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Martha’s Vineyard student project traces the unifying role of sports

What began as a classroom project is now a museum exhibit that describes the role of sports in easing the pain of school regionalization.

A Day in the Life of the YMCA

From early in the morning until late at night, the YMCA Martha's Vineyard is a busy place that attracts a wide range of Islanders.

Oak Bluffs Library hosts mini-golf tournament

The library will be converted into a two-story, 18-hole mini-golf course, on February 1 and 2.

Martha’s Vineyard completes sweep of Bishop Feehan in boys hoops

The Vineyarders used solid team defense and sharp shooting from the free throw line to beat the Shamrocks 54-46 in Attleboro.

Martha’s Vineyard girls score late to tie Quincy/North Quincy

Aubrey Ashmun scored with 1:23 remaining in the game as the Vineyarders secured a valuable Southeast Girls Hockey League point.

Bishop Feehan tops Vineyard girls in EAC hoops showdown

After 32 minutes of exciting, scrappy basketball, the Shamrocks came back from seven points down in each half and outlasted the Vineyarders, 78-70.

Firefighters called to building fire in Airport Business Park

The fire began Saturday evening and was confined to one building in the Airport Business Park.

MVY Big Chili Contest attracted a hungry, thirsty crowd

More than 2,800 revelers attended the annual event Saturday. They ate many gallons of hot chili and raised $37,000 to benefit the Red Stocking Fund.

WMVY radio announces $600,000 in pledges

MVY leaders said the money would allow them to continue to operate on the web and search for a new place on the FM dial.

Steve Schwab sentenced to two years on molestation charge

In a plea agreement, the former insurance salesman admitted his guilt to charges of indecent assault on a child under 14, assault, and lewdness.

West Tisbury selectmen wrestle with second hand pot smoke

Selectmen discussed the need for a bylaw that would limit where pot smokers could light up in town.

Sheryl L. Cunningham

Sheryl Lyn Cunningham, also known through two previous marriages as Sheri Gilpin or Sheri Wright, succumbed to a long-standing illness on February 4, 2012.

State rep Tim Madden names new legislative liaison

State Representative Timothy R.

Tisbury narrows search for new town administrator to three

A two-month search has ended with three off-Island finalists for the Tisbury job. Final interviews are next week.

New home, same mission for Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard

Despite the external transformation, the agency's mission remains constant as it has since its inception in 1981.

Oak Bluffs questions county pest control program accounting

Selectmen and the finance and advisory committee still waiting for work and financial records from the program director.

Medical marijuana entrepreneur eyes Martha’s Vineyard dispensary

With regulations due out May 1, a local man is making plans and trying to gain community support. The state may seek delay for rule-making.

Island, Comcast agree on cable TV contract

After long and contentious negotiations, a draft contract will benefit Chappaquiddick residents and MVTV viewers.

Edgartown weighs in on cruise ships and catboats

A regional cruise ship line wants to stop in the historic seaport town this summer.