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Boys hockey and girls basketball teams win MIAA openers

Vineyard outskates Dedham 5-3. Girls scorch Fairhaven 64-39.

Report recommends education, more hunting, to control Lyme Disease

How will changing the hunting laws help prevent Lyme Disease?

Vineyard boys walloped Bourne in MIAA tourney’s first round

The 77-44 victory might have been more lopsided but the Purple hoopsters were rusty after two-week layoff. Next, Feehan, Friday. Join the fan bus.

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital hires new orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Mark Scheffer, a specialist in joint replacement surgery now practicing in New Hampshire, will join the staff in July.

Arbitrator rules Tisbury chief correctly disciplined officer

In strong terms, the arbitrator said Police Chief Dan Hanavan had ample cause to suspend Officer Scott Ogden for five days without pay.

State, Mashpee say they have framework for revised gaming deal

With regulators on the cusp of opening the southeast region of the state to commercial casino developers, Gov.

Dukes County minus sheriff equals much reduced budget

The shift of Dukes County sheriff to state control means towns will pay lower assessments. But other program costs will be sought at town meetings.

West Tisbury selectmen reconsider CVEC power deal

At their regular meeting on February 20, selectmen heard questions and concerns about the CVEC deal to build a photovoltaic array.

There’s a way to make sausage; then there’s his way

The aroma of fresh sausage cooking on a stove is enough to make the strongest vegetarian wilt.

MVTV moves forward with new programming and building

Funded by Comcast, Martha's Vineyard's public access cable television station is preparing to move into new, modern quarters.

Draft immunization policy puts Island school nurses on same page

School nurses took a shot at a standardized policy that spells out what the law requires for immunizations in order for children to attend school.

Tisbury police investigate several business break-ins

Tisbury police are investigating a break-in Sunday night into an office building, and a series of break-ins and thefts from commercial businesses on Beach Road and State Road that occurred sometime Monday night or early Tuesday morning, Detective Mark Santon told The Times.

Break-ins net high school athlete probation, community service

An Edgartown District Court judge last week sentenced Martha's Vineyard High School senior Deshawn James, 18, of Oak Bluffs to two years of probation and 30 hours of community service, after he pled guilty to breaking into a house and stealing cash while a family slept upstairs.

Oak Bluffs restaurant inspection reports now online

The town wants to encourage more compliance with safe food handling practices.

MV Museum kicks off Vineyard Haven Cultural District

Arts Martha's Vineyard, the Island's arts and culture collaborative, will hold an organizational meeting on March 7 to introduce plans to establish a Vineyard Haven Cultural District.

Feds provide free disposal for old fishing gear

The Federal program gives fishermen a chance to unload old nets, pots, line and gear rigging, at the MV Refuse District station.

Gas prices go up, up, up

As House Transportation Committee Chairman Rep.

Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative elects John C. Checklick president

The Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative (CVEC) announced that John C.

Carroll’s Moving and Storage driver wins safety award

Atlas Van Lines recently awarded Francisco Laconte of Vineyard Haven and Double Oak, Texas, a driver with Carroll's Moving and Storage, an Atlas Van Lines Safe Driving Award engraved watch for 300,000 miles of safe driving, according to a press release.

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