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Is watching the sunrise over a hot cup of java not quite enough to give your day the jumpstart it needs? Right around the corner at the Chilmark Community Center, John Maxwell offers an all-level yoga class from 6 to 7 am, Monday through Friday.

A threat to Daybreak

Members and staff of the Daybreak Clubhouse of Martha's Vineyard Community Services (MVCS) urge Island legislators to protect funding for Clubhouses.

Arthur J. Cormier Jr.

Arthur Cormier, who was an integral part of Martha's Vineyard Regional High School and the community died after a short battle with cancer on Saturday morning, February 26, 2011.

In good hands

I would like to thank the Edgartown Fire Department, police, and EMTs for their quick response to the fire on Edgartown Bay Road, Thursday, February 17.

The value of unions

It's time to weigh in on the value of unions.

SSA prepares to install switchback ramps to meet accessibility rules

The Steamship Authority is preparing to install new passenger loading ramps at its four main terminals.

Gas prices top $4 on Martha’s Vineyard

A spike in crude oil prices has in turn pushed gasoline prices upwards, so that the price of unleaded gasoline is well north of the $4 level this week at two gas stations in Edgartown, and prices were pressing toward that level at the rest of the down-Island stations.

Lagoon Pond is sick, healing will be costly

A draft scientific study released this week calculates that Oak Bluffs and Tisbury would have to reduce the amount of nitrogen from septic systems reaching Lagoon Pond by 34.

Y adds personal trainer to staff

The YMCA announced that Teri Pirozzi of Edgartown has joined its health and wellness staff.

Consumer confidence rose, but doubts remain

Consumer confidence rose in early 2011, largely due to more optimistic expectations about future economic conditions, but confidence levels remain more negative than positive, according to a phone survey of 500 adult residents in Massachusetts, the State House News Service reported.

Business confidence lags among small employers

The State House News Service reported that business confidence declined in February but remains up substantially from its low point in February 2009, according to confidence index results released Tuesday morning.

The trouble with high gasoline prices may be us

Some Island gasoline retailers may act "oligopolistically" and with "conscious parallelism" — indeed, they admit that they do — to maintain uniformly high and similar prices, but they do not conspire to do so, so it's not price fixing.

West Tisbury fin com questions school budget increase

At a joint meeting of the West Tisbury selectmen, the town finance committee (fincom), and representatives of the Up-Island school committee last week, fincom members pressed the school committee to explain why the town's district assessment will increase, even as enrollment at the West Tisbury School continues to decline.

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.

Anesthesiology link set between MGH and Martha’s Vineyard Hospital

The Martha's Vineyard Hospital has signed an agreement under which the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine (DACCPM) will provide anesthesia coverage for its Island affiliate.

James Taylor, Robert Brustein among White House honorees

On Wednesday, President Obama awarded National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal to James Taylor and Robert Brustein.

Survivor of two shipwrecks, Essex skipper now in history’s grip

If ever someone qualified for consideration as a victim of post-traumatic stress disorder, it was certainly Capt.