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Benny Binder wins Edgartown School geography bee

For fifth-grader Benny Binder, Edgartown School's 23rd National Geographic Society geography bee all hinged on one question.

Greening the winter landscape; ordering seeds for spring

Evergreens provide relief from the mid-winter monochromatic landscape, while seed ordering offers hope for the future.

Diagnosing Lyme in dogs is an imprecise science for vets

Symptoms may not appear for months; maybe it's just arthritis; what to do?

Martha’s Vineyard students stand out in Globe arts competition

Thirty-two Island high school students won recognition for their artwork out of almost 14,000 entries in the 2012 Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards.

Bureau chief says farmers speaking together can be heard

High on the farmers' priorities was legislation that would enable more local slaughter and processing of four-legged animals.

Vineyard medical van shuttle driver provides a comforting ride

State Representative Tim Madden described Ms. May as "a truly remarkable woman."

Architect Neil Withers hangs out shingle

Architect Neil Withers, a former resident of Martha's Vineyard, has returned to the Island under the name, Fusion Architectural Design Build Services.

Martha’s Vineyard Regional HIgh School science fair is Saturday

Martha's Vineyard Regional High School's 13th annual science fair takes place on February 11 in the cafeteria and library.

Edgartown dredge committee chairman resigns

Edgartown selectmen accepted the resignation of Norman Rankow, chairman of the dredge advisory committee, at their meeting on Monday, Feb.

Tisbury selectmen set public hearing for shellfish regulation

The Tisbury selectmen will convene a public hearing on March 20 to consider a possible amendment to town shellfish regulations, in response to a written request from commercial fisherman Glenn Pachico who attended the selectmen's meeting Tuesday with his sons Tyler and Mitchell.

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School assessments up 3 percent

Assessments for the six towns that make up the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) District are up by 3.

Motorcycle track proposed for airport business park

The Martha's Vineyard Airport commission is accepting comment on a proposal to utilize a little-used corner of airport property for a motocross dirt track.

Martha’s Vineyard Commission approves roundabout bus stop plan

The Martha's Vineyard Commission approved a revised plan for bus pull-outs and crosswalks for the Oak Bluffs roundabout.

Oak Bluffs hires Bob Whritenour as town administrator

To no one's surprise, following a brief search process selectmen changed Mr. Whritenour's title from interim to permanent.

West Tisbury moves to stretch its building code

Proposed changes to the West Tisbury building code's energy saving requirements raises concern among some Vineyard builders; others applaud the move.

Conflict stalls MVC action on Cronig’s solar canopy project

A majority of commissioners said that they or a family member belong to Vineyard Power, a project co-applicant.

Gift of a Martha’s Vineyard goose prompts a culinary lesson

It takes a lot of work, but it's also supremely satisfying to do the work yourself and know how your food was treated every step of the way.

Farmhouse future is the focus of Chilmark town meeting Monday

The proposed plan is to renovate the farmhouse and buildings and sell them to a resident farmer for $1, and lease the farm property for $20,000.