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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.

District Court Report

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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.

Tisbury wraps up unwieldy warrant in one night

With town moderator Deborah Medders at the reins, Tisbury voters said yes to everything, including a $20.

County rat dept. vehicle is target of vandalism

Edgartown Police are investigating a tire slashing incident that occurred Tuesday on Main Street in Edgartown.

National Healthcare Decision Day offers chance to plan ahead

Hospice of Martha's Vineyard, Island Hospice, the Vineyard Nursing Association, and Grace Episcopal Church will join other national, state and community organizations in an effort to highlight the importance of advance health care decision-making on April 16, formally designated as National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD).

Martha’s Vineyard schools fight back against bullying

Martha's Vineyard Public Schools (MVPS) officials said this week they have clear-cut policies and an efficient process in place to handle bullying incidents.

Tisbury town hall annex on the move

Tisbury town hall annex employees are on the move now through Monday, from their former building on West Spring Street to two temporary trailers at 66 High Point Lane, near the animal control facility and the department of public works.

First quarter SSA traffic volume strong

Passenger, auto, and truck (freight) traffic was up significantly during the first quarter of this year, compared with the year-ago period, according to the Steamship Authority's records, released April 9.

Edgartown spends contentedly

Edgartown voters who turned out for annual town meeting Tuesday night appeared to be a decidedly contented lot.

Islands housing bill is placed on State House calendar

After winning approval from a pair of committees, bills establishing new taxes on high-dollar Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard housing transactions, with the revenues shouldering affordable housing efforts, have made it onto the House calendar.

MVC shifts Tisbury Marketplace schedule

A continued public hearing for a proposed new building at the Tisbury Marketplace that was scheduled for 7:15 pm tonight has been postponed to Thursday, April 29, at 7:15 pm.