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Academic Honors

Oliver Filley of Edgartown at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia.

Farm Neck Foundation makes charitable gifts

The directors of the Farm Neck Foundation have announced their annual grants for 2012.

Reel Picks

The screenplay is by Tom Stoppard from the Tolstoy novel of the same name that sits near the top of most people's best books of all time lists.

Sidelights: Questions about the MVC’s scope of activities

Some commenters at a public hearing last week questioned whether the Martha's Vineyard Commission should let town boards take the reins.

Named to governor’s youth council

Douglas Andrade and Isabella Hazel El-Deiry, two seniors from the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School, became members of the Governor's Statewide Youth Council (GSYC) for Dukes County, in a ceremony on November 30.

Fundraiser planned to help Mike and Ashley Waters

A pasta dinner for Mikey and Ashley Waters will be held Sunday, December 9, at the Portuguese-American Club in Oak Bluffs, from 5 to 7 pm.

Edgartown plans to increase EMS staff, reduce overtime

Town officials say adding a paramedic will give the department some flexibility, and provide additional service.

Stop and Shop to end bag rebate program

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, which has stores in Edgartown and Vineyard Haven, recently announced plans to end its rebate program that awards customers five cents a bag for using their own.

Oak Bluffs man arrested on child porn charges

An Oak Bluffs man was arrested December 5 on child pornography charges in a coordinated investigation that involved State Police on Martha's Vineyard, Oak Bluffs Police, and State Police assigned to the Cape and Islands District Attorney's office.

Poets Corner: Bark

Bark gray stri- ations bridge no crossing limb too light a word reaching to hold Something Someone no outstretch can meet naked bark dressed hidden until perfect systems wrapped fine tiny not leaf leaf fowl you green Fan Ogilvie Fan Ogilvie, the second Poet Laureate...

Martha’s Vineyard District Court report

November 15, 2012 Stephen L. Jenkinson, Vineyard Haven; DOB 1/24/68, operating motor vehicle with suspended license: dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth; no inspection/sticker:...

Charter School rowers take first in Open Water Championships

Six students from the Charter School stroked against 250 of the Northeast's best young rowers, November 17, in the "Icebreaker" race in Hull.

Vineyard QB Alec Tattersall a face in the Sports Illustrated crowd

Alec will appear in the magazine's Faces in the Crowd feature for the Dec.10 issue. Former MVRHS field hockey player Liane Dixon graced SI in 2004.

MVRHS winter sports preview

Swimming joins the winter sports varsity mix as the Vineyard teams try to match the unprecedented success of 2011-12.

Martha’s Vineyard Community Notes

Falmouth Academy will host an information session for Martha's Vineyard families on Thursday, December 6, at the Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center in Vineyard Haven.

West Tisbury

Yesterday morning I went over to the fire station across the street to thank the guys putting lights up as they do every year.

Oak Bluffs

To me, music has always been the perfect introduction to the Christmas/holiday season and last Sunday afternoon was a wonderful start.


The holidays are now in full swing, what with the turkey day leftovers tossed aside for ribbon and holly and twinkling lights.


I am tired of Christmas already and it's still three weeks away.