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Charter School celebrates graduation

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The Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School graduated its tenth high school class Saturday, in a ceremony held under a tent on the school grounds in West Tisbury.

West Tisbury con com decision challenged in court

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West Tisbury selectmen last week set in motion the search for a new police chief.

Red Cross launches Island preparedness initiative

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A fundraising campaign for the Red Cross Martha's Vineyard Preparedness Initiative recently received a $4,000 donation from the Cape and Islands United Way, intended as a "challenge grant" to spur additional contributions from Island businesses and community members.

Real estate advertising feature added

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In support of the Island real estate industry and real estate advertisers, The Times has added a new feature to the paper's real estate classified advertising section.

Tisbury, Oak Bluffs will examine shared services

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Meeting jointly, Tisbury and Oak Bluffs Tuesday agreed to appoint a committee to study ways to save tax dollars by combining services in the two towns.

Island Housing Trust opens books on finances

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Island Housing Trust officials say recent financial statements present a picture of a healthy nonprofit organization.

A case study: how to make a plan for energy efficiency at your house

Larry Hepler, known to most Islanders as a furniture maker, is also the owner of Energy Conservation Strategies (ECS).

State Police shift command of Island troop

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On Monday, State Police Sergeant Thomas Medeiros, the newly named commander of the Massachusetts State Police barracks on Temahigan Avenue in Oak Bluffs, was busy settling into his new office, and home on the second floor, of the Victorian style building.

Oak Bluffs tightens taxi regulations

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Oak Bluffs selectmen voted new taxi regulations that would require more insurance and change night surcharges, at their Tuesday meeting.

SMF receives $8,000 Edey grant for otter research

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The Sheriff's Meadow Foundation has received a grant of $8,000 from the Edey Foundation for the nonprofit's Coastal Otter Research Project led by biologist Luanne Johnson.

Storm knocks out electronics at Oak Bluffs town hall

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A Saturday morning storm did $6,000 to $10,000 worth of damage at Oak Bluffs Town Hall, library, and wastewater facilities.

West Tisbury special fails to attract quorum

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The West Tisbury special town meeting was adjourned at 7:20 pm when a quorum of 114 voters failed to materialize at the West Tisbury School Tuesday.

Lt. Bettencourt made acting chief in Edgartown

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Edgartown selectmen, at their regular meeting Monday, promoted police lieutenant Tony Bettencourt to acting chief and set a date for his permanent appointment as chief.

How affordable housing measures up

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Millions of public and private dollars, thousands of hours of work, and tons of goodwill have gone into the affordable housing efforts on Martha's Vineyard over the past decade.

CSI expert separates fact from fiction at library talk

It is not often that an evening lecture at the West Tisbury Free Public Library begins with a warning about the graphic nature of the event.

YMCA set for swimming, sweating, and sizable debt

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The Island's new YMCA is set to try out its facilities this Saturday in a "soft opening" for its charter members, who purchased special memberships last year as part of the YMCA's fund raising drive.

Budget shortfalls threaten MV Family Planning

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Ominous storm clouds loom on the horizon for Martha's Vineyard Family Planning (MVFP), a resource acknowledged as crucial by Island health professionals, teens, and many adults.

School sets aside dress rule

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A sharply divided Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) District committee voted Monday to change the rules for graduation attire, to allow Brazilian graduates to wear scarves in their native country's colors with their gowns, when they receive diplomas in formal graduation ceremonies Sunday.

Permanent Endowment adds new board member

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Sandra Grymes has joined the board of Permanent Endowment for Martha's Vineyard.