Dorothy West
On Aug. 26, 1869, the Oak Bluffs Land and Wharf Company, an energetic corporation which had bought up acres of the lovely woods and meadows and shore front stretches of what is now Oak Bluffs, sold one of those lots, 69 Pequot avenue, to Lydia B. Smith of New Bedford.
The Cottagers
Dorothy West
Oak Bluffs town hall
Historic buildings
Noah Asimow
Homeowners Steve and Ellie Wise will withdraw their application to demolish a house at 189 Katama Road.
Martha's Vineyard Commission
Historic buildings


More than four years after the steeple and bell came down from atop Tisbury Town Hall, the 1844 building — a former church — finally has them back again.

The Old Variety Store building in downtown Oak Bluffs adjacent to the Flying Horses Carousel is slated for teardown, after the town issued a demolition permit last month and the select board approved a sidewalk closure at the site Tuesday.

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission denied a proposed historic home demolition on Thursday evening, resolving to protect a 120-year-old Four Square style building in Vineyard Haven.

The fourth lawsuit in as many months was filed this week against the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, an unprecedented volume of litigation that is driving up legal bills.

A proposal by The Yard to modify a major 2019 renovation plan will not require a new public hearing, the Martha's Vineyard Commission decided after reviewing changes to the dance nonprofit's earlier renovation plan.

Facing a possible denial by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, the owners of a historic home on Indian Hill in West Tisbury have withdrawn their application to demolish the house