roughly 30 more employees have been temporarily sidelined, and were...

Girl helps locate motorist behind minor crash

Nina Nelson, 11, helped Chilmark Police find a motorist who allegedly backed into a parked car at the Chilmark Store and left the scene.  Nina...

E.T. visits Oak Bluffs

“E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” came to Oak Bluffs on August 28 as part of the YMCA drive-in series, done in partnership with the Martha’s Vineyard...

Turtles prove good research assistants 

Loggerhead turtles affixed with satellite tags have given researchers new data on their behavior when a hurricane passes. This data may also prove useful...

Motorist charged with second OUI after crash

West Tisbury Police have leveled an operating under the influence charge, second offense, against a 24-year-old motorist following a Friday night Jeep Cherokee crash....