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Martha’s Vineyard rolls to victories in boys and girls hoops

The boys rebounded from a sluggish effort in the home opener last week with two dominating wins. The girls got off to a perfect 3-0 start.

Edgartown police said speed a factor in Thursday morning crash

Daniel Haggarty was driving a Subaru SUV when he collided with a Toyota sedan driven by Molly Bennett as she attempted to turn onto Barnes Road.

Hockey team “Stuff A Bus” for the food pantry begins Friday

The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School boys hockey team will collect food items for the Island Food Pantry as part of its second "Stuff A Bus" campaign.

Tisbury officer’s weekend behavior reviewed by town selectmen

Selectmen consider whether behavior of Officer Kelly Kershaw, now on medical leave, warrants disciplinary action.

Reel Picks: More about movies playing this week

In this comedy, Seth Rogen plays an inventor who is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime.

Signs, vacation rentals, stir debate in Edgartown

The planning board is considering changes to the towns sign bylaw, and changes to local regulations that cover vacation rentals.

Tisbury selectmen discuss school security and hiring policies

A discussion about security at Tisbury School led to criticisms, from selectman Jeff Kristal, about the school's employee hiring process .

Island clergy search for answers in faith, after school shooting

Pastors urged their congregations not to lessen the tragedy, but to remember there is more good than evil in the world.

Cozy Hearth property now home to solar energy projects

Two acres on a site where Bill Bennett proposed an affordable housing project ten years ago has been put to use for solar energy production instead.

Edgartown anticipates near $1 million spike in school costs

Selectmen are bracing for budget adjustments after seeing budget estimates from the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School and the Edgartown School.

Chilmark officials say ‘Wow’ to school costs hike

Jump in high school budget and superintendent's spending for FY2014, plus millions for a new superintendent's office elicit sharp intakes of breath

Judge upholds West Tisbury con com on revetment denial

Court records said there is no dispute that the property has lost approximately two feet per year to erosion since 1988.

Change in status of Gay Head lighthouse sought, to encourage preservation

Ninth District Congressman William Keating joins effort to have Gay Head Light removed from Coast Guard ownership to hasten longterm protection

Up-Island regional school committee okays $9.19 million budget

Several budget items are likely to change, due to contract negotiations that are underway with the Martha's Vineyard Public Schools' five bargaining units.

Edgartown orders halt to alcohol sales at Sophia’s

Selectmen denied renewal of the license because of irregularities in the application.

Judge puts off ruling on requests to join casino lawsuit

A federal court judge will not decide until March whether several interested parties, including the town of Aquinnah, will be permitted to intervene in a complex case involving would-be mainland casino developer KG Urban and Massachusetts Gov.

Tisbury Business Association honors student volunteer

As part of its "Twelve Days of Tisbury" holiday celebration, the Tisbury Business Association (TBA) Tuesday honored eighth grade student Amanda Bernard for her "outstanding community service.

New Red Cross van is stocked and ready to roll

Martha's Vineyard now has a new Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle [ERV].

Aging workforce, limited ed opportunities pose challenges

With limited higher education opportunities and the state's oldest workforce, employers on Cape Cod and the Islands face extra hurdles finding younger employees to replace retiring Baby Boomers, according to a report released Tuesday morning in Hyannis.

Gas prices drop around New England

Gas prices dropped five cents a gallon over the past week and 16 cents a gallon over the past month, according to AAA Southern New England.