Yearly Archives: 2012

Martha’s Vineyard swamps Randolph on gridiron, 41-8

Brandon Watkins rushed for three TD's, Alec Tattersall passed to Joe Turney for two scores, and Nate Horwitz completed the rout in a rain-soaked win.

Steve Schwab withdraws plea, will be tried for child molestation

Faced with the prospect of serving a year in jail, the former Chilmark resident withdrew his proffered plea agreement and asked to go to trial.

Ferry passengers take security exercise in stride

Federal and local officials conducted random security checks on passengers leaving Martha's Vineyard by ferry.

Edgartown police arrest two on prostitution charges

Police said a man who used Craigslist to hire a prostitute received more than he bargained for.

Tisbury solar project progress hinges on NSTAR agreement

The process to obtain an agreement with NSTAR to hook up a new solar array proposed at Tisbury's landfill to the power grid has taken ten months.

SSA asks for rate hikes to fill $1.5 million budget gap

The automobile fare would be increased by $1 on each leg and the cost of year round parking permits would be increased by $25.

Community Preservation Act changes may benefit Martha’s Vineyard

Local officials lauded legislative changes that could lead to more funding, and more recreation projects for Martha's Vineyard towns.

Oak Bluffs and Tisbury keep trash by barge proposal afloat

With support from the Steamship Authority, Oak Bluffs and Tisbury are pursuing the idea of transporting trash to New Bedford by barge.

Chilmark church gets an organ transplant

The pipe organ's sound flooded forth, both soft and strong, multi-textured, filling the tiny sanctuary.

The Island Book telephone list hits a short circuit

Islanders were perplexed. Why couldn't they find familiar telephone numbers in The Island Book, the chamber directory?