Yearly Archives: 2011

Up-Island Regional School District considers $8.9 million budget

The draft fiscal year 2013 operating budget for the Up-Island Regional School District $8.96 million, an increase of 4.26 percent over last year.

Chilmark selectmen navigate packed agenda

Selectmen granted a conservation restriction but pressed for a trail easement to benefit the public.

Edgartown considers zoning change for affordable homes

The proposal would allow homes on otherwise unbuildable lots of as little as 5,000 square feet.

Report says fiscal squeeze on local aid expected to continue for...

Towns may be forced to cope with revenue shortages for "the foreseeable future," according to a report by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation.

Court action begins against MVC roundabout decision

Two Island towns file a lawsuit against the MVC, hoping to stop the construction of a roundabout at a busy Island intersection.

Former public relations firm sues Edgartown Library Foundation

The lawsuit alleges the foundation damaged the public relations firm, infringed on its copyright, and used unfair and deceptive trade practices.

West Tisbury selectmen go a few rounds with MVC’s Chris Murphy

Martha's Vineyard Commission vice chairman Chris Murphy met with West Tisbury selectmen. The discussion focused on the roundabout and better communication.

Career drug dealer nabbed again, faces federal charges

A man with a long record of serious drug crimes, who has already served two state prison sentences, is arrested in Oak Bluffs.

Edgartown police arrest suspect in Island home pill thefts

Police are investigating Joann Hathaway, 53, for attempting to steal prescription narcotics from homes in Edgartown, West Tisbury, and Tisbury.