Oak Bluffs has many contributors to history from today and yesterday who are black. One, Dr. Beny J.
Two Island men were arraigned last week on drug charges after police said they arrived at an Oak Bluffs parking lot to allegedly sell heroin.
A campaign to revive two historic movie theatres has raised more than a third of its $1 million goal. Mark Snider, who created a nonprofit to renovate and lease the Strand and Capawock cinemas, said he has collected $350,000 in pledges in one week.
Mountains of snow and ice have piled up around the Vineyard — in parks and parking lots and along roads — following two major storms that have tested Island plow crews and depleted municipal snow removal budgets.
For decades, Farm Pond in Oak Bluffs has been closed to shellfishing. But salvation may not be far off. The town has learned that it’s in the running for major federal funding to widen a culvert under Sea View avenue and restore tidal flushing to the pond.
Mike Benjamin started his musical career playing in Harvard Square and in the subways of Boston. He came to the Vineyard for a summer, planning to go to back to the city. The Vineyard-based Mike Benjamin Band is now often booked every weekend from May to October.
It’s common on the Vineyard to hear of someone couch surfing for a few weeks or struggling through a long transition between rentals, but the exact number of people without homes on the Vineyard remains elusive.
The deplorable condition of the Vineyard’s historic movie theatres and what can be done about them has occupied more than a few dinner table conversations in recent years.
The roads are more narrow now, the mountainous snowbanks swallowing acreages of asphalt all over the Island.

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