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SSA board approves capital budget

The Steamship Authority (SSA) board last week approved capital budget for 2011 that includes money for a new automated point-of-sale ticketing system, renewed an agreement with SeaStreak for New York to Martha's Vineyard service and signed a contract to redesign the authority's website.

5K for KJ

The sixth annual 5K for KJ run/walk, benefiting the Kevin Johnson Cross-Country Scholarship Fund, attracted more than 130 participants to the state forest cross-country course next to Martha's Vineyard Regional High School, Saturday.

Turkey Trot

The annual Turkey Trot brought out 241 hearty souls who ran, jogged, and walked the 5K course on a blustery, bone-chilling Thanksgiving morning in Oak Bluffs.

RCBL week 4 Bulls still perfect

The new and improved Bulls continued their rise from worst last year to first this season with an impressive come-from-behind 98-87 win over the Suns, Monday night at the Martha's Vineyard Boys and Girls Club.

Reel Picks

A spunky Ali (Christina Aguilera) leaves rural Iowa to find fame and fortune and stops at The Burlesque Lounge in Hollywood, a down and out musical theater owned by Tess (Cher).

Tax rate up, property value down in Edgartown

Edgartown assessors expect the town's tax rate to rise substantially this year, reflecting a decrease in the value of real estate.

At the salad bar of life

Arnie Fischer found me at the salad bar the other day.

On ice – figure skaters perform; hockey alums wanted

The Martha's Vineyard Figure Skating Club will hold it's annual holiday exhibition Sunday, December 5, at 3 pm at the MV arena.

Cooper Gilkes wins the Fall Shoot

Cooper Gilkes 3rd of Edgartown added to his collection of Top Gun Awards from 1986, 2003, and 2007 on Sunday in this year's Rod and Gun Club's Fall Shoot.

PiYo now at the VTC

The Vineyard Tennis Center Workout & Spa (VTC) now offers PiYo.

Post-crash, eliminating deer makes sense

This week I had the misfortune of striking a deer with my car.

Patricia R. Flanders

Patricia Ruppert Flanders died on November 23, surrounded by the love of her children, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

Oak Bluffs

Downtown is starting to "look a lot like Christmas.

It’s all about beaches with this guy

Despite being a vegetarian for the past 20 years, I enjoyed Nelson Bryant's article about duck hunting on the Island.


I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving and that all who traveled got to their destinations safely and quickly.

West Tisbury

Deer Week opened this morning.


Friends and family said farewell to Helen Burt on Saturday.


We have one major holiday under our belts — yes, literally not figuratively — and two big ones on the way.


A photo published on November 24, accompanying the story "Shakespeare for the Masses returns" on page C5, incorrectly identified the organization.