Fred Hancock of Oak Bluffs said the MVC is an important organization for preserving the Island.

Susan Desmarais of Oak Bluffs, a retired health care professional, is a lifelong conservationist and environmentalist.

John Breckenridge of Oak Bluffs said the commission's planning responsibility is key to maintaining the Island.

Christina Brown, a retired assistant to the Edgartown planning board, has a particular interest in affordable housing on the Vineyard.

Robert M. Doyle from Chilmark, a retired banker and substance abuse counselor, believes in the mission of the MVC.

James Vercruyssse, a cabinetmaker from Aquinnah, said he is looking forward to working on important planning issues.

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Edgartown police officer William Bishop was commended Monday for going out of his way to help members of the community.

floating workshop in Vineyard Haven Harbor

Tisbury selectmen have officially adopted a moratorium on new non-traditional floating vessels in town waters.

Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill drafted by a group of Martha’s Vineyard students.

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