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Business owners say summer was brighter

Island business owners report tourism picked up in the summer of 2010, though most believe Martha's Vineyard continues to suffer from the economic downturn that was most acute in the summer of 2009.

High school driver’s education program canceled

Although the school year is off to a good start at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS), the driver's education program hit a roadblock this semester.

Oak Bluffs Police Department wins $275,058 COPS grant

The Oak Bluffs Police Department will receive $275,058 to keep police on the streets.

MVTV addition, new building considered at RHS

MVTV received permission to pursue plans for an addition to its building in a vote by the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) committee's land use subcommittee (LUS) Monday night.

65th Derby results

Boat bluefish: Sandy E.

Placement of political signs raises questions

As the election season heats up, town officials in Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, and Tisbury fielded complaints that Warren Gosson, a candidate for Dukes County sheriff, has placed political signs on town property, in violation of town bylaws.

Contract negotiations with school secretaries stall, move to mediation

Contract negotiations between the Martha's Vineyard Public Schools (MVPS) administration and the system's 23 secretaries have reached an impasse.

September tax revenues provide some optimism

The state's September tax collection report showed signs of life within the Massachusetts economy, leading Patrick administration officials to express optimism that the state is shaking the cobwebs of the recession and climbing out from the cellar of the historic downturn.

Derby heads into the home stretch with lots of energy, fewer fish

The 65th annual Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby is in the home stretch.

West Tisbury down to short list in police chief search

The West Tisbury selectmen expect to receive the short list of three finalists for the position of police chief soon.

Skepticism remains about state’s revised wind plan

A shift in the Patrick administration's wind energy development focus from state waters to federal waters came as welcome news last month to Islanders concerned about possible nearshore wind energy projects near Martha's Vineyard.