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Fashion at the fair

It certainly wasn't Fashion Week in New York, but visitors to the Ag Society's annual Fair had a fashion sense all their own. Take a look.

R.I. runner wins Sullivan; Vineyard’s Ocean Eversley first woman

Islanders took three of the four top spots in the Sullivan 5K. Ocean Eversley, first woman; Marston Clough and Jill Zamarro, first walkers.

Honeys beat Rug Sox, win fourth women’s softball title

The Honeys are batting .500, after clinching their fourth women's title in eight years with a 10-4 win Thursday, at Veterans Park.

What’s Up MV: Comedy, hip hop and good nights this weekend

Comedy, local acts, and amateur rap headline the music weekend. Singer Gregory Porter brings star presence to Dreamland.

Edgartown selectmen deal with bedrooms, buskers, and boats

The number of bedrooms at a Chappaquiddick vacation rental, a persistent street musician, and a free fire and rescue vessel were on the agenda.

Tisbury selectmen relish Green Community status, and grant

About $140,000 from the state comes with the award, and 10 percent of it may be used by the town for administrative expenses.

Oak Bluffs turns to eminent domain to remove roundabout hurdles

Oak Bluffs selectmen voted to take five parcels after land owners refused to grant needed easements.

Secretary of Energy awards towns with green community grants

Tisbury and West Tisbury receive a total of nearly $300,000 in Green Community grant funds.

Island farmer Krishana Collins prepares for the future

Krishana Collins officially became the owner of Tea Lane Farm in Chilmark, on Tuesday. She signed a lease at a meeting of the Chilmark selectmen.

Alzheimer’s Disease is society’s next big challenge

Approaching a tipping point – in the last half of this decade, half of Amercans over 85 will have Alzheimer's. Research and generosity are key.

Dumb boat owner turns to “Smart Rail” for a dry ride

If the Smart Rails perform as advertised, The Martha's Vineyard Times fishing columnist will be able to leave the foul weather gear behind.

Tisbury ponders solutions for increased boat pump-out demand

How to handle expected increased free boat pump-outs, in light of new rules for Vineyard waters, barring dumping overboard?

Mass unemployment numbers up to 6.1 percent

Massachusetts employers added 1,600 jobs in July, but the state's unemployment rate ticked up slightly for the first time in three years.

Misplaced guardrail creates new problems at Tisbury ESF

The stanchion for the guardrail went though a conduit that must now be repaired. The finger pointing has started.

Oak Bluffs Police reported a quiet weekend, just 92 incidents

Despite crowds of visitors for the fireworks display and the last busy weekend of the summer, Oak Bluffs police had a quiet weekend.

SSA will sell knickknacks and gear

Steamship Authority members, meeting on Tuesday in Hyannis, considered a draft of the proposed 2013 summer and fall operating schedules, and a proposal to begin marketing souvenir items.

Mary Boyd named head teacher at West Tisbury School

Mary Boyd is the new interim head teacher at West Tisbury School.

Interfaith discussion with Abdul Rauf will focus on peace

On Wednesday, August 20, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and Rabbi Caryn B. Broitman will host an interfaith dialogue at the Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center at 7:30 pm.

Cape and Islands see jobs rise, down elsewhere

Though unemployment ticked up in July, the seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate is down in the Cape and Islands as well as in Amherst, according to the Office of Labor and Workforce Development.