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Vineyard boys beat Weston to win the Fairleigh Dickinson Tourney

In the championship game Sunday, the Vineyarders jumped out to an early 3-0 lead to the delight of the home crowd.

Housing Fund’s use of CPA money questioned

West Tisbury town accountant finds that the fund, now a non- operating nonprofit, used donations earmarked for loan program for other purposes.

Chilmark selectmen hear litany of needed school repairs

Chilmark selectmen Wednesday agreed to pay for lifeguard training for the town beach superintendent, reviewed a report calling for extensive repairs at the Chilmark School, and discussed a new schedule for the harbor staff this summer.

West Tisbury forum airs competing visions for Mill Pond

The options include dredging, weed maintenance, and removal of the historic dam.

West Tisbury selectmen wrestle with second hand pot smoke

Selectmen discussed the need for a bylaw that would limit where pot smokers could light up in town.

West Tisbury will take another look at Mill Pond options

A state survey found fish living in the upper reaches of Mill Brook. Biologists favor restoration that improves natural stream connectivity.

Martha’s Vineyard boys bounce Bishop Stang, 74-52

The Vineyarders improved to 11-3 overall and 4-1 in the Eastern Athletic Conference. Jack Roberts led M.V. with 17 points.

Martha’s Vineyard boys skate into state tourney with comeback win

Brian Fraser scored with 5:52 remaining in the third period as the Vineyarders rallied from a 2-0 hole to beat Dennis-Yarmouth and clinch a state tourney berth.

West Tisbury intersection plans find approval

Selectmen gave the nod to a state plan to remake the intersection of Old County Road and State Road.

Chilmark selectmen discuss Menemsha Harbor report

The report suggests several ways the town might boost harbor revenues and improve management.

Chilmark will seek solar array proposal for capped landfill

Chilmark selectmen, in a meeting Tuesday with Richard Andre, president of Vineyard Power, agreed to issue a request for proposals to build a photovoltaic (PV) array on the capped town landfill off Tabor House Road.

Chilmark officials say ‘Wow’ to school costs hike

Jump in high school budget and superintendent's spending for FY2014, plus millions for a new superintendent's office elicit sharp intakes of breath

Change in status of Gay Head lighthouse sought, to encourage preservation

Ninth District Congressman William Keating joins effort to have Gay Head Light removed from Coast Guard ownership to hasten longterm protection

West Tisbury inks landfill solar array agreement

The PV array is expected to produce more electricity than the town can use, but the deal does not allow the town to sell that energy on the open market.

MVRHS boys hockey preview

Vineyard coach Matt Mincone has a fast skating team with a strong work ethic that he says must be patient and opportunistic on offense to succeed.

West Tisbury sees no further action on dog/chicken incident

State law does not require a report. The farmer who killed the dog has not been identified. Town officials are satisfied with the facts of the event.

New Oak Bluffs Little League ball field proposal rises

Five years after intense opposition spoiled a Little League effort, a new proposal has surfaced, at a new site.

Chilmark officials wonder if artificial reef might protect beaches

Worried that storms will erode south shore beaches and erase barriers protecting ponds, Chilmark will study efficacy of reef building.

Chilmark, flush with scallops, increases limit

Chilmark selectmen at their regular meeting on November 20 voted to change the limitations of the current shellfish season to shift fishermen's focus to Nashaquitsa Pond where there has been a bumper crop of bay scallops this year.

West Tisbury selectmen press DOT over guardrail and intersection

They are unhappy with the replacement of a wood guardrail with steel on Mill Brook bridge and a lack of action to correct a dangerous intersection.