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VNA opens a capital campaign

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The Vineyard Nursing Association has begun a capital campaign to fund the purchase of the building that houses its office, off State Road in Vineyard Haven.

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"There was a lot of work there for us.

Alabama returns home after unscheduled stop in the Mystic River

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The Vineyard Haven schooner Alabama, Capt.

State rejects State Road/Old County safety plan. Next, a new plan?

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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (DOT) has rejected the West Tisbury selectmen's request that traffic delineators be installed along State Road at the intersection with Old County Road.

Cape Cod League Baseball

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A blistering hot day may have discouraged some to take in the second annual Connors Cup Cape Cod League baseball game at the M.

Correction

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In a story published on July 1, "Reward offered for information about injured turkey," the name of one of the organizations that is offering the reward was incorrect.

Catch of the week

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Justin Paquette holds up a 38-pound striped bass he caught Sunday onboard the Mary Sea, with Captain Jonathan Boyd of Menemsha Blues Charters.

Taxes level, services down, frustration up in Oak Bluffs

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In some ways visible, some not so visible, and some soon to be visible, two years of budgetary belt tightening in Oak Bluffs are beginning to be felt in the form of service cuts and staff layoffs.

Fluke derby proves that boat size does not matter

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The eleventh annual VFW Fluke Derby provided proof that it does not take a big boat to catch big fish; that perseverance and a good attitude are as important as fishing skill; and sometimes, nice guys do finish first.

Christopher Knowles wins Times civics quiz contest

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Christopher Knowles of Vineyard Haven is the winner of dinner for two at the beautiful Lure Grill restaurant in Katama.

Men’s softball at mid-season

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Monday, at Manters Memorial Field in West Tisbury, the Highlanders and Stampede faced off, each with a 6-win, 2-loss record.

Rampaging fire wounds Menemsha badly

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A fast-moving fire that broke out at 2:42 pm Monday destroyed the Coast Guard boathouse in Menemsha, and its pier, a truck, several private boats and the wooden causeway that provided vehicle access to the fill dock on the west side of the harbor, stranding eight vehicles.

Tisbury uncorks first wine and beer sales

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Zephrus and Saltwater restaurants uncorked the first legal sales of beer and wine in Vineyard Haven last week, ending Tisbury's 180-year history as a dry town.

Year’s midpoint finds SSA stats holding their own

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For the first half of 2010, Vineyard traffic on SSA vessels is up nicely, and Nantucket traffic, except freight (trucks) is flat, compared to figures for the first half of 2009.

Noise complaints make for loud hearings before selectmen

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Selectman Ron DiOrio vowed to call for a vote to revoke the entertainment license of the Island House, if the board hears another noise complaint about the popular Circuit Avenue bar and restaurant.

Deer harvest dropped on Island in 2008

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Island hunters saw the Vineyard deer harvest drop in 2009 following a record number of deer taken over the 2008 season, according to harvest figures the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW) released last week.

Edgartown selectmen rule on dog attack

Edgartown selectmen agreed unanimously Monday to order pit bull owner Kyle Byrne of 3A Boylston Drive to post a $200 bond for a year on the dog.

Woman cited after Old County Road accident

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Laura Stone, 27, of West Tisbury, driving a 1997 Jeep, swerved to avoid a deer at the intersection of Old County Road and State Road at 1:46 am Monday morning.

A quiet night on a loud avenue in Oak Bluffs

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It is 12:18 am, the early morning hours of a recent summer night, and Circuit Avenue is throbbing with a sea of people, near the end of an evening of revelry.
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