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Tisbury police grievance hearing spurs closer scrutiny

Tisbury town administrator John Bugbee and town accountant Suzanne Kennedy said this week they would review police department procedures governing overtime pay and sick and vacation leave that were raised at a

Edgartown library foundation holds back on financial commitment

The Edgartown Library Foundation expressed strong support this week for the

Aquinnah assessors’s office enters digital age

On first blush it's easy to be blasé about the new on-line digital assessors' map in Aquinnah that can be viewed by anyone, anywhere, anytime from the comfort of their home.

Fees, policies amended for Katharine Cornell Theatre

Tisbury selectmen last week approved new rules and higher rates for the use of the Katharine Cornell Theatre, a popular venue for performers.

Martha’s Vineyard District Court Report

Melissa Anne Hummel, Dedham; DOB 3/3/88, larceny of credit card: dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth; forgery of a document: dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth; four additional charges of forgery of a document: dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth.

Bail or jail? A misunderstood process

In comments posted online by Martha's Vineyard Times readers and in conversations with Islanders inside and outside the law enforcement community, reactions ranged from criticism to outrage that Richard Morris, a familiar in the court news, was arrested once again and then released on $500 bail on January 27.

MV Museum takes more time to weigh Marine Hospital site option

The Martha's Vineyard Museum (MVM) signed a four-month extension on Monday, January 31, on an option to buy the former Marine Hospital property in Tisbury, according to executive director David Nathans.

Oak Bluffs selectmen ask voters to cut spending, not staff

Oak Bluffs selectmen will ask voters at a February 22 special town meeting to approve cuts totaling $238,000 from the current fiscal year's operating budget.

Edgartown selectmen hear plans for MVTV changes

The director of Martha's Vineyard Television (MVTV) outlined for Edgartown selectmen planned improvements to government meeting broadcasts.

Nelson Mechanical makes a green bet that pays off

For six years, Brian Nelson and David Sprague have often resembled plumbers and mechanical engineers turned preachers, promising financial salvation for homeowners through alternative energy sources.

Endowment Fund anounces spring grant cycle

The Permanent Endowment for Martha's Vineyard is accepting applications for its spring grant cycle.

Tennis players raise funds for Haiti

The Vineyard Tennis Center, Workout, and Spa hosted the Winter Classic Tennis Tournament on Saturday and Sunday.

State drafts new rules for student athletes

Public health officials are aiming to have new rules, training and reporting requirements in place for the start of the 2011-2012 school year to better protect student athletes from traumatic head injuries that can occur during sports and other extracurricular activities.

$11 million price tag for new Edgartown library

The Edgartown library design committee estimates a new library at the site of the Old Edgartown School will cost $11 million, of which $4.

Heat heat up, Bulls falter as RCBL nears playoffs

With one week left in the RCBL regular season, playoff seedings are still up in the air.

A link of healing kindness forged across the continent

It did not take long for Bruce Bailey of San Diego to learn the identity of the mother and two children from Martha's Vineyard that he met in a departure terminal at Logan Airport in Boston the Sunday following Christmas.

Martha’s Vineyard towns earn honors for town reports

Three Island towns swept the awards for best town reports among all Massachusetts towns in the category of towns with fewer than 5,000 residents in an annual contest sponsored by the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA).

Sports highlights

The fifth grade and seventh grade Vineyard girls' travel basketball teams had a perfect weekend on the hardwood, capturing three wins between them.

Vineyarders shine in Island’s first swim meet

The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School swimming club hosted Blue Hills Regional Vocational Technical School in the Island's first swimming meet at the new YMCA pool Monday.