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Equipment failure and crash cut power on Martha’s Vineyard Friday

A morning equipment failure in Oak Bluffs and an afternoon car accident in West Tisbury, caused separate power outages in Island towns Friday.

Governor, DPH scraps school bake sale ban

Public and legislative criticism raged, so the Patrick administration backed off the bake sale decision.

Aquinnah voters agree to overrides, reject Roundabout

Aquinnah voters approved all override spending questions. However, they were not so approving of the Roundabout.

New state nutrition law bans bake sales during school hours

A new law, effective August 1, bars bake sale goods, candy bars sold in fundraisers, birthday treats, and more in public schools.

Steamship Authority, Tisbury chart harbor shoaling solution

Powerful ferry propellers push sand into harbor mooring areas.

Osprey stole the show, fish, at kids trout derby

An acrobatic osprey was the highlight of the 38th annual Martha's Vineyard Rod and Gun Club Kids Trout Derby, Saturday.

Tom Hale – eighty years of sailing with his hand at the tiller

Tom Hale launches his boat and a lifetime of sailing memories.

Influx of squid delights Martha’s Vineyard

On Memorial Wharf in stately Edgartown, a perennial squid hot spot, the calamari and bait fishermen stood shoulder to shoulder well into the night.

Senate presses for CPA changes adopted by House

The House plan enables communities to use CPA funds on athletic fields, parks and playground projects.

Depleted herring stocks are cause for concern

The National Marine Fisheries Service recently determined that these forage fish should be examined for protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Tisbury Police Department launches a new website

The new site not only offers information about the department but also downloadable forms for commonly requested applications.

Environmentally-friendly lawns have long-term benefits

Going green in your own yard can mean more than just cultivating a picture-perfect lawn. It can mean helping protect the environment.

Martha’s VIneyard District court report

April 17, 2012 Emile M. Rowe, Vineyard Haven; DOB 5/26/82, possession to distribute class B drug: continued to pretrial conference. April 23, 2012 Suene Concucao Menezes, Edgartown;...

Oak Bluffs hauls new trash contract to New Bedford

The town hopes to stabilize costs with a long term contract.

Martha’s Vineyard Farm Project drops plan to buy Thimble Farm

Thimble Farm owner Eric Grubman plans to sell his 37-acre property, following a failed effort by a community coalition of Island conservation, agriculture, and housing group representatives, local farmers, and interested residents to raise money for its purchase.

Dukes County Jail inmate indicted in plot to kill prosecutor

A Dukes County grand jury Wednesday indicted David Thrift, 31, of Tisbury, on two charges of solicitation to commit a felony.

Tisbury man, wanted on explosive charges, dies

A former Tisbury resident, wanted by Edgartown police on explosives charges, died May 4 in Canada.

Federal government to launch Secure Communities in Massachusetts

The implementation of Secure Communities will not change how law enforcement on Martha's Vineyard handles arrests, Sheriff Mike McCormack said.

Press association recognizes MVRHS journalists, and The Times

For the third time in six years, the New England Scholastic Press Association (NESPA) awarded its highest honor, the All-New England Award for Excellence in Scholastic Journalism, to the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School's student newspaper, the High School View, and the talented students who create it.

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School junior prom on Saturday

The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) junior class and guests will kick up their heels on prom night, Saturday, May 12, at the Edgartown Yacht Club from 6-10 pm.