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MVRHS engineering challenge grand winners named

The “final four” tipped the scales in the engineering challenge at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) on April 9. It was the final...

Tisbury voters conclude annual business on second night

Updated 3 pm, MondayTisbury voters worked determinedly through 34 articles to finish up the second night of annual town meeting on April 15. Town...

Tisbury takes up $24 million budget, multiple overrides

The $24.2 million budget is up by 4.7 percent over last year.

Lagoon Pond drawbridge is on target to open at the end of 2015

Construction on the new, permanent Lagoon Pond drawbridge made good progress over the winter, despite multiple snowstorms and harsh conditions, Melinda Loberg, chairman of...

Martha’s Vineyard linguini bridge contest is a smashing success

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQyJI-ZVPFA&feature=youtu.beGraham Lewis toppled his competitors at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School's 18th annual Linguini Bridge Contest Monday morning. His winning entry achieved what seemed...

MGH specialist says immunizations provide community protection

With measles cases on the rise, Dr. Vandana Madhavan urges parents to get their children vaccinated.

MGH specialist will speak on vaccine controversy at health fair Saturday

Rural communities face the biggest risks, Dr. Vandana Madhavan says.

Edgartown geography bee

Seventh grader Spencer Pogue won Edgartown School's National Geographic Society 2015 geography bee on Tuesday, Feb. 3. The long-awaited bee, rescheduled twice due to...

Martha's Vineyard high school science and engineering fair showcases student ingenuity

The sixty-six exhibits featured topics from the theory of relativity to an automatic dog scratcher.

Regional high school committee votes to certify $18.5 million FY2016 budget

Although the operating budget increased by only a quarter of a percent, Island towns will see a five percent increase in assessments next year.

Tisbury selectmen support concept of Island roads manual

The board voted to ask the Martha's Vineyard Commission to look at funding sources and develop a scope and budget for the project.

Martha’s Vineyard grocery prices a mixed bag

Although it's no surprise to Vineyarders that groceries cost more on-Island than off, comparison shopping reveals some wide variations among local stores.

MVRHS principal Gil Traverso presents $18.5 million budget

Gil Traverso, the new principal of Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS), conducted his first budget public hearing on Monday night at the Performing...

School committee approves $5.7 million superintendent’s budget

The $5.7 million budget, up 7 percent, includes funds to continue an Island-wide facilities management review.

Martha’s Vineyard earns top marks in statewide educator evaluations

The evaluation system provides performance ratings for teachers, administrators and principals, and suggestions for improvement.

Regional high school FY16 budget public hearing next week

After a building tour Wednesday school committee members consider adding funds for maintenance and repairs to the $18.4 million budget.

Up-Island school committee reviews agreement with Wampanoag Tribe

An annual reassessment of policies and procedures is required for Federal funding eligibility.

Tisbury Planning Board reports on vision planning workshop

A second workshop last week honed in on areas of public interest that included Main Street.

Parade and ceremony honors Martha’s Vineyard veterans

The Oak Bluffs Veterans Day parade is one of 67 regional observances designated nationwide by the Veterans Day National Committee.

Up-Island school committee resumes school resource officer debate

The question of whether a full-time position is necessary could cost the district an additional $80,000 next year.