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Martha’s Vineyard Jazzfest will pause till 2014

Festival organizers said they do not have the resources to return to the Island for a third year.

Team Franklin-Nadelstein win Valentine’s Day tennis tourney

The 17th annual tournament hosted by the Vineyard Tennis Center raised $1,700 to fight Alzheimer's.

Escapes on the Cape: Best bets beyond the boat

Don't hurry through Falmouth or the Cape – there are a lot of treasures along the way.

Tisbury Police warn residents of thefts from unlocked cars

"Keep your car locked," is the message Tisbury Police want to get out to residents following a recent rash of reported thefts.

Restaurateur J.B. Blau moves into Mansion House

The owner of Sharky's and MV Chowder Company will open a restaurant specializing in Pan Asian food in the space formerly occupied by Zephrus.

Chilmark School is not aging well, requires significant repairs

The seven-page report by Noblin & Associates of Bridgewater states that performing all the repairs could cost more than $750,000.

Remembering Chilmark School’s long, expensive history

A little school with a big, contentious history and design/construction deficiencies that became apparent as soon as it was occupied.

Chilmark selectmen in battle over funding beach super’s training

Selectmen want to pay for beach boss's lifeguard training, but town human resources committee says doing so is not allowed.

New tour buses attract attention in Oak Bluffs

A tour bus operator wanted a whimsical Island theme, but the reaction to the new vehicles is decidedly mixed.

New Peter Pan Bus ticketing policies not in effect on Cape

Peter Pan Bus Company's new policies that require trip-specific reserve tickets do not impact Vineyard and Cape passengers - yet.

Martha’s Vineyard school science fair was a high energy event

The student projects reflected a wide range of interests, with a focus on clean energy and the environment.

Edgartown voters to decide medical marijuana moratorium

A measure to temporarily ban medical marijuana dispensaries or cultivation will go before voters at town meeting in April.

Up-Island school committee increases budget to $9.3 million

Additional funds to cover negotiated and anticipated salary increases push the Up-Island regional school district's budget up another $99,000.

SSA adjusts schedule after Nantucket springs a leak

The M/V Nantucket sprang a leak while operating on the Hyannis to Nantucket run Tuesday.

Mediation classes will focus on dispute resolution

The Martha's Vineyard Mediation Program, classes are designed to benefit people in a wide range of professions.


A story published February 14, "Quick-thinking rescuers pull horse from icy West Tisbury pond" incorrectly identified Richard Leonard as the president of the Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank.

Cape and islands rental activity appears strong

Early booking numbers for vacation rental homes on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket listed with

Sea Crest Resort in Falmouth offers Islander rate

Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth, the newly renovated sister property to the Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown, is offering an Island Rate of $79 per night exclusively to Vineyard residents through April 30.


With all this warm, cold, warm, cold action, I hope everyone is loading up on their vitamins.