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Not a bum deal, but maybe the best deal

When it was announced, we called the new 10-year Comcast contract a bum deal for Chappaquiddick residents, who will have to pay a steep price for cable service, make a two-year, year-round commitment, and perhaps pay more to get cable service from Chappy's main roads to their doors.

Yachting for the rest of us

There is an enormous, sumptuous, globe-girdling motor yacht moored at the Vineyard Haven Marina.

Sports highlights

The Martha's Vineyard Sharks of the wooden bat Futures Collegiate Baseball League stood a half game behind first place Nashua with an 18-8 record heading into Wednesday night's home game with the Torrington Titans.

Wimbledon at Farm Neck

Local tennis fans got caught up in the excitement Sunday at Farm Neck as Andy Murray became the first Brit in 77 years to win the men's singles title.

Monstars survive Chaos in OBSL hoops

The opening week of men's summer hoops at Niantic Park ended with a barn burner between the defending champion Monstars and Stone Cold Chaos.

Softball recap

The Honeys, Snaps and Mama's girls won in women's play Tuesday, while the Hurricanes and Blazers won Monday in men's league action at Veterans Park.

Plymouth bests Martha’s Vineyard All Stars in district final

The Vineyard's 13 Year Old Babe Ruth All Stars beat Sandwich to reach the District 7 finals but ran into a powerhouse team from Plymouth.

Battle in the Bluffs is hoops fun for all

Children from across the country came to Niantic Park last weekend to sharpen their hoops skills, become better players and learn a little about life.

Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate Transactions: June 24-28, 2013

June 24, Facingwestventures LLC sold 74 Peases Point Way North to Shepherd and Margo Murray for $3,050,000.

MV Museum has a new grant, architect and development director

The Mass Cultural Council grant will help the Museum renovate it's new home. And Dan Waters will lead the charge.

MVC sponsors informational meeting on flood zone map changes

New FEMA maps may change insurance rates for coastal homes on Martha's Vineyard.

Teen sensation Aaron Carter won hearts, and a kiss, at Dreamland

Mr. Carter's promoter Danny Millions said he was "happy with the event and the authenticity of the location."

Make good use of garden space with careful planning and planting

There is no such thing as too many strawberries, especially when children or grandchildren are in the mix.

Martha’s Vineyard District Court report

June 27, 2013 Kevin James Brick, Port St. Lucie, FL; DOB 11/18/60, OUI-liquor or .08%, negligent operation of motor vehicle, violation of state highway traffic...


Ariana Binney and James Boyle of West Tisbury announce the birth of their daughter, Zelda Eloise Binney, on July 5 at Martha's Vineyard Hospital.

Academic honors

Mariah HallBilsback of West Tisbury has been placed on the Gettysburg College Dean's Honor list for outstanding academic achievement in the Spring 2013 semester.

Poets Corner: A Higher Order of Thinking

Annette Sandrock of Vineyard Haven is a former high school English teacher who facilitated poetry events and poetry writing for students.

Martha’s Vineyard Community Notes

The Lagoon Pond Association (LPA) will hold its annual membership meeting at 10 am, Saturday, July 13, at the Sailing Camp Park off Barnes Road in Oak Bluffs.

SCORE member says reliability is just good business sense

Members of SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives), an organization created and supported by the U.

The Workout celebrates 15 years helping people stay healthy

The owner of Martha's Vineyard's only indoor tennis facility, and health club, Connie McHugh says personal service is a key to success.