Oak Bluffs voters backed the construction of a new school administration building in a single-issue town meeting Thursday evening. The nearly unanimous vote came as a small political victory for the superintendent, but had no legal significance.
A four-week-old investigation into an alleged sexual assault in the State Forest remains open and unsolved, Edgartown police said this week.
The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School has been recognized as a model school for efforts to create respect and understanding among students.
Chilmark’s annual town meeting this year swung between unanimous agreement and fervent debate. All but seven of the 37 articles passed unanimously.
The long-planned beach restoration project at Squibnocket Beach is moving forward. Two parcels of land will be purchased by the town to be used for a new parking lot and roadway, selectman Bill Rossi confirmed this week, and he hoped to close the deals this week.
After more than two years of planning, the Gay Head Light relocation project got under way early this week — and then encountered a new hurdle with the discovery of soil contaminated by lead. Permanently removing the contaminated soil is expected to cost about $600,000, but most of the soil is expected to be removed only temporarily.
Tisbury voters elected Larry J. Gomez as their new selectman and voted down funding for a new school administration building.
Photographer Alison Shaw and her wife and business partner have been guiding students through a nine-month advanced mentorship program. This month, students in the program will display their recent work at the Alison Shaw Gallery, with an opening reception Sunday.
David McCullough, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and longtime resident of West Tisbury, has long been fascinated with mechanical flight. His newest book, to be released Tuesday, tells the story of Wright Brothers, a lesson in self-reliance, perseverance, family values and hard work.

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