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Planning board contest, override questions top Edgartown election

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Edgartown's polls will be open from 10 am to 7 pm on Thursday, April 15, at the town hall meeting room in Edgartown.

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The aroma of baked goods may return soon to Back Alley's, the popular mid-Island mainstay for hungry Islanders and visitors looking for early morning coffee and pastry or lunchtime sandwiches.

Federal panel advises Secretary Salazar to deny Cape Wind permit

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Cape Wind Associates' nine-year effort to place 130 wind turbines on Horseshoe Shoal hit another bump in the regulatory road last week.

West Tisbury faces bylaw changes, $13.2 million budget

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West Tisbury voters Tuesday will take up a 48-article annual town meeting warrant that veteran officials suspect may take two evenings to wade through.

Wheels and deals: town rolls ahead on skatepark hazards

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Oak Bluffs officials expect to meet with officers of the Martha's Vineyard Skatepark Association today, in response to an insurance inspector's report recommending the skatepark be closed because of hazardous conditions.

MV Museum seeks war related photos

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The Martha's Vineyard Museum in Edgartown is seeking photographs of Islanders who served in World War II for an expanded version of a current exhibition, "Those Who Serve – Martha's Vineyard and World War II.

No beer/wine, just dollars and sense in Tisbury

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A fiscal year 2011 (FY11) operating budget of $20.

Few voters decided on $93 million in spending in ’09

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Island voters may express concern over the rising costs associated with town government, but last year only a small percentage participated in the annual town meeting decision-making that affected operating budgets in the six Island towns.

Martha’s Vineyard Commission reviews Tisbury Marketplace

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With a proposal for a new two-story building with retail and office space, a marine related business and an apartment, topped with a "green roof," Reid "Sam" Dunn hopes to build on the success of Tisbury Marketplace.

Technology provides a mainland bridge to MGH

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Despite a gleaming new façade, in the physical sense, the new Martha's Vineyard Community Hospital remains an island outpost of medical care linked by ferry and, in an emergency, helicopter to the mainland.

Four vie for Oak Bluffs seat

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On Thursday, April 15, Oak Bluffs voters go to the polls to elect town officers.

Tribe Consumer Expo focus is on health environment

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The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) will sponsor an exposition designed to provide participants with access to a wide variety of environmental health and energy expertise.

First stage wind data gathering complete at two Island farms

The first stage of wind power feasibility studies at Northern Pines Farm in Tisbury and Allen Farm in Chilmark are complete.

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

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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

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