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Fire Partnership held a controlled burn Monday in Long Point

The Martha's Vineyard Prescribed Fire Partnership conducted a controlled burn Monday at The Trustees of Reservations' Long Point Reservation in West Tisbury.

MVC agrees to continue DRI public hearing to Nov. 29

Under pressure from Edgartown officials, the Martha's Vineyard Commission agreed to take further public comment on the DRI checklist.

Tisbury police officer hurt in cruiser accident

Officer Kelly Kershaw suffered minor injuries when her cruiser struck a tree Tuesday night. State police are investigating the State Road accident.

Contractors object to MVC big house checklist’s ‘character test’

What's wrong with big houses on huge lots, builders ask. And, who decides what's in character and what's not? Is big-ness the only criteria?

George E. Thibault Jr.

Captain George E.

Driver in July 4th crash faces two counts of vehicular homicide

Thomas Jones is to be arraigned on November 30, for his role in causing the crash that killed his son and a young woman.

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School budget at $17.6 million

An additional science teacher and increased costs for special education in residential care facilities off-Island are the big-ticket budget increases.

Martha’s Vineyard school enrollment remains consistent

Enrollments in the elementary schools are up by about 1.3 percent and in the regional high school by about 1.9 percent this year.

West Tisbury dog owner questions why pet was shot

The animal control officer said the farmer was within his rights to shoot the a part Sheltie, part border collie named Chi.

Chilmark School puts the hot back in lunches

Hot lunches made in West Tisbury School's newly renovated kitchen are a welcome change for Chilmark School students.

DEP will hold meeting on cleanup plan for Island ponds

DEP wants comments on plans to limit and reduce nitrogen pollution in the coastal waters of Farm Pond, Sengekontacket Pond and Lagoon Pond.

West Tisbury selectmen press DOT over guardrail and intersection

They are unhappy with the replacement of a wood guardrail with steel on Mill Brook bridge and a lack of action to correct a dangerous intersection.

Edgartown slams MVC on regional development checklist

Selectmen and local developers don't like the draft checklist and don't like the way the MVC conducted its public hearing.

Computers, clothes taken in burglary of two Edgartown businesses

Police asked for help from the public to solve the crime.

Edgartown balances restaurant sidewalk seating, pedestrian space

Selectmen acknowledged that the Atlantic restaurant's plan to provide sidewalk seating will constrict space on the privately owned sidewalk.

Wampanoag tribe holds council elections

The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) held elections Sunday.

Wampanoag tribe administrator leaves job

Tobias Vanderhoop stepped down last week from the job he has held for four years. The tribe provided no information on the search for his replacement.

Two week deer shotgun week begins Monday

The Massachusetts two-week deer shotgun season begins one-half hour before sunrise Monday, Nov.

Martha’s Vineyard Harley Riders cruise for toys

Motorcycle club rides the Vineyard to collect funds for the Red Stocking Fund.