When developer Sam Dunn came before the Martha’s Vineyard Commission last year seeking permission to build his bowling alley in Oak Bluffs, one key selling point was the plan to build a nitrogen-removing septic system.
After months of deep snow and bitter cold, it comes as little surprise that spring has struggled to begin.
The Oak Bluffs selectmen have canceled plans to use a town lot for a new park and ride service after neighborhood residents came out in force to oppose it.
The Martha’s Vineyard Airport will be closed for about three hours Sunday as Island emergency responders join in an exercise of the airport’s emergency response plan. The airport warns that passengers and other airport users may not be able to access the airport during brief periods on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Chilmark has joined Edgartown in seeking to extend its commercial scalloping season to make up for lost fishing days this year. Shellfishing around the Island took a major hit following winter storms in January and February.
A Vineyard Haven man is being held without bail after being arraigned last week on 23 charges, including assault to murder and rape.
Start small, aim high. It could be the unofficial motto of the Biddy Ball program at the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club, which teaches first and second graders the basics of basketball.
Earlier this month, junior Christopher Aring won first place in the South Shore Regional Science Fair, held at Bridgewater State University. No student from the high school has ever taken a first place at the regional event, although there have been several seconds, thirds and honorable mentions.
There is good news and bad news at the animal shelter this week. Last week we had a little brown dog of indeterminate parentage who needed a home.

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