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Academic Honors

Kezia Alvares, Mia Arenburg, Aubrey Ashmun, Dunovan Belisle, Anais Bermudes, Megan Bischoff, Eleah Caseau, Bailey Csapo-Moreis, Caila Drew-Morin, Brandon Dwane, Erik Faber, Anna Flaherty, Andrew Fournier, Gavin Fynbo, Yannick Gonsalves, Eli Hanschka, Erin Hickey, Gabriella Hoxsie, Megan Hurley, Josie Iadicicco, Emily Kleinhenz, Brigida Larsen, Kelsey Moreis, Michael Mussell, Daniel Nelson Jr.

Extra early season upends gardening calendars

Predicting how things will grow this spring is tricky business, since the season is so advanced.

McCornack/Farrish first in March 15 duplicate bridge

Patsy McCornack and partner Gail Farrish (back on- Island after a weeklong bridge cruise) took first place at the Thursday, March 15, Island Bridge Club competition.

A visit with Johnny Seaview

Happy Birthday to an Islander through and through.


Thalisson F.


Robyn Lopes & Jonathan BeaulieuRobyn Lopes of Vineyard Haven and Jonathan Beaulieu of Norwood plan to marry on June 23, 2012, in Vineyard Haven.

Martha’s Vineyard Ice Arena plans renovations

The Martha's Vineyard Ice Arena has taken a first step toward opening a new capital campaign.

Seastreak high-speed ferry service launches in May

Seastreak will launch its 2012 season in May with fast-ferry service from New Jersey, New York City, and New Bedford to Martha's Vineyard.

Island Housing Trust reports

The Island Housing Trust (IHT) announced the appointment of seven new board members at its annual board meeting on March 17.

Martha’s Vineyard firefighters plan fire training at Farm Neck

A home scheduled for demolition will serve as a realistic training exercise for local firefighters.

Ethics commission passes on Edgartown wastewater probe

State ethics investigators are satisfied that the town is taking the right steps to correct irregularities in billing and record keeping.

Martha’s Vineyard Regional Spelling Bee competition Friday

Seven top spellers from the five Island elementary schools, the Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School, and the home school community will compete Friday, March 23, in the Vineyard's Regional Spelling Bee, sponsored by The Martha's Vineyard Times.

SSA has had a breakout year – so far

2012 may be the year that the Steamship Authority's years of declining traffic volumes makes a turnaround.

Massachsetts cities, towns, schools embrace insurance overhaul

More than 125 cities, towns, and school districts in Massachusetts have taken steps to adopt municipal health insurance reform options made available under a 2011 law or recently used collective bargaining to shave health care costs, according to an update on the law, which estimates savings to date have reached $80 million.

Help Family to Family for Easter

This year the Family to Family Program of Serving Hands Food Distribution is working to ensure that our Island families who are in need will have a great Easter/Spring meal.

Osprey pair earliest seasonal visitors yet

Olsen Houghton and Joel Graves saw and photographed a pair of ospreys at Lobsterville Beach on March 17, perhaps the earliest sighting of returning ospreys this year.

Charter School class aims to train entrepreneurs

A Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School class, entitled Introduction to Entrepreneurship, assists students who plan to develop their own businesses.

SEED teaches basic business skills

The South Eastern Economic Development (SEED) Corporation and Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank will hold two basic business workshops on Martha's Vineyard aimed at assisting potential and existing entrepreneurs.

Kind of a waste

Recently, someone from shark savers came to the West Tisbury School, where I am a fourth grader, and taught us about sharks.