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Real Estate Guide and MVTimes join in online venture

The Martha's Vineyard Times and the Real Estate Guide for Martha's Vineyard have created a formal alliance to jointly offer new advertising options for Vineyard businesses.

All the ways that damage is done

News this week of the arrest of three young Islanders who this winter stole $50,000 worth of tools and equipment from their work-a-day neighbors reflects very well on the cooperating police forces who brought this criminal spree to an end.

Carelessly discarded cigarette caused Katama house fire

Edgartown fire Chief Peter Shemeth says a carelessly discarded cigarette is the likely cause of a fire that damaged a house at 93 Edgartown Bay Road, near the Katama boat landing, early Thursday morning.

Boys hoops squad buries Warriors

Bourne sent its boys varsity and junior varsity teams to the Sancy Pachico gym Wendesday, to do battle with the Vineyarders.

The final thieving insult

What's happening on our Vineyard when thieves steal under your bedroom window to steal the bed liner out of your pick‑up truck? Crime is going haywire when lowlife creeps creep up one's driveway, debasing thievery to the depths of robbing me of my truck bed liner.

Phyllis Garland

Phyllis Garland, 82, a life-long resident of Oak Bluffs, died February 12 at Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where she had resided for the past 16 years.

Chilmark selectmen agree on acting tri-town chief

Chilmark selectmen appointed an acting chief to the Tri-Town Ambulance squad, endorsed changes to the job description for the town harbormaster, and heard an update on contract negotiations between Island officials and cable television giant Comcast.

Anna B. Carlson

Anna Betty Carlson, 86, of Edgartown, died on Monday, Feb.

Just trying to get it right

Apart from one or two regulars — Tom Hodgson comes to mind — no one winces more disconsolately than we do at the flaws in the weekly, and more and more often, daily, dose of prose The Times publishes.

Florence G. Borges

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Sports highlights

The annual Fairleigh Dickinson boys' ice hockey tournament is this weekend.

Heat advance in RCBL Playoffs; Suns get even with the Bulls

In the second round of the RCBL playoffs, Monday, the Heat eliminated the Lakers with a second win in as many games, 102–86, and qualified for the playoff finals.

Groups want feds to redo Cape Wind review

Cape Wind officials on Tuesday labeled "frivolous" an appeal filed by the Nantucket Sound wind-farm opponents who say federal regulators should redo their air permit review because basic information about the project has changed since its original application, State House News reported.

John F. Downs

John Downs, a retired schoolteacher, died peacefully at his home in Bridgewater on February 13 at 71.

Tribe responds to allegations of dumping

This week, the chairman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), in a press statement to The Times, said that allegations by a former employee of environmental violations on tribal lands are without merit.

Another blow to Massachusetts fishermen

No one needs to be told how the fishing industry, once an economic mainstay of the Massachusetts economy, has been declining in recent years.

Vineyard loses hard fought game against arch rival Coyle-Cassidy

At the start of the season, Saturday's matchup between the Vineyarders boys' hockey team and Coyle-Cassidy had all the earmarks of a classic, a late season battle between two old rivals with possible postseason implications for one, or possibly both, of the perennial strong teams.

Thanks to the film festival

My family and I want to thank the Martha's Vineyard Film Festival for running the winter series Family.

Vineyard Youth Tennis Tournament raises more than $14,000

The Vineyard Youth Tennis 2011 Round Robin Extravaganza held Saturday and Sunday raised $14,852 to benefit the nonprofit organization.