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Chilmark wants more information on wind turbines for two farms

Spurred by neighbors' concerns, Chilmark selectmen Tuesday agreed to hire a consultant to examine if two farms located off South Road that received permits for large-scale wind turbines qualify under a state exemption from local review.

Noteworthy events

The Martha's Vineyard Film Festival, founded by Thomas Bena, is wrapping up its most successful year since its inception in 2001.

Edgartown considers demolition of old school for new library

Edgartown officials Tuesday took a giant step toward razing the old Edgartown School and building a new library in its place.

Martha’s Vineyard District Court Report

Timothy Bettencourt, Edgartown; DOB 8/13/84, unlicensed operation of motor vehicle, failure to stop/yield, marked lanes violation, OUI-liquor or .

Oak Bluffs Conservation Commission approves fishing pier permit

A proposed public fishing pier to be built with state funds in Oak Bluffs reeled in the last local permit from the Oak Bluffs Conservation Commission (ConCom).

Martha’s Vineyard schools tap community members as resource

Two pilot programs in the works will tap Island residents who have excelled in a personal and/or professional way to be volunteer speakers and mentors for the Martha's Vineyard Public Schools (MVPS).

Reel Picks

A disappointing third in the C.

The puck stops here…sometimes

To help perform a Herculean task,he wears a helmet and protective mask.

Dorothy Barker passes the century mark

Dorothy Barker, a long-time resident of Chilmark and Aquinnah who now lives at Windemere, turned 100 on December 15, 2010.

Off-Island food for Island Food Pantry

The Island Food Pantry recently received a generous donation of nourishing food from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon).

Cooking with Vineyard bay scallops

West Basin in Aquinnah is abuzz at 6:30 am, Monday through Friday, a sea of orange and yellow foul-weather gear.

Boathouse fire sinks Menemsha Harbor revenue

The roaring fire that consumed the U.

Concerts ring out across the Island

Sunday was a day for seasonal concerts and pageants around the Island.

Tom Bennett honored – counselor for 40 years

Tom Bennett of M.V. Community Services has been supporting Islanders for 40 years "” at Project, Daybreak, the Youth Center and the Island Counseling Center.

The Pontes reach out for a kidney

Kenny Ponte has lived with diabetes since he was two. Now, facing renal failure, he needs a new kidney.

Joel and Nancy Aronie reprise unusual tissue dispenser

Joel and Nancy Aronie made 350,000 of these goofy, playful tissue holders 25 years ago. Now they're back.

Warren Adams combines conservation and capitalism in Patagonia

Warren Adams wants to do for conservation what he did for social networking when he started an Internet company he later sold to Amazon.

“Measure for Measure” at Vineyard Playhouse

Got problems? Get a little perspective on 'em with the help of Shakespeare's most famous "problem play," "Measure for Measure" Dec. 28 and 29.

Soltice “” the invisible annual pivot point

Tuesdays lunar eclipse prefaced the solstice "” two powerful reminders that the earth keeps spinning in wonderful, mysterious ways.

Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard annual “Peace” concert

The abundance and breadth of the Island's musical talent was clearly in evidence last Thursday as an audience that completely filled the pews of Our Lady Star of the Sea Church thrilled to the annual, aptly named Reflections of Peace concert.