Yearly Archives: 2011
Three housing organizations on Martha's Vineyard are optimistic about the future, as they emerge from a very difficult fundraising environment with dramatic changes in the way they are funded, the way they operate, and the responsibilities they take on.
Chilmark selectmen Tuesday approved a warrant for the upcoming annual town meeting that includes a substantial pay increase for fire chief David Norton.
It will cost $1,557,000 million to renovate and repair the West Tisbury School according to a professional estimate provided by school business administrator Amy Tierney to the West Tisbury selectmen and Up-Island Regional School District (UIRSD) school committee Monday.
Tunnel-drilling crews returned to Edgartown Harbor Monday to begin replacing four conduits that now run under the channel that separates Chappaquiddick from Edgartown.
Edgartown selectmen were unhappy to learn at their Monday night meeting that the Martha's Vineyard Commission's (MVC) assessment to the town will increase by 1.
On Monday, 33 members of Martha's Vineyard Public Schools Elementary String Program took their instruments, music, and music stands on the road, off-Island, to participate in the All-Cape & Island String Jamboree at the Barnstable Intermediate School.
Therese Marie McKinnon Hall, wife of Benjamin Lambert "Buzz" Hall, of Edgartown, died peacefully while under hospice care at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital on March 4, 2011, finally succumbing to a nine-year battle with ovarian cancer.
Rondinelle Alves, Edgartown; DOB 2/23/79, uninsured motor vehicle, operating motor vehicle with suspended registration, unlicensed operation of motor vehicle: continued to pretrial conference.
Bill Wilcox, Martha's Vineyard Commission water resources planner, announced he plans to retire in June after a 37-year Island career in teaching, science, and public service.
Edgartown 4th-grader Jake Pendergraft traveled to Houston last weekend to deliver a check for $7,000 to a YMCA facility in Houston where the money will help about 80 kids take part in a flag football program.
You'll find in the news columns today an update on the effort to build a distributed antenna system (DAS) to improve cell service in two of the up-Island towns.
The remarkable new Mike Leigh film "Another Year" plays Saturday, March 19, at 4 and 7 pm at the Capawock Theatre.
Now through March 31, Martha's Vineyard Glassworks is donating 10 percent of all online sales to the Japanese Red Cross Society, specifically the Red Cross Japanese Earthquake and Tsumani Relief Fund.
The library staff would like to express a heartfelt thanks to our mistress of rhymes, Susanna Sturgis, for presiding over this event; our jury members, Joe Eldredge, and Jonathan Revere, for keeping us in order; and our musical guests, Gregg Harcourt, Mary Wolverton, Mattie and Sunny, for graciously providing Irish music for inspiration.
The Peter and Elizabeth C.
The Permanent Endowment for Martha's Vineyard announced the award of $15,000 in grants to five Island organizations this spring.
Lesley Segal of Vineyard Audiology in Vineyard Haven received a Doctor of Audiology degree from the A.
A friend of mine runs a nonprofit dog rescue in Eastern Kentucky.
A medical emergency in Menemsha last month highlighted the urgency of a two-town project to bring reliable wireless service to Chilmark and Aquinnah.
In November of 2009, we