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Martha’s Vineyard Youth Leadership Initiative essay contest

Martha's Vineyard Youth Leadership Initiative kicked off an essay contest last month that asks Island students to explain why diversity is important to them.

VTA fare hike is set for January

The Vineyard Transit Authority will discuss a multi-year fare increase today that would hike annual bus passes $10, starting January 1.

The conch conundrum

Martha's Vineyard scientist does pioneering work to preserve the Island's least known commercial fishery.

Hunter altercation that spawned search ends in arrest

An intensive search by land and air ends when an Oak Bluffs man turned himself in to police.

Send adventurous Emily to Sweden

MVRHS graduate Emily Rae Carter has applied for an adventurous three-day dog sledding trek across the Arctic tundra. She needs your votes.

Island Community Chorus performs at the Old Whaling Church

The Island Community Chorus performs at the Old Whaling Church Dec. 7 and 8.

Paul Leo Conroy

Paul Leo Conroy of Edgartown died peacefully at home on Monday, December 2, surrounded by his family. He was 75.Service plans and a full...

Home improvement is at hand for Island homeowners

The Resource Inc. makes major home repairs possible for cash strapped Vineyard residents.


Birthday wishes go out this week to Joel DeRoche on December 7, to Glenda Gotcsik on December 8, and to Galen Brew, December 10.

MVRHS students fly in engineering challenge

The first place team included Toron Deluz, Patrick McCarthy, and Mark Turner; the second place team, Zachary Bresnick, Connor Downing, and Jack Reagan; and third place team, Chris Aring, Jared Livingston, and Anders Nelson.

West Tisbury School students accentuate the positive in anti-bullying project

Eighth-graders Kayla Oliver and Amanda Pachico launched an eye-catching campaign last week to promote a positive school culture.

Ask the Dogfather: Trainer Tom Shelby helps you figure out Fido.

This week, the dogfather takes on a fidgety Chihuahua and a friendless Husky.

Academic Honors

Honor RollTisbury School, 1st Quarter8th GradeHigh Honors Margarett Burke, Evelyn Medeiros, Lily Pigott, Benjamin Tillman, Elizabeth Williamson, Salyn YanceyHonors Susanna Becchio, Carolyn Duarte, Jacqueline...

John W. Balboni

Condolences may be left on the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home online guest book at:


The Aquinnah Christmas party will be Monday December 23, at 5 pm at the Old Town Hall.

Richard C. Brown

A celebration of his life will be Saturday, Dec.

Michael F. Gatto

Mike truly will be missed.

Governor Patrick sues to block Wampanoag casino plan in Aquinnah

At issue is whether federal Indian gaming regulations trump a 1987 agreement to follow state and local laws.


One more reminder, the Chilmark Volunteer Firefighter's Association will host its annual town children's Christmas party on December 18.