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Dan Wolf wins Dems state senate nod; Perry will face Keating in 10th district

Vineyarders in small numbers went to the polls Tuesday in a state-wide primary election and helped set the state for the general election on Tuesday, November 2.

Island Schools hit MCAS improvement targets

Island students performed well above the state average and continued to improve their scores on the 2010 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) exams.

CloseUp – his brother describes Irton DeSouza’s troubled history

In an interview with The Times, Nilton DeSousa described his younger brother Irton, arrested last week, as a man with a troubled history of alcohol abuse.

DESE issues report on Charter School program review

A report recently issued by the Massachusetts Department of Secondary Education (DESE) tasks the Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School (MVPCS) with changes in its special education (SPED) and English Learner Education (ELE) program areas, mostly related to record-keeping.

Oak Bluffs man arrested for assaults, peeping

Following a brief, early Friday morning foot chase, Oak Bluffs police arrested Irton A.

Flea control

"Hey Doc," the voice blares through the phone.

Kite Boarders embrace Earl

Kiteboarders Kevin Morris, Mike Zadeh and Brian Scall were among those who enjoyed the gusts generated by a hurricane named Earl.

Shuffleboard winners at ECBC

East Chop Beach Club held its first Shuffleboard tournament, Sept.

McCarthy on the mind

Mike McCarthy, 2008 graduate of the MV Regional High School, who quarterbacked the Vineyard football team well enough to receive All Scholastic honors from the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald, and to be chosen to play in the annual Shriners football game, is this year's quarterback at Bridgewater State University.

Roadrunners alert

The 5K Run for the Vineyard Haven Library begins at the library and goes to the West Chop Lighthouse and back, on Sunday, September 12 at 10 am.

Junior High sports loom

The interscholastic sport season begins Friday, September 17 as the several Martha's Vineyard grammar schools compete in a series of dual Track and Field meets at the high school oval.

Girl’s soccer looks ready

The MV girl's varsity soccer coach Aria Nevin is pleased and encouraged by what she has seen thus far as the girls have shown up for practice.

Purple eleven opens at White

The MVRHS football team plays its first game of the season, Saturday, at White Stadium, Jamaica Plains, a venue with pleasant memories for Coach Donald Herman.

Inkwell beach reopened to swimmers

Inkwell Beach on Seaview Avenue in Oak Bluffs was reopened to swimming at 2 pm, Sept.

Car fire doused in Vineyard Haven

Tisbury firefighters extinguished an automobile fire on Center Street Monday evening.

Early morning rollover lands man in Katama ditch

An Edgartown police officer, on patrol just before 2 am Monday, came upon a shirtless man, wearing wet pants with embedded broken auto glass and dripping blood, on the side of the road in the Katama section of town.

Island Scouts will host 9-11 ceremony Saturday

The Island's Boy Scout troop and Cub Scout pack will hold a ceremony Saturday, September 11, to remember those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

Tisbury selectmen learn it’s not easy going green

The Tisbury selectmen got a "roadmap to becoming a green community," in a presentation at their meeting Tuesday night at the senior center.

Reel Picks

Weary but effective American assassin (George Clooney), retreats to a small Italian village and finds romance and friendship — risky for someone in his line of work.