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Big Chili Contest gets even bigger

This year's annual Big Chili Contest held Saturday attracted a record crowd and raised approximately $35,000 for the Red Stocking Fund.

Cable TV committee releases request for proposals

The Island's Cable Advisory Board (CAB) voted Monday to release a request for proposals (RFP) for cable television service on the Island.

Tisbury School will host forum on bullying policy

The Tisbury School will host a meeting Tuesday for all Island parents about the new Martha's Vineyard Bullying Prevention Policy.

Madeleine E. Bacheller

Madeleine Elizabeth Bacheller, 94, died on Tuesday, January 25, at the Henrietta Brewer House in Vineyard Haven.

Two Saturday flu clinics will target children

The Vineyard Nursing Association and the Chilmark, Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury, and West Tisbury boards of health will sponsor two Flu Clinics for Island children.

Sharky’s will renovate Oak Bluffs location

Sharky's Cantina, the popular Mexican restaurant on Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs, will close at 9 pm on Sunday, January 30, for renovations designed to better insulate the dining area.

Scots say thankyou

The Scottish Society of Martha's Vineyard would like to thank all those who helped to make our annual Robert Burns Dinner such a success.

An Oh My God moment for newspaper types

When newspaper people gather, as they will in a couple of weeks for the New England Newspaper and Press Association's convention next month in Boston, many of the conversations, the workshops, and the seminars will have a kind of Oh My God energy.

Sports highlights

The fifth grade and seventh grade Vineyard girls' travel basketball teams had a perfect weekend on the hardwood, capturing three wins between them.

Martha’s Vineyard towns earn honors for town reports

Three Island towns swept the awards for best town reports among all Massachusetts towns in the category of towns with fewer than 5,000 residents in an annual contest sponsored by the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA).

Jean Knowles Goodman

A service for Jean Knowles Goodman will be held at Grace Church in Vineyard Haven on Saturday, Jan.

Geraldyne G. DeBettencourt

Geraldyne Grace DeBettencourt of Oak Bluffs died on December 19, 2010 at the Cape Heritage Nursing Home in Sandwich.

Gretchen V.T. Shaw

Gretchen Van Tassel Shaw died on Tuesday, January 11 (1/11/11), at her home in Brunswick, Maine, just weeks short of her 93rd birthday, with her three children and her cat Katydid nearby.

Heat heat up, Bulls falter as RCBL nears playoffs

With one week left in the RCBL regular season, playoff seedings are still up in the air.

West Tisbury

It's time to cut forsythia branches to bloom inside.

The right decision

Sheriff Mike McCormick made the right decision in December, just before Christmas, when he allowed Kelly McCarron to complete her imprisonment at home, wearing an ankle bracelet, rather than at the Barnstable House of Corrections, where she had served seven months of her one-year jail term for vehicular homicide (January 12,

Wind towers will pester neighbors for decades

I just read that that the Chilmark board of appeals approved two 14-story wind towers with turbines that may disturb neighborhoods for 50 years.

$11 million price tag for new Edgartown library

The Edgartown library design committee estimates a new library at the site of the Old Edgartown School will cost $11 million, of which $4.

Oak Bluffs

I guess we have to start looking at the blessings this freezing cold weather brings.