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For MVC, municipal planning across six towns is a balancing act

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission, the Island’s regional permitting and planning body, is most visible when reviewing developments of regional impact (DRI). But the MVC’s...

Gay Head Lighthouse move snags on endangered weed

State agency concerns forced a quick shift in the $3 million project to relocate the historic lighthouse.

Disposal of cigarettes blamed in fatal Edgartown fire

Funeral services are scheduled today in Braintree for 32-year-old David M. Cleary, who died in a fire at his Edgartown home March 18. Mr....

It’s only a drill: Disaster response practice at airport Sunday

Island first responders plan to respond to a simulated emergency as part of a hands-on training exercise at the business park and airport.

VTA drivers narrowly reject union membership, 21-18

In a very close vote, drivers rejected an attempt to organize as part of the Amalgamated Transit Union, the nation’s largest transit union.

Investigation points to cigarettes in fatal Edgartown house fire

Several people escaped the flames at the Boylston Drive home.

County-engineered purchase of VNA building meets resistance

Dukes County officials want Island towns to buy a home for the Center for Living.

Police investigate tense confrontation with Edgartown selectmen

Retired Oak Bluffs detective Warren Gosson is accused of verbally accosting town leaders outside town hall.

Edgartown asks state to extend bay scallop season

Selectmen hope to offset a very bad winter by allowing scallopers to fish beyond the normal season limit.

Dukes County commissioners hit eject button on airport commission

County commissioners continue the purge of the troublesome airport commission with new appointments.

VTA drivers will vote on union representation

Working conditions and pay are behind the organizing drive.

SSA Island show-and-tell was mostly tell

Steamship Authority officials described in detail decision-making on $108 million in capital projects.

Edgartown selectmen balk at increased library cost overruns

The building committee asked for $260,000 on top of $225,000 to finish the new library.

Santander Bank will close Chilmark branch, sell building

Accounts will be moved to Edgartown branch when the up-Island office closes May 29.

Edgartown selectmen appoint interim police chief

Selectmen voted to appoint labor counsel Jack Collins to the post until they can name a new chief.

Developer asks Oak Bluffs to spare bowling alley septic costs

Town wastewater commissioners must decide whether to grant a sewer permit.

County commission begins airport commission interviews

The county may well use its appointing authority to clip the airport commission’s wings.

SSA plans public meeting on Martha’s Vineyard Tuesday

Steamship Authority officials organized the meeting in the wake of a public outcry over rate hikes in the face of dropping fuel costs.

Island homeless count set to begin

Volunteers will try to identify the number of homeless people on Martha’s Vineyard who may qualify for state funding or services.

Dreamland reinvents itself as game room for adults

The Oak Bluffs venue is scheduled to open March 5 as a year-round lounge for adults.