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MVRHS students to compete in Special Olympics

Students Celeste Ewing, age 19, Elke Klein, 15, and Austin Simonin, 15, will represent Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) in a Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA) Cape and Islands competition in Mashpee on May 28.

Police investigate Sunday robbery at Heather Gardens

West Tisbury police are investigating the theft of cash from Heather Gardens Nursery on State Road in West Tisbury, sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

Martha’s Vineyard Road Race spring/summer schedule

Oak Bluffs Memorial Day 5K Road Race and Fun Run: Sunday, May 30, 11 am.

County budget: big shifts, little savings

The draft fiscal 2011 Dukes County budget now under consideration by county commissioners reflects a further shift of costs to the six Island towns and a change in the way the county processes parking tickets.

Bourne Bridge work will take place Tuesday night

Lighting repairs will be done on the Bourne Bridge on Tuesday, May 25, from 8:30 am to 3 pm, according to officials from the U.

Chilmark steps up seat belt enforcement

Chilmark Police will step up enforcement of seat belt laws as part of a state-wide public safety campaign known as "Click It or Ticket.

School chief James Weiss gets top grades

As a difficult school year — one marked by significant financial challenges and sputtering negotiations with five union bargaining units representing school employees — comes to an end, superintendent of schools James Weiss recently received an encouraging pat on the back.

Cape Wind deal means dollars for tribes, higher costs for consumers

Three weeks ago, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar approved Cape Wind's plan to place 130 wind turbines on Horseshoe Shoal in Nantucket Sound.

State report highlights hospital assets

State House News Service — The hospitals that remain in Massachusetts following nearly two decades of heavy consolidation held $17.

Fishermen weigh in on Lake Street landing fuel regs

Members of Tisbury's Tashmoo Management (TMC) and Harbor Management (HMC) committees met Tuesday and prepared a set of draft regulations that would allow a commercial fuel dealer to fuel commercial vessels at the Lake Street dock at Tashmoo.

Affordable housing offered on Lambert’s Cove Road

The Island Housing Trust is accepting homebuyer applications as part of the selection process forthe sale of one two-bedroom, and three three-bedroom homes at 325 Lamberts Cove Road in Tisbury.

Health forum participants identify many needs

A group of about 30 Island residents and health care professionals identified mental illness, substance abuse, elderly health care and tick-borne diseases as the most pressing concerns for the Island population, at a public forum designed to identify community health care issues, Tuesday night at the Howes House in West Tisbury.

Ballot recount confirms no vote on Tisbury trash truck

A ballot recount in Tisbury on April 13 confirmed the defeat of a Prop.

TWW sets new water rates as unpaid bills trickle down

Tisbury Water Works (TWW) announced a new rate structure for water service, effective in July.

Hannah Garde, New York man, face new drug charges

The Martha's Vineyard Drug Task Force detained Hannah Garde, 24, of Vineyard Haven, last week while executing a search warrant in Edgartown, then arrested her after finding two grams of cocaine concealed between her buttocks, according to an Edgartown police report.

Two hurt in West Tisbury crash

Two people were transported to Martha's Vineyard Hospital Wednesday afternoon, after a two-car accident at the State Road and Old County Road fork.

Planting pretty petunias in the park

Brownie Troop # 80779 did its part to make Oak Bluffs a little prettier by planting flowers near the Civil War statue across from the new Steamship Authority terminal.

SSA cuts ribbon on new Oak Bluffs terminal

The Steamship Authority officially opened the new Oak Bluffs terminal yesterday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

With taxpayer appropriations, rental housing assistance stabilizes

Now that all six Island towns have voted substantial increases in appropriations for rental subsidies at annual town meetings, the Dukes County Regional Housing Authority rental assistance program is expected to resume helping the same number of families as it did when fundraising struggles began last fall, according to housing authority executive director David Vigneault.