Martha's Vineyard's four Council on Aging senior centers offer elderly Islanders, and the not-so-elderly, a rich variety of activities.
The Martha's Vineyard Hospital has signed an agreement under which the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine (DACCPM) will provide anesthesia coverage for its Island affiliate.
The Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank Charitable Fund, a donor-advised fund with the Permanent Endowment for Martha's Vineyard, has awarded seven grants totaling $13,800 in support of local nonprofits.
At a joint meeting of the West Tisbury selectmen, the town finance committee (fincom), and representatives of the Up-Island school committee last week, fincom members pressed the school committee to explain why the town's district assessment will increase, even as enrollment at the West Tisbury School continues to decline.
Consumer confidence rose in early 2011, largely due to more optimistic expectations about future economic conditions, but confidence levels remain more negative than positive, according to a phone survey of 500 adult residents in Massachusetts, the State House News Service reported.
A spike in crude oil prices has in turn pushed gasoline prices upwards, so that the price of unleaded gasoline is well north of the $4 level this week at two gas stations in Edgartown, and prices were pressing toward that level at the rest of the down-Island stations.
Edgartown Police arrested David Herrmann of Edgartown Friday, on drug dealing charges following a search of the room where he lives in the house of his parents.
The Steamship Authority is preparing to install new passenger loading ramps at its four main terminals.
West Tisbury police will seek drunk-driving charges against two people, after separate single car accidents last week.
A panel of judges sitting in the federal First Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling that gasoline prices on Martha's Vineyard have not been illegally inflated by a conspiracy among retailers, according to a report by "The Docket," the news blog of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.