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SSA approves fast ferry Saturday cruise requests

In the first quarter of the year, passenger and vehicle traffic was up slightly on the Vineyard route and down slightly on the Nantucket route, Steamship Authority (SSA) management reported to boatline members Tuesday.

Court Report

Peter J.

A chance to speak up about the cost of electricity

The Cape Wind deal to sell the electric power that the planned Nantucket Sound wind farm may one day produce will certainly cost electricity end-users more than conventionally produced power.

Land Bank buys West Tisbury field

The Martha's Vineyard Land Bank Tuesday announced it has purchased a 27-acre property in West Tisbury, between State and Old Courthouse roads.

Solemn ceremony and joyous celebration for class of 2010

A few scarves fluttered in the breeze without a flap, clouds, no doubt lined in purple and white held back their rain, and Martha's Vineyard Regional High School's fifty-first commencement exercises for the class of 2010 took place Sunday with a mix of solemn ceremony and joyous celebration.

Jared P. Mayhew

There will be a graveside service for Jared Paul Mayhew on Friday, June 25, at 2 pm at the West Tisbury Village Cemetery on State Road.

Noteworthy events

Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the U.

Annual Taste of the Vineyard tonight

Tonight is the 25th annual Taste of the Vineyard Gourmet Stroll, the highly anticipated, always sold-out fundraiser for the Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust.

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.

On to the next level

It's graduation season — with ceremonies for eighth-graders at the Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury, West Tisbury, and Charter Schools.

Hopeful signs business is back in Oak Bluffs

Oak Bluffs merchants are greeting the first stirrings of the summer rush with the usual mix of optimism and caution, keeping one eye on the cash register and one eye on the weather.

A nursery in the sky

is the osprey nest on the lights.

Paula Black

A bright light in the Vineyard landscape stopped glowing when Paula Black died at home in the early morning of October 12, 2009.

Aquinnah special town meeting is Tuesday

Aquinnah will hold a special town meeting Tuesday to clean up accounts, refine the definition of fulltime employees, and take action on revisions to zoning bylaws designed to protect residents against floods.

A recipe for working together

Last week in this space, I suggested that expansion of what is today a modest use of cooperative or regionalized services will be, as it has shown itself over decades to be, difficult.

Bombshell Sound Agents dance to Justin Martin

Bombshell Sound Agents hosted its first official Hi Life Dance Party last Friday night at the Mediterranean.

Any rare bees around?

If pressed to list all the bees we're familiar with, most of us would run out of names after the honey bee, the bumble bee, and perhaps the carpenter bee.

West Tisbury

I remember feeling very Bohemian and worldly, sitting in The Elms Inn drinking wine and eating escargots.

Oak Bluffs pulls plug on pond-sized puddle

A puddle the size of a pond that forms after a heavy rain on East Chop Drive, near Mill Square Road, will be fixed finally, after two years of complaints from neighbors and others who use the road.

“For All The Right Reasons:” A rock and roll love story

"For All The Right Reasons" by Ann Lister, SleighFarm Publishing Group, 248 ppg, $9.