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A calculation favors a wild place

I am hostile to the wind farm plan for Horseshoe Shoal in Nantucket Sound.

Accidental addicts

It was about a year ago, after a broken leg and a couple of surgeries at Martha's Vineyard Hospital, that I first became aware of the connection between prescription painkillers and crime on the Island.


A news brief published January 26,

2011 housing production called dreadful

A local housing and planning group has labeled 2011 a "historically dreadful" year for housing production in Massachusetts, the State House News Service reported.

Martha’s Vineyard Commission approves new MVTV building

Plans for a new 6,600-square-foot community media center for Martha's Vineyard Community Television got a green light from the Martha's Vineyard Commission.

Post Service offers new services at two down-Island offices

New post office services offered in Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs.

Edgartown voters will weigh in on roundabout

Acting on a citizen's petition, Edgartown selectmen voted Monday to place a non-binding question about the roundabout on the annual town election ballot in April.

Permanent Endowment names new administrative manager

The Permanent Endowment for Martha's Vineyard has named Andria Jason as its new manager.

Down to details for Lagoon Pond drawbridge

In a session much like a family picking carpet colors and paint finishes for a new home, members of the Lagoon Pond drawbridge committee and interested observers discussed the details of the permanent drawbridge that will replace the current steel structure at a January 26 meeting with bridge architects.

SSA will consider freight service between New Bedford and Island

SSA member Marc Hanover said the numbers would underpin any decision-making, including service with New Bedford.

Another possibility surfaces for West Tisbury’s Mill Pond

In place of a pond, Prudy Burt sees a free flowing stream unimpeded by dams and returned to its natural state that supports native fish species.

Silver lining in Martha’s Vineyard foreclosure numbers

An analysis of Martha's Vineyard land records shows that property foreclosures rose in 2011, for the fourth consecutive year.

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital gives physical therapy space a stretch

The TV's have been an ongoing battle; some people wanted the Fox channel, some wanted CNN. They opted for the music channels in the renovated space.

Up-Island school committee certifies $9.1 million budget

To offset a 9.3 percent budget increase next year, the Up-Island Regional School District will use $220,000 in excess and deficiency funds.

Would-be robbers weighed down in attempt to get the lead out

The penalties of crime may weigh heavy for two men charged with trying to steal a 1,000-pound piece of lead belonging to Benjamin and Gannon Railway.

Three indie docs headline weekend

Documentary fans have a movie banquet to look forward to this weekend, with screenings of "American Meat," "Sing Your Song," and "The Island King."

A charming notion

With Valentine's Day approaching, why not give a gift to your loved with a special charm? Better yet, if they don't have one started, start one for them.

What’s cooking at the Charter School

Chandler Rothbard, the Charter School's food service manager, knows a thing or two about good food.

Reel Picks: More about movies playing this week

A story built around the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud and the birth of psychoanalysis.