Edgartown Approves Bulky Annual Town Meeting Warrant

After shaving down its annual town meeting warrant and budget in 2020, Edgartown selectmen approved much heftier versions of both for 2021, including an article to fund a long-awaited restoration to Memorial Wharf.

Covid Cases Surge, Reaching New Weekly High

Island health agents reported the highest weekly Covid-19 case total since the pandemic began on Monday, with 101 Island residents testing positive for the virus since last Sunday as a recent surge continues.

Spring Maintenance

At my age / Spring makes me wince / At all the rebirth / Of nature’s renewables.

New Look for Sunset Lake as Restoration Project Begins

On Monday morning, the Friends and Neighbors of Sunset Lake in Oak Bluffs broke ground on a restoration project more than 10 years in the making.

Appeals Court Denies Tribe's Request to Rehear Casino Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals First Circuit has denied the Wampanoag Tribe’s request to rehear a case that requires it to obtain building permits before beginning construction on a bingo hall in the town of Aquinnah.

Telling a Lasting Story Through Portraiture

Elizabeth Whelan, working from her home studio on Chappaquiddick, feels portraiture is like a message to future generations about who we were.

Finalists Announced for Oak Bluffs Fire Chief Position

After months of searching, Oak Bluffs announced three finalists for its fire chief position on Friday, which has been vacant or filled on an interim basis for more than a year.

Commission Holds Fifth Public Hearing on Turf Field Project

The fifth three-hour hearing focused on unknowns on both sides of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional high school fields project, with the development continuing to draw praise and criticism from every corner of the Vineyard.

Crescent Moon, Jupiter and Saturn

Mornings offer the best time to look for planets and the moon in the coming week.

Vaccine Team Keeps Rollout Running Smoothly

Once a small team of nurses and per-diem staffers, the vaccination team at Martha's Vineyard Hospital has grown to keep up with the state and federal vaccine supply.

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