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MVC strikes big house ‘character test,’ closes checklist hearing

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The commissioners agreed the issue of large houses and thresholds that would trigger their review by the MVC merit further discussion and definition.

Oak Bluffs turns on the twinkle

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The town welcomes the holiday season with an impressive display of light.

New animal control law ends dog bans and county role

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The law establishes a state fund to pay for training animal control officers and to spay and neuter homeless animals in shelters and pounds.

Chilmark, flush with scallops, increases limit

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Chilmark selectmen at their regular meeting on November 20 voted to change the limitations of the current shellfish season to shift fishermen's focus to Nashaquitsa Pond where there has been a bumper crop of bay scallops this year.

Medical condition seen in Tisbury police officer cruiser crash

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Police officer Kelly Kershaw is now on leave and lost her right to operate a motor vehicle due to an unknown medical condition.

Tisbury stays old fire barn demo, opens Tashmoo to scalloping

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The town's old fire station will make way for a much needed new public parking lot on Beach Road.

Up-Island School budget unfinished, but Aquinnah’s burden grows

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Budget draft number three, presented at a public hearing at the West Tisbury School, awaits missing numbers, including results of salary negotiations.

More effort means more reward for Edgartown business owners

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Off-season demands ingenuity and hard work for those who keep their doors open when most of the tourists are gone.

Twelve year old burglars, then a copycat, arrested in Edgartown

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Two young suspects were caught with stolen computers, while another suspect thought he could mislead police in a copycat crime.

Oak Bluffs checks off complaints about DRI checklist

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Selectmen and business owners object to revision of the rules that determine which developments get reviewed by the Martha's Vineyard Commission.

Edgartown selectmen sign contract for library funds

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The agreement will bring $5 million in state funds.

Martha’s Vineyard high school budget hearing attracts few taxpayers

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Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) principal Steve Nixon gave a detailed explanation of a proposed $17,642,376 fiscal year 2014 budget at an hour-long public hearing held Monday night by the school committee.

SSA signs off on $6.9 million in capital projects

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Steamship Authority (SSA) members approved a list of capital projects, reviewed reservation timelines, and signed a new food concession contract at their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov.

State officials discuss offshore wind area environmental study

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A public information meeting hosted by state officials from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) last week provided details about an environmental assessment (EA) of a wind energy area designated in federal waters offshore of Massachusetts.

Home repair funds available for income qualified homeowners

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Funds are now available for income qualified Island homeowners in need of home repairs.

Corrections

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A story published November 21, "Driver in July 4th crash that killed two to be arraigned Nov.

Susan Sanford receives sports medicine acupuncture certification

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Susan Sanford of Vineyard Complementary Medicine recently completed a 245-hour sports medicine acupuncture certification program.

Kathleen Kendrick offers education consultation and testing

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Private education consultant Kathleen Kendrick, a longtime home owner and new year-round Aquinnah resident, is providing developmental and education evaluation and consultation screening of children for kindergarten and first grade readiness, identification of specific learning disabilities, and follow-up support to Island parents, according to a press release.

National caliber winter cycling training at Om of Motion

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A new internet assisted spinning program to begin in January in West Tisbury.
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