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Weekly Update – Christmas in Edgartown and more, December 9

Christmas in Edgartown begins Friday, but besides this weekend-long festival, many other events like Boy Scout Court of Honor happening this week.

Aquinnah voters approve solar array at town landfill

A concerted push by town officials paid off with a strong voter turnout. A total of 49 voters attended the special town meeting despite the dark, rainy night.


The list of real estate transfers published on Dec.

Farm Neck Foundation awards 2011 grants totaling $36,000

The Farm Neck Foundation recently announced that it awarded a total of $36,000 in grants to 16 separate Vineyard organizations in 2011.

Gas prices continue slide on mainland

Gas prices in Massachusetts fell for the third straight week, according to the latest survey by AAA of Southern New England.

Islanders invited to lay a wreath across America ceremony

A special Wreaths Across America ceremony to honor veterans nationwide takes place at 10:30 am Friday, at the directory at the Avenue of Flags in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Vineyard Haven.

Senate president shifts on wind energy bill

The Governor was a vocal proponent of the wind turbine siting reform bill, but the legislation has not been among his major talking points this year.

Alcohol license sparks debate in Oak Bluffs

The Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company will become a year-round operation, with the approval of an annual alcohol license by the Oak Bluffs board of selectmen at their Tuesday meeting.

Edgartown library director announces she will resign

Edgartown library director Felicia Cheney submitted her resignation to the library board of directors at their regular meeting Monday evening.

Martha’s Vineyard High school committee okays $17 million budget

The major budget increases are tied to contract obligations and include health insurance, salaries, and longevity pay, according to school officials.

Up-Island Regional School District considers $8.9 million budget

The draft fiscal year 2013 operating budget for the Up-Island Regional School District $8.96 million, an increase of 4.26 percent over last year.

Chilmark selectmen navigate packed agenda

Selectmen granted a conservation restriction but pressed for a trail easement to benefit the public.

Edgartown considers zoning change for affordable homes

The proposal would allow homes on otherwise unbuildable lots of as little as 5,000 square feet.

Report says fiscal squeeze on local aid expected to continue for towns

Towns may be forced to cope with revenue shortages for "the foreseeable future," according to a report by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation.

Court action begins against MVC roundabout decision

Two Island towns file a lawsuit against the MVC, hoping to stop the construction of a roundabout at a busy Island intersection.

Former public relations firm sues Edgartown Library Foundation

The lawsuit alleges the foundation damaged the public relations firm, infringed on its copyright, and used unfair and deceptive trade practices.

West Tisbury selectmen go a few rounds with MVC’s Chris Murphy

Martha's Vineyard Commission vice chairman Chris Murphy met with West Tisbury selectmen. The discussion focused on the roundabout and better communication.

Career drug dealer nabbed again, faces federal charges

A man with a long record of serious drug crimes, who has already served two state prison sentences, is arrested in Oak Bluffs.

Edgartown police arrest suspect in Island home pill thefts

Police are investigating Joann Hathaway, 53, for attempting to steal prescription narcotics from homes in Edgartown, West Tisbury, and Tisbury.