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Solar grants light the way for homeowners

Beginning next week, the state of Massachusetts will give about 60 state homeowners grants totaling $1 million, in a pilot energy program that uses solar thermal water-heating technology to provide their homes with hot water and energy savings.

Martha’s Vineyard trivia nights

Trivia is the Island's winter sport of choice: Tuesday at The Newes and Wednesday at The Wharf in Edgartown, and Thursday at the Portuguese-American Club.

Nelson Mechanical makes a green bet that pays off

For six years, Brian Nelson and David Sprague have often resembled plumbers and mechanical engineers turned preachers, promising financial salvation for homeowners through alternative energy sources.

Cable TV committee releases request for proposals

The Island's Cable Advisory Board (CAB) voted Monday to release a request for proposals (RFP) for cable television service on the Island.

Jon Katz talks “Rose In a Storm” at Edgartown Library

"Rose In A Storm" is a terrific yarn. Jon Katz has authored 19 books and has a journalistic resume that includes The New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls club keeps kids hopping

Pete Lambos was at his desk at 8:15 Saturday morning, dealing with paperwork.

Rotary serves Martha’s Vineyard and the world

Quietly, the M.V. Rotary Club helps needy folks high in Peruvian Andes and right next door here on the Island.

Audrey Harding at work

At Work is about our neighbors and how they earn their livings.

Don Groover, Kevin Keady weekly at The Wharf

The two are musical fixtures here. We've heard them countless times in bars, at street fairs, and at festivals.

Mansion House offers Vineyard residents low-cost getaway

The Mansion House Inn in Vineyard Haven announces its Slumber Party January special to Island residents looking for an affordable local winter vacation.

The new Edgartown Hardware “” more product, more parking

Edgartown Hardware will open at 7:30 am on Monday and will close at 4 pm just as it does every day in winter.

Homeowner’s mistaken town identity is corrected

Last April, Chilmark resident Elizabeth Pickett Gray switched her telephone service from Verizon to Comcast.

Christmas Eve pageant at West Tisbury Ag Hall

We came again on Christmas Eve, as we have for nearly 20 years, to feel the spirit of the holidays through the holiday pageant at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury.

Towns look for upgrades in Comcast license renewal

The Cable Advisory Board (CAB), representing all six Island towns, is preparing to negotiate a 10-year license renewal with Comcast Corp, the Philadelphia-based cable and Internet giant.

Comcast negotiations provide new directions

Martha's Vineyard Community Television (MVTV) recently held a series of public forums designed to request input from Island residents about Comcast, the Vineyard's cable television provider as the six towns prepare to renew the existing contract (see related story).

Best Vineyard reads of 2010

Seems to me that Island writers had a good literary year.

“A Kingdom of Madness” by Linda Levy

"A Kingdom of Madness," a first novel self-published by Linda Levy.

Joel and Nancy Aronie reprise unusual tissue dispenser

Joel and Nancy Aronie made 350,000 of these goofy, playful tissue holders 25 years ago. Now they're back.

Hutker Architects’ “Heirlooms to Live in”

Books that celebrate 25 years of a company's history tend to be paeans of self-praise. This one isn't. It's about what Hutker believes in.