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Judge puts off ruling on requests to join casino lawsuit

A federal court judge will not decide until March whether several interested parties, including the town of Aquinnah, will be permitted to intervene in a complex case involving would-be mainland casino developer KG Urban and Massachusetts Gov.

Tisbury Business Association honors student volunteer

As part of its "Twelve Days of Tisbury" holiday celebration, the Tisbury Business Association (TBA) Tuesday honored eighth grade student Amanda Bernard for her "outstanding community service.

New Red Cross van is stocked and ready to roll

Martha's Vineyard now has a new Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle [ERV].

Aging workforce, limited ed opportunities pose challenges

With limited higher education opportunities and the state's oldest workforce, employers on Cape Cod and the Islands face extra hurdles finding younger employees to replace retiring Baby Boomers, according to a report released Tuesday morning in Hyannis.

Gas prices drop around New England

Gas prices dropped five cents a gallon over the past week and 16 cents a gallon over the past month, according to AAA Southern New England.

SSA launches online store

The Steamship Authority has launched a new online store featuring gift items.

Bunch of Grapes to sell E-books, E-readers

Bunch of Grapes Bookstore on Main Street in Vineyard Haven is now selling ebooks, ereaders and eReading accessories by Kobo, a leader in eReading with more than 10 million registered users worldwide.

Sports highlights

As the league entered the second half of regular-season play, the Suns stayed in first place after an 86-75 win Monday night over the winless Bulls.

YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard hosts Bonito Race Night

Bonitos, Makos, and Special Olympians all joined together Friday to practice their skills, promote competitive swimming, and have a good time.

Martha’s Vineyard District Court report

December 10, 2012Dakota Delviento, Oak Bluffs; DOB 4/14/93, indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or over: guilty, sentencing deferred to a later...


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Academic Honors

Jocelyn Andrade of Vineyard Haven was awarded a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Early Childhood Education at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina.

Martha’s Vineyard Bridge Club results

Despite the rush of holiday shopping and festivities there is still time for duplicate bridge competition on the Island.

Martha’s Vineyard Community Notes

The Vineyard Nursing Association (VNA), familiar to many who benefit from its home health care services, got a $1,500 grant last Monday from the Massachusetts Bankers Association Charitable Foundation.

Poets Corner: A Hail of Lead

From the weeping floors.

Author Susan Wilson has blended inspiration with perspiration

Apparently, the knack for living successfully involves willingness to change. And dogged determination, so to speak.

Editor’s picks: Skate with Santa, Winter Solstice, and caroling

A holiday triple play for Martha's Vineyard.