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Martha’s Vineyard ushered in the New Year well behaved

Island police departments reported few incidents over the New Year's holiday. The operative word was "quiet."

Cape Light Compact electric prices up, no wind in sight

New electric prices announced by Cape Light Compact reflect a slight increase due to the price of natural gas power plants use.

Abandoned boat in Tisbury is landlocked by legalities

The fate of Riot, a 40-foot sloop abandoned on a Tisbury town mooring in 2004, has been a legal quagmire for town officials, who want it gone.

Disc golfers welcomed in the New Year in style

More than 40 players, including some who traveled from as far as Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania just for the event, took part.

High court upholds Cape Wind power purchase agreement

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) recently upheld a decision by Department of Public Utilities (DPU) regulators to permit the electric utility National Grid to purchase half of the power from the 130-turbine Cape Wind offshore wind project to be built in Nantucket Sound, according to a State House News Service article.

Chilmark selectmen hear pros and cons of town beach bus service

Angela Grant, VTA bus administrator, asked town officials to report any concerns about bus service instead of waiting several months.

Edgartown turns off cable TV talks, other towns stay tuned

Edgartown pulls out of contract negotiations with Comcast, over expanding service to Chappaquiddick.

Baby Aliyah welcomes in the New Year

Martha's Vineyard's first baby of 2012 arrived at 2:11 am, Wednesday, January 4.

The New Year began with an icy dip in Edgartown Harbor

These five intrepid swimmers welcomed the New Year with a dive into Edgartown Harbor.

East Choppers plunge into the New Year

A group of East Chop residents welcomed the New Year with an icy dip in Nantucket Sound.

Women’s Network meeting rescheduled

Island artist Margot Datz, known for her bright murals in public spaces as well as in private homes, presents "Re-energizing in the New Year."

Martha’s Vineyard real estate: Looking forward (part 1 of 2)

Island real estate brokers predict what will happen in 2012.

A leader not to be forgotten

The Wall Street protesters, people of many colors, genders and political persuasions, have been speaking out to our political leaders about the social and economic inequality between the wealthiest one percent and the rest of the population.

Thanks for your support

Point B Realty appreciates all of those who supported the inaugural Teddy Bear Suite, to benefit the Martha's Vineyard Boys and Girls Club.

An impeccable record

Is it possible that ridiculous charges are being brought against an award-winning manager of the Edgartown Wastewater Plant.

Heartfelt thanks

The 15th annual PeaceCraft benefit closed its successful month-long sale on Christmas Eve, when the raffle was drawn.

Rip current warning signs

I am an Islander and a Boy Scout.

Warning to Comcast customers

On December 19, 2011, I received a phone call from Comcast offering to reduce the cost of my cable service, upgrade my high-speed modem, and eliminate my Verizon home phone bill completely.