The Oak Bluffs planning board is weighing its recommendation on a recently filed citizen petition that would allow marijuana stores downtown. 

Geoff Rose, the owner of Island Time dispensary in Vineyard Haven, submitted a citizen petition to the Oak Bluffs select board Oct. 10 requesting amendments to bylaws that regulate the location and operations of marijuana businesses. 

Larkin Stallings, the owner of the Ritz Cafe in Oak Bluffs, realized his prospects of becoming a famous bass guitarist were grim shortly after opening his first music club.

The Hall family history of Island real estate ownership runs deep in all three down-Island main streets and beyond.

The Gazette set out to answer the question who, exactly, owns the downtowns? The analysis found that while ownership is varied and covers a wide spectrum, certain family names jumped out, among them Hall, Courtney and Hajjar.

Ladyfest, a music festival that benefits an Island domestic violence prevention program, received Oak Bluffs select board approval after an organizer promised to keep the festival smaller than years past.