Time to change funding formula for RHS

To the Editor: The primary source of Oak Bluffs’ financial instability is the annual overbilling of the town for its share of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School budget. In the rest of America, like here, most school districts rely on local property taxes. And just like here, in the rest of America school districts […]

A plethora of complaints

To the Editor: I take issue with your Publisher’s Note about Doug Cabral retiring. In it you say “in the course of crafting perhaps 1,500 Times editorials, Doug did his best to make sure that we were always posing the same question, what does this mean for all of us, for the whole Vineyard community?” I […]

Falmouth Academy students earns top prize at state Science Fair at MIT

A first-place prize was among the seven awards won by Falmouth Academy students at last weekend’s Massachusetts State Science Fair at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. Students from 86 schools displayed and discussed their projects before 400 judges. First place: Carlo Bocconcelli. Second place: Alex Kania; Katie Armstrong. Third place: Emma Stillman; Tasha […]

Mom was no poet

I hated her cooking…food from cans and boxes, ‘50s style. “Set the table, punkin’ and get the box of mashed potatoes out for me and the squirt cheese.” We ate what was squirted in front of us… or so Mom thought.

Superintendent details principal search for school committee

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) school committee voted Monday night to accept the resignation of principal Stephen Nixon, effective at the end of the school year. Superintendent of schools James Weiss announced the resignation on April 28 after he had granted Mr. Nixon, principal since 2008, a leave of absence for health reasons. Mr. […]