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Oak Bluffs freezes hiring in the face of $1.1 million budget gap

Oak Bluffs selectmen agreed Tuesday to leave vacant town staff positions vacant and not to hire anyone for positions that become vacant through attrition.

After operating without a license, Oyster Bar can’t have one

The Oyster Bar Grille on Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs has operated year-round without the required license to serve alcohol, according to town officials.

Forum next week to discuss offshore wind energy development

State energy and environmental affairs officials will hold a public information session next week in Oak Bluffs, to discuss a multi-year federal leasing process for offshore wind-energy development in approximately 3,000 square miles of federal waters off the Massachusetts coast.

Tri-Town ambulance changes considered, postponed

At a joint meeting February 3, selectmen from Aquinnah, Chilmark, and West Tisbury discussed several significant changes to the Tri-Town ambulance committee but made none.

Police identify theft suspect from surveillance picture tips

Edgartown Police identified a man wanted for theft and credit card fraud, after several Island residents recognized the suspect in surveillance pictures published in The Times January 19

Reel Picks

There's innocence and madness as the dance-obsessed ballerina Nina (Natalie Portman), competes with Lily (Mila Kunis) for the lead role in "Swan Lake.

Solar grants light the way for homeowners

Beginning next week, the state of Massachusetts will give about 60 state homeowners grants totaling $1 million, in a pilot energy program that uses solar thermal water-heating technology to provide their homes with hot water and energy savings.

West Tisbury historic commission says no to Parsonage demo

The members of the West Tisbury Historic District Commission (HDC) made it clear Monday that they are unwilling to approve any demolition of the Old Parsonage on State Road overlooking Parsonage Pond.

Tasting, sipping for the new Edgartown Library

One hundred and twenty Edgartown Library supporters filled Lattanzi's Restaurant on Friday evening for the second annual Evening in Tuscany.

Noteworthy events

Bunch of Grapes will host a screenwriter's circle beginning on February 15 and continuing for eight weeks.

Islanders focus on needs, progress in Haiti

In some respects, the gathering of Island residents at Saturday's ACE MV seminar on the current situation in Haiti was a happy time, despite the dire conditions that continue to plague the Caribbean nation more than a year after the devastating earthquake there.

Martha’s Vineyard students score top awards for artwork, writing

Martha's Vineyard students captured an unprecedented number of awards in the Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards competition.

2012 town assessments for MV regional high school announced

Island towns' assessments are up by 1.

Haiti’s turbulent history

Shari Geistfeld gave a virtuoso performance at the ACE MV seminar on Saturday.

For thirsty marauders

A sight guaranteed to stir my wrathIs that of crows in the small birds' bath.


For Martha's Vineyard Community Services, 2011 is a big, big year — the 50th anniversary of its existence.

Winter on Vineyard Haven Harbor

Our only companions today are sea gulls.

The catalogue of tax favored farm property on the Vineyard

A complaint lodged with the West Tisbury zoning board of appeals about organized dirt-bike activity at a dirt-bike track on the Nip n' Tuck Farm off State Road has led to questions about how the town and state monitors and enforces Agricultural Preservation Restrictions (APR) intended to protect farmland from development.

MVRHS students to tour Ireland

The Irish History class at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School got a jump on St.