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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.


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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.

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.

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.

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.

A budget, yes, but more work is needed in Oak Bluffs

We have sent this letter to the Oak Bluffs selectmen and the town administrator.

The thievery continues as tools remain unreturned

As a multiple victim of this burglary spree, I have a few things I would like to share.

Sports highlights

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

Solar rebuttal

I agree with my esteemed colleague Rob Myers of South Mountain, that all alternative energies present opportunities for energy savings, reduction of fossil fuel use, and reduction of carbon emissions.

Up-Island region is not a region at all

This letter has been forwarded to the Up-Island Regional School Committee, the principals of the West Tisbury and Chilmark Schools, and Dr.

Generosity and kindness

Once again I am overwhelmed and humbled by the acts of kindness that recently occurred.

Cambridge man wins Martha’s Vineyard 20 mile race

Three hundred sixty-four registered runners completed the 14th annual Martha's Vineyard 20-mile race, on Saturday, February 19, sixty-two fewer than last year.

Boys fall short in Fairleigh Dickinson tourney

The season was nearly over and all hope of qualifying for the state tournament was long gone for the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School boys' hockey team on Saturday as they prepared to play Lynnfield in the first round of the annual Fairleigh Dickinson Tournament at the MV Arena.

Girls’ travel team finishes with perfect record, Cape trophy

The fifth grade Martha's Vineyard girls' travel basketball team played Falmouth Saturday morning for all the marbles in a championship game at the Bourne Middle School gym in front of scores of cheering Vineyard and Falmouth fans.