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Martha’s Vineyard soccer teams win on senior day

Three high school teams ended the regular season on a busy Saturday. The girls and boys soccer teams won, while the field hockey team tied Needham.

West Tisbury girls, Edgartown boys win interscholastic track meet

The Hawks and Eagles soared to wins as the junior high track season came to a close Friday at MVRHS. Five Island schools competed in eight events.

Chilmark rejects Iscol claim that neighbor violates zoning rules

Chilmark planners side with town building inspector and refuse one neighbor's charge against his abutter that new buildings violate zoning.

MVC will seek comment on draft of revised DRI checklist

A year-long rewrite of the MVC's checklist for developments that must be referred for possible review awaits comments. Public hearing on November 8.

Revised development of regional impact checklist awaits comment

Editor's Note: This Essay was revised and updated by the writers, as of 5:30 pm, October 28, 2012.

Hurricane Sandy track: The Vineyard can expect high winds

Sandy is moving more quickly toward southern New Jersey. Landfall is expected early this evening.

New fire station, town hall rehab planned for Oak Bluffs

The town unveiled a new five year capital projects plan that would include new buildings, vehicles, and repairs.

Wealthy South Shore neighbors wage legal war over their beaches

A spat over beach access leads to six years of legal conflicts among well-to-do litigants over property rights. The public may have skin in the game.

Tisbury officials say public concern, not data prompted stop signs

The town's reasoning appears to fall outside Massachusetts Department of Transportation (DOT) guidelines governing traffic control.

No notice, no water; customer says Tisbury policy is all wet

A local family said it got shabby treatment from the Tisbury Water Works, even though they were not responsible for paying the bill.

State replaces longtime Lagoon Pond bridge tender Bob Maciel

A move to consolidate operations has left the longtime West Tisbury bridge tender, who held the job for 30 years, very disappointed.

P.G. Harris of Chilmark dug deep into the Island past

A eulogy for P.G. Harris of Chilmark and call-to-arms to save one of the earliest portrayals of life on Martha's Vineyard.

Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank names new president

Paul Falvey is the new President and CEO of Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank. He replaces Chris Wells who resigned suddenly last May.

The arts help fuel Martha’s Vineyard’s economic engine

Media representatives gathered for a panel discussion about presenting and promoting local arts and culture.

Historical Perspective: Edgartown Lyceum provided a home for spirited debate

The debates covered a multitude of topics, from the philosophy of man, to the rights of women, to the building of a new Edgartown schoolhouse.

Polar Bears growl about Inkwellnessmv marketing

The informal morning swim group objects to the use of its name and images in a new company's branding.

School committee extends Superintendent Weiss’s contract

Committee chairman Susan Mercier said Mr. Weiss has done a phenomenal job and she was thrilled to extend the contract for two more years.

William Street in Vineyard Haven closed to traffic on Halloween

William Street in Vineyard Haven, from Spring Street to Woodlawn Avenue, will be closed by the Tisbury Police Department to motor vehicle traffic, from 6 to 9 pm on Wednesday, October 31.

Oak Bluffs police search for curly haired house intruder

An Oak Bluffs woman who was alerted by her dog that someone might be in her basement confronted an intruder in her house off Syracuse Avenue at about 2 pm on Friday, October 19.

Edgartown selectmen hear plea to help Sengekontacket Pond

State regulators set nitrogen loading targets that will require action from the town.