Cape Bridges Get $350 Million for Replacement

The plan to build two new spans across the Cape Cod Canal has now amassed about $722 million, and the state Department of Transportation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have a pending $1 billion grant application to the federal government. 

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Vineyarder to Run for State Representative Seat

Arielle Faria, a project manager at Island Housing Trust, said this week that she will run for the state representative seat currently held by state Rep. Dylan Fernandes, who will be running for state senate.

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Bank Robbery Trial Pushed Back

The jury trial for Romane Clayton and Miquel Jones, two men who were arrested for allegedly robbing the Rockland Trust Bank, is now scheduled for Oct. 7, nearly a year after the initial trial date.

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Party Bylaw Heads to Edgartown Town Meeting

Under the proposal, the owner of a private residence in town could not hold more than two events per month with 50 or more people, nor host more than five large events a year.

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Klingensmith to Step Down from Dukes County Commission

James Klingensmith will step down Tuesday following his planned move to Oak Bluffs.

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Pump Breakdown Sidelines Sankaty

Trips aboard the ferry were cancelled Monday after its steering gear pumps were out of sync.

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Chilmark, Oak Bluffs Host Competitive Select Board Races

Chilmark select board member Bill Rossi and Oak Bluffs select board member Jason Balboni both are planning to step down after their terms are over, shaking up the Island political scene as boards face large infrastructure projects and sky high housing costs.

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Storms Send Meteorological Equipment on the Move

The three pounding winter storms that took a toll on the Island’s south shore also have scientists who study the area pondering retreat.

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Islanders Back Biden, Trump in Presidential Primaries

Democrats and Republicans on the Island followed statewide trends in the presidential primaries Tuesday, with the former backing President Joe Biden and the latter picking former President Donald Trump over Nikki Haley. 

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Oak Bluffs Board Questions Events at Island Inn

Traci Smith went before the Oak Bluffs select board last week, requesting licenses for her proposed Martha’s Vineyard Black Book Festival inside and on the lawn of the Island Inn.

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