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Regional high school committee accepts four teacher retirements

At a brief meeting Monday night the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) school committee accepted with appreciation and regret retirement letters from four longtime teachers, effective at the end of the school year.

Edgartown selectmen consider changing airport lease

Town manager Pam Dolby urged Edgartown selectmen to meet with members of the Katama Airport Commission to discuss a new lease for the town-owned airport.

Obama administration funds Martha’s Vineyard buses

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced Tuesday it will award $13.


An obituary for Margaret Douglas McCarter of Westport, published September 27, reported that a memorial service would be held on October 10.

Edgartown mountain bike designer hits the trails

Dave Weagle engineers top-of-the-line mountain bikes that incorporate suspension technology he patented and licenses to bicycle manufacturers.

Living Local Harvest Festival reaped lots of food and fun

Celebrating the season with a local flair.

Parents go back to school for a night at MVRHS

Parents returned to school last Thursday night for the annual "Back to School Night" at the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School.

Even on Martha’s Vineyard, dogs get anxious, nervous

Based on his history, altered mental status, and twitching, I suspected something neurological. "This may be serotonin syndrome," I concluded.

Island scouts scale New Hampshire mountain

A group of Island scouts and parents traveled Saturday to Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire to scale the second most highly climbed mountain in the world, behind Mount Fuji in Japan.

Martha’s Vineyard Bridge Club results

Many of the duplicate bridge players who are on the Island only in the summer seem to be lingering, so the sanctioned games are bursting with enthusiastic players.

Poets Corner: Seasons

Seasons As I drive through the colors of fall I can feel my heart open up to change I embrace the beauty that surrounds me Then...

Martha’s Vineyard Community Notes

The Vineyard Haven Tennis Foundation invites Islanders to play tennis on the Reade courts at the end of Boxberry Avenue off Franklin Street in Tisbury free of charge.

Academic Honors

Zachary Bressler Rabin, received the Dean's Award for academic excellence from Colgate University for the spring term, 2012.


Michael and Jessica Johns of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of their daughter, Ginger Dahlia Johns, on September 24 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

MVRHS sports highlights

The boys soccer team downed Somerset, 5-0; the field hockey team tied tough Bishop Stang, and the Vineyard golfers picked up two big league wins.

In Falmouth, curling is a sport for all ages

The Cape Cod Curling Club offers a starter course for new curlers. All are welcome.

Keeping fit as a senior on Martha’s Vineyard

More and more, fitness centers are catering to older individuals.


Good night, dear heart, good night, good night.


Another holiday weekend is upon us, so get ready for those visitors to arrive by the literal boatload.