Yearly Archives: 2012

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.