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Work resumes on Bourne bridge, expect delays

Paving operations for Phase 2 on the Bourne Bridge spanning the Cape Cod Canal are scheduled to start on Monday, Nov.

Sheriff’s Department has multiple tasks

The Dukes County Sheriff's department is responsible for the county jail, house of correction, civil process, and the Island communications center, which handles all emergency 911 calls and public safety communications and fulfills a variety of other programs and duties.

State election contests offer clear choices

Voters will decide several hotly contested statewide races on Tuesday, November 2.

Dukes County government – how it works

The County of Dukes County was established in 1683, as part of the province of New York.

Four ballot questions face Island voters, five in Chilmark

Island voters will be asked to take action on three statewide ballot questions placed before them by initiative petition.

Up-Island voters will decide regional school committee race

Voters in West Tisbury, Chilmark, and Aquinnah will elect five people to four-year terms on the Up-Island Regional School District committee.

Three square off in race for Dukes County sheriff

While state races have captured the attention of media pundits and voters across Massachusetts, the hardest fought race on Martha's Vineyard is among the three candidates for Dukes County Sheriff.

Building underway in Middle Line Road project

Building has begun in the Middle Line Road project, six rental units and six single-family houses, on 21 acres of heavily wooded town-owned land about a half-mile down Middle Line Road, a dirt road that runs northeast from Tabor House Road, just north of the town landfill.

Let’s start with the skunks

To the Editor:Living on Martha's Vineyard, most people here don't generally look with that much envy on the next atoll over, Nantucket, unless maybe if you're into Kerry-watching, prices at least as high as on the Cote d'Azur, and spring seasons where it's colder even than here.


The Vineyard Haven Library will be open Sunday afternoons all winter beginning this Sunday.

Larger jail, house of correction remains on the drawing board

Throughout his tenure, Sheriff Michael McCormack has pressed to have a new jail/house of correction.

2010 Election Guide index

Editorial endorsements Page XX Sample ballot and questions Page XX The race for Dukes County Sheriff Page XX

A gardening odyssey

My friend Judy is having an addition put on, so she offered me a lilac that was in the way.

Barbo’s Furniture has a secret

Describing it as the "Island's best kept secret," Cape-based Barbo's Furniture has begun an advertising campaign to tell customers about the company's delivery program.

Doctor shortage, patient waits heightened by insurance mandates

Despite years of state efforts to encourage more doctors and patients to pursue primary care, a new study shows primary care doctors in Massachusetts are in short supply, a microcosm of a national problem that researchers say will only worsen as the country's population ages.

Mass foreclosures topped 10,000 mark

Lenders in Massachusetts initiated 6.

Sheriff candidate Michael McCormack

Michael McCormack of West Tisbury was first elected in 1998.

Oak Bluffs officer recognized for bravery

The Southeastern Massachusetts Police Chiefs Association recognized Oak Bluffs police officer Frank Pacheco for his bravery in capturing a suspect wanted for an armed home invasion and assault.

Cape caregivers announce Island affiliation

As a result of the agreement, ASCCI will become a wholly owned subsidiary of HPCCC, with each organization retaining its individual identity, mission, corporate name, 501(c)(3) designation, staff and board of directors, according to a press release.