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Coast Guard changes command, keeps steady mission

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Chief Jason Olsen took command of United States Coast Guard Station Menemsha last Thursday, in a crisp military ceremony before a large group of Coast Guard officers, enlisted men and women, veterans, Menemsha town officials, families, and friends.

West Tisbury special town meeting is Tuesday

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West Tisbury will hold a special town meeting at 7 pm, June 8, at the West Tisbury School.

West Tisbury asks state for safety markers at intersection

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The West Tisbury selectmen, and the town police and fire chiefs have formally asked the state highway department to install traffic delineators along the center line at the intersection of State Road and Old County Road, the scene of a recent three-car accident.

SEED loans benefit Island businesses

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The South Eastern Economic Development (SEED) Corporation has closed on five small business loans in the Cape and Islands totaling $750,000.

Tisbury selectmen approve Lake Street dock fueling

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Tisbury selectmen voted to approve regulations for fueling at the Lake Street dock at Tashmoo at the conclusion of a public hearing that occurred during their meeting Tuesday night.

Tisbury lab keeps water testing close to its source

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The Tisbury Department of Public Works is in the final stages of establishing a certified water testing laboratory at the Tisbury Wastewater Facility.

correction

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In the May 20 issue of The Times, the article "County budget shifts save little" incorrectly reports that most county employees will receive a 3.

Olga Hirshhorn turns 90 in style

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On a warm, clear night in Washington, D.

A draining courtroom scene, as Kelly McCarron is sentenced to jail for fatal accident

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In a courtroom filled with family, friends, and sadness, Kelly McCarron, 18, of Edgartown pled guilty in Edgartown District Court Friday to vehicular homicide, while driving under the influence of alcohol.

Police cuts, taxi rules, top Oak Bluffs agenda

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Oak Bluffs police chief Erik Blake outlined for selectmen Tuesday the service cuts he plans, in response to budget cutbacks and the defeat in April of a Proposition 2.

Islanders celebrate Memorial Day

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Martha's Vineyard will honor Memorial Day with a mixture of barbecues and solemn ceremonies of remembrance.

SSA makes repairs to Vineyard Haven dock

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A Steamship Authority dock-building contractor is pounding away at the Vineyard Haven terminal's south slip.

Wst Tisbury School Super Readers wow with words

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Wearing paper crowns and flourishing sparkly, sequined red capes, "Super Readers" in kindergarten teacher Teri Mello's class paraded into the West Tisbury School cafeteria for a celebration Friday morning.

Sengekontacket to be closed to shellfishing this summer

Reports this March that Sengekontacket Pond, a popular shellfishing spot for thousands of summer visitors and residents alike, would be open to shellfishing once again this summer, except immediately after heavy rainfalls, were premature.

Vineyard Village seeks volunteers

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Vineyard Village at Home, now more than two years old, is looking for new volunteers and for more Island seniors who still live at home but need a helping hand.

Thrifty thoughts earn prizes for MVSB essay contest winners

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Three students at the Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School (MVPCS) wrote winning essays in a contest sponsored by Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank (MVSB).

Physical therapist to join superintendent’s staff

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The All-Island School Committee (AISC) has agreed to add a physical therapist to school superintendent James Weiss's office staff.

In crash aftermath selectmen consider redesign

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Redesign proposals for the intersection of Old County and State Roads, the site of a three-car accident on May 19 that left two people injured, captured the attention of the West Tisbury selectmen at their weekly meeting.

New Zamboni arrives at ice arena

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Martha's Vineyard Ice Arena manager Kurt Mundt took the wheel of a brand new Zamboni that arrived Tuesday morning.

Woman cited for role in West Tisbury crash

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A three-car accident at the fork of State Road and Old County Road in West Tisbury on May 19 left two people injured.