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Martha’s Vineyard town budgets rise, voter participation lags

If experience is any guide and as the chart that accompanies this story shows, only a small percentage of voters will decide how to spend more than $96 million.

Announcements

Adriana G.

Martha’s Vineyard District Court Report

Eugene Casey, Boston; DOB 6/17/82, drug violation near school/park: dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth; possession of Class B drug (cocaine): guilty — one year in the house of correction suspended, two years probation, must pay $50 VW and $50 PSF; disorderly conduct: dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth.

Edgartown Library will sponsor Census speaker

The Edgartown Library will host a presentation by Tia Costello from the Boston office of the U.

Leila M. Sequeira

Leila May Sequeira, 83, a resident of Windemere Nursing Home and formerly of Aidylberg Elderly Housing in Oak Bluffs, died on Monday, March 28, 2011 at Martha's Vineyard Hospital.

Promising Young Poets of Martha’s Vineyard read at Featherstone

The second annual Promising Young Poets of Martha's Vineyard have been named, and all will read their poems April 6, at 4 pm, at Featherstone.

Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School: Intro to Guatemala

High school students at the Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School traveled to Guatemala in late February.

Study recommends Oak Bluffs, Tisbury police department merger

Consolidating the Oak Bluffs and Tisbury police departments is economically viable, would save some money, and would improve supervision and increase operational efficiency in the two towns.

Martha’s Vineyard Arts and Culture Collaborative conducts census

The Martha's Vineyard Arts and Culture Collaborative (MVACC) is conducting a survey through April 8 to find out how many individuals, organizations, and businesses are directly involved in arts and culture on the Island.

In West Tisbury – Time to grow a library for all

Nelia Decker stopped by the other day and we found ourselves reminiscing about our time together — she as children's librarian and me as a library trustee.

Martha’s Vineyard joins Dress a Girl Around the World campaign

Some two dozen seamstresses, ranging in age from six to sixty-something, broke out the needles and cranked up sewing machines at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School on Saturday to create simple dresses for girls around the planet who have never owned a dress.

Vineyard Conservation Society “”  preserving Martha’s Vineyard

The Vineyard Conservation Society is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to preserving the environment, character, and quality of life of Martha's Vineyard through advocacy, education, and protection of the Island's land and waters.

Potluck diners welcome spring on Martha’s Vineyard

Dozens of winter-weary Islanders gathered at the Ag Hall Saturday night for the annual spring potluck supper and social.

Fundraiser at The Wharf for Avon Walk team, Imma Be the Cure

The Wharf was packed with people and good vibes Saturday night, all in support of Imma Be the Cure, the team of local women who are preparing to walk in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Boston May 14 and 15.

Falmouth man first, Oak Bluffs teen second in St. Pat’s 5K race

One hundred eighteen hardy souls braved the freezing temperature Sunday morning to run the 13th annual St.

US Mint rolls out coin honoring Wampanoag Tribe

Federal and Wampanoag tribal officials Friday introduced the 2011 Native American $1 coin during a ceremony at the Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth.

How insects survive Martha’s Vineyard winters

If you think you're glad winter is over, imagine how insects feel.

Mass ATV and dirt bike operators are subject to new regulations

With warmer weather on the way the Environmental Police issued a press release reminding operators of all terrain vehicles (ATVs) and dirt bikes of new age restrictions, safety education and registration requirements now in effect.

Corrections

A story published March 24, "Oak Bluffs to take from rainy day fund," incorrectly identified former town finance director and treasurer Paul Manzi as town acountant.

Center for Living

The home page of The Martha's Vineyard Center for Living (MVC4L) website features a quote from C.