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Thanks for a professional reponse

On Friday morning at 3:50 am, I received a phone call from the Island Communication Center reporting that several boats were on fire at the Martha's Vineyard Shipyard's storage site at the Airport Business Park.

For Oak Bluffs and its selectmen, a hurdle to overcome

The Oak Bluffs finance and advisory committee has done its job, recommending on Thursday last week nearly a quarter of a million dollars in cuts to the town's fiscal 2012 budget.

Are we doing our big job well?

Before the Internet, pre-Yelp, pre-Jason Blair, pre-Dan Rather's downfall, pre-HuffPo, pre-Hannity, pre-Palin, pre-Facebook and Twitter, John L.

Slow Food Martha’s Vineyard potluck

Cookbook author Kathy Gunst will be the featured guest at a Slow Food community potluck at the Agricultural Hall on Thursday, Sept. 15.

KCT Concert a hit

American roots based musicians Richie Stearns and two of his friends, fiddler Rosie Newton and Old Crow Medicine Show guitarist Willie Watson, played their special brand of music to a full house at Katharine Cornell Theatre Saturday night.

The Yard, a post-season review

Under a new director, The Yard presented a well received 2011 season of works by accomplished and highly creative choreographers and performers.

Celebrate the end of a Vineyard summer at Best Fest

The 2nd annual Best Fest, a celebration of the end of summer, features local musicians & artisans at a day long party in Oak Bluffs.

Edgartown alerts well users to water quality problem

The Edgartown board of health issued a health advisory on Tuesday concerning elevated nitrate levels found in private well water serving residents of Price's Way, Huckleberry Hill Lane, Shady Oak Lane, and Dubud Lane.

Line, shape, color: Abstract Show at Louisa Gould

Rhythm and Blues gives artists a chance to show off their imagination. The show runs through September 15.

Time on their minds: Artists interpretations

The Time Project: One Year, 11 Women, opens tonight, Thursday, Sept. 8, at Featherstone Center for the Arts.

Pottery party at Featherstone

This past Sunday, September 4, people gathered under a large white tent to participate in the Second Annual Potters Bowl.

Produce Connection brings Island-grown foods to the people

Ms. Sierputoski spends long days picking up fresh produce from Island farms and delivering it to schools and customers all over the Island.

Dairy farming on Martha’s Vineyard

Family-owned dairy farms produce various kinds of fresh farm milk.

Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival begins

Twenty-five movies in four days. MV International Film Festival brings feature films from 15 to 20 different nations.

Oak Bluffs FinCom calls for layoffs and spending cuts

The town's financial watchdog committee recommends deep cuts in the council on aging, library, and other services.

Martha’s Vineyard Commission to go another round with roundabout

Oak Bluffs roundabout debate yields no result. Another hearing scheduled for September 22.

In season salads

Some of the Island's best produce is still in full swing. North Tabor Farm's mixed baby greens and Mermaid Farm's heirloom tomatoes are among my favorite.

Nick Wilson wins Vegas trip in local So You Think You Can Sing?

It came down to two contestants from Boston in the deciding round of the karaoke finals at Season's in Oak Bluffs on September 1.

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital offers nursing students change of scene

Nursing students such as Erica Mazza provided Martha's Vineyard Hospital with an extra dose of enthusiasm and helping hands during summer's influx of patients.

Six boats lost in suspicious Friday morning storage yard blaze

The fire broke out in a Martha's Vineyard Shipyard storage yard in the Airport Business Park. The state fire marshal will investigate.