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Edward Vincent offers to resign bar, as disbarment considered

Edgartown attorney Edward "Pete" Vincent Jr.

Fuel Assistance program offers increased benefits

Benefit levels are increased this year for a Fuel Assistance program run by the South Shore Community Action Council (SSCAC).

Mass home sales slump to lowest level in 21 years

Home sales in Massachusetts in 2011 hit their lowest levels since 1990, despite low interest rates and "soft" median sales prices that dropped 3 percent last year, real estate market analysts reported Tuesday, according top the State House News Service.

Coast Guard says 2011 stats emphasize importance of PFDs

The 1st Coast Guard District recorded 51 recreational boating and paddling fatalities in New England waters in 2011.


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Moveable feast of Martha’s Vineyard community dinners warms winter

For good home cooking and warm fellowship at a truly amazing price, nothing beats one of the four weekly Community Suppers held in Island churches.

When vets have to treat unexpected pets

Every now and again, a truly unusual pet is brought into a vet's office "” like a tarantula.

Maximixing onions, controlling voles challenge Island gardeners

Starting about now, stored vegetables are likely to start sprouting.

Tick-borne babesiosis is a less well known but potent disease

Doctors outside of tick hotspots may not know much about it or know when to look for it.

Vineyard scouts had what it takes in snowy Klondike Derby

Just before the turn of the last century, gold prospectors used dog sleds to travel the sub-zero reaches of Alaska.

Poets Corner

sail away on any ocean or disappear into the larger picture.

Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank Fund makes grant awards

The Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank Charitable Fund, a donor-advised fund with the Permanent Endowment for Martha's Vineyard, announced that seven community groups and local nonprofit organizations had received $11,500 in 2011 winter grants.


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Academic Honors

Emily Carter of Oak Bluffs received a Bachelor of Arts degree with Distinctive Scholastic Achievement in Chinese and Communicative Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison on December 24, 2011.


Brittany Devaney of Edgartown and Matthew Lawson of New Kent County, Virginia, have announced their engagement.

Looking forward: Martha’s Vineyard brokers talk change and politics

Vineyard agents answer the question: Have any changes occurred locally or nationally that might affect the 2012 real estate market on the Island?




Oh my goodness, talk about a roller coaster ride.


Our first snowstorm of the winter brought such joy to the little ones of our town and such tragedy to the Hutchinson family.