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Martha’s Vineyard community notes

Upcoming community events include the Annual WellFest on Saturday, a Women in History theatre education program taught at Charter, and Clown Therapy

Martha’s Vineyard bridge club results

Bridge club columnist Sue Silk was quick to alert the Times that history was made at last Thursday's Island Bridge Club competition.

Several butterflies have arrived here ahead of schedule

Along with most other migrating birds and animals, butterflies have appeared on the Island much earlier than usual.

Alicia Oliveira, ROTC team marched in Boston Marathon for a cause

Alicia Oliveira of Oak Bluffs and fellow Providence College Army ROTC students raised $20,500 for the Wounded Warrior Project with a marathon march.

VTA driver Loretta May will be honored at State House

Loretta May of Vineyard Haven will be honored as an Unsung Heroine for her outstanding contributions to her community on Wednesday, May 16


Sadie H. Armstrong was born on November 21, 2011 and Isaac Micheal Rendon, on April 23, 2012

South Mountain engineer receives leadership award

At the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association's annual conference in Boston, Marc Rosenbaum, director of engineering at South Mountain Company, received the association's Professional Leadership Award.

Falmouth Academy holds open house for Islanders

Falmouth Academy will host an admissions open House on Saturday, May 12, from 2 to 4 pm for families interested in learning more about the school.

UMass Dartmouth receives grant for Vineyard ocean energy project

The University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth's New England Marine Renewable Energy Center (MREC) has received a $535,000 grant from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) to support MREC and its efforts to sustainably develop ocean energy technology in New England.

Striped bass return to Martha’s Vineyard waters

Striped bass season has officially begun on Marthas Vineyard

New York drug suspect skips bail in drug case

This is the second time the Edgartown District court has issued a default warrant for Emile Rowe.

Kathy Burton reelected chairman in Oak Bluffs

Oak Bluffs selectmen voted 4-1 to reelect Kathy Burton as chairman for another year, at their Tuesday meeting.

Island police officers shuffle to new departments

You may soon be saying hello or goodbye to one of Marthas Vineyard's finest depending on your town

Tisbury selectmen approve new solid waste disposal agreement

The vote will allow for the disposal of Tisbury's solid waste at the Crapo Hill landfill

Edgartown selectmen order vicious dog restrained

Rocket, a mix of English bulldog and Labrador retriever, has been ordered to be restrained for life after a vicious attack on another dog

Martha’s VIneyard District court report

March 30, 2012Dean R. Shores, Sandwich; DOB 10/1/76, assault and battery: guilty, must pay $2689.94 restitution, $50 VW and $50 PSF; disorderly conduct: dismissed...

How to protect yourself against fraud

The Federal Trade Commission offers ten tips to keep your money in your pocket when scammers contact you.

Tisbury Senior Center hosts scam discussion by Sergeant Silvia

Police sergeant Rodney Silvia will lead a question and answer session at the Tisbury Senior Center on April 30 about common telephone and Internet scams.

Appeals Court reverses assault conviction for Island businessman

"Commonwealth may not 'pick and choose' among various complaint witnesses to locate the one with the most complete memory," the Appeals Court said.

Oak Bluffs executive session records remain in the dark

The Oak Bluffs selectmen have lagged in revealing the minutes of past meetings held in executive session.