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Nathan Dlabaj awarded anchors Friday in Menemsha

Machinist Technician 1st Class Nathan Dlabaj was promoted to chief Friday morning at a ceremony in the Station Menemsha boathouse. His wife Janay joined their children Charlie, Christian, and Jesse, in affixing the new...

Schools propose phased reopening

Island schools are proposing a phased approach to returning students and staff to in-person education. Superintendent Matt D’Andrea said at an All-Island School Committee meeting that school officials have met with health professionals spearheading the...

Crash sends motorist to hospital

A single vehicle crash into a Vineyard Haven telephone pole sent a motorist to the hospital Thursday afternoon. The motorist was headed in the direction of Vineyard Haven center on Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road when...

MVC says no to Meeting House Place

Updated August 5 In a landmark decision, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission denied the expansive Meeting House Place project in a 10-4 vote at their meeting Thursday night. Commissioner Fred Hancock said he had a hard time...

COVID on the rise in Massachusetts

Massachusetts has seen a slight increase in positive COVID-19 tests, according to Gov. Baker. Speaking to reporters during a press conference Thursday, Baker said there have been a few clusters of cases related to parties...

State grant would fund IHT wastewater project

A $250,000 grant for Island Housing Trust (IHT) was included in an economic development bill passed by the Massachusetts House this week, according to a press release. The money, which still needs Senate and...

Tickets available for virtual Ag Fair

The virtual Agricultural Fair is weeks away. Virtual tickets are on sale now for adults and children, $10 and $5 respectively, for the August 20 to 23 event. Ticket purchases constitute a donation to...

King of lost and found

Do you ever misplace something valuable? Have a watch slip off your wrist? Or maybe your ring fell off your finger? Well, if this ever happens, you better hope 10-year-old Isaiah Geddis is nearby. What’s...

MV Bank awards food truck grant

The Martha’s Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation awarded $42,500 to the Vineyard Committee on Hunger to purchase a 26-foot refrigerated truck on Monday. This truck will provide transportation of food to Martha’s Vineyard organizations that...

ACE MV soars with wind energy

The Baker-Polito administration, through the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, awarded $1.3 million in grants to nine Massachusetts institutions to expand training and employment programs in relation to the state’s offshore wind industry. As one...

Island schools prepare for a ‘very challenging year’

Schools on Martha’s Vineyard, which have been closed since mid-March, are heading into uncharted waters as they prepare for an academic year like no other. During an educational forum offered to families, school officials dove...

Whitman man charged with indecent exposure

A Whitman man is being charged with disorderly conduct and indecent exposure after police allegedly found him passed out next to the entrance of the Summercamp Hotel. According to a police report, Oak Bluffs Police...

Confirmed COVID cases sit at 52

The total confirmed case count on Martha’s Vineyard sits at 52, based on reports from the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital (MVH), Island boards of health, the TestMV site, and the Aquinnah laboratory testing site. So far,...

Steamship Authority books found in order

Representatives of the auditing firm RSM told the Steamship Authority board at a special meeting Tuesday that the ferry lines’s books are in order. The news comes on the coattails of questions raised earlier...

O.B. taps police chief for Fire-EMS restructuring 

Oak Bluffs selectmen instructed town administrator Robert Whritenour to work with Police Chief Erik Blake to develop ideas for restructuring and defining roles at the Oak Bluffs Fire-EMS Department. Key to the restructuring is to...

It was taco truck Tuesday in Tisbury

New food truck regulations were approved Tuesday night by the Tisbury select board and, within the same meeting, the town approved a food truck for the Cove Golf and Grill at 386 State Road. Brook...

SUV plunges into Menemsha Channel

  UPDATED July 29 A Land Rover SUV went careening into the water near the Coast Guard boathouse in Menemsha Tuesday evening, somersaulted as its nose hit the water, and landed on its roof, according to...

Masks required in parts of Vineyard Haven

The Tisbury board of health has approved a mandatory mask order for Main Street, most of Beach Road, and parking lots at Owen Park, Tashmoo Beach, and Lake Street Landing, effective at midnight Thursday. Tisbury...

School year reduced to 170 days

The state teachers’ unions reached an agreement with the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) reducing the school year to 170 days, to give educators time to plan for the reopening.  In a...

LUPC gives informal no to Meeting House development

In a nonbinding, informal straw vote Monday night, a majority of members of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s Land Use Planning Committee voiced their opposition to the large Meeting House Place development in Edgartown. “I think...