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Blitz karate team members score well

Twenty competitors from Blitz Fitness in West Tisbury were among more than 200 martial artists who participated in the Independent Practicing Promoters of New England (I.

Back Alleys is back

Back Alley's, closed since November 2009, is expected to reopen this summer.

Tisbury selectmen ponder beer/wine regs, snow removal fines

Whether 'tis nobler to serve pizza on china or paper plates, that was the question Tuesday, as Tisbury selectmen reviewed the town's beer and wine license regulations.

Energy film festival seeks student entries

A film festival sponsored by Cape Light Compact's (CLC) energy education program and the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History seeks entries from aspiring filmmakers who are middle school and high school students on Martha's Vineyard and the Cape.

Surveillance pictures help police locate craigslist scam suspect

Edgartown Police have identified and located a man they believe is responsible for defrauding at least two people of $2,920 each, using a phony Craigslist classified advertisement.

Regional high school launches anti-bullying training

The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) school committee meeting began on a high note Monday, with a "student spotlight" that recognized not just one but a group of students who recently won top honors in the Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards.

Edgartown house buy-down program deadline approaches

The deadline for applying to the Edgartown "buy-down' program is 5 pm, February 18.

Dr. Jeffrey Zack charts change in hospital ER

Dr. Jeffrey Zack, emergency department director, discussed the challenges and rewards of his job.

Martha’s Vineyard students score top awards for artwork, writing

Martha's Vineyard students captured an unprecedented number of awards in the Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards competition.

Oak Bluffs freezes hiring in the face of $1.1 million budget gap

Oak Bluffs selectmen agreed Tuesday to leave vacant town staff positions vacant and not to hire anyone for positions that become vacant through attrition.

Hospital moves to cure ER ills

Martha's Vineyard Hospital leaders have taken steps to change emergency room (ER) procedures that led to much patient unhappiness last summer.

Governor’s health care saving plan raises questions

After announcing plans to shave $1 billion from projected health-care spending next fiscal year, the Patrick administration has provided little insight into how the governor intends to achieve that goal following years of exploding health costs.

West Tisbury historic commission says no to Parsonage demo

The members of the West Tisbury Historic District Commission (HDC) made it clear Monday that they are unwilling to approve any demolition of the Old Parsonage on State Road overlooking Parsonage Pond.

Solar grants light the way for homeowners

Beginning next week, the state of Massachusetts will give about 60 state homeowners grants totaling $1 million, in a pilot energy program that uses solar thermal water-heating technology to provide their homes with hot water and energy savings.

Police identify theft suspect from surveillance picture tips

Edgartown Police identified a man wanted for theft and credit card fraud, after several Island residents recognized the suspect in surveillance pictures published in The Times January 19

Tri-Town ambulance changes considered, postponed

At a joint meeting February 3, selectmen from Aquinnah, Chilmark, and West Tisbury discussed several significant changes to the Tri-Town ambulance committee but made none.

Forum next week to discuss offshore wind energy development

State energy and environmental affairs officials will hold a public information session next week in Oak Bluffs, to discuss a multi-year federal leasing process for offshore wind-energy development in approximately 3,000 square miles of federal waters off the Massachusetts coast.

After operating without a license, Oyster Bar can’t have one

The Oyster Bar Grille on Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs has operated year-round without the required license to serve alcohol, according to town officials.

The catalogue of tax favored farm property on the Vineyard

A complaint lodged with the West Tisbury zoning board of appeals about organized dirt-bike activity at a dirt-bike track on the Nip n' Tuck Farm off State Road has led to questions about how the town and state monitors and enforces Agricultural Preservation Restrictions (APR) intended to protect farmland from development.