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Science Fair at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School showcases student projects

Many of the exhibits featured topics aimed at improving the environment.

Station Menemsha crew honored at ‘The Finest Hours’ screening

On Sunday, Martha's Vineyard expressed its appreciation and respect for the women and men who serve at Coast Guard Station Menemsha, and gave a...

Aase Jones retires after 32 years at Tisbury town hall

When Aase Jones took a job at Tisbury town hall, she never really pictured herself a career bureaucrat. Now 32 years later, the assistant...

Martha's Vineyard cat identified as Alabama dog is reunited with Vermont owner

The mystery is how a cat from Vermont, who was mistaken for a dog from Alabama, landed on Martha's Vineyard. For Fran Hendricks, his...

MVC prepares to vote on $1.4 million operating budget for FY17

The Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC) is set to vote next Thursday on a $1,425,940 operating budget for fiscal year 2017 (FY17) that begins on...

Study offers keys to unlock Five Corners, Look Street intersections

Slowly but surely, local Tisbury officials working with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) are moving to address Five Corners, easily the most vexing...

New MVC executive director Adam Turner makes the rounds

New MVC executive director Adam Turner makes the roundsMr. Turner says he plans to listen first to what Islanders have to say about the...

Mark London reflects on 13 years at MVC helm

Thirteen years ago Mark London spent his first five months as the new executive director of the Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC), the Island's powerful...

Martha’s Vineyard DAR hosts Wounded Warrior Vacation

Master Sergeant Charles Davis, U.S. Army, and his wife Lori arrived at Martha's Vineyard Airport Tuesday to a rousing welcome from members of the...

Martha's Vineyard school leaders prepare for the new school year

The Martha’s Vineyard 2015–16 school year that begins on Tuesday will be accompanied by a number of changes in leadership posts that will combine...

MVYouth achieves first year goals

In its first year of tent-free fundraising, the new Island non-profit MVYouth (MVY) hit the ground running. A total of $1 million was used...

Islanders host party for retired superintendent James Weiss

Newly retired Martha's Vineyard Public Schools Superintendent James Weiss arrived at a celebration held in his honor Saturday night at the Grange Hall in...

School Superintendent James Weiss retires from a place in the sun to a seat...

For the first time in his 46 years as an educator, newly retired Martha’s Vineyard Superintendent of Schools James Weiss can look forward to...

Memorial Day parade, ceremonies paid tribute to military service and sacrifice

A large crowd gathered in Tisbury under sunny skies as flags fluttered in a light breeze Monday morning for the annual Martha's Vineyard Memorial...

Martha's Vineyard events will commemorate Memorial Day

Martha's Vineyard will honor Memorial Day with traditional ceremonies of remembrance. The events begin Friday in Island schools. On Monday, Memorial Day, Island veterans'...

Tisbury board of public works now down to two members

The defections from the Tisbury Board of Public Works (BPW) have continued following the angry departure of Chairman Leo DeSorcy, who resigned on April...

Collaboration is key to cost savings, says outgoing superintendent

From buying toilet paper in bulk to pooling people resources, Superintendent of Schools James Weiss advocates more collaboration and shared responsibilities between Martha's Vineyard...

Commissioner resigns over plan to revamp Tisbury DPW

Tisbury Board of Public Works (BPW) Chairman Leo DeSorcy resigned at the start of the board's regular meeting Monday. Mr. DeSorcy said a decision...

Author Kay Scheidler accentuates the positive about Common Core

Common Core State Standards are getting an undeserved bad rap, Katherine (Kay) Scheidler, author of a new book, Standards Matter, said. Ms. Scheidler spoke...

Tisbury sewer user fee increase raises stink with business owners

More than a decade ago, and following years of often heated debate, Tisbury built the town’s first municipal sewer system. Reacting to concerns that...