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Correction

The April 1 issue of The Times reported incorrectly that town clerk Deborah Ratcliff received a raise of $10,213 last year, over the objection of the finance and advisory committee.

April rent subsidy payments missed

The Dukes County Regional Housing Authority has notified 35 Island landlords that it was not able to pay subsidies for its rental assistance program on April 1, when the payments were due.

SSA reports financial improvements in 2009

The national economic collapse, building since early 2007, culminated in the last quarter of 2008.

WVVY will apply for full-power license

By a bizarre combination of circumstances, West Tisbury this year is one of only 67 communities in the whole United States which the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is offering as a location for a...

Legal snag puts West Tisbury, Housing Trust, at odds

The 250 State Road affordable housing development hit a bump in the road at the West Tisbury planning board last week, when board members balked at legal language intended to keep the homes affordable...

Islanders ignore trend, go Coakley

Singing their own tune, and doing so in splits better than two to one in four towns, Vineyard voters led the parade for state Democrat Attorney General Martha Coakley, in the race to fill the Senate seat...

Martha’s Vineyard District Court Report

January 8, 2010 Samuel G. Arruda, West Tisbury; DOB 1/10/85, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon: one year pretrial probation. Matthew Hannigan, Edgartown; DOB 8/25/75, improper use of credit card over $250: guilty - six...

Six win Chilmark homesites

Cameron Parry is one of six Island residents whose dreams came true Tuesday. Along with five other lucky residents, he will be able to afford a home on Martha's Vineyard. His quiet joy reflected a...

Beth Toomey to retire after 16 years as West Tisbury chief

West Tisbury police chief Beth Toomey announced last week that she will retire late in March, or early in April. Chief Toomey has spent 27 years in law enforcement, 16 of them heading the...

Vineyard aquaculture industry builds mussels

They come from a long line of fishing families. They still fish the traditional underwater troughs and canyons, with the traditional gear. But they are watching the industry struggle. As quotas are lowered, and...

Island businesses invited

The Martha's Vineyard Times has invited Island businesses to a presentation of the newspaper's new online directory features today, from 4 to 6:30 pm, in the conference room of the Mansion House in Vineyard...

Chilmark, West Tisbury sponsor free dental clinic for seniors

Vineyard Smiles, a mobile dental program of Island Health, Inc. and the Vineyard Health Care Access Program, will travel to the Up Island Council on Aging (Howes House) in West Tisbury on Friday, Jan....

Senator Reid sets swearing-in process for new senator

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid plans to seat a new Massachusetts senator as soon as results of a January 19 special election are certified and Vice President Joseph Biden is available to administer the...

OB terminal cost rises

The cost of the Steamship Authority's (SSA) Oak Bluffs terminal project is expected to increase by approximately $500,000, due to the expense of replacing and protecting the ticket office building's foundation. Boatline members received a...

Kerry Scott will not seek reelection in Oak Bluffs

Kerry Scott said Tuesday that she will not seek reelection to a third term as selectman. She offered her selectman colleagues at the regular meeting no explanation for her decision, but she said she...

Chilmark ballot features Prop 2.5 question

Chilmark voters who go to the polls Tuesday will be asked to exempt from the provisions of Proposition 2.5 the amounts required to pay for the bond to be issued to construct three affordable...

Six Chilmark affordable homesites up for grabs

Fourteen candidates will compete for six affordable homesite lots in Chilmark's Middle Line Road development. The competition occurs in a complicated lottery based on income and preference, to be conducted in Chilmark on Tuesday. Six...

Island contractors pass on Chilmark housing project

Despite a concerted effort to help local builders get the necessary state certification, Chilmark officials know of no Island contractors that have qualified to bid on the Middle Line Road affordable housing development. According to...