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Fan bus available for MIAA tournament game Saturday in Boston

The Martha's Vineyard boys basketball team takes on Wareham at noon Saturday in the MIAA boys Division 3 South Sectional Final at UMass-Boston.

They’re back, and here’s the first report

News of the year's first emanations from Island pinkletinks comes from Beldan Radcliffe of Pilot Hill Farm.

Raging blaze destroys house off Sea Glen Road in Oak Bluffs

The preliminary investigation points to an accidental fire, possibly related to an electrical problem.

Martha’s Vineyard boys beat Westwood 89-69

The boys play Wareham next, at 12 pm, Saturday, at UMass-Boston.

Drug suspect avoids jail with a ticket out of the country

Immigration officials and the DA's office agreed to let Adalberto Pires go free based on his lawyer's assurance that Mr. Pires would leave the U.S.

Trusting Tisbury grandmother falls victim to telephone scam

The charlatan said that her grandson would be released from jail without any charges if he paid an insurance deductible for the Mercedes Benz.

Federal pay to not play fish survey rankles Vineyard fishermen

One Island fishermen described the survey payments as "idiotic," and said the money could be much better spent.

Tisbury finance committee nixes farmer’s market wine sales

The chairman said the issue of alcohol sales was irrelevant. He said the FinCom rejected the article because it was filed late

Vineyard Propane maintains status quo in AmeriGas merger

AmeriGas officials say their company's recent merger with Vineyard Propane's parent company will mean business as usual for Island customers.

Feds asked to name Martha’s Vineyard waters a no discharge zone

If the state has its way, it will become illegal to discharge sewage into the waters south of Cape Cod and around Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard.

Massachusetts releases improved web based mapping tool

The site provides detailed data for ocean planning, coastal development, public safety, tourism, planning and marine environmental protection.

Martha’s Vineyard high school ahead of state graduation rates

The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) Committee was abuzz with excitement Monday night about the school's four winter sports teams qualifying for the state tournament this year.

Boathouse Foundation donates $25,000 to YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard

For the third consecutive year, The Boathouse Foundation, a philanthropic unit of The Boathouse Club of Edgartown, presented a check for $25,000 to the YMCA of Martha's Vineyard.

Spring forward: daylight savings begins on Sunday

Daylight saving time will begin Sunday.

Tisbury selectman Geoghan Coogan will step down

Tisbury selectman chairman Geoghan Coogan announced he would not seek reelection this spring at a meeting Tuesday night.

Chilmark selectmen approve annual town meeting warrant, budget

Chilmark selectmen Tuesday approved a 21-article annual town meeting warrant that includes a $7,654,498 budget for fiscal year 2012, up 8.

Three vie for two seats on Oak Bluffs board of selectmen

Three veteran politicians will square off for two open seats on the Oak Bluffs board of selectmen in annual town elections on April 12.

School committee, library seats contested in Edgartown election

Edgartown spring elections will feature a three-way race for a school committee seat, and a three-way race for two library director seats.

Edgartown loves a parade for St. Patrick’s Day

The Harbor View Hotel will throw a parade in Edgartown on St.