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Coralee LaRue wins Martha’s Vineyard Schools Spelling Bee

Coralee LaRue, a sixth-grader at Tisbury School, took first place at an Island-wide spelling bee Friday.

West Tisbury woman who shot husband sought court protection

Cynthia Bloomquist killed her shotgun-wielding husband with his own pistol, following a violent struggle.

Oak Bluffs holds annual, special town meetings April 10

Oak Bluffs has published the town's annual and special town meeting warrants. Voters will be asked to take action on Tuesday, April 10.

Husband dead, wife injured in West Tisbury shooting

Police and emergency responders rushed to 19 Skiff's Lane Friday morning, where an estranged couple wrestled over a pistol.

Martha’s Vineyard welcomes Matt Bradley home from Afghanistan

Matt Bradley of Oak Bluffs, a paramedic and Navy reservist, got a hero's welcome upon his return from war last Thursday, March 22.

John H. Bryant

John Howard (Jack) Bryant, 74, of West Tisbury died on March 19, 2012, at Martha's Vineyard Hospital after a brief illness.

Audit scolds Oak Bluffs for recurring finance deficiencies

An independent audit highlights issues that the town has failed to fix, despite several years of critical management letters on the same topics.

Free 7th Grade Girls Day this Saturday

The Workout and Vineyard Tennis Center is hosting a free 7th Grade Girls Day on Saturday.

Sports Highlights

A hearty group of Islanders competed Sunday in the 35th New Bedford Half Marathon.

Martha’s Vineyard skaters shine in Rockland

Two skaters from the Martha's Vineyard Figure Skating Club competed well in the 5th annual South Shore Open in Rockland, MA on Sunday March 18.

Vineyard travel hoopsters grab the gold in St. Patty’s tourney

Both the eighth and sixth grade Vineyard girls travel hoops teams won the season-ending St. Patty's tourney held in Kingston last weekend.

Young Islanders ski to success in 2011-12 season

Islanders Anna and Patrick Flaherty each had successful ski seasons as members of the Berkshire East ski race team in Charlemont, MA.

The Eighth Vineyard Social frisbee golf tourney

Four Vineyarders placed first throughout 10 divisions in the eighth annual Vineyard Social frisbee golf tournament held last weekend in Edgartown.

Vineyard Travel Mites coach describes a winning season

We began the season with a lot of conversations that went like "it will be a growing season", "we will learn to persevere", and "it will make the kids stronger.

Martha’s Vineyard filmmaker Len Morris receives Iqbal Masih Award

Vineyard documentary filmmaker Len Morris received the 2012 Iqbal Masih Award on March 20 from the U.

West Tisbury Library forum to review planned design for expansion

Voters get a last chance to review the design of the town library, which is about to be renovated and enlarged, at a cost of $6.055 million.

The Grey Barn and Farm is nearly three years old

For Molly and Eric Glasgow, the dream of owning a farm has led to a steep learning curve and plenty of hard work.

Coast Guard balks at $1.3 million Menemsha fire claim

Chilmark selectmen take angry exception to a Coast Guard decision that claims the fire that destroyed the Coast Guard boathouse began on town's dock

Tisbury selectmen end 25-year commercial tax burden shift

The Tisbury selectmen voted this week to end the town practice of shifting a larger portion of the town's tax levy to commercial property owners.

Amanda Hutchinson

On Sunday, April 29, a memorial gathering for