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Chilmark selectmen pick John Keene Excavation for Squibnocket project

At a special meeting Tuesday afternoon, Chilmark selectmen voted to select John Keene Excavation of West Tisbury as contractor for the town’s leg of...

Martha’s Vineyard Airport boasts new building

Martha’s Vineyard Airport celebrated the completion of a new 23,000-square-foot Aircraft Rescue Firefighting/Snow Removal Equipment Building Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.The $10.5 million...

West Tisbury library repairs coming soon

West Tisbury selectmen learned Wednesday night that a bump-out at the back of the West Tisbury library that was previously found to be infested...

Beloved council on aging volunteer in critical condition

Updated Nov. 9Friends of the Tisbury Council on Aging president Virginia Iverson remained in critical condition Wednesday at Massachusetts General Hospital after she was...

Student’s threat results in suspension

A West Tisbury School student was suspended after school officials found an apparent threat posted, then deleted, from a message board during a school...

Chilmark selectmen won’t endorse Bay State Wind project

On Tuesday night Chilmark selectmen refused to pen a letter of support for Bay State Wind’s bid to construct a wind farm approximately 12...

R.M. Packer Co. to dismantle derelict fuel storage tanks

Those landmark fuel tanks on the rim of Vineyard Haven Harbor are slated to disappear in the coming months.Two 100,000-gallon fuel storage tanks...

Fernandes spearheads House approval of Paris climate agreement

In his first speech on the floor of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, on Nov. 1, state Rep. Dylan Fernandes, D-Falmouth, whose district includes...

West Tisbury Police Chief Daniel Rossi to retire

West Tisbury Police Chief Daniel Rossi is retiring effective June 2. In a letter to the board of selectmen dated Nov. 1, Chief Rossi...

Vineyard Haven fire snuffed out swiftly

A house on Franklin Terrace in Vineyard Haven caught fire shortly before 3 pm on Monday. Tisbury Assistant Fire Chief Joe Tierney told The...

Squibnocket Farm couple charged with assault and battery

Damon Vickers, 53, and Luiza Vickers, 38, both of Squibnocket Farm, were arrested Oct. 25 by Chilmark Police and a state trooper on charges...

School budget concerns trigger up-Island selectmen’s meeting

West Tisbury officials disgruntled with how much the town pays to support the Up-Island Regional School District (UIRSD), specifically the Chilmark School, took their...

Opponents of the Squibnocket bridge press four-pronged attack

Opponents of a new structure going up, pile by pile, beside Squibnocket Pond have opened a new battlefront in their campaign.David Stork and Doug...

Coast Guard Auxiliarists decorated at Mansion House ceremony

Flotilla 11-9, the Vineyard’s U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary chapter, decorated two of its members with operational medals at an Oct. 19 ceremony held at...

Habitat for Humanity announces new projects

Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard is partnering with the Evanson family and the community to build a home in Oak Bluffs, according to...

Oak Bluffs Police warn of prescription medicine mixed with Halloween candy

The Oak Bluffs Police Department issued a bulletin warning that Halloween candy must be examined thoroughly after a parent reported finding a loose prescription...

Chilmark police release report that led to federal conviction of psychic

Chilmark Police released a heavily redacted report on the department’s preliminary investigation that ultimately led to an alleged psychic being convicted in a scheme...

Storm leaves path of destruction

A powerful storm toppled trips, flipped a plane at Katama Airfield, and caused extensive power outages on Martha’s Vineyard Monday.The storm also forced the...

Chilmark, Aquinnah summit tackles Boathouse Road congestion

At a joint meeting last Thursday afternoon at Chilmark Town Hall, Aquinnah and Chilmark selectmen voted unanimously to create a permit parking zone for...

Chilmark committee seeks $350k for electrical repairs

Chilmark’s harbor advisory committee voted in favor of a $350,000 appropriation for about a third of the electrical infrastructure repairs anticipated in Menemsha. The...