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Opera Sundays at the Capawock Theatre, Vineyard Haven

This Sunday, Feb. 27, the Capawock Theatre is showing Giuseppe Verdi's opera "La Traviata," at 1 pm. This version, from London's Royal Opera, stars Renée Fleming, an American soprano.

Noteworthy events

Having already hosted several Film Series throughout the winter, the Edgartown Library continues with its I Like Spike! Spike Lee Retrospective.

Reel Picks

Thrilling true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston (James Franco), trapped in an isolated canyon in Utah, his arm pinned under a boulder.

Oak Bluffs voters make mid-year budget cuts

Oak Bluffs voters at a special town meeting Tuesday night approved budget cuts, that total $249,666, from the town's current fiscal year operating budget.

State’s plans for offshore wind turbine plans aired

State officials from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs held a wind farm double-header last week.

Tri-Town ambulance budget calls for new hires, big budget jump

During a joint meeting with selectmen February 14, the Chilmark finance advisory committee reviewed a revised budget for the Tri-Town ambulance that calls for the addition of two full-time paramedics and additional money for night-shift EMTs.

West Tisbury selectmen mull changes to CPA

West Tisbury selectmen at their regular meeting February 14, discussed the ins and outs of the Community Preservation Act (CPA).

TTOR eliminates three fulltime jobs to beef up seasonal staff

The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR) has eliminated three full-time positions on Martha's Vineyard and laid off two longtime staffers as part of a general retrenchment by Massachusetts's oldest private conservation organization, intended to beef up its seasonal Island resources.

Hospital asks MVC to approve new employee parking lot

The Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC) is expected to vote tonight on an application by the Martha's Vineyard Hospital to create additional parking on two lots at the rear of the hospital complex off Eastville Avenue.

A Martha’s Vineyard scout soars after a long journey

Troop 93 of Oak Bluffs promoted Dylan Rice of Edgartown to Eagle Scout, the highest and most difficult-to-achieve rank in scouting, Monday evening.

MVTV “” community communicator

Julienne Turner, MVTV's new executive director, has spent the last seven months learning about the Island and preparing for license renewal negotiations with Comcast, the Island's cable provider, which is required to fund MVTV, the Island's community access television station.

Anne Vanderhoop Madison “” an Aquinnah icon “” turns 80

The Aquinnah Town Hall was really rocking Sunday, as well over a hundred people came out to celebrate a milestone event.


Curves, on the lower level of the Woodland Center in Vineyard Haven, was the host site on Monday for a benefit workout for the American Heart Association.

Fincom, slectmen on different pages of Oak Bluffs budget

As Oak Bluffs lurches into its third year of budget fireworks, the relationship between the board of selectmen and its finance and advisory committee appears increasingly strained and confrontational, according to conversations with several members of both bodies, and debate at several recent public meetings.

Open mike at Waterside Market, Vineyard Haven

The owners of Waterside Market, Susan and Stephen Bowen, and Off Main, Chuck and Annie Downing, neighboring businesses in Vineyard Haven, hosted an Open Mike Night at Waterside to benefit Kathy Ferland and the Ferland family of Edgartown last Thursday.

Photos: Sunday brunch at The FARM Institute

Last Sunday, 30 children and adults braved the winds that blow across Katama to help out with chores at The FARM Institute and enjoy a sumptuous farm brunch.

VNA – part of Martha’s Vineyard’s DNA

Each day nearly 50 Vineyard Nursing Association nurses, therapists, and home health aides arrive at 15 Merchants Court in Vineyard Haven to collect a daily schedule of visits, patient notes or updates, and medical supplies.

Chain of broken American dreams: an Island family story

If you picture the nation's home foreclosure crisis as a long chain, the first links in the chain are the Wall Street financial firms and their investment customers that made, as it turned out, an enormous bad bet on complex mortgage investments, underpinned by the premise that house prices would continue to rise, or at least remain stable.

“Inside Job” screens at Capawock Theatre, Vineyard Haven

The Martha's Vineyard Film Festival (MVFF) and Benjamin Hall of the Capawock Theatre are collaborating to bring the Oscar-nominated documentary "Inside Job" to the Capawock on Saturday, Feb.