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Chilmark selectmen approve creek leases

Chilmark selectmen, meeting Tuesday, agreed to a request by police Chief Brian Cioffi to create a handicap parking spot by Dutcher Dock.

Oak Bluffs pulls plug on pond-sized puddle

A puddle the size of a pond that forms after a heavy rain on East Chop Drive, near Mill Square Road, will be fixed finally, after two years of complaints from neighbors and others who use the road.

Purple and white predominate among grads

Most of the members of Martha's Vineyard Regional High School's Class of 2010 graduates decided to stick with traditional colors at ceremonies Sunday.

Corrections

In the June 3 issue of The Times, an account of the MV girls' lacrosse team's defeat of Ashland incorrectly reported that Taylor Hughes scored.

Catch and release was a measured success

Fishing excitement and fun swims in all shapes and sizes.

Olivia Jacobs buzzes back from national spelling bee

Congratulatory signs and black, white and yellow helium-filled balloons greeted Olivia Jacobs on her return to Tisbury School Monday, after competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.

Correction

In a story published on June 3, "Che's finale," the band Pierre was incorrectly referred to as Sal McNamara's band.

Tribe says trump card is an Island casino

As Massachusetts lawmakers prepare to take action on legislation that would usher in casino gambling, and as backers of competing gambling proposals engage in fierce behind-the-scenes politicking for advantage, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) played what it considers a trump card.

Martha’s Vineyard District Court Report

James Baird, Oak Bluffs; DOB 6/29/87, disorderly conduct: continued to pretrial conference.

Charter School celebrates graduation

The Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School graduated its tenth high school class Saturday, in a ceremony held under a tent on the school grounds in West Tisbury.

West Tisbury con com decision challenged in court

West Tisbury selectmen last week set in motion the search for a new police chief.

Red Cross launches Island preparedness initiative

A fundraising campaign for the Red Cross Martha's Vineyard Preparedness Initiative recently received a $4,000 donation from the Cape and Islands United Way, intended as a "challenge grant" to spur additional contributions from Island businesses and community members.

Real estate advertising feature added

In support of the Island real estate industry and real estate advertisers, The Times has added a new feature to the paper's real estate classified advertising section.

Tisbury, Oak Bluffs will examine shared services

Meeting jointly, Tisbury and Oak Bluffs Tuesday agreed to appoint a committee to study ways to save tax dollars by combining services in the two towns.

Island Housing Trust opens books on finances

Island Housing Trust officials say recent financial statements present a picture of a healthy nonprofit organization.

A case study: how to make a plan for energy efficiency at your house

Larry Hepler, known to most Islanders as a furniture maker, is also the owner of Energy Conservation Strategies (ECS).

State Police shift command of Island troop

On Monday, State Police Sergeant Thomas Medeiros, the newly named commander of the Massachusetts State Police barracks on Temahigan Avenue in Oak Bluffs, was busy settling into his new office, and home on the second floor, of the Victorian style building.

Oak Bluffs tightens taxi regulations

Oak Bluffs selectmen voted new taxi regulations that would require more insurance and change night surcharges, at their Tuesday meeting.

SMF receives $8,000 Edey grant for otter research

The Sheriff's Meadow Foundation has received a grant of $8,000 from the Edey Foundation for the nonprofit's Coastal Otter Research Project led by biologist Luanne Johnson.