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Oak Bluffs firefighters bid farewell to Chief Nelson Amaral

In the falling snow, Oak Bluffs firefighters, family and friends buried a man that embodied his community.

Fan Bus to Vineyard-Bishop Feehan boys hoops game Tuesday

Island hoops fans may take a fan bus to the big game in Attleboro Tuesday, as the 9-1 Vineyarders look to even the score with the 10-1 Shamrocks.

MV Times contest supplies Valentine arrows to Island Cupids

"Love in Print," will appear in color in the Thursday, February 9 edition of The Times.

West Tisbury selectmen add roundabout to ballot

Selectmen voted to place the roundabout question on the spring election ballot after a petition turned into the town clerk failed to pass muster.

Alice Oliveira

Alice Oliveira of New Bedford, died Tuesday, January 17, at the New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home following a period of declining health.

State budget chief says mandatory spending will outpace taxes

A projected jump in state tax collections next fiscal year of more than a billion dollars will likely be outpaced by "mandatory spending" in four major areas, according to the House budget chief, who is also warning of "dwindling" opportunities for creative solutions to state budget problems.

Passing the baton: Boys and Girls Club hosts Vineyard 20 Miler

"We have close to 300 registered, and expect 350-400, but we're ready if 500 show up," says Pete Lambos of the 20 Miler road race on February 18.

Permanent Endowment is accepting scholarship applications

The Permanent Endowment for Martha's Vineyard, the Island's community foundation, is now accepting applications for its 2012 educational scholarships.

State panel finds no evidence of wind turbine syndrome

Experts convened by state health and environmental officials have found no evidence of a set of health effects from exposure to wind turbines that could be described as wind turbine syndrome, according to an independent panel

Lagoon Drawbridge design details due at committee meeting

It's the little things that make a big impact in design of the permanent drawbridge.

Oak Bluffs selectmen interview candidates for town administrator

Selectmen work through the search process, but how hard are they really looking?

U.S. Postal Service hikes rates, box rental fees

The Oak Bluffs postmaster notified box holders about the upcoming increases in a letter that did not include rates, because he had no information yet.

Martha’s Vineyard fire hydrants: water, water, not everywhere

How do firefighters find a hydrant in the first few minutes of battling a fire? Is the way they do it now the best way to protect lives and property?

Mill Pond in West Tisbury is the focus of environmental concerns

This Saturday's presentation by Michael Hopper, president of the Sea Run Brook Trout Coalition, was rescheduled to January 28 due to illness.

School lunch program start-up a challenge at West Tisbury School

Plans for kitchen renovations and a new food service program at West Tisbury School present challenges for the Up-Island Regional School District.

Adult Community Education MV begins winter/spring classes

Adult and Community Education of Martha's Vineyard (ACE MV) is offering an expanded catalog of over 60 classes this winter and spring.

Centenarian Gert Knowlton says act young and stay young

Mrs. Knowlton was born in 1912 – the year that the Titanic sank and Fenway Park was erected.