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

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.

Mass foreclosures topped 10,000 mark

Lenders in Massachusetts initiated 6.

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.

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.

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.

2010 Election Guide index

Editorial endorsements Page XXSample ballot and questions Page XXThe 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.

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.

Dukes County government – how it works

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

How the MVC works

On Tuesday, voters must make the biennial selection of the nine elected members of the Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

State election contests offer clear choices

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

Fund seeks permit to demolish historic Denniston building

The Island Affordable Housing Fund (IAHF) will apply for a permit to demolish the Denniston building, site of the Island's first African-American church.

Martha’s Vineyard Women’s Network hosts Farm to Market panel

The Martha's Vineyard Women's Network will look at the importance of local foods on the Island this Monday, Nov.