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Nantucket appoints Robert Ranney to fill father’s seat on SSA

Mr. Ranney will take the seat his father, H. Flint Ranney, held for eight years. Mr. Ranney, 77, died Friday, December 21, at his home on Nantucket.

Island children bake kindness into cookies

Mom Olivia Butler said she and the children baked cookies as part of a worldwide "acts of kindness" movement spurred by the Newtown shootings.

The joy of a hand-made ornament lasts for generations

For 58 years Chilmark seasonal resident Sue Regen has delighted friends and family with hand-made wood ornaments.

Calendars with Island character will help make 2013 a good year

Dogs, sunsets, birds, beach scenes, and the things Islanders say mark the days of the coming year.

Willy Mason draws a crowd at The Pit Stop

More than 120 people came to hear Willy Mason perform with friends this past Saturday night.

Martha’s Vineyard rolls to victories in boys and girls hoops

The boys rebounded from a sluggish effort in the home opener last week with two dominating wins. The girls got off to a perfect 3-0 start.

Edgartown police said speed a factor in Thursday morning crash

Daniel Haggarty was driving a Subaru SUV when he collided with a Toyota sedan driven by Molly Bennett as she attempted to turn onto Barnes Road.

Hockey team “Stuff A Bus” for the food pantry begins Friday

The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School boys hockey team will collect food items for the Island Food Pantry as part of its second "Stuff A Bus" campaign.

Tisbury officer’s weekend behavior reviewed by town selectmen

Selectmen consider whether behavior of Officer Kelly Kershaw, now on medical leave, warrants disciplinary action.

Reel Picks: More about movies playing this week

In this comedy, Seth Rogen plays an inventor who is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime.

Signs, vacation rentals, stir debate in Edgartown

The planning board is considering changes to the towns sign bylaw, and changes to local regulations that cover vacation rentals.

Tisbury selectmen discuss school security and hiring policies

A discussion about security at Tisbury School led to criticisms, from selectman Jeff Kristal, about the school's employee hiring process .

Island clergy search for answers in faith, after school shooting

Pastors urged their congregations not to lessen the tragedy, but to remember there is more good than evil in the world.

Cozy Hearth property now home to solar energy projects

Two acres on a site where Bill Bennett proposed an affordable housing project ten years ago has been put to use for solar energy production instead.

Edgartown anticipates near $1 million spike in school costs

Selectmen are bracing for budget adjustments after seeing budget estimates from the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School and the Edgartown School.

Chilmark officials say ‘Wow’ to school costs hike

Jump in high school budget and superintendent's spending for FY2014, plus millions for a new superintendent's office elicit sharp intakes of breath

Judge upholds West Tisbury con com on revetment denial

Court records said there is no dispute that the property has lost approximately two feet per year to erosion since 1988.

Change in status of Gay Head lighthouse sought, to encourage preservation

Ninth District Congressman William Keating joins effort to have Gay Head Light removed from Coast Guard ownership to hasten longterm protection

Up-Island regional school committee okays $9.19 million budget

Several budget items are likely to change, due to contract negotiations that are underway with the Martha's Vineyard Public Schools' five bargaining units.

Edgartown orders halt to alcohol sales at Sophia’s

Selectmen denied renewal of the license because of irregularities in the application.