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White House confirms Obama family Vineyard vacation

The White House has confirmed that President Obama and his family will vacation on Martha's Vineyard in August following a trip to the Gulf.

Sharpshooting at the R&G

Matt Tobin of Chilmark (above) won the annual Klays for Kids skeet shoot at the MV Rod & Gun Club's skeet range, Sunday, July 18.

Men in the mud

Despite Monday afternoon's deluge, players of the Men's Summer Softball League showed up at Veterans War Memorial Park for their scheduled games.

Sports Highlights

Lenny Vanderhoop blistered the course at Mink Meadows, Saturday, with a two under-par round of 69 and nailed the club championship with a three round total of 223.

Superintendent to appoint OB School principal soon

In the wake of Oak Bluffs School principal Laury Binney's June 26 announcement that he would resign this fall, James Weiss, superintendent of Island schools, said yesterday he hopes to appoint a new principal very soon.

Matt Malowski named RHS interim assistant principal

Superintendent of schools James Weiss appointed Matt Malowski as interim assistant principal at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) on Monday.

Child-care grants available for Island families

Low and moderate income residents of five Island towns are eligible for up to $5,000 in child care subsidies beginning in October.

Safety measures likely for Old County-State Road intersection

West Tisbury appears likely to get state permission to install lane delineators — collapsible brightly colored posts — on the centerline of State Road approaching its intersection with Old County Road.

Tisbury selectmen approve new town bike route

Although the Tisbury selectmen began a half-hour earlier Tuesday night, any advantage gained by the new 5 pm start-up time was lost over the almost 3-hour meeting.

Oak Bluffs refers fishing pier project to MVC

The chairman of the Oak Bluffs conservation commission cut public comment short at a public hearing Tuesday on a proposal by the state Department of Fish and Game office of fishing and boating access to construct a 317-foot fishing pier.


"The fact that there has not been a horrendous accident there is a minor miracle.

Church’s absence at feast causes rift with P-A Club

In a departure from long-standing tradition, no representative of the Catholic Church participated in the blessing of Queen Isabella's crown during the Portuguese-American (P-A) Club's annual Feast of the Holy Ghost held last weekend in Oak Bluffs.

Menemsha moves forward, new docks purchased

Chilmark selectmen have approved a plan to buy new floating docks to enable boat owners access to slips cut off by the July 12 fire that destroyed the Coast Guard's Menemsha Boathouse, adjoining docks, and private boats.

Reel Picks

Quirky characters, slam-bam action, and absolutely no suspense.

Oak Bluffs Monster Shark Tournament returns

The Oak Bluffs Monster Shark Tournament returns to Oak Bluffs Harbor this weekend.

SSA sets budget guides for 2011, and the winter/spring schedules

Steamship Authority (SSA) members, anticipating a draft calendar 2011 budget in September and a final version in October, agreed on a set of budget policy guides, including a willingness to make "schedule modifications and trip consolidations .

West Tisbury sees safety changes at dangerous intersection likely

West Tisbury and Island officials say they are encouraged that a short-term safety correction for the State Road and Old County Road intersection may be in the works, after Massachusetts Department of Transportation (DOT) officials conducted a road safety audit of the site on Tuesday.

Road re-striping underway in Tisbury

Hi-Way Safety Systems of Rockland began re-striping crosswalks and center lines on State Road in Tisbury Monday night.