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Yes on Questions 4 and 5

Remember the petitions we approved last spring at our six town meetings? They stated "that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states may place limits on political contributions and political spending.

Publishers’ Endorsements

Barack Obama deserves to be re-elected and serve a second term as President of the United States.

Who me?

Of course, politicians, unlike the general run of flora, bloom in the months, these days, years, in advance of big elections.

The art of regionalism

Being called to a marathon government meeting of representatives from the six Island towns might sound like a fitting punishment for something you did that wasn't terribly nice.

Storm and sky

A strong northeast wind blew across the Island just in time for Halloween, blasting away any illusions that Indian summer might linger.

Many careers, one love – for Chris Hughes, it’s art

Onset resident and Vineyard commuter Chris Hughes is showing his art at the Vineyard Haven Mocha Mott's.

Superintendent’s budget increase driven by special education costs

Superintendent James Weiss presented a $4.39 million fiscal year 2014 budget "” an increase of $357,258.

Jesse Sylvia finishes second in World Series of Poker marathon

The Martha's Vineyard native's disappointment will be offset by the second place prize of $5,295,249.

Alberta R. Rose

Alberta (Sylvia) Rose, affectionately known as Betty by all, passed away at her home in Oak Bluffs on October 30, surrounded by the love and the presence of her family.

The soup on slaughter with Island Grown Meat

Island Grown Initiative's Two Legs Good, Four Legs Better discussion and dinner was a hearty community event.

Halloween got off to an early Saturday start in Edgartown

Edgartown stores gave out treats to trick-or-treaters a few days early.

Art*Island a successful collaboration of many

After a fun-filled 5 days of art, music, and more, organizers are optimistic Art*Island will become an annual event.

Jesse Sylvia survives poker showdown, plays for title tonight

Cheered on by friends and family in Las Vegas, the West Tisbury native is still in strong contention for the $8.5 million first place prize.

Jesse Sylvia begins play tonight for an $8.5 million prize

A troop of family and friends will be in the audience this evening in Las Vegas. Mr. Sylvia has outlasted thousands of competitors.

Sandy – Storm Alerts, continuously updated

Information in this file comes from emergency management officials. It is updated as received. Roads have been reopened. Ferries are operating.

Island awaits Sandy’s winds, storm surge; Code Red warning issued

A Code Red announcement issued at 5 pm, Sunday describes Sandy as a large and dangerous system. Islanders advised to take precautions.

SSA suspends Martha’s Vineyard service

No Steamship Authority service today to either the Vineyard or Nantucket.

Martha’s Vineyard soccer teams win on senior day

Three high school teams ended the regular season on a busy Saturday. The girls and boys soccer teams won, while the field hockey team tied Needham.

West Tisbury girls, Edgartown boys win interscholastic track meet

The Hawks and Eagles soared to wins as the junior high track season came to a close Friday at MVRHS. Five Island schools competed in eight events.