Memorial Day Weekend Arrives, Setting the Stage for Summer Season

Ferries are full, the airport is bustling and businesses are looking to go from gray skies to blue. Memorial Day weekend has arrived and the outlook is one of measured optimism.

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Summer Business Season Shows Mixed Results; High-End Shops Fared Best

How was commerce on Martha’s Vineyard this summer? If most business owners gave it only a passing grade, those catering to the wealthy had a different take.

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Stina Sayre to Embrace Winds of Change

Fashion designer Stina Sayre, long known for her elegantly-draped, easy to wear women’s clothing, is preparing to close her Vineyard Haven showroom and studio later this fall.

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Dairy Queen Goes Up For Sale

Christopher Celeste, the co-owner of Rosewater, purchased the ice cream shop on Main Street in 2017 and listed it in a classified ad last week.

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Private Home or Event Venue? Towns Mull Limits to Use

House parties are a regular feature of the summer season on Martha’s Vineyard, but a dispute in Edgartown over the use of a home in a residential neighborhood has spurred a new look at the sometimes blurry line between commercial and non-commercial activities.

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Island's Only Dry Cleaner Reopens

Lapels Cleaners, which stopped dry cleaning services in February due to staff shortages, announced last week that it was bringing dry cleaning back.

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Seasonal Shift: Help Wanted Signs in Short Supply

An unusual problem has crept up during the slow start to summer for some Island workers: there’s not enough work.

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As Employee Housing Costs Escalate, Off-Island Real Estate Beckons

Oak Bluffs businessman Mark Wallace recently purchased a nine-bedroom home in Woods Hole in hopes of building a commuter workforce.

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As Season Opens, New Businesses Reshape Island Downtowns

In the face of increasing worker shortages and uncertainty, the Island retail and restaurant scene continues to adapt and, in many cases, expand.

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History Buff, Maritime Bookseller Ginny Jones Closes Up Shop

When it comes to Vineyard history, up-Island mariner and antiquarian bookseller Virginia Jones pulls no punches. Since 2014, she has spent her days holding court at her Menemsha bookstore.

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