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Hospital cuts corner to increase safety in parking lot

Martha's Vineyard Hospital this week began removing a corner of one wing of the old building where the emergency room was previously located.

MVC provides Island wind energy plan update

The Martha's Vineyard Commission released a

Tisbury selectmen meeting change

Although the Tisbury selectmen usually meet biweekly, their next meeting has been rescheduled from August 31 to September 7, at 5 pm at the Tisbury Senior Center.

SSA hikes ambulance rates to offset increased travel

Steamship Authority members raised the discounted fares it now charges to transport ambulances between the islands and the mainland, at their monthly business meeting, held in Oak Bluffs on Tuesday, August 17.

Mr. Obama, a predator drone provides unique fishing possibilities

Saturday, I got up early to beat the crowd and launched my Tashmoo 18 from the Lagoon Pond launch ramp.

Highlanders take the softball title

The Highlanders pushed five runs across the plate during the last inning this evening, to beat the Hurricanes 15-14 and claim the Island men's softball championship.

President Obama 2010: Back to work for President Obama

President Obama and his family left Martha's Vineyard Sunday morning following a ten day vacation.

Teens share summer memories and plans for the coming weeks

With Labor Day approaching, the summer is rapidly coming to a close.

Stimulus funds help sprout Grey Barn Farm solar

As President Barack Obama travels to and from Blue Heron Farm on Tisbury Great Pond in Chilmark, he does not need to look far to see federal stimulus dollars at work.

Contract lapse between VA and MVH affects Island veterans

Island veterans with a Veterans Administration (VA) health plan must now seek pre-approval through a clinic manager in Hyannis in order to obtain medical treatment and prescriptions on Martha's Vineyard.

New health care process for Island veterans

The office of public affairs at Providence VA Medical Center issued a fact sheet, "Veteran Health Care on Martha's Vineyard," which addresses six questions most commonly asked recently by Island veterans.

Oak Bluffs Police step up hunt for intruder in sexual assault case

Oak Bluffs police continue the search for a man wanted in connection with two home entries and a sexual assault.

Obama beat: no shortage of commentary

A weekly gleaning of news reports about President Obama's vacation: Where he will stay, what he will do, and references to the Island (described as tony, chic and haven of the rich and powerful didn't you know?) and Islanders that may surprise some.

Farm enterprise in the offing, the Grey Barn blog has begun

Soon after Eric and Molly Glasgow arrived on the Vineyard and set to work creating Grey Barn Farm, with sons Noah and Jakie, Molly Glasgow began writing a blog titled, "The Grey Barn, a farm on Martha's Vineyard (

Northeaster claims schooner, snarls Island traffic

Hammered ashore in an easterly gale, Valora, a 36-foot wooden schooner that operated in the charter business out of Vineyard, parted from her mooring in outer Vineyard Haven Harbor and went ashore on the harbor breakwater Monday afternoon, despite efforts to save her.

Fast Ferry to NYC loses window in rough seas

A Seastreak fast ferry returning from Martha's Vineyard to New York City Sunday evening in heavy swells changed course to New London, Connecticut, after a large wave dislodged a deck storage box that smashed a window on the first deck.

Teens have a variety of questions for President Obama

The arrival this week of President Barack Obama and his family for vacation is causing a stir in all age groups, including teenagers.

Oak Bluffs selectmen balance Segway tours and fishing pier concerns

First it was "Scoot Coupes," now it is Segways.