Yearly Archives: 2010

Charter School celebrates graduation

The Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School graduated its tenth high school class Saturday, in a ceremony held under a tent on the school grounds in West Tisbury.

Tribe says trump card is an Island casino

As Massachusetts lawmakers prepare to take action on legislation that would usher in casino gambling, and as backers of competing gambling proposals engage in fierce behind-the-scenes politicking for advantage, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) played what it considers a trump card.

Olivia Jacobs buzzes back from national spelling bee

Congratulatory signs and black, white and yellow helium-filled balloons greeted Olivia Jacobs on her return to Tisbury School Monday, after competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.

School sets aside dress rule

A sharply divided Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) District committee voted Monday to change the rules for graduation attire, to allow Brazilian graduates to wear scarves in their native country's colors with their gowns, when they receive diplomas in formal graduation ceremonies Sunday.

So many answers better than wind

Although the newest Island wind turbine startled its neighbors when it rose to its 150-foot height at the popular Morning Glory Farm in Edgartown last week, at 55kw, it's definitely a little guy in the big backyard turbine category.

YMCA set for swimming, sweating, and sizable debt

The Island's new YMCA is set to try out its facilities this Saturday in a "soft opening" for its charter members, who purchased special memberships last year as part of the YMCA's fund raising drive.

Play the music while you can

The point in life is not to slave away for years until the age of 65 and then say, "Phew, glad it's over!" Rather, it is to make sure that we do not die with our music still in us.

Tisbury health officials explain herbicde rules

The following is the board of health response to Gordon Massingham's letter, "Questions for the utility company," published in the June 3 Times.

How affordable housing measures up

Millions of public and private dollars, thousands of hours of work, and tons of goodwill have gone into the affordable housing efforts on Martha's Vineyard over the past decade.

Gilbert Silvia

Gilbert "Gilly" Silvia, 77, of Vineyard Haven and a lifelong Island resident, died on June 8 at the McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich.