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Martha’s Vineyard Regional Spelling Bee competition Friday

Seven young spellers from the five Island elementary schools, the Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School, and the home school community will compete Friday, March 18, in the Vineyard's Regional Spelling Bee, sponsored by The Martha's Vineyard Times.

Broken sprinkler disrupts Island Home ferry Saturday service

The Island Home ferry could not complete two trips Saturday, because of what ferry service email alerts described as a mechanical issue.

West Tisbury sets price on Field Gallery purchase

West Tisbury selectmen reached a tentative agreement to buy the Field Gallery for a price not to exceed $685,000.

Dukes County assessors will revisit property values

The Island Counties Assessors Association announced that all Island towns will recertify property values for fiscal 2012, which begins on July 1, 2011.

Vineyard defeats Norwell, advances in tourney play

The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School boys varsity basketball team defeated Norwell in front of a raucous hometeam crowd Wednesday night.

MVRHS students named All-Stars

Three Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) athletes recently achieved "All-Star" status in regional sports organizations.

Heat roast Bulls in RCBL finals opening round

The Heat won the opening round of the three-game RCBL final series, Monday evening at the Boys & Girls Club in Edgartown, besting the Bulls, 97-86.

Seventh grade girls win March Madness hoops tourney

The Martha's Vineyard seventh grade girls travel basketball team repeated its 2010 championship performance and won the Sandwich March Madness tournament last weekend in Sandwich.

For West Tisbury selectmen big beer and wine question gets bigger

West Tisbury selectmen may ask voters at the April 12 annual town meeting to allow nonprofit groups to sell alcohol at fundraising events.

Sports briefs

The MV PeeWees and Bantams youth hockey teams leave today for Lake Placid, N.

Martha’s Vineyard District Court Report

Jason Richard Willoughby, Vineyard Haven; DOB 8/19/85, distribution of Class E drug (xanax): guilty — 90 days in the house of correction suspended, two years probation, must pay $50 VW and $65 PSF; possession to distribute Class E drug (xanax): dismissed at the request of the commonwealth; conspiracy to violate drug law: dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth.

Edgartown, Tisbury harness sun, draw heat

The towns of Edgartown and Tisbury, along with six Cape Cod towns, plan utility-scale solar generating facilities that would significantly reduce electricity costs for municipal buildings, proponents say.

West Tisbury school repair planning needs town reps

West Tisbury selectmen considered a request from school superintendent James Weiss that selectmen appoint a representative to work with the Up-Island Regional School Committee, to oversee the repair work required at the West Tisbury School.

Cape Wind opponents want state to take another look at rates

Cape Wind opponents, citing NSTAR's contracts with lower cost wind projects, have filed a motion with state regulators requesting that they reopen the agreement between the offshore wind farm and National Grid, the State House News reported.

Salaries, services on the budget cutting block in Oak Bluffs

Having resolved the current fiscal year budget crisis with a series of cuts, Oak Bluffs selectmen Tuesday turned their attention to the next fiscal year and a proposed operating budget that would sharply reduce many town services.

Sunday it is time to spring clocks ahead

Daylight-saving time will begin Sunday, March 13.

Island man sentenced for assault

Edgartown District Court presiding justice H.

The road to an OUI arrest and its costly aftermath

Irrespective of how it occurs, a night that starts with responsible drinking and ends with a decision to drive while intoxicated can result in an arrest.

Police stop horseplay on Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road

The police call early Saturday morning was not a case of rounding up the usual suspects for Edgartown Police officers Stephanie Immelt, left, and Officer William Bishop.

Town meeting warrant set in Edgartown

At their Monday meeting, Edgartown selectmen approved a 68-article annual