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MVC and conflict of interest

Agencies such as the Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC), the Island's powerful regional land use regulatory agency, sometimes impose limits or guidelines on staff members concerning their public comments or active public participation in support of or opposition to projects their agencies may be asked to review.

Flu shot clinic stays right on target

Doctors and public health officials agree that almost everyone should get immunized against seasonal influenza.

Aquinnah selectmen split over oyster farm lease

In a split decision, Aquinnah selectmen voted 2-1 last week to allow Roxane "Johnnie" Ackerman to continue to raise oysters on Menemsha Pond.

MVC approves addition to Tisbury Marketplace

With little discussion, the Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC) on Thursday unanimously approved a proposed addition to the Tisbury Marketplace on State Road in Vineyard Haven.

Officials explore regional approach to emergencies

Federal and state emergency management coordinators visited Martha's Vineyard Tuesday evening, to help advise on regional emergency planning.

Bourne Bridge will be reduced to one lane in each direction

Lane restrictions on the Bourne Bridge will begin October 12, so the U.

Bay State invitational

The MVRHS cross country teams competed in the Bay State Invitational Saturday, at Wrentham.

Boys win and girls lose in soccer

The MVRHS boys' varsity soccer team hosted Chatham on the Dan McCarthy Field, Saturday, and the teams played to a mutually frustrating scoreless tie.


"An act of kindness by the Maxners lives on, now in three generations.

Edgartown moves forward with solar energy plan

Edgartown selectmen will meet next Tuesday with town water department commissioners to explore further the creation of a solar energy facility on water department land.

Business confidence remains flat in September

State House News Service - Business confidence in Massachusetts was flat in September, as employers, who had grown more optimistic during the second quarter, came to grips in the third quarter with the disappointing reality of a slow economic recovery, according to an Associated Industries of Massachusetts index released Tuesday.

Tisbury selectmen open cable TV contract discussions

The Tisbury selectmen approved a request from Department of Public Works director Fred LaPiana for $4,000 from the town's budget for legal expenses to be used as Tisbury's share of legal fees when Island towns jointly negotiate a new contract cable television contract.

Over the Meadow, through the Woods

The MVRHS boys' cross country team conceded the first two places to Coyle & Cassidy, but filled the next five slots to gain a 25-30 win on their home course, Wednesday.

Chappy power supply repairs underway

Edgartown officials and the electric utility NSTAR are at work to repair a failed component in the underwater cable that supplies electrical power to Chappaquiddick, the small island connected to Edgartown only by a three-vehicle ferry.

Field hockey team on a roll

The MVRHS field hockey team got by Somerset in an EAC League game, Thursday, 2-1.

Over the Hill soccer season starts

The Vineyard FC Masters soccer team was shut out by West Roxbury, Sunday, 1-0.

SAT results positive for class of 2010

The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) class of 2010 achieved SAT scores above the state mean scores in critical reading.

Sports Highlights

The MVRHS golf team won its eighth match, Wednesday, edging Falmouth at Farm Neck, 252–255.