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Taxing questions for Edgartown solar project

Edgartown assessors asked questions of the selectmen Tuesday about whether a proposed solar power development on town land is taxable.

Oak Bluffs fincom slices draft budget

The Oak Bluffs finance and advisory committee (fincom) produced a $24.

West Tisbury police charge alcohol use in two separate accidents

West Tisbury police will seek drunk-driving charges against two people, after separate single car accidents last week.

Mass median home sale price below $300K

Nearly 2,200 homes were sold in Massachusetts last month, a 5 percent increase over January 2010, according to data released Tuesday morning, the State House News Service reported.

Innovative health project looks for participants

The Let's Move Martha's Vineyard Project invites persons who are concerned about health and weight to consider participating in an innovative project that will most likely increase their chances of success.

Edward P. Sons

Nicole Level was in deep, deep, trouble.

Vineyard 8th-grader abandons sailing race to save competitor

Rasmus Sayre of Vineyard Haven who competes at a world-class level among board sailors 15 and under, was leading his division of the competition when he saw a hand over one of the waves.

Federal appeals court finds no conspiracy to inflate gas prices

A panel of judges sitting in the federal First Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling that gasoline prices on Martha's Vineyard have not been illegally inflated by a conspiracy among retailers, according to a report by "The Docket," the news blog of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

Ferry service returns to normal

Westerly winds of 30 miles per hour, with higher gusts, caused cancellation of several Steamship Authority trips Friday, including six scheduled for the Island Home.

Chilmark Police investigate theft of solar panels

Chilmark Police are investigating the theft of a crate of 21 solar panels from a jobsite at Grey Barn Farm off South Road in Chilmark sometime over the weekend.

Martha N.G. Holladay

Martha Nelson Gordon Holladay, 89, died peacefully on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at the home of her daughter, Janet, in Oak Bluffs, where Martha lived for almost a year, taken care of by Janet Meynisse.

CPA act participation deserves reconsideration by town voters

Island towns have learned to depend on Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds to help with conservation, preservation, and affordable housing initiatives.

Jilma V. Freeman

Jilma Virginia Solis Freeman died on Sunday, February 6, in Falmouth.


Alden "Onnie" Gray of Barnstable died at his home with his family near on Sunday, February 13, 2011.

Sports highlights

The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School girls' varsity basketball team lost its game at Taunton to Coyle & Cassidy, Sunday, 70-46.

The obstacles to sound household management are many

It's about to be vacation week.