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Vineyard Gazette says circulation fall off follows trend

Vineyard Gazette circulation numbers dropped across the board, according to a circulation statement for 2010 published Friday.

Falmouth Academy will host fall open house

Falmouth Academy, an independent day school for college-bound students in grades 7 to 12, which some Island students attend, will host an admissions open house from 2 pm to 4 pm on Saturday, October 23.

Noteworthy events

Coop de Ville Restaurant on Oak Bluffs Harbor will host a pig roast Sunday, October 17 from 2 to 6 pm.


An ad for a "Pig Roast" at Coop de Ville on Oak Bluffs Harbor that appeared on page 40 in last week's Times included the incorrect time.

A natural gas threat

American oil and natural gas companies claim that sufficient amounts of "unconventional" natural gas can be extracted by safely fracturing trapped gas a couple miles below the earth's surface.

Is Paris cheaper than Martha’s Vineyard?

Last summer, when Holly and I were planning our budget wedding, she asked whether I'd like to spend a summer in Paris.

Officials explore regional approach to emergencies

Federal and state emergency management coordinators visited Martha's Vineyard Tuesday evening, to help advise on regional emergency planning.

MVC approves addition to Tisbury Marketplace

With little discussion, the Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC) on Thursday unanimously approved a proposed addition to the Tisbury Marketplace on State Road in Vineyard Haven.

MVC and conflict of interest

Agencies such as the Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC), the Island's powerful regional land use regulatory agency, sometimes impose limits or guidelines on staff members concerning their public comments or active public participation in support of or opposition to projects their agencies may be asked to review.

Governor Patrick touts wind farm job benefits

Under fire from campaign rivals who are pointing to the high costs of the Cape Wind project and its energy, Gov.

Services Thursday for Mary R. Fisher, who lived more than a century

Mary Rose Fisher, 103, of Edgartown died Sunday, October 10, 2010 at Windemere Nursing Home.

65th Derby results

Boat bluefish: Estey L.

Conservation is good business, and Mass Save helps, contractor says

In these difficult economic times for Island contractors and associated trades, builders have adapted.

Wildlife officials, hunters prepare for deer archery season

One half hour before sunrise Monday, the season's official opening moment — even earlier to make preparations — archery hunters across the state will walk stealthily into the woods to begin the six-week Massachusetts deer archery season.

Aquinnah selectmen split over oyster farm lease

In a split decision, Aquinnah selectmen voted 2-1 last week to allow Roxane "Johnnie" Ackerman to continue to raise oysters on Menemsha Pond.

West Tisbury selectman/police sergeant Manter says he has a choice to make

The West Tisbury police chief search committee Tuesday morning presented selectmen with the names of four finalists for the job of chief law enforcement officer, and a sticky question related to one of the finalists, Jeffrey "Skipper" Manter, who is a West Tisbury police officer and a selectman.

Edgartown weighs cost and design for library project

Following a contentious meeting Friday, the Edgartown library design committee decided to go back to the drawing board.

Habitat for Humanity will hold seminar for homebuyers

At 1 pm, Saturday in Nectars at the Martha's Vineyard Airport, Habitat for Humanity will hold a first-time homebuyer's seminar for people interested in the application process for a house, which Habitat is building in the Bailey Park Community Housing development in West Tisbury.