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A novel approach to lawns on Martha’s Vineyard

Lawns are hard to create on the Island. Interesting things happen when you let nature take its course.

After 15 years at the MVCS Thrift Shop, Dolly Campbell moves on

The Thrift Shop and Dolly Campbell have been virtually synonymous for years, but that's about to change.

Home sales rise but overall 2011 pace is off

Home sales in Massachusetts are down 10 percent year-to-date through September but were up last month for the third straight month, according to the Warren Group, the State House News Service reported.

Endowment fund announces $27,550 in fall grants

The Permanent Endowment for Martha's Vineyard announced last week it has awarded $27,550 in grants to 12 Island organizations.

MV Arena names Christine Todd to new post

Martha's Vineyard Arena this week announced that Christine Todd would join the ice arena staff in the newly created position of development director.

West Tisbury selectmen sign off on tax bills, warrant

A delay in valuations could result in property owners receiving estimated tax bills. Next month, voters will be asked to rule on dogs on the beach.

MVTV undergoes more change at the top

At a special board meeting Tuesday, the MVTV board moved Ann Lemenager into position to become chairman of the public access television studio and network.

Oak Bluffs designated a regional Veterans Day observance site

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has designated the Oak Bluffs Veterans Day Parade as a regional site for the observance of Veterans Day 2011.

Edgartown School holds annual Pumpkin Run

The Edgartown School held its annual Pumpkin Run, Wednesday.

Edgartown selectmen warn Sophia’s on alcohol sales

At their Monday meeting, Edgartown selectmen warned the manager of Sophia's One Stop Mart to work more closely with police to prevent alcohol sales to minors.

SSA fires three parking lot attendants for theft

The Steamship Authority (SSA) fired three employees this month for theft, in connection with the skimming of parking lot receipts from the Palmer Avenue lot in Falmouth.

Fireman’s Association ends sponsorship of Oak Bluffs Fireworks

The Oak Bluffs Fireman's Civic Association announced it would end its long sponsorship of the event. Town officials hope to find an alternative.

Visiting Somerset team is victim of high school locker room thefts

Oak Bluffs Police said that cash taken from various individuals that totaled approximately $180 and a pair of sneakers was taken from the locker room.

Martha’s Vineyard District Court Report

Gabriel Grasing, Vineyard Haven; DOB 11/26/75, drug violation near school/park, possession with intent to distribute Class D drug (marijuana): continued to pretrial conference.

Vineyard Nursing Association move approved by commission

The Vineyard Nursing Association's plans to buy a property on Breakdown Lane recently got a green light from the Martha's Vineyard Commission.

Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank buys Gay Head cliff acre

The purchase adds to the Aquinnah Reservation. Public access to the views and trail remains mired in a lawsuit and environmental concerns.

Two arrested in Edgartown, charged with dealing marijuana

Complaints about drug dealing in an Edgartown neighborhood sparked a police investigation, and led to arrests.

Oak Bluffs men charged in knifepoint robbery of drugs, cash

When arrested last week, Brian Gromoshak and Demetrio Garcia were on probation for previous crimes.

Oak Bluffs selectmen set new disciplinary process for employees

A three-member panel will now hear disciplinary complaints against town employees.

Coast Guard Menemsha boathouse plan gets public airing

U.S. Coast Guard officials gave Chilmark selectmen, town officials, and the public an overview of their plans to build a new $10 million boathouse on Menemsha harbor, at a sometimes emotional selectmen's meeting Tuesday.