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Pre-trial probation for Tisbury man accused of indecent assault

Prosecutor and defense attorney recommend the court continue the case.

Oliver H. “Johnny Seaview” Perry died on 12-12-12

Known as "Johnny Seaview," he was a gravelly voiced bartender and bon vivant who travelled with a flower and a chain saw.

Aquinnah would join federal lawsuit to block Island casino bid

Aquinnah's regulatory authority may be implicated in a decision in the federal lawsuit. The town wants to intervene in order to protect its interests.

Vineyard Haven library offers rule-breaking patron an appeal

The Vineyard Haven Public Library's board of trustees will give a library patron whose computer privileges were suspended for six months an opportunity to argue for reinstatement when the board next meets on December 19.

Health insurance changes will hit Massachusetts hard

Massachusetts families and small businesses are scheduled to be hit with higher health insurance premiums starting in 2014 when a new federal tax on health plans kicks in, jeopardizing the state's efforts to rein in health care spending, according to a new report and industry leaders.

Cronig’s final solar canopy is complete

The last of three solar canopies should go on-line soon.

Islanders invited to Wreaths Across America ceremony

A special Wreaths Across America ceremony to honor veterans nationwide takes place at 10:30 am Friday, at the directory at the Avenue of Flags in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Vineyard Haven.

Amazon will begin to collect sales tax in Massachusetts

Island shoppers will lose the tax-free benefits of online purchases with Amazon.

Tisbury leads the way with social media policies

Whether on a Facebook page, in a blog or a tweet, the town employees now have clear-cut guidelines about online postings.

Deer shotgun season numbers dip from last year high

Hunters put a dent in the Martha's Vineyard deer population during the two-week deer shotgun season that ended Saturday, but the final official tally is expected to fall well short of the record 2011 tally.

Tisbury Business Association remains active with holiday events

Although the TBA's future is uncertain, members rallied to keep the organization's traditional festivities alive, along with a few new ones.

West Tisbury inks landfill solar array agreement

The PV array is expected to produce more electricity than the town can use, but the deal does not allow the town to sell that energy on the open market.

Vineyard family mounts effort to bring holiday relief to Sandy victims

Kristen Araujo of Shear Inspiration Salon and members of the Araujo family have mounted a drive to fill an Econoline van with much needed supplies.

Oak Bluffs police bean rampaging turkey

Oak Bluffs police decided that a rampaging turkey was a public menace and had to go.

Tisbury selectmen wrap up a long, year end to-do list

As 2012 draws to a close, the selectmen are thinking ahead to town meeting next spring.

West Tisbury breaks ground for $6 million library project

A chilly afternoon and a happy moment marked the beginning of construction of the expanded library. Project completion is expected at January 2014.

Island drug raid nets two suspects, illegal narcotics

Police arrested two men in Oak Bluffs, after a four-month investigation into drug dealing.

AG reports says some fundraisers yield little to charities

The attorney general issued a report this week that documents how much non-profit organizations get from the professional solicitors they hire.

Mansion House Health Club offers new strength class for seniors

The Mansion House Health Club's latest offering is Senior Strength Class.

Harbor View Hotel chef named one of Zagat’s top 30

Harbor View Hotel executive chef Shaun Brian Sells was named to Zagat's "Top 30 Under 30" list, recognized as a stand-out contributor to the greater Boston food scene, according to a press release.