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SSA passenger, auto traffic flat; freight jumps

Revenues were also bright, up 3.

Edey Foundation grants on offer

Proposals are due January 15 for funding in March.

The Trustees of Reservations teams with Island schools

Last summer, CSEP formed a teacher curriculum committee of four teachers: Anna Cotton (MVRHS), Ellen Berube (Oak Bluffs School), Amy Reece (Charter School), and Dan Haggerty (Charter School).

Mystic Seaport names captain for Charles W. Morgan

One hundred thirteen feet long overall, the Morgan was launched in New Bedford in 1841, and she had a whaling career of 80 years and 37 voyages.

Cape Light Compact reaches out to Oak Bluffs residents

Advocacy group offers free energy audits and up to $4,000 for improvements.

Eat ’til you pop, then shop ’til you drop

You don't have to go off-Island to experience Black Friday deals, there are some right here on Martha's Vineyard.

All-Island committee passes superintendent’s shared services budget

The $5 million spending plan increased by nearly $1 million, or 21.7 percent compared with the FY2014 budget.

Island health care professionals not sold on medical marijuana

Many physicians see adverse effects of prescribing marijuana for medicinal use.

Healthier snacks trim revenues in high school budget

Gone are the French fries and chocolate milk of yesteryear, replaced by choices that fewer students are buying.

Coast Guard breaks ground for new Menemsha boathouse

The replacement facility offers Station Menemsha the ability to accommodate changing missions and boats.

Falmouth SSA member Robert Marshall resigns

Rancorous meeting with Woods Hole residents prompts resignation.

Island Grown Initiative greenhouse offers first harvest to Island schools

Hydroponically grown greens may feed students through the winter

Old County-State Road intersection work to begin late next year

Public hearing precedes West Tisbury Selectmen's meeting and talk of funding the Island's adult education program

Tisbury selectmen trim tax exemption for year-round residents

The change reduces the exemption for a home assessed at $500,000 by about $104.

Tisbury celebrates groundbreaking for CVEC solar arrays

The event heralds the construction of a long-awaited solar array project at the town's capped landfill.


It's hard to believe the holiday season is very nearly upon us, though last week's snow did help a bit.

Minor oil spill requires cleanup in Oak Bluffs Harbor

An environmental firm was called in after a small amount of engine oil from a fishing vessel was pumped into the water.

A learning experience: An obscure law puts immigration issue in perspective

Learn about the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 Thursday night at the Martha's Vineyard Museum with author Ben Railton.

“Stayin’ Alive” for the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School

Last Saturday's 70's themed Rock Auction raised money for the Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School.