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High school committee approves new position to handle discipline duties

Unfunded state mandates place an extra burden on school administrators.

Tisbury selectmen hold executive session mid-meeting

The decision to hold four grievance hearings in executive session stalled the start of the public session by 75 minutes and irritated would-be attendees.

Up-Island voters will decide regional school committee race

With only two candidates on the ballot, three seats will be filled by write-in votes.

Judge Barbara J. Rouse offers students a view from the bench

As part of a farewell tour before retirement, the Superior Court Chief Justice hosted an educational forum on a visit to the Dukes County Courthouse.

MVC waters down request for solar lights on new state fishing pier

The Division of Marine Fisheries wanted to add solar lights to the entire Oak Bluffs fishing pier for safety.

Tisbury ZBA approves Water Street apartment project with conditions

The Island Housing Trust agreed to add two temporary parking spaces at the six-unit building.

IHT says Tisbury ZBA conditions will make or break Water Street project

The zoning board of appeals is expected to vote Friday on the affordable housing project.

Wender Ramos returns to Martha’s Vineyard from Afghanistan

Army helicopter pilot Wender Ramos returned from Afghanistan in the service of his adopted country to the warm embrace of his community Saturday night....

Tisbury Vision Planning workshop draws community visionaries

Participants had a lot to say about what they like and don't like about their town in the first of three workshops.

State Road owners put Saltwater restaurant on their plate

A special permit opens the way for the Kenworths to complete their latest restaurant purchase.

Martha’s Vineyard schools receive mixed MCAS report card

Three of the Island’s seven schools met their state outlined performance goals according to results released Friday.

Tisbury selectmen, DOT hear mixed message on Beach Road project

A public discussion about plans to improve pedestrian and bike safety and access revealed no consensus.

All-Island School Committee makes plans for superintendent search

Volunteers will be solicited for a search committee in the next few weeks, with a goal to start the process next month.

Regional high school committee agrees to take over up-Island buses

The new arrangement puts all school bus business under one roof and spreads the costs more fairly school officials said.

Vineyard Medical Services is sold

The well-known walk-in clinic has a new name and new owners.

Martha’s Vineyard teachers launch school year with opening day rally

Superintendent James Weiss provided a pep talk and some advice for Island educators prior to their return to their schools and classrooms today.

Oak Bluffs police sergeant joins high school staff

The new full-time school resource officer, Sergeant Michael Marchand, brings 20 years of policing experience and familiarity with students and staff to the job.

Ty Hobbs joins high school staff as career and vocational department director

Mr. Hobbs believes in problem-based learning and in helping students apply what they learn in the classroom to the workplace.

Regional high school appoints school resource officer

Oak Bluffs Police Sergeant Michael Marchand has been appointed the School Resource Officer (SRO) for Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS), Superintendent of schools...

Cape Light Compact seeks participants for new energy monitoring technology

A monitor that tracks electrical usage and transmits it to smart devices will be offered for a free trial to 600 residential and commercial customers.