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Heroin battler Billy Pfaff gets modest reception at MVRHS event

Just after the final school bell rang Friday afternoon in the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS), a group of about 50 adults and...

School Council releases MVRHS School Improvement Plan

At a meeting of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) committee last week, interim Principal Margaret “Peg” Regan released a nine-page “School Improvement...

Alternative Education provides hands-on learning for MVRHS students

Four years ago, the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) administration, led by Principal Stephen Nixon at the time, identified the need for an...

MVC hosts clean water conference this Thursday

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) will hold a daylong conference focusing on cleaning up Island waters this Thursday, May 12, at the West Tisbury...

High School View wins top awards at NESPA conference

The High School View, Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School’s student-run newspaper, won several major awards this month at the New England Scholastic Press Association’s...

IGI names Rebecca Haag new executive director

Island Grown Initiative (IGI), an Island nonprofit that supports access to local food systems throughout the year, announced Tuesday that Rebecca Haag of Chilmark...

Synthetic turf proposal modified in the face of stiff opposition

Last week, representatives of MV@Play, a newly formed nonprofit group, unveiled an ambitious $12 million, multiphase project to completely revamp the Martha’s Vineyard Regional...

Tisbury ups sewer rate to cover future expenses

Acting on the recommendations of a consultant, Tisbury selectmen Tuesday approved a hike in the rate customers pay to use the town sewer system,...

Martha’s Vineyard school chief presents his first-year report

In his first year on the job, Superintendent of Martha’s Vineyard Schools Matt D’Andrea visited all the Island schools, spoke to school stakeholders, and...

John Crocker will take over Tisbury harbormaster duties this summer

Tisbury assistant harbormaster John Crocker will be at the helm while Tisbury looks for a new harbormaster to replace Jay Wilbur, who retires next...

Seven Island seniors receive MVYouth college scholarships

MVYouth executive director Lindsey Scott announced Monday afternoon the names of seven Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School seniors who will receive four-year scholarships to...

All-Island School Committee signs off on assistant contracts

The All-Island School Committee last week ratified the contracts that will govern the wages and benefits for educational support professionals (ESP) and administrative support...

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...

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...

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...

Tisbury town elections are Tuesday

Two weeks after town meeting, Tisbury voters head to the polls on Tuesday to elect town officers and take action on a Proposition 2.5...

Airport commission names Geoffrey Freeman assistant airport manager

The Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission met Thursday and promoted Geoffrey Freeman to the position of assistant airport manager. Mr. Freeman is currently the lead...

On second night, Tisbury voters approve school building study

Updated 4 pm, ThursdayTisbury voters returned Wednesday night to the Tisbury School gymnasium to take up where they left off after wading through 27 of...

Megan Farrell named permanent principal of Oak Bluffs School

In a letter to parents Tuesday, Martha’s Vineyard Superintendent of Schools Matt D’Andrea announced that Megan Farrell is the new permanent principal of the...