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Nearby, but far away

This old house is not far away, but in every sense except geographic, it is remote.

Island Alpaca experiences a baby boom

Island Alpaca in Oak Bluffs is experiencing a baby boom of sorts: three, and 15 more to go, owner Barbara Ronchetti reported.

Corrections

In a news brief published June 28, "New Tisbury police officers join the ranks," police officer Ryan Natichioni's last name was misspelled.

Bourne Bridge renamed for fallen Cape soldier

The Bourne Bridge over the Cape Cod Canal, the route most often used by Islanders traveling on the mainland, received a new name Thursday from lawmakers honoring Staff Sergeant Matthew Pucino, a decorated war hero killed in action in Afghanistan in 2009, when his mounted patrol unit was attacked with an IED, the State House News reported.

Cape Light Compact and ConEdison offer lower electricity prices

Cape Light Compact (CLC) recently announced new electricity supply prices for residential, commercial, and industrial customers, effective with meter read dates July 2012 through January 2013.

Birthday bash for traditional ketch Mabel

Vineyard Voyagers is throwing a birthday party Sunday, July 8, for its flagship vessel, Mabel.

Martha’s Vineyard outdistances average per pupil costs

In 2010, Massachusetts spent less per pupil than three of its neighbors but more than the national average, which was $10,615, the State House News service reported.

Edgartown library welcomes new director with a party

On Friday, the Edgartown Library welcomed members of the community to meet the new director, Jill Hughes, at an open house.

New VTA shuttle will serve Menemsha loop route

In an effort to ease congestion in Menemsha and provide convenient off-site parking for visitors and the employees of local businesses, the Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) is now providing shuttle bus service between Menemsha and a town parking lot adjacent to the town transfer station off Tabor House Road.

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital brings Lyme test in-house

Martha's Vineyard Hospital has begun performing Lyme disease testing and providing results on site.

Stan Murphy’s art in slides Thursday at Katharine Cornell

Iconic Island artist Stanley Murphy's work will be presented on slides by his son David at the Katharine Cornell Theater, Thursday July 12 at 5:30 pm.

Former Celtic Chris Herren will speak about his journey back

His story of drug dependance is the centerpiece of the Emmy nominated ESPN sports documentary, "Unguarded."

Vineyard Haven businesses ask: “Where’s Waldo?”

Where's Waldo? In Vineyard Haven, of course.

MVSB files lawsuit against Pie in the Sky

Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank filed suit against Pie in the Sky, a bakery in Woods Hole adjacent to a bank branch.

Historic Dreamland ballroom will reopen in Oak Bluffs

Building managers expect the new venue, which can accommodate up to 500 people, to fill an important entertainment and event niche.

Each season there are lessons to learn and relearn

Those who do not learn from the mistakes of the past are doomed to repeat them over and over again.

Hefty price tag on new superintendent’s office building explained

The preliminary $6.8 million cost estimate for a proposed new superintendent's office building hinges on upcoming results from a feasibility study.

Edgartown selectmen air concerns over seaplane landings

Seaplane landing near Wilson's Landing on Edgartown Great Pond have raised the concerns of residents and town officials.