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The MVC budget process explained

We have sent this letter, dated November 11, to the Dukes County Commissioners and members of Island boards of selectmen.

Promise of wind energy an illusion

Thank you very much for the invitation to attend the public hearing to review the results of a wind feasibility study conducted for the tribe and funded by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Vineyard Fitness Center closed

Vineyard Fitness Center, operated by Brad and Maureen Hill, has closed.

ASMFC keeps commercial bass limits in place

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) voted 10-4 to reject a proposal to increase the commercial harvest of Atlantic striped bass in state waters Tuesday, Nov.


Betty Dickinson died peacefully on Sunday, November 7, at her home in Ridgewood, N.

Who’ll win the influence struggle?

If you want to run for Congress, you need money.

Young professionals thrive on Island

While for many of the Island's young people, pursuit of a career requires relocation, those in the trades find M.V. is an ideal place to establish themselves.

Dan Rossi named West Tisbury police chief

Wednesday afternoon West Tisbury selectmen appointed interim Chief Dan Rossi of West Tisbury to the permanent job.

Veterans Day 2010

Veterans Day


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Tisbury continues residential exemption and tax shift

The Tisbury selectmen voted to stay the course in fiscal year 2011 (FY11) and continue to shift more of the town's tax burden to commercial and industrial real estate and personal property.

Edgartown escalates budget squabble with MVC

Edgartown selectmen raised the stakes in their budget dispute with the Martha's Vineyard Commission, by proposing to withdraw from the regional planning agency.

Oak Bluffs hikes room tax, tables government change

Oak Bluffs voters approved a rooms tax increase at a special town meeting Tuesday.

Menemsha dock repairs go out to bid

Chilmark selectmen agreed to a timetable for the project to replace the new car-way and pedestrian walkway that was destroyed by the July 12 fire in Menemsha.

Reel Picks

A spunky Ali (Christina Aguilera) leaves rural Iowa to find fame and fortune, and stops at The Burlesque Lounge in Hollywood, a musical theater teetering on financial ruin owned by Tess (Cher).

Food service chief Leslie Floyd steps up to the plates

Every school day, Leslie Floyd, the new food service director for Martha's Vineyard Public Schools, makes sure that 700 meals are planned, cooked, delivered, and served.

District Court Report

Matthew Kennelly, Mankato, MN; DOB 3/30/80, assault and battery: dismissed at the request of the victim.

Denys Wortman Rediscovered in NYC

Denys Wortman (1887-1958), father of current Vineyard Haven resident of the same name, will have his original cartoon drawings on display at the Museum of the City of New York starting this Friday, Nov.

Harley Riders saddle up for Martha’s Vineyard charity

The holidays trigger all kinds of responses in people, but on Martha's Vineyard there's one constant - the Red Stocking Fund.

Martha’s Vineyard Regional does “Waiting for Godot”

This weekend, The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School Drama Department presents a workshop production of Samuel Beckett's "Waiting For Godot."