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Vineyard boys over come flu, Somerset Berkley, for Friday night win

Despite a roster depleted by illness the boys basketball team prevailed, 53-38.

Island CPA pleads guilty to tax fraud in federal court

Roger Armstrong of Vineyard Haven faces up to three years in prison for underreporting more than $800,000 in income.

Martha’s Vineyard Youth Task Force drug use study yields mostly promising results

The results of a newly released survey show a drop in drug and alcohol use among Island youth, with a few exceptions, notably in prescription drug use.

School committee names Matthew D’Andrea superintendent

Mr. D'Andrea was tapped to replace Jim Weiss as Martha’s Vineyard Superintendent of Schools.

SSA members reject call for rate-hike rollback, cite ongoing costs

At its monthly meeting Tuesday, Steamship Authority members said the cost of fuel was only one factor, and future costs were unpredictable.

Dreaming, scheming “I wanta’s!”

Garden dreaming “I-wanta’s”This is the dreaming, scheming, and planning portion of the gardening year. The catalogs arriving daily are a font of ideas and...

More to talk about than fare hikes

To the Editor:There is much to be said about the Steamship Authority situation. This letter can only touch on a few issues.On Tuesday, about...

Today’s scoop on poop

Try to stop giggling.

MV P’s & Q’s: Noisy libraries

Bemused readers ask novelist Nicole Galland for her take on navigating the precarious social landscape that comes with living on the Vineyard. Nicole, who...

Sound the retreat

To the Editor:At a special town meeting on Monday, Feb. 2, Chilmark voters will be asked to take action on a recommendation to the...

It was not unanimous

To the Editor:A story published Jan. 15, “Oak Bluffs FinCom objects to hike in school assessment,” suggested that the vote of the Oak Bluffs...

Beatrice Duart Viera

Beatrice Duart Viera died peacefully on January 19, 2015 at Windemere Nursing Facility. She was 89. Services are being planned and a complete obituary...

A dear friend gone

To the Editor:Martha's VIneyard has lost a dear and remarkable friend and one of our most generous and visionary philanthropists. Jeremy Biggs passed away peacefully...

County commissioners reverse legal strategy, will defend against airport lawsuit

The Dukes County commissioners are headed back to court to fight a battle a judge previously said they are unlikely to win.

MVC must plan for an aging Island

To the Editor:It’s clear from the recently published job description that the future leadership of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission is critical to the future...

Tisbury has sun power

To the Editor:The electric-rate sticker shock we as individuals are experiencing due to the increase in cost of natural gas used to power the...

Petition for a plan

On Tuesday, the members of the Steamship Authority (SSA) met in Woods Hole for their monthly business meeting, and politely listened to the backers...

Edgartown: Snowy owl sighting

Updated, 4:45 pm, Thursday, Jan. 22. *It is time for me to buy stock in Kleenex and chicken broth, because I have officially caught...

Aquinnah: Making a snow globe

Congratulations to our own very own AFC champions, the Patriots! They will be going to the Super Bowl in a little over a week....

Chilmark: Visit the Brickyard

We’ve pretty much been holed up at home for a week and now, 10 days into my husband’s flu, he still has a wicked...