MVC: Oak Bluffs Housing Proposal Lacks Details

Robert Sawyer came to the Martha's Vineyard Commission Thursday seeking permission to knock down a historic home to make way for a new 8-unit housing complex. The MVC said it needed more information before it could decide.

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Oak Bluffs School Principal to Retire This Summer

Megan Farrell told parents this week that she will retire at the end of the school year, joining three other Island principals who are planning to step down before next fall.

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Edgartown Seeks South Beach Funding at Town Meeting

Efforts to ease the Island’s housing crunch, funding for repairs to South Beach and potential borrowing to shore up aging septic pipes will all be put before Edgartown voters at town meeting next week.

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Storm Halts Ferries, Floods Roads

The National Weather Service reported winds up to 52 miles per hour at the airport.

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Edgartown Principals to Step Down After School Year

After five years as the head of the Edgartown School, Shelley Einbinder-Fleischmann announced Tuesday that she will retire after the school year. Vice principal Mary Ann Bartlett will also resign at the end of June.

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Hospital Lands $1 Million in Federal Spending Bill

Martha's Vineyard Hospital will use the money to purchase equipment for the operating room, acute care unit and the radiology department.

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Judge Dismisses Case Against DeSantis; Charter Flight Charges Continue

A Massachusetts federal judge last week dismissed Gov. Ron DeSantis from a lawsuit over the flights of migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard in 2022, but left the door open for the case to continue against the company that arranged the flights.

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Ewell Hopkins Declines to Run For Reelection

After 10 years of meetings, dozens of applications and a fair amount of controversial decisions, Ewell Hopkins will step down from the Oak Bluffs planning board this spring, opting to not run for reelection. 

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Developers Pitch New Offshore Wind Projects Off Vineyard Coast

Avangrid, Ocean Winds, Orsted and Vineyard Offshore all submitted plans Wednesday for farms in the 800,000 square-acre area off the Vineyard. Together, the proposals amount to more than 5,000 megawatts of power.

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New Street Name Anchors Request for Google Maps Change

The Oak Bluffs planning board Thursday signed off on a petition to change the name of Beach Road Extension to Anchor Way after residents explained years of Google Maps mix-ups.

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