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All-Island School Committee looks to protect student rights

The All-Island School Committee meant business when it came to student safety, unanimously approving a “safe schools resolution,” reiterating transgender student rights and protections,...

Martha’s Vineyard receives $20,000 for substance use prevention

Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools will receive a $19,700 grant to help fund the first year of the Botvin LifeSkills training, a student wellness program...

Public safety costs a major factor in Aquinnah budget

The cost of public safety is a high one in Aquinnah, and a major driver in the town budget, as wages and compensation have...

It’s a question of adding liquor to the menu

“Shaken or stirred” may be a question townsfolk and visitors have to answer at restaurants in Vineyard Haven. The question of the sale of...

MV@Play postpones application to MVC

The proposal to redo the high school athletic fields has again been put on hold. MV@Play, a group of parents who proposed raising money...

Adam Wilson is leaving Aquinnah's top job

Adam Wilson is stepping down as town administrator to pursue a job as outreach coordinator for Bay State Wind, the collaboration between DONG Energy...

Tisbury town meeting picks up speed

Voters got off to a fast start in Tisbury at night two of town meeting. With a little more than 100 voters at the...

Tisbury selectman Melinda Loberg faces challenge

Incumbent Melinda Loberg faces a challenge from Jim Rogers for one seat on the Tisbury board of selectmen in the May 9 town election.This...

Tisbury debates funds for Kuehn’s Way housing, and approves it

Kuehn’s Way affordable housing project was in the spotlight at the first night of Tisbury town meeting Monday. Voters approved $1.1 million in Community...

Tisbury selectmen renew a moped rental license

The Island-wide moped debate continues. In Tisbury, selectmen unanimously approved a license renewal, under strict conditions, for Island Adventure Rentals on Beach Road in...

Chilmark School considers itself a community

The bright, sparkling airs of an Antonio Vivaldi violin concerto danced in the entrance to the Chilmark School on an early morning in March....

On Martha’s Vineyard, 44 drug cases dismissed after laboratory scandal

The misconduct of a single chemist, Annie Dookhan, at the Department of Public Health’s Hinton Laboratory in Jamaica Plain, has morphed into a statewide...

Emotional Carlos Stevenson found not guilty

Updated Wednesday April 19Carlos Stevenson walked out of Dukes County Courthouse a free man Friday, after a jury of 12 found him not guilty...

Carlos Stevenson takes stand, denies allegations

Carlos G. Stevenson took the stand on Thursday in his own defense telling jurors at the Dukes County courthouse the accusations of sexual assault...

Testimony continues in rape case

A woman testified in Dukes County Superior Court this week that she was raped by an Island man while she was a child. The...

Small town, big budget in Tisbury

Tisbury’s is a big budget for a small town. The net increase in the fiscal 2018 (FY2018) budget for Tisbury is 6.3 percent, according...

Rape trial begins at Dukes County court

A Dukes County Superior Court jury heard opening arguments and the start of testimony in the trial of Carlos G. Stevenson, who is charged...

Mike McCarthy to retire from guidance job and MVRHS

Mike McCarthy, director of guidance at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS), announced his retirement on Monday, effective at the end of the...

MVRHS committee impressed by student achievement

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) students were the teachers Monday, and school committee members were the students. The committee was pleased with...

Tisbury aims to better regulate rental properties

John Schilling, Tisbury fire chief, recalls responding to an incident where he found 10 people living in an unfinished basement, with rooms partitioned off...