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Basil delights on Martha’s Vineyard

Sailors from Genoa discovered sweet basil on their trading trips to the Middle East 600 years ago and brought the herb home to Italy in terracotta pots.

Hurricane Earl barrels toward close encounter with Vineyard

As Hurricane Earl accelerated toward New England at 5 pm Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane watch for Martha's Vineyard.

Island educators rally around a new school year

Summer vacation ended a little earlier than usual for Martha's Vineyard Public Schools (MVPS) administration, teachers, and staff, who returned to school yesterday, instead of after Labor Day as in the past.

School bells ring in a new academic year – school heads describe preparations

On Tuesday, approximately 2,237 students of all ages begin a new year in one of the seven schools of the Martha's Vineyard school system.

A PFD is the one piece of equipment that could save your life

The summer crowds have melted away, the golfer-in-chief has departed, and Islanders are ready to get down to the serious business of preparing for the start of the 65th Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby.

Air, earth, water: Wampanoag lab keeps tabs on environment

Kendra Newick, manager of the Wampanoag Environmental Lab in Aquinnah, likes to know her work prevents people from getting sick.

Public safety officials provide hurricane advice

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President’s departure leaves Times reporter in the dust

The First Family wrapped up their Vineyard vacation Sunday morning.

Choice and a solid foundation, at the Charter School

The Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School is entering its 15th year serving the families on Martha's Vineyard with a viable public school choice.

President Obama departs Island with little fanfare

President Obama and his family departed Martha's Vineyard Sunday morning with no fanfare or public farewells.

Island Affordable Housing Fund looks to renters for funding

The Island Affordable Housing Fund has come up with a novel fundraising model that looks at summer renters as a funding source.

West Tisbury selectmen receive bomb cleanup, fair update

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Martha’s Vineyard Schools at a glance

Martha's Vineyard Regional High SchoolGrades 9-12Principal Steven NixonApproximate enrollment: 692Staff: 133 (includes bus drivers)Operating budget FY 11: $12,955,918* Tel.

Granola business a healthy success for Denise Guest

In one year Be My Guest granola has grown by leaps and bowls.

Edgartown package store patrol targets teen drinkers

Officer Chris Dolby, a 15-year veteran of the Edgartown police force, sits in an unmarked police vehicle outside a package store, as he does on many evenings, sensing the rhythm of summer celebration.