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Police said driver in Monday accident sped past five cars

Oak Bluffs Police are investigating a single-car accident on Monday afternoon, in which a young woman passed several vehicles along Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road at high speed and knocked down two signs as she entered the school zone in front of the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School.

State law puts new limits on health plan enrollment

Massachusetts residents who do not have health insurance are now limited to two enrollment periods in which they may buy it in 2011, under a law that went into effect last month.

Blood drive Wednesday cancelled due to weather

The American Red Cross blood drive scheduled for January 12 at the Portuguese American Club on Vineyard Avenue in Oak Bluffs was canceled due to the snow storm that hit the region.

RCBL week 8, Bulls lose

Tuesday, at the Boys & Girls Club in Edgartown, the Heat handed the Bulls their first defeat of the year, 107-94.

Splash! New swim team will compete

The brand new Martha's Vineyard Regional High School swim team have begun practicing for their first meet this week.

High school basketball girls team downs Wayland

Last Thursday, the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School girls varsity basketball team played host to the Wayland Warriors and treated them to a 52-37 whippin'.

Sports Highlights

The MVRHS girls' hockey team lost 6-3 to Marshfield on Wednesday, December 29.

Correction

The December 30 article "Library plan costs expand in Edgartown," reports incorrectly that the town purchased the Capt.

MV boys win first inter-Island hockey game

Whenever Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket high schools meet to play a contact sport it is assumed that the game will be a highly spirited and a physically challenging contest.

State hikes penalties for higher income uninsured

Uninsured residents of Massachusetts who are deemed able to afford health insurance but fail to obtain coverage will face higher penalties this year under a plan quietly approved by the Patrick administration last week.

Islander in Service update, PVT2 Joseph Baldwin

Last week, The Times published updates on Islanders currently on active duty in military service.

Chilmark selectmen begin work on Fy2012 budget

Chilmark selectmen on Tuesday inked a deal with a marine contractor to rebuild the new wooden pier connector to the West Dock in Menemsha, reviewed several department budgets for next year, and discussed plans to add four new people to the Tri-Town Ambulance Service.

New State Road sidewalk in the works for Tisbury

Surveyors on State Road in Vineyard Haven began preliminary work this week for a new sidewalk the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Highway Division (MassHighway) plans to design and construct by summer.

New Year’s Eve was mostly quiet, a little splashy

On a warm and mild New Year's Eve, Martha's Vineyard revelers were generally well-behaved.

Stela, welcome to 2011

Stela Plamenova Duncheva, the first baby born on Martha's Vineyard in 2011, weighed 7 pounds when she arrived at 1 am, Saturday, New Year's Day.

Voters called to cut budgets in Oak Bluffs

Oak Bluffs town officials plan a special town meeting, most likely in February, to cut spending in the current budget year.

Deer hunting season ends on a Bambi note

The muzzleloader deer hunting season ended Friday, and with it Massachusetts' 2010 deer hunting.

The Yard regroups in the new year

The off-season gives Vineyard nonprofits time to regroup after the busy summer.