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Squibnocket bridge foes strike out at zoning board

The Chilmark Zoning Board of Appeals Wednesday night denied an appeal by opponents of construction of a bridge-like structure at Squibnocket Pond to issue...

Vineyard Youth Tennis courts the Y

Vineyard Youth Tennis and the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard have agreed in principle to a merger in which the Y would assume operations of...

MVRHS hockey debuts at refurbished MV Ice Arena

High school hockey debuted Saturday afternoon in the newly refurbished MV Ice Arena with a thrilling 3-2 victory by the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High...

MVRHS committee approves $21.2 million budget

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Committee on Monday night approved a $21.2 million operating budget for the high school in fiscal year 2019. The...

Healthy Aging rolls out new agenda

updated Dec. 13, 4pm Healthy Aging Martha’s Vineyard, an Island senior advocate group, rolled out sweeping plans to change itself and to encourage construction of...

On-Island masters program graduates its first class

Sixteen Island residents will travel to Fitchburg State University (FSU) on Dec. 22 to receive masters of education degrees from the state program. Next...

MVRHS budget approval stalled by state rule

A final vote on approval of the fiscal year 2019 Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) operating budget on Monday night was postponed because...

Boys hockey, young but experienced

A new day is dawning for the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) boys hockey team, preparing to drop the puck in the 2017-2018...

Girls hockey sees new faces, same challenges

Hope springs eternal in the hockey mind. Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School girls hockey Coach John Fiorito sees 2017-2018 as another rebuilding year. “I felt...

Island Autism Group needs help

The grassroots Island Autism Group (IAG) has a tasty fundraising opportunity over the next month, courtesy of Newman’s Own Holiday Challenge. IAG chairman Kate...

Tisbury Tigers continue to roll

The Tisbury Tigers Middle School girls basketball team, led by Braedyn Clark’s 32 points, held off a tenacious West Tisbury Hawks squad, en route...

Go figure: Up-Island towns working on puzzling math problem

The Up-Island Regional School District (UIRSD) and selectmen from Aquinnah, West Tisbury, and Chilmark heard a proposal for an education “threshold” cost from Chilmark...

MVRHS proposed budget is up 7.36 percent

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) has proposed an $18.6 million budget for fiscal year 2019, up 7.38 percent from the current year’s spending...

Chilmark voters approve ownership of Squibnocket Beach

Updated Nov. 28, 4:30 pm Chilmark voters unanimously and speedily passed a 16-article special town meeting warrant on Monday night, including language making Squibnocket Beach...

IRTC: Weinstein explains Joyce’s short stories

A significant trap that accompanies many problems is that we don’t know what we don’t know. In “Dubliners,” a short story collection by James Joyce,...

Dukes County searches for gaps in up-Island cell service

The Dukes County board of commissioners last week began review of black holes in up-Island cell phone service that may pose a threat to...

Island Vets reflect on their service

Veterans Day is a 79-year-old tradition that acknowledges the military service of five generations of American men and women. The day is marked here...

‘Deadfall’ explores poaching and trophy hunting

Long-running cop-thriller series often contend with the problem of predictability and become kind of shopworn after multiple iterations. We get to know the recurring...

MVRHS boys booters beat Feehan

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) boys varsity soccer team moved to the top of the Eastern Athletic Conference (EAC) standings with a...

Walking it back

David Henry Thoreau was born more than 200 years ago, on July 12, 1817. No, that’s right. He was born “David Henry,” but he switched...