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Martha’s Vineyard District Court Report

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January 8, 2010 Samuel G. Arruda, West Tisbury; DOB 1/10/85, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon: one year pretrial probation. Matthew Hannigan, Edgartown; DOB 8/25/75,...

Frozen water

Thawing and freezing repeatedly is what the winter months are all about at this latitude. For waterfowl, frozen water, or ice, creates all sorts...

Island businesses invited

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The Martha's Vineyard Times has invited Island businesses to a presentation of the newspaper's new online directory features today, from 4 to 6:30 pm,...

Chilmark, West Tisbury sponsor free dental clinic for seniors

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Vineyard Smiles, a mobile dental program of Island Health, Inc. and the Vineyard Health Care Access Program, will travel to the Up Island Council...

OB terminal cost rises

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The cost of the Steamship Authority's (SSA) Oak Bluffs terminal project is expected to increase by approximately $500,000, due to the expense of replacing...

Kerry Scott will not seek reelection in Oak Bluffs

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Kerry Scott said Tuesday that she will not seek reelection to a third term as selectman. She offered her selectman colleagues at the regular...

Chilmark ballot features Prop 2.5 question

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Chilmark voters who go to the polls Tuesday will be asked to exempt from the provisions of Proposition 2.5 the amounts required to pay...

Six Chilmark affordable homesites up for grabs

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Fourteen candidates will compete for six affordable homesite lots in Chilmark's Middle Line Road development. The competition occurs in a complicated lottery based on...

Island contractors pass on Chilmark housing project

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Despite a concerted effort to help local builders get the necessary state certification, Chilmark officials know of no Island contractors that have qualified to...

Zapped squirrel responsible for brief power outage

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Power went out briefly just after 7 am Monday morning in several areas of the Vineyard. A squirrel stepped where it should not have...

Ribbon cut, questions persist on drawbridge

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A host of dignitaries cut a ribbon for the ceremonial opening of the temporary Lagoon Pond drawbridge Friday. Among those attending were Mark Forest,...

Veteran Edgartown police chief announces retirement

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After 33 years with the Edgartown Police Department, the last 15 as its chief of police, Paul Condlin announced his retirement Monday, effective August...

Facebook photos lead to alcohol charges

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For several months, Chilmark Police received reports of drinking parties attended by underage teens at a Welles Way residence, occupied by Beach White, 20,...

Commendable

To the Editor: With heartfelt gratitude, I want to say thank you to the person who returned my wallet, which I left in the shopping...

Windemere’s devoted care

To the Editor: The new year brought great sadness and grief to our family. My mother, Claire T. Coggins, passed away in the early hours...

Striper fishing now a political issue

To the Editor: I urge all of the public to pay close attention to Nelson Sigelman's article last week and to the upcoming House Bill...

Housing Trust clarifies affordability safeguards

To the Editor: Last week's article in the Vineyard Gazette regarding the Island Housing Trust's request to amend the West Tisbury planning board's special permit...

Thanks to NStar

To the Editor: In the very early morning hours of January 7 (about 12:30 am), an unidentified vehicle struck and wiped out the main transformer...

Better health care choices

To the Editor: Thanks, MV Times, for the well researched, clear and helpful article that still gives us hope for some better choices ("Hospital dollars...

On memory’s road

To the Editor: Just finished my usual skim of Island news via MV Times, and a short article by Doug Cabral caught my eye. In...