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Martha’s Vineyard court report: April 15 to April 22

April 15, 2016Jacob S. Bassett, West Tisbury; DOB 3/7/74, assault and battery, assault with a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct: continued to pretrial conference.Jacob S....

Martha’s Vineyard Little League season opened Monday

Red Sox 14, A's 1The Red Sox and A’s opened up the majors season Monday night. The A’s came out strong in the bottom...

Tennis bubble dismantled for spring

Approximately 30 community volunteers pitched in on Saturday to dismantle the temporary bubble that covered the Vineyard Youth Tennis courts over the winter. The...

Act on facts, not fear

To the Editor:I understand the concerns of the letter writer (April 21, “Transgender in the ladies’ room”) who worried about sexual predators who pretend...

Help others, give blood

To the Editor:The Red Cross is holding a two-day blood drive at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, from 1:30 pm until 6:30 pm...

VCS can help shopkeepers

To the Editor:At Tisbury town meeting on April 12, residents voted to adopt the bylaw that would ban plastic checkout bags, effective Jan. 1,...

One more step

To the Editor:I hope there is one more step in the plans for all the work going on in the building that houses the...

Diamond-hunting beach cleanup

To the Editor:Hello, friends. It is that time of year when we all gather to help clean our beaches after a long winter. Alex's...

New lumberyard proposed for Tisbury undergoes MVC review

Chris Dias, owner of Specialty Builders’ Supply, a lumberyard in Brewster, now serves Cape Cod, Eastern Massachusetts, and Martha’s Vineyard. To meet the Island...

Island Wide Youth Collaborative connects the dots for community

Across the street from the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School and next to the YMCA, tucked in the back parking lot of the Martha’s...

This Was Then: Darling’s

Darling’s, Circuit Avenue, about 1929: In addition to salt water taffy and “Cottage City Pop Corn,” Darling’s also sold potato chips, peanuts, ”log cabin...

Up-Island School Committee debates covering Chilmark HVAC costs

At a meeting of the Up-Island Regional School District (UIRSD) committee Monday night, a long discussion unraveled over how to best cover the costs...

Second elder law clinic

A second elder law clinic will be held in Vineyard Haven on Monday, May 2, 2016, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. The topic...

Tisbury Council on Aging celebrates 25th anniversary

Sunday, May 8, from 2 to 4 pm, the Tisbury Council on Aging (TCOA) celebrates its 25th, or silver, anniversary with an indoor picnic...

Oak Bluffs library celebrates Earth Day

The misty, wet weather Saturday morning did little to dampen the spirits of dozens of youngsters participating in Earth Day activities at the Oak...

Vineyard schools will screen students to identify drug abuse early

In early March, Governor Charlie Baker signed an Opioid Bill into law that provides grant money to fund drug-screening programs in state schools. Beginning...

Martha’s Vineyard Vision Fellowship announces 2016 fellows

The Martha’s Vineyard Vision Fellowship program recently announced the appointment of 12 new Vision Fellows for 2016. According to a press release, since its...

Ask Tom, the Dogcharmer: The virtues of Patience

Updated on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 10:00 am.Hi Tom!We have a German shepherd named Patience who has arthritis of the back, possibly hips,...

Tisbury: Learn about landlord and tenant rights at Vineyard Haven library

If you want to go, you must sign up now for the Tisbury Travel Club trip to the Kennedy Museums (J.F.K./E.M.K.) and Commonwealth Museum...

Have faith: Eat, work, pray (and farm)

Back in the late 1970s, Brian Murdoch, now the parish priest at Grace Episcopal Church, wanted to live the Benedictine model of work, study,...