Yearly Archives: 2011

Editorial: Thanksgiving’s challenge in these parlous times

In these parlous times, we find ourselves gathering, like our European forebears did nearly four centuries ago, with no sure sense of what lies ahead.

Driver cited in three-car accident on State Road

Tisbury police closed State Road Friday, November 18, following a three-vehicle accident at Mayflower Lane.

Report of a paring knife on Edgartown School bus prompts swift...

Edgartown School and police officials reacted quickly last Thursday morning to a report that a child on a school bus was in possession of a knife.

Unhappy with Oak Bluffs search, two committee members resign

Unhappy with a process that provides a clear path for interim town administrator Bob Whritenour, two members of the seven-member screening committee charged with presenting selectmen with final candidates for the job of Oak Bluffs town administrator resigned.

Edgartown selectmen sign off on $400,000 to affordable buydown

The Edgartown Affordable Housing Trust tries a new way to create affordable housing.

Up-Island must wait a little longer for improved wireless service

Can you hear me now? The startup date for a two-town distributed antennae system (DAS) project, expected to provide reliable wireless service to Chilmark and Aquinnah, has been pushed back from January 1 to sometime in March.

Water Alliance and MVC host talk on nitrogen reduction in ponds

The Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC) and the Martha's Vineyard Water Alliance will co-sponsor a presentation on alternative strategies to reduce nitrogen in coastal ponds at 5 pm, Tuesday, November 30 at the Howes House in West Tisbury.

Two week deer shotgun hunting season begins Monday

While risk to non-hunters is minimal, public safety officials advise people entering wooded areas to exercise caution and wear blaze orange.

Gatchell Family lights up season of giving Thursday night

The display is meant to delight the community but also serves as the centerpiece of an annual food drive for the Island Food Pantry.