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Right whales spotted off Vineyard

The state Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) urges mariners to use caution in the coastal waters around Martha's Vineyard where two pairs of mother and calf right whales are feeding.

Head to head race in Chilmark

On Wednesday, April 28, Chilmark voters go to the polls to elect town officers.

Chappy considers wetlands, crossings, in bike path design

Northeastern University engineering students presented a new version of their design for a bike path on Chappaquiddick, estimating that it would cost $1.

Chilmark annual takes up budget

Chilmark voters will gather Monday in their annual town meeting to consider a $6.

Veteran Tisbury selectman faces two challengers

Tisbury voters go to the polls Tuesday to decide a three-way race for a seat on the board of selectmen, in which longtime incumbent selectman Tristan Israel faces challenges from Angela Cywinski and Bruce Lewellyn.

Edgartown voters reject South Beach concession stands

Edgartown voters continued their spending ways last week and decided one electoral contest.

Red Cross blood drive is Tuesday

School vacations and mild spring weather have contributed to a drop in blood donations.

West Tisbury concludes no-drama election

A total of 229 voters, or 11 percent of West Tisbury's 2,270 voters, went to the polls last Thursday, April 15 in an election with no drama.


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Greening up

At the seventh Electronics Disposal Day, held at M.

Chilmark gathering ends with arrest

A memorial service at the Chilmark Community Center that combined a potluck dinner with musical performances ended with the arrest of a well known Chilmark fisherman who, police said, groped a 15-year-old girl and punched a teenage boy, at the event.

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Kids’ choice: Destination parties

Creativity can be part of the fun when it comes to throwing a children's birthday bash.

Oak Bluffs rejects rooms tax, votes meals tax, resumes in May

Oak Bluffs voters rejected a two percent increase in the rooms tax for lodging establishments, approved a .

Eco-chic weddings: How to get a little greener

Choosing flowers is perhaps one of the simplest ways to make a wedding more environmentally friendly, especially with a large selection of nurseries and farmers on the Island.

West Tisbury wrangles over RFP

Emotions ran high and tempers flared at the West Tisbury selectmen's meeting last week.

New bridge, old problem?

The new $9.

West Tisbury voters spend easily

West Tisbury voters approved a $13,179,848 operating budget with little discussion and moved quickly through all 48 warrant articles, approving 28 unanimously.

Oak Bluffs rejects rooms tax, votes meals tax, cuts stipends

A total of 75 cents added to a $100 restaurant meal is all the appetite Oak Bluffs voters had for tax hikes, at special and annual town meetings Tuesday night.

MVC approves Rickard’s Bakery retail operation

The Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC), following a public hearing on April 1, approved a proposal by Kathryn and Michael (Gates) Rickard to add a retail section to their bakery, Rickard's, on Cook Road in Tisbury.