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High school committee approves changes to student handbook

A new state law governing student discipline and attendance mandates major changes in the guide for students and parents.

Travel soccer regular season in homestretch

The South Coast Soccer League regular season is winding down. The girls and boys MV United Under-14 Division 2 travel soccer teams played their...

Celtics great John Havlicek hosts 33d Genesis Foundation fishing tournament

Retired Boston Celtics great John Havlicek will host the 33d annual Celebrity Fishing Tournament on Saturday, June 7, part of a four-day event to...

Children’s benefit golf tourney raises more than $35,000 for Island charities

The 20th annual Children’s Benefit Golf Tournament was held on a beautiful spring Sunday at Farm Neck in Oak Bluffs. The event raises more...

Jeremy Alley-Tarter qualifies for All State Meet

Members of the Martha’s Vineyard track and field teams competed Saturday at the MIAA State Division 4 Meet, held at Durfee High School in...

Cohasset eliminates Vineyard girls from state tennis tourney

The 15th-seeded Vineyard girls tennis team, their roster depleted by injuries and honors night, traveled to face longtime nemesis Cohasset in the MIAA State...

‘Caps and ‘Canes win on men’s softball opening night

The boys of summer are back on the diamond at Veterans Park.

County explores purchase of VNA building

The cost to purchase and convert the vacant building to a new home for the Center for Living has raised questions.

West Tisbury selectmen pick members of Mill Brook watershed committee

The committee is expected to take a comprehensive look at the entire stream system that has fed the Mill Pond discussion.

Soundings: A bright investment

But if you still think that putting solar electric panels on your roof is a prohibitively costly way to declare your environmentalist bona fides, it’s time to think again.

Gone Fishin’: A soldier’s flag says thank you to the Rod and Gun Club

But a bad day of fishing in the catch and release beats a good day in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. One year ago, Army Captain Matthew Blair was in the hospital receiving treatment for the foot he fractured while on his third deployment to Afghanistan.

New smartphone fishing license system in place

This promises to be a great convenience for Massachusetts recreational anglers, who can now purchase and display their fishing license using their smartphone instead of carrying a hard copy

Vineyard sailors end season on high note

The Vineyard sailors, ranked sixth in New England, capped off a season to remember with a strong showing at the Cape and Island League...

Oak Bluffs harbor happenings

Last week, I helped edit a cool time-lapse video by Dick Iacovello, showing the Oak Bluffs harbor fill in with boats bound for Memorial...

Little League roundup

Tuesday, June 3Pirates 7, Tigers 3Owen Bresnick hit an RBI double to key a three-run sixth inning as the Pirates broke open a close...

Spencer Pogue deems Scripps National Spelling Bee “F-U-N”

My favorite part was the barbecue,” Spencer said. “I got to meet new spellers, play volleyball, and win a hula-hooping contest.

Young Island Equestrians show their stuff at Hunter show

The Martha’s Vineyard Horse Council held its first hunter show of the summer season Sunday at the Agricultural Fairgrounds in West Tisbury. A dozen...

Coast Guard boogie woogie at Windemere

Petty Officers Gary Kovack, Juan Gandara, Jerry Tringle, and Michael Luongo, along with Fireman Louis Santana, foxtrotted and otherwise boogied with several Windemere residents.

Martha’s Vineyard district court report

May 22, 2014Brian M. Feener, Swansee; DOB 9/4/85, armed robbery: dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth; larceny over $250: dismissed at the request...

Poets’ Corner: Just Like Me

If you can’t deny that things have changedAnd life, as before, is rearrangedIf you once were warm but now feel colderAccept the truth; you’re...