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Garden Gate kids welcome the new fire station to the neighborhood

The preschoolers brought a special gift to Tisbury's new public safety building.

MVRHS class of ’91 graduate promoted to rank of Lieutenant Colonel

Army Lt. Colonel Sean M. Smith's career has taken him from Edgartown to Iraq, to Afghanistan, and now the Pentagon.


Sarah (Mott) Alwardt is among 200 teachers selected from 1,500 candidates across the U.


Delight McColl of Nantucket and Jullian Coleman Harding of Aquinnah have announced their engagement.

Reel Picks

The life story of Jackie Robinson.

Shellfish Extravaganza and Chowder Contest on Saturday

Feast on a raw bar and chowder from many different Island restaurants at a fundraiser for the M.V. Shellfish Group.

Chilmark takes up $8.1 million budget, big house rules Monday

Town spending will jump by half a million dollars, driven by school, public safety, and public library increases.

Chilmark selectmen say yes to Tinsel Town docu-soap

Filming would mostly consist of "walk and talk" shots of cast members against the backdrop of a Menemsha sunset.

Noteworthy events coming up on Martha’s Vineyard

Built on Stilts, the Island's own dance festival, will celebrate its 17th year August 8-11 and 17-20.

Featured favorites: Plants and gardening

Book Den East and Bunch of Grapes reveal their favorites in the gardening category.

Book notes: Website award, home-delivery, and more

The Oak Bluffs Library was awarded "Best Library Website" by the Massachusetts Library Association's (MLA) Public Relations Committee.

Voters divided on school superintendent’s building plans

In the wake of the Tisbury annual town meeting vote not to contribute to a new Martha's Vineyard Public Schools (MVPS) superintendent's office building, school business administrator Amy Tierney said Tuesday that plans to move ahead with the architectural design of the building are still viable.

Edgartown selectmen take bonds, seek charges, in dog complaint

Edgartown selectmen Tuesday ordered dog owner Elliott Bennett to forfeit $400 that she had put up as a bond and directed the town's animal control officer to seek criminal complaints against her after receiving a report that her two dogs got loose in violation of an earlier selectmen's order.

Sports highlights

The warmup to the fishing season has begun at Coop's Bait and Tackle in Edgartown.

MVRHS sports highlights

The Vineyarders competed Saturday at the freshman and sophomore meet at Notre Dame High School in Hingham.

Islander Ashley Medeiros places third in first fitness event

Ashley Medeiros of Edgartown placed third among more than 40 competitors in the Diva Fitness Tall Division at the WBFF Atlantic Championships.

Martha’s Vineyard falls to Littleton 6-5 in 2 OT

The Vineyarders played their best game of the season came up short against the Tigers.

Martha’s Vineyard sailors compete well with New England’s best

Fresh off of four wins in the opening week of the season, the young, talented Vineyarders sailed last weekend against Tabor Academy and St. George's.

Martha’s Vineyard teacher Lisa Knight named an Unsung Heroine

Lisa Knight, a physical education teacher and field hockey head coach at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS), has been selected an Unsung Heroine of 2013 by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW).

Oak Bluffs

The events at the Boston Marathon on Monday have stunned and saddened us.