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Bald eagle sighted in Chilmark Wednesday afternoon

Two Wampanoag tribe employees saw a bald eagle sitting in a tree on the Flanders property, near the intersection of North Road and Menemsha Crossroad, at about 3:30 pm, Wednesday afternoon.

Tisbury Water Works reminds customers to pay bills

Tisbury Water Works (TWW) reminds customers today in an ad in The Times that delinquent accounts must be paid in full by Friday, April 8.

Dukes County taxpayers pay more get fewer services

A review of the four departments managed directly by the Dukes County manager reveals a government organization top-heavy with salaries but short on actual functions.

Tisbury wrestles with enforcement issues in dog complaint

Tisbury animal control officer Laurie Clements and town administrator John Bugbee reported last week on enforcement issues raised in a dog complaint discussion at the Tisbury selectmen's March 15 meeting.

West Tisbury makes deal for Field Gallery purchase

West Tisbury selectmen have set a price on the Field Gallery. Now they will ask voters to agree to a purchase.

Martha’s Vineyard juniors claim Cape Cod and islands hockey title

Following their league-leading seasonal efforts, the Martha's Vineyard junior high youth hockey team won their playoff championship games in the Cape & Islands Junior High league competition last weekend in Hyannis, crunching Gateway, Saturday, 12-0, and besting Yarmouth-Dennis, 6-3 on Sunday.

Spring high school sports sprout on Martha’s Vineyard

Spring sports are about to blossom at the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School, although most season openers are away.

School volleyball season moves into high gear

Oak Bluffs and Tisbury proved to be well-matched, Tuesday, in the Tiger cage.

Sports Highlights

Ned Fennessy, in his 21st year as Martha's Vineyard Regional High School boys tennis coach, sends a promising team onto the courts today at Cohasset and hosts Bishop Feehan here on Saturday.

Vineyard Haven runner Ocean Eversley wants to compete

All things considered, perhaps the most remarkable Island athlete is 53-year-old Ocean Eversley of Vineyard Haven.

Martha’s Vineyard Commission reconsiders Edgartown special ways

The Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC), at a public hearing on March 10, made several amendments to the Island Road District designation.

Martha’s Vineyard regional coach preview girls Lacrosse season

The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School varsity lacrosse team is looking forward to an exciting and successful season.

Tisbury fiscal year 2012 budget increase driven by education costs

Tisbury's proposed fiscal year 2012 (FY12) operating budget of $20,451,676 is up by 1.

Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School performs

Performances are Friday, April 1, at 7 pm; Saturday, April 2 at 2 and 7 pm. Admission is $8; $5 seniors and students; $20 for families.

Yeah, yeah, but what are the real questions about regionalization

There are certainly ways in which the consolidation of some public services may prove to be more efficient and more economical than the six-fold duplication of those efforts, which is our historic and current pattern.

Martha’s Vineyard Masters swimmer sets New England meet record

Four members of the Martha's Vineyard Masters Swim Club team competed in the New England Short Course Yards championship meet held in Harvard's Blodgett Pool on March 12, 18, 19 and 20.

Pay to flay – It’s time to make a fresh start

Did you know that some newspapers charge the bereaved to have obituaries of the dearly departed published.

Martha’s Vineyard man takes bat to accused child molester

The February 22 arrest of a Middleboro man by Middleboro police on child sex-abuse charges is linked to an arraignment that took place Friday in Edgartown District Court.

New lawsuit, no answers from Edgartown attorney Edward W. Vincent, Jr.

Edgartown police opened a criminal investigation this week, as new allegations of fraud and missing client funds surfaced against prominent Edgartown attorney and town official Edward W.