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Tisbury selectmen uphold paper plate ban in beer and wine rules

Pizza on paper plates may be okay at home, but the Tisbury selectmen say the pie belongs on a solid plate in eateries with beer and wine licenses.

Thimble Farm greenhouse plan grows rift with local farmers

Island Grown Initiative, the group the now owns and operates Thimble Farm, met stiff criticism of its plan to begin greenhouse food production.

Aquinnah voters face $3.8 million budget, up 12 percent

Spending hikes come from increasing school costs. Aquinnah's gathering Tuesday is the last of the Island's six spring annual town meetings.

All-Island selectmen’s meeting hears presentation on rising seas

The presentation illustrates the projected sea level rise predicted for Martha's Vineyard, following on forecasts for greenhouse gas emissions.

Tisbury selectmen kept in the loop on filming “The Vineyard”

Executive producer David Broome of 25/7 Productions updated the Tisbury selectmen Tuesday on production plans for "The Vineyard.

Chilmark selectmen set new, higher, dock fees

Chilmark selectmen approved a new fee schedule for the town harbor, reviewed work on the town dock, and reviewed nominations for new members for the town shellfish committee, at their Tuesday meeting.

State recertifies Wampanoag water testing lab

The state Department of Environmental Protection has cleared the way for the lab to begin offering beach water testing services.

Edgartown police investigate break-in attempt at jewelry store

Police say the intruder set off an alarm, and fled before police arrived Tuesday morning.

West Tisbury selectmen approve Plane View beer and wine service

A license application to serve beer and wine at the Plane View Restaurant at the Martha's Vineyard Airport is now before the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission.

Martha’s Vineyard high school committee tackles super’s review

The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) committee began a mid-year evaluation of superintendent of schools James Weiss at a meeting Monday night.

Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate Transactions: April 22-26, 2013

April 22, Andrew Craig Rountree and Tara Rountree sold 23 State Rd.

Academic Honors

Lindsay Lehman of Oak Bluffs received a Masters degree with high honors in marriage and family therapy from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy.


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Aneta Zahova and Ivan Takov of Vineyard Haven announce the birth of their daughter, Maya Takova, on May 1 at Martha's Vineyard Hospital.

Poets Corner: A Library on a Hill

A Library on a Hill Across from a cemetery entrance, a large white structure looms; Massive doors that open, to a myriad of rooms. Downstairs to the...

Martha’s Vineyard Community Notes

Michael Van Valkenburgh of Chilmark, head of the landscape architecture company that bears his name with offices in Cambridge and New York City, has won plaudits for his design of the 15-acre park at the George W.

Holy Ghost Association raised $12,000 at scholarship auction

The auction benefits Island students and provides lots of spirited bidding.

Records help refresh and enrich memories

I've always augmented my memory with written records, especially when working on a specific project.

Island Housing Trust hosts Water Street housing design meeting

IHT invites the public to weigh in on initial design proposals for affordable housing on property next door to Vineyard Haven's Stop and Shop.