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President’s departure leaves Times reporter in the dust

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The First Family wrapped up their Vineyard vacation Sunday morning.

School bells ring in a new academic year – school heads describe preparations

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On Tuesday, approximately 2,237 students of all ages begin a new year in one of the seven schools of the Martha's Vineyard school system.

Public safety officials provide hurricane advice

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• Listen to radio and television for hurricane reports.

Martha’s Vineyard Schools at a glance

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Martha's Vineyard Regional High SchoolGrades 9-12Principal Steven NixonApproximate enrollment: 692Staff: 133 (includes bus drivers)Operating budget FY 11: $12,955,918* Tel.

Air, earth, water: Wampanoag lab keeps tabs on environment

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Kendra Newick, manager of the Wampanoag Environmental Lab in Aquinnah, likes to know her work prevents people from getting sick.

Island educators rally around a new school year

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Summer vacation ended a little earlier than usual for Martha's Vineyard Public Schools (MVPS) administration, teachers, and staff, who returned to school yesterday, instead of after Labor Day as in the past.

Island Affordable Housing Fund looks to renters for funding

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The Island Affordable Housing Fund has come up with a novel fundraising model that looks at summer renters as a funding source.

Hurricane Earl barrels toward close encounter with Vineyard

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As Hurricane Earl accelerated toward New England at 5 pm Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane watch for Martha's Vineyard.

President Obama departs Island with little fanfare

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President Obama and his family departed Martha's Vineyard Sunday morning with no fanfare or public farewells.

A PFD is the one piece of equipment that could save your life

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The summer crowds have melted away, the golfer-in-chief has departed, and Islanders are ready to get down to the serious business of preparing for the start of the 65th Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby.

Edgartown package store patrol targets teen drinkers

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Officer Chris Dolby, a 15-year veteran of the Edgartown police force, sits in an unmarked police vehicle outside a package store, as he does on many evenings, sensing the rhythm of summer celebration.

Choice and a solid foundation, at the Charter School

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The Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School is entering its 15th year serving the families on Martha's Vineyard with a viable public school choice.

Granola business a healthy success for Denise Guest

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In one year Be My Guest granola has grown by leaps and bowls.

Oak Bluffs bears brunt of power outages in storm

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Oak Bluffs residents bore the brunt of electrical outages in Monday's storm, according to NSTAR spokesman Michael Durand.

Retested beaches pass muster

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Two days after several Island public beaches were closed due to high bacteria levels public health officials, on Thursday, August 19, declared the beaches safe.

Reid reigns at Mid-Cape

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Reid Yennie of West Tisbury won the USTA Mid-Cape Summer Classic tennis tournament at South Yarmouth in the 16-and-under division last weekend. As the second seed in the tourney, Reid received a bye...

Ladies’ hoops

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Women, 21 years old or more, are welcome, indeed encouraged, to play pick-up games of basketball at the West Tisbury school gym on Mondays, from 6:45 to 9:00 pm, resuming on September13.

Shannon medals

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Shannon O'Connor, 13, of Oak Bluffs competed in the 30th annual Cranberry Open at the Tony Kent Arena, South Dennis, on Wednesday, August 18.
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