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Menemsha moves forward, new docks purchased

Chilmark selectmen have approved a plan to buy new floating docks to enable boat owners access to slips cut off by the July 12 fire that destroyed the Coast Guard's Menemsha Boathouse, adjoining docks, and private boats.

Live Wire had no power, no electronics and was very far from home

This is the age of email, tweets, iPhones and Blackberries.

Church’s absence at feast causes rift with P-A Club

In a departure from long-standing tradition, no representative of the Catholic Church participated in the blessing of Queen Isabella's crown during the Portuguese-American (P-A) Club's annual Feast of the Holy Ghost held last weekend in Oak Bluffs.

Obama Beat

Last year, the rumors that the Obama Family would vacation on Martha's Vineyard began in March and were not confirmed until late July.


"The fact that there has not been a horrendous accident there is a minor miracle.

CLC announces new rates, cautions “buyer beware”

New electric prices for July 2010 through January 2011 recently announced by Cape Light Compact (CLC) for Vineyard and Cape Cod customers show a reduction in rates compared to the first six months of 2010.

Oak Bluffs refers fishing pier project to MVC

The chairman of the Oak Bluffs conservation commission cut public comment short at a public hearing Tuesday on a proposal by the state Department of Fish and Game office of fishing and boating access to construct a 317-foot fishing pier.

Sheriff’s Meadow, Quansoo beach group agree on gate location

A looming court battle over the location of a gate, maintained and staffed by the private Quansoo Beach Association with an attendant on Sheriff's Meadow Foundation (SMF) property, is on hold.

Tisbury selectmen approve new town bike route

Although the Tisbury selectmen began a half-hour earlier Tuesday night, any advantage gained by the new 5 pm start-up time was lost over the almost 3-hour meeting.

Martha’s Vineyard Commission ballot deadline nears

The November election is still four months away, but nomination deadlines are near for nine two-year seats on the Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC).

Safety measures likely for Old County-State Road intersection

West Tisbury appears likely to get state permission to install lane delineators — collapsible brightly colored posts — on the centerline of State Road approaching its intersection with Old County Road.

Aquinnah selectmen question tribe decision to close Lobsterville Beach path

The Aquinnah selectmen plan to meet in public session at 8 am this morning with town counsel Ron Rappaport to discuss the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head's decision to close off a path that had previously provided walking access to Lobsterville Beach.

Child-care grants available for Island families

Low and moderate income residents of five Island towns are eligible for up to $5,000 in child care subsidies beginning in October.

SMF dedicates new trail link

The Sheriff's Meadow Foundation (SMF) weathered the storm, literally.

Matt Malowski named RHS interim assistant principal

Superintendent of schools James Weiss appointed Matt Malowski as interim assistant principal at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) on Monday.

Ladies member-member

The combination of Helen Green and Anne Lemenager is proving all but unbeatable in the ladies member–member tourney.

Superintendent to appoint OB School principal soon

In the wake of Oak Bluffs School principal Laury Binney's June 26 announcement that he would resign this fall, James Weiss, superintendent of Island schools, said yesterday he hopes to appoint a new principal very soon.

How Island kids spend the summer

Martha's Vineyard is a busy place for teens in the summer.

Chappy bike path survey rolls out new numbers, old arguments

A survey of Chappaquiddick property owners shows that 38 percent of those who responded to the survey favor a mixed-use path for bicycles and pedestrians.

A brief history of Coast Guard Station Menemsha

The United States Coast Guard traces its history back to August 4, 1790, when the first Congress authorized the construction of 10 vessels to enforce tariff and trade laws and to prevent smuggling.