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A class war

The past few weeks, I've been sucked into the comments of the mvtimes.

Chappaquiddick should have cable service

This is a copy of a letter to the Edgartown selectmen.

Edgartown selectmen grant beer/wine license for Triangle market

Edgartown selectmen approved a year-round beer and wine license for the Edgartown Meat and Fish Market, which plans to open at a site in Post Office square, previously the location of the Hollywood Video store.

Tisbury selectmen consider decrease in shellfish permit fee

The Tisbury selectmen will hold a public hearing at 5:30 pm, April 19, to consider an amendment in the fee schedule for non-resident family shellfish permits from $400 to $300 annually.

Fence rankles State Road, Tisbury business owners

A fence on property at 350 State Road has raised protests from neighboring business owners.

Martha’s Vineyard population grew in last decade, Census shows

Dukes County, which includes the six towns on Martha's Vineyard and Gosnold, grew by more than 10 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to...

To a real hawk-eye

it's hard to miss this red-tail's eye.

Oak Bluffs asks voters to use stabilization fund to pay bills

Oak Bluffs selectmen approved a special town meeting warrant Tuesday that asks voters to transfer $135,558 from the town's stabilization fund for unforeseen costs including library repairs, accounting services, and hazardous waste disposal this year.

District attorney to probe finance issue at Edgartown waste plant

State Police, at the direction of the Cape & Island district attorney, are conducting what auditors called a "broad investigation" of possible fraud in the Edgartown wastewater department.

Martha’s Vineyard Alpacas climb Beacon Hill

Barbara Ronchetti, owner of Island Alpaca, took two of her four-legged charges to Boston on Tuesday to the Governor's Reception for the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, which opened the Massachusetts Travel and Tourism Conference on Wednesday.

Rough economy and winter tests Tisbury business community

In nature, spring triggers new growth and also reveals what didn't survive the winter.

West Tisbury selectmen discipline chicken-eating dogs

West Tisbury selectmen at their regular meeting on March 16 took action against two dogs owned by Bruce and Laura Marshard that reportedly got loose several times over the past year and killed several chickens at Nip 'n' Tuck Farm, owned by Fred and Betsy Fisher.

Prudent management and a plan mark the Land Bank’s progress

The Martha's Vineyard Land Bank's latest agreement to add 41 Chappaquiddick acres to its portfolio of protected but accessible properties is just the most recent in a long history of prudent decision-making by a public agency.

Dukes County workers in line for substantial wage hikes

Dukes County taxpayers will be asked to fund county pay hikes in the next fiscal year, even as county-funded services continue to shrink.

$190,000 missing from MSPCA sale; attorney Edward W. Vincent Jr. sued

A judge on March 9 froze the personal and business accounts of Edward W.

BTW, English, the gnarliest language of all, is a survivor

Lots of times, the kids' text messages contain letter combinations that mean nothing to me.

Rene Ben David joins Ocean Park Realty

Rene Ben David of Oak Bluffs recently joined Ocean Park Realty's staff of licensed real estate professionals.

Reel Picks

Sci-fi mind-control thriller heavy on romance.

Martha’s Vineyard District Court Report

Paul Xavier Conroy, Edgartown; DOB 7/3/87, operating motor vehicle with suspended license for OUI, speeding: continued to pretrial conference.

West Tisbury School’s computer education program recognized by Apple

West Tisbury School's computer education program received recognition as an Apple Exemplary Program for the 2010-11 school year at the Up-Island Regional School District (UIRSD) school committee meeting Monday night at Chilmark School.