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Burst sprinkler pipe floods Tisbury galleries

A pipe in a fire suppression sprinkler system at 54 Main Street burst on the evening of January 2, flooding the Simon Gallery and Louisa Gould Gallery on the first floor with a few...

New pot law poses questions on enforcement

Island police officers and courts are proceeding slowly this week to enforce a new law that decriminalizes small amounts of marijuana. In the view of some local law enforcement agencies, the new law creates...

Hospital acts quickly to stop “stomach flu” spread

A highly infectious and very unpleasant intestinal viral infection struck Martha's Vineyard like a winter blizzard over Christmas. The prevalence of the infection was severe enough that Martha's Vineyard Hospital officials, concerned about elderly...

For National Honor Society members, it’s more than grades

It took more than good grades for 43 new inductees to be selected for the regional high school's National Honor Society Chapter (NHS). In addition to scholastic achievement, the students stood out among their...

Home Port restaurant sale nears

The sale of the Home Port Restaurant in Menemsha will be completed in the first week of February, and the well known Island seafood restaurant, complete with its popular "back door" take out window,...

Edgartown closes Cape Poge to scalloping; yield is down

Edgartown selectmen, on the unanimous recommendation of the town's shellfish committee, voted to close Cape Poge to scalloping beginning tomorrow, January 9. Several commercial fishermen attended the selectmen's hearing, opposing the recommendation to close Cape...

Superintendent’s records upkeep approved

In their first meeting of 2009 on Monday night, members of the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School District school committee resolved to do some spring housecleaning. At last month's meeting, the school committee gave superintendent...

Home loans that don’t have to be paid back

Pre-applications for a $2 million grant program that offers substantial benefits for home improvements are due February 1. Town officials are encouraging Island residents to attend local workshops that explain the programs, how to...

Gas price decline ends on mainland, continues here

Gasoline prices remained unchanged in the latest AAA survey, ending 15 weeks of consecutive declines. according to the State House News Service. In the January 5, 2009 survey, AAA found the price of a...

Program offers tips for Island businesses

A program hosted by the Martha's Vineyard Women's Network (MVWN) on January 13 will offer tips on starting up, maintaining, and expanding businesses in today's marketplace. Scheduled at 7 to 9 am in the Baylies...

Island soldier home from Iraq

EOCN Craig Sylvia, USN, of Oak Bluffs returned for an Island visit after finishing a six-month tour of duty in Iraq. As he stepped off a Cape Air flight that arrived at the Martha's...

Martha’s Vineyard Commission, Chamber presentation to focus on economy

David Augustinho, executive director of the Cape and Islands Workforce Investment Board, will talk about the economy and state funding for local business at a free presentation sponsored by the Martha's Vineyard Chamber of...