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Martha’s Vineyard residents obeyed driving ban – for the most part

Islanders stayed off the roads, with one or two exceptions. Police reported several incidents with drivers who got themselves into trouble.

In face of Gov’s driving ban, Island police advise common sense

As a mixture of snow and rain fell, Island police said they had no immediate plans to enforce a 4 pm driving ban. That could change with conditions.

Governor Patrick orders statewide travel ban beginning at 4 pm

The order is an "outright ban on all roads." Island police advised people to use common sense.

Martha’s Vineyard girls hoopsters beat Dartmouth on senior day

The Vineyarders excelled in the final regular season home game for six seniors and Coach Lisa Stewart, who is retiring after seven years in charge.

Dining out for Valentine’s Day on Martha’s Vineyard

From Valentine's Day deals to Mardi Gras parties, there is a lot to talk about food-wise on the Vineyard.

Storm updates: SSA resumed service Sunday morning

The Steamship Authority resumed service Sunday morning to Martha's Vineyard. Regional shelter closed this morning.

Martha’s Vineyard girls book return trip to state hockey tourney

Aubrey Ashmun had a hat trick and Alex Clark and Megan Hurley their first varsity goals as the Vineyard rolled to a 10-3 win over Cape Tech/Nauset.

County has no immediate plans to add skunk removal

Despite a request from Edgartown, Dukes County officials have not considered adding the service to its pest control program.


A story published January 31, "A day in the life of the Y," included a misspelling of the first name of yoga instructor Sian Williams.

Endowment Fund invites spring grant cycle applicants

The Permanent Endowment for Martha's Vineyard is accepting applications for its spring grant cycle.

MVCS hires Nell Coogan to be development director

Martha's Vineyard Community Services has hired Nell Coogan as its new Director of Development and Community Relations, a role in which she will provide strategic direction and management to its fundraising and communications efforts, according to a press release.

Steamship Authority reports modest 2012 growth

Passenger and automobile traffic on Steamship Authority grew modestly in 2012, when compared with traffic figures for the previous year.

Auditor says education access law created unfunded mandate

State government must pay for alternative education services that school districts will have to provide for expelled or suspended students, Auditor Suzanne Bump concluded in an opinion letter released Thursday, January 31.

Tisbury polls move across the street

Tisbury selectmen agreed Tuesday to change the date of the next town election from April 23 to Tuesday, April 30, to coincide with the Massachusetts special primary election to fill the senate seat vacated by John Kerry, who has become Secretary of State.

Chilmark selectmen hear litany of needed school repairs

Chilmark selectmen Wednesday agreed to pay for lifeguard training for the town beach superintendent, reviewed a report calling for extensive repairs at the Chilmark School, and discussed a new schedule for the harbor staff this summer.

Edgartown planning board approves Katama Farm cell antenna

Objections based on health affects were not part of the criteria the board was allowed to consider.

Martha’s Vineyard high school enrollment projected to climb

Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) enrollment is projected to begin a slow but steady rise.

Accounts show taxpayers heavily subsidize county pest control

Billing records show private businesses account for a large number of service calls by the Dukes County pest control program.

Edgartown grapples with medical marijuana law.

Like all towns on Martha's Vineyard, Edgartown is considering new local bylaws to govern medical marijuana dispensaries and growing facilities.

Selectmen back $24.8 million budget in Oak Bluffs

Town officials included raises for town employees, and restored some services, but kept the overall increase modest.