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Emergency training for school personnel

To the Editor: On January 6 and 7, staff from the Martha's Vineyard Public Schools and various town officials participated in a two-day Island-wide school...

Bike paths will mean longer ferry lines

To the Editor: The December 31 Martha's Vineyard Times article about the Chappy bike path controversy might lead the reader to believe that my comments,...

A story and a lesson

To the Editor: One of my Christmas cards was returned to me today marked "Undeliverable." Having known the lady to whom the card had been...

Tisbury officials wrestle with Vineyard Haven harbor issues

The Tisbury selectmen encountered marine turbulence while navigating issues related to wooden boats, sailing ships, and the Steamship Authority (SSA) Tuesday. Controversy over the use...

Many causes of soggy Ocean Park

A draft report by the engineering firm hired to evaluate soggy areas of Ocean Park concludes that while several wastewater treatment beds under the...

Caretaker helps accidental houseguest take wing

A red-tailed hawk's miscalculated flight path landed him as an unwilling houseguest in Chilmark for a few days. The presence of the bird caught Scott...

Oak Bluffs faces revenue shortfall

Oak Bluffs selectmen learned Tuesday that their town now expects to fall $336,607 short of its revenue projections at the end of the current...

Tactical response? Island force now ready to react

A Miami convenience store robber and his criminal friends carjack a vehicle, flee to Martha's Vineyard, break into an empty Katama summer home, and...

Martha’s Vineyard stimulus wish list totals $58 Million

Around Martha's Vineyard last week, town leaders paused in their attempts to find savings in their fiscal 2010 budgets to quickly put together lists...

County jail occupancy rose in calendar ’08

An increase in the number of days inmates spent in the Dukes County Jail and House of Correction last year suggests more arrests and...

Our incarcerated guests

Every review of the vital services provided the community at the Dukes County Jail and House of Correction revives the community debate over whether...

Deer carcasses dumped in Edgartown

The deer hunting season ended on the last day of December, but the remnants of butchered deer now pose a dilemma for Edgartown officials. Off...

DMF proposes new regulations for netters, in inshore waters, even ponds

The state Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) has proposed new regulations that would affect the use of purse seines, surface gillnets, and cast nets...

Martha’s Vineyard District Court Report

December 18, 2008 Tucker C. Smith, Chilmark; DOB 9/5/84, operating motor vehicle with suspended license and possession of Class D drug (marijuana): continued to pretrial...

Gotta shop

Until a few years ago, we worried that Islanders had got into the habit of shopping at the Hyannis Mall or BJs or the...