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Aquinnah annual trims Tri-town ambulance contribution

Aquinnah voters on Tuesday plowed through special and annual town meeting warrants and approved a $3,048,524 operating budget for fiscal 2012.

Martha’s Vineyard student newspaper wins journalism awards

For the sixth consecutive year, the New England Scholastic Press Association (NESPA) awarded its Highest Achievement Award in Scholastic Editing and Publishing to the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School's student journalists.

Motherhood’s next dimension

Five years ago, the two older kids were safely launched, and the two younger ones were approaching liftoff.

A Sunday to remember

This coming Sunday, May 15 is Peace Officers' Memorial Day and the start of National Police Week.

Jane L. Brown

Jane Legge Brown, age 89, died peacefully in her long time Oak Bluffs home on April 18.

Island travel lacrosse teams suffer weekend defeats

The girls' Under-15 and Under-13 youth lacrosse teams lost to the Lakers of Lakeville at Martha's Vineyard Sunday.

Martha’s Vineyard sweeps Spartans in boys’ lacrosse

The Vineyard varsity lacrosse team completed a home and home sweep of Eastern Athletic Conference rival Bishop Stang with an 11-3 victory at Dan McCarthy Field in Oak Bluffs on a chilling, blustery Tuesday afternoon.

Planning ahead recommended for Martha’s Vineyard seniors

Talking about death makes most of us uncomfortable.

Island Housing Trust seeks bids for Tisbury townhouses

The Island Housing Trust (IHT) is soliciting bids from qualified general contractors for the first phase of construction of a property on Lake Street in Vineyard Haven.

Noteworthy events

The nonprofit preschool Island Children's School hosts its annual Mayfest fundraiser this Saturday, May 14, from 10 am to 2 pm at the school in West Tisbury.

Martha’s Vineyard girls win once, lose twice in lacrosse

The Vineyard varsity girls lacrosse team hit a rough patch in their season this week.

Reel Picks

This time Greg (Zachary Gordon) and Rowley (Robert Capron) are hopeful but tormented seventh graders.

Benefit for Kevin Searle of Edgartown

Some 200 friends of Kevin Searle gathered at the P-A club Saturday night to eat, socialize, and raise money for the guest of honor.

A matchless man

Chappy and Martha's Vineyard have lost one of its most extraordinary citizens.

Edgartown selectmen complete to-do list in four flat

Edgartown selectmen handled a short list of municipal housekeeping chores Monday, in a meeting that lasted about four minutes.

West Tisbury

Going through one of my piles of clippings I found an old West Tisbury column by Polly Woollcott Murphy from May 1987.

Martha’s Vineyard students send 1,000 good wishes to Japan

On Monday, May 9 Chilmark School teacher Susan Larsen, accompanied by her daughter Olivia Larsen, traveled to Boston to present Japanese Consul General Takeshi Hikihara with 1,000 paper cranes "lovingly folded" by students and other members of the Martha's Vineyard community and a check for $500.

Worn out their welcome

As a seasonal resident of Aquinnah, I was not at all pleased with the chain of events that took place at Gay Head this past weekend.

What to say?

I wonder what Winslow Myers will say about killing, even as bad a man as Osama bin Laden.