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Didn't we all glory in that beautiful spring weather last week? It was grand while it lasted.

State hikes penalties for higher income uninsured

Uninsured residents of Massachusetts who are deemed able to afford health insurance but fail to obtain coverage will face higher penalties this year under a plan quietly approved by the Patrick administration last week.

Parking ticket zeal helps no one in Tisbury

I thought it important and helpful to convey my thoughts regarding a recent experience that clearly is not pro MV business.

Between a rock and a rooster

For almost three years I have remained silent about a situation that has finally become intolerable.


The December 30 article "Library plan costs expand in Edgartown," reports incorrectly that the town purchased the Capt.

Deer hunting season ends on a Bambi note

The muzzleloader deer hunting season ended Friday, and with it Massachusetts' 2010 deer hunting.

Voters called to cut budgets in Oak Bluffs

Oak Bluffs town officials plan a special town meeting, most likely in February, to cut spending in the current budget year.

Trustees, design committee clash over Edgartown library plans

The Edgartown library trustees Tuesday declined to endorse the latest plan to build a new library at the site of the Old Edgartown School.

Homeowner’s mistaken town identity is corrected

Last April, Chilmark resident Elizabeth Pickett Gray switched her telephone service from Verizon to Comcast.

Reel Picks

A disappointing third in the C.

Fire station is first choice for new West Tisbury police station

The West Tisbury police station site and planning committee will recommend that the Public Safety Building complex on State Road be selected as the future location of a new police station.

Martha’s Vineyard District Court Report

Annette Moreis, Oak Bluffs; DOB 5/21/58, breaking and entering a building during nighttime to commit a felony: guilty — two years in the house of correction suspended, two year probation, must pay $372.

On their Way – Alex Baynes

Alex Baynes, class of 2000, made his public mark as an athlete, playing baseball, hockey, and running track. Navy Lieutenant Baynes continues to excel.

Vineyarders adopt new resolutions for the new year

As 2011 swept ashore over the weekend, Vineyarders were asked about how they planned to handle the new year. Gwyn McCallister collected some of our resolutions.


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The Yard regroups in the new year

The off-season gives Vineyard nonprofits time to regroup after the busy summer.

Rooster splits ears, and a Martha’s Vineyard neighborhood

It is 4:53 am on Tuesday morning.

The new Edgartown Hardware “” more product, more parking

Edgartown Hardware will open at 7:30 am on Monday and will close at 4 pm just as it does every day in winter.

Stela, welcome to 2011

Stela Plamenova Duncheva, the first baby born on Martha's Vineyard in 2011, weighed 7 pounds when she arrived at 1 am, Saturday, New Year's Day.

New Year’s Eve was mostly quiet, a little splashy

On a warm and mild New Year's Eve, Martha's Vineyard revelers were generally well-behaved.