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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.

West Tisbury special fails to attract quorum

The West Tisbury special town meeting was adjourned at 7:20 pm when a quorum of 114 voters failed to materialize at the West Tisbury School Tuesday.

Storm knocks out electronics at Oak Bluffs town hall

A Saturday morning storm did $6,000 to $10,000 worth of damage at Oak Bluffs Town Hall, library, and wastewater facilities.

Oak Bluffs tightens taxi regulations

Oak Bluffs selectmen voted new taxi regulations that would require more insurance and change night surcharges, at their Tuesday meeting.

A case study: how to make a plan for energy efficiency at your house

Larry Hepler, known to most Islanders as a furniture maker, is also the owner of Energy Conservation Strategies (ECS).

Tisbury, Oak Bluffs will examine shared services

Meeting jointly, Tisbury and Oak Bluffs Tuesday agreed to appoint a committee to study ways to save tax dollars by combining services in the two towns.

Real estate advertising feature added

In support of the Island real estate industry and real estate advertisers, The Times has added a new feature to the paper's real estate classified advertising section.

West Tisbury con com decision challenged in court

West Tisbury selectmen last week set in motion the search for a new police chief.

Reel Picks

It's the 80s television show back to haunt us — all the quirky characters, schtick, slam-bam action, and absolutely no suspense as the Special Forces group proves they were framed in Iraq.

Martha’s Vineyard District Court Report

James Baird, Oak Bluffs; DOB 6/29/87, disorderly conduct: continued to pretrial conference.