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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.

District Court judge orders Richard Morris held without bail

Updated 12:10 pm, Monday, Jan.

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.

Varsity boys hockey team falls to Franklin, then Coyle

The Vineyard boys varsity hockey team played two games last week against two of the better teams in Division Two.

2011 Big Chili Contest on Saturday

This year's 25th annual Big Chili Contest is this Saturday, Jan. 29 (snow date: Jan. 30) at 11 am at the Portuguese-American Club in Oak Bluffs.

Grievance hearing reveals Tisbury police contract issues

Tisbury selectmen held a grievance hearing in public Tuesday, at the request of police officer Kelly Kershaw, who complained that town administrators had enforced pay rules against her but not other officers.


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Internet safety expert offers Island parents and students tips

Contrary to popular belief, even among Internet-savvy teens, privacy settings don't guarantee privacy on online social network sites.

Finances top Oak Bluffs agenda, action promised

Oak Bluffs selectmen got an update from town administrator Michael Dutton on town finances Tuesday, and a proposal from the town's community development committee (CDC) to form a new committee to study budget issues and recommend ways to avoid the revenue gap that has forced service cuts over the last two years.

Exploring the brickyard in Chilmark

The brickyard chimney stands out against the winter-gray wooded hills of Chilmark's north shore. It is a lone, crumbling reminder of a far different time.

Jon Katz talks “Rose In a Storm” at Edgartown Library

"Rose In A Storm" is a terrific yarn. Jon Katz has authored 19 books and has a journalistic resume that includes The New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

Some gardeners even find winter fertile

Whether under limpid or lowering (rhymes with glowering) skies, winter landscapes are often black and white, with snow-covered ground and evergreens blackened by cold.

Meals on Wheels provides for house-bound Vineyarders

Meals on Wheels (MOW) is looking for a few volunteer drivers.

Winter concert series at the West Tisbury Library

Show tunes at the library? Jazz? On Saturday afternoon? Why not? Not many folks showed up at the West Tisbury Library on Saturday afternoon at 4 pm, but those who did were in for a treat.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society screens “The Way We Get By”

Soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan land first in Bangor, Maine, often in the middle of the night.

“Timon of Athens” Friday and Saturday at Vineyard Playhouse

Shakespeare for the Masses performs their version of "Timon of Athens" tomorrow and Saturday evenings at the Vineyard Playhouse on Church Street in Vineyard Haven.

Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls club keeps kids hopping

Pete Lambos was at his desk at 8:15 Saturday morning, dealing with paperwork.

Photos: Scottish Society of Martha’s Vineyard’s Burns Nicht

More than 100 Scots and associated pretenders and wannabes lit up the Harbor View Hotel on Saturday night with song and good cheer and plenty of food.

Photos: Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School fundraiser

The VFW Hall in Oak Bluffs was filled to capacity Friday night, when up to 100 hungry supporters of the Charter School high school's upcoming trip to Guatemala feasted on tacos — beef, chicken, or vegetarian — and all the fixings.

YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard unveils mural, plans for Teen Center

"With the power of soul – anything is possible.