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Chilmark selectmen will look to voters for $1.2 million to cover new public safety...

Chilmark selectmen discussed a proposed public safety building project at a lightly attended meeting Tuesday evening. Selectmen announced that a special town meeting will...

Golden Arches no, but Amazon yes?

It’s not news, but somewhere along the way, the Thanksgiving-to-Christmas season has changed from reflective family time to a vast commercial engine, replete with...

MVRHS winter sports preview

Martha’s Vineyard school athletes prepare for winter slate.

Nantucket voters approve groundbreaking zoning bylaws

Warrant articles approved at special town meeting allow for significantly greater housing density in selected areas.

Matt Cromwell crowned Rod and Gun Club top gun

Matt Cromwell of Edgartown bested 12 challengers to take top honors at the Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club fall shoot on Sunday. The...

Youth Tennis win in Manchester

Peter Burke won the boys 12 and under USTA tennis tournament level 7 flight this past weekend at the Manchester Athletic Club, 6-3,6-3, 7-5....

Shana Metzger returns as Sharks general manager

In a press release on Monday, the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks baseball team announced that Shana Metzger will enter her second season as general manager.Sharks...

Rainy Goodale wins swim contest in Japan

Rainy Goodale took first place in the 50 meter breaststroke at the Japan Masters Sprint swim meet this weekend with a time of 36.74...

Blazers tame Tigers in boys junior high hoops

The Oak Bluffs Blazers got off to a winning start in the new interscholastic boys basketball season with a 53-36 victory over the Tisbury...

First Charter School girls basketball team

For the first time in its 20-year history, the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School has middle school girls varsity and junior varsity basketball teams....

At Hanukkah, an Islander looks back

We were Jewish, one of a handful of Jewish families in Ridgefield, Conn., in the 1950s. The nearest synagogue was in Danbury, so that...

Public hearing held on $18.6 million MVRHS budget

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) committee met Monday night in the Performing Arts Center for the fiscal year 2017 (FY17) budget hearing....

5K for KJ race results

Keegan Skidmore of Providence, R.I., won the 11th annual Kevin Johnson Scholarship Run (5K for KJ) this weekend with a time of 17:05. Michael...

A goal worthy of consideration

To the Editor:This letter is in response to Gus Ben David, who in a Letter to the Editor last week (Nov. 25, “Beware sidewalk...

Real Estate Transactions: November 23–27, 2015

ChilmarkNov. 24, Cecily P. Dreyer, individually and trustee, and Elizabeth Dreyer and Michael S. Dreyer, trustees, Albert S. Dreyer Family Trust, sold 134 South...

Dismayed by DA O’Keefe

To the Editor:I read with interest and some dismay our distinguished District Attorney Michael O'Keefe's comments in reporting by Nelson Sigelman (Nov. 24, “District...

Global Learning Commons is a possible future of the MVRHS library

Jay Litman of Fielding Nair International presented a conceptual design for the future Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) library at the school on...

Tisbury Lagoon Pond closing

To the Editor:Shellfish constable Danielle Ewart closed the pond because there were no scallops. She didn’t want to destroy the seed for next year....

Economics continue to foil innovation in Island solid waste disposal

A new study concludes dedicated trash barges to New Bedford are still too costly.

Conservation Society asks Edgartown to support plastic bag ban

The Vineyard Conservation Society is submitting a draft bylaw to all Island selectmen in hopes of an Island-wide plastic shopping bag ban.