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High school discusses Black Lives Matter

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School school committee discussed affirming the statements and values aligning with the Black Lives Matter movement at a meeting Monday. Committee chair Kim Kirk said that the school’s values require...

Altercation in Edgartown under investigation

Two people sustained minor injuries during an altercation that Edgartown police and emergency personnel responded to at 39 Jernegan Ave. at approximately 4 pm Monday. Three police cruisers, two ambulances, and two fire department vehicles...

Two new cases at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital

There were two new COVID-19 cases reported at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital making 11 new cases Islandwide in a week. The hospital has had 32 total positive tests out of 1,990 total individuals tested. There are...

A drive-in Spike Lee joint

It’s been more than 30 years since Spike Lee released “Do the Right Thing,” a drama chronicling the racial tensions and dynamics of Bed-Stuy on the hottest day of the summer of 1989. At...

One in, one out at Island Post Offices

Trips to the Post Office may take a little longer.  Due to issues of too many people inside post office lobbies, two Island post offices are instituting a “one person in-one person out” policy for...

MVRHS highlights ‘Vineyard Pride’ with banner

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) painted a large purple and white banner that reads “Vineyard Pride” on an old campus building. Folks who grow up on-Island seem to have an innate sense of...

Sollitto exiting retirement

Joseph Sollitto, who served for over 40 years as the clerk of the Dukes County Superior Court, announced last week that he is coming out of retirement to join the law firm of Brush,...

Former Tisbury cop alleges discrimination

A former Tisbury Police sergeant alleges she was harassed in her department for being a Hispanic, gay woman. When she attempted to leave Tisbury, she alleges, a fellow officer foiled a job prospect for...

Standing against sexual violence

Approximately 30 men stood on the Vineyard Haven Seawall on Saturday, July 11, for the ninth annual Connect to End Violence Seawall Stand. The purpose of the event was to engage men in the...

Tisbury firefighters snuff apartment fire

Updated July 12 Tisbury firefighters responded to an apartment blaze on Friday morning at roughly 1:45 am. The fire was on an apartment deck at 130 Cook Road behind Vineyard Grocer.  A mother and three children...

Flying Horses closed for the summer

The Flying Horses, the Island's iconic carousel in the heart of Oak Bluffs, will remain closed for the summer, Vineyard Trust, which owns and operates the landmark, announced in a press release Friday. “It is...

Update: Island confirmed cases rise to 44

Updated July 13 @ 9:15 am The Island boards of health are reporting two new positive COVID-19 cases bringing the Island's total cases to 44, according to a release issued Saturday. TestMV, the testing site at...

Neighbors push back on Hob Knob project

Hob Knob Inn wants to expand, but some neighbors are saying it’s just too much. On Thursday, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission continued a public hearing for the Hob Knob Inn expansion to July 16, to...

‘Large, triangular fin’ spotted at Norton Point

A Trustees of the Reservations night ranger spied a “large, triangular fin” near left fork at Norton Point Thursday evening around 6:30 pm, according Trustees stewardship manager Chris Kennedy. The fin was reportedly seen traveling...

Downtown Edgartown under B.O.H. mask order

Residents and visitors to downtown Edgartown will be required to wear a mask or face-covering between the hours of 8 am and 1 am, according to a new regulation approved by the board of...

Tisbury pumpout boat nearly sinks

Updated 8:15 am The Tisbury Harbor Department’s Tashmoo pumpout boat came close to sinking Thursday afternoon at Lake Street Landing. The boat appears to have been tied up and unoccupied. Tisbury town administrator Jay Grande...

Two new cases bring Island total to 40

TestMV, the testing site at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School testing asymptomatic individuals, reported two new confirmed cases Thursday. As of Thursday, the Test MV site, which is run by Island Health Care and...

Minor moped accident ties up traffic

Edgartown Police and emergency personnel responded to a moped accident on Edgartown–West Tisbury Road at approximately 1:50 pm on Thursday.  The accident involved one moped driver who was heading away from Pohogonot Road toward Barnes...

Patient Centric gets the greenlight

After a long wait, marijuana entrepreneur Geoff Rose got full and final approval from the state’s Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) Thursday for a medical marijuana operation in West Tisbury. Through his company, Patient Centric, Rose...

Woman charged after 65 cats rescued 

Cat breeder Jennifer Winsper, 48, of Edgartown is being charged with two counts of animal cruelty by the Animal Rescue League of Boston after Animal Rescue workers removed 65 cats and kittens from a...