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Great fishing is often a matter of the right attitude

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Been fishin' yet? It is a common question on the Vineyard, if people suspect you are a member of the Island's large fishing fraternity.

Creative living award nominees sought

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The Permanent Endowment Fund for Martha's Vineyard is accepting nominations for the 2010 Creative Living Award.

Edgartown sets hearing for dangerous dog

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Edgartown selectmen set July 12, for a public hearing about a vicious dog complaint.

Summer arts workshops: Paint, shoot, create

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Photographers Louisa Gould, Peter Simon, and Alison Shaw, along with a host of other well known artists and writers, will share their expertise this summer and fall in a series of creative arts workshops on the Island.

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In a story called "Any rare bees around?" in the June 17 Times, the date of the first training session is incorrect.

May homes sales surged

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Home and condo sales in Massachusetts surged for the fourth consecutive month in May, as buyers looked to close deals before the end of June in order to take advantage of an expired tax credit, according to the CEO of a firm that released new housing data Tuesday.

David O’Docherty, Irish artist, dies while swimming in Katama Bay

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David O'Docherty, 75, of Lynn died Saturday morning while swimming in Katama Bay in Edgartown.

Safety concerns jump with new Big Bridge design

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Officials from Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, and Dukes County worry that a low railing, part of the design of the new Big Bridge, creates a serious safety hazard for teenagers who jump off the bridge on hot summer days.

Blowin’ in the wind turbine: farms assess wind power

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Wind power is about to get bigger on Martha's Vineyard, both in the number of operating turbines, and the size of structures themselves.

Court orders Peter Martell reinstated and reimbursed by Oak Bluffs

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A Dukes County Superior Court judge sided with dismissed Oak Bluffs fire investigator Peter Martell and ordered him reinstated, and awarded the 37-year department veteran damages and attorney's fees.

Fisherman ties an elegant knot at Vineyard wedding

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There are people who like to fish, and there are fishermen.

Casino odds change on Beacon Hill for Wampanoag Tribe

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The Massachusetts Senate version of a gaming bill that emerged Friday from a legislative committee changed the odds for the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah).

County budget rises little, but towns pay more

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Dukes County commissioners voted to recommend to the county advisory board a $1.

SMF files lawsuit to move Quansoo gate

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For about two years, representatives of the Sheriff's Meadow Foundation (SMF) and the leadership of the Quansoo Beach Association (QBA) have wrangled over the location of a gate long maintained by the private landowners group to control access to an exclusive stretch of south shore barrier beach.

Deadline to purchase Tisbury landfill stickers is due

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A sign at the Tisbury landfill reminds residents that as of Thursday, July 1, the start of the 2011 fiscal year, a new vehicle landfill sticker is required to dispose of trash.

Jose Matos, sought by ICE, charged with child rape

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An investigation by Tisbury Police into the alleged sexual assault of a child has resulted in the arrest of a Tisbury man sought for deportation by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to court records.

Cape Cod wind turbines put a spin on Island planning

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A recent tour of Cape Cod wind turbine facilities organized by the Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC) gave a group of Island planners an up-close look at the bladed behemoths at the Woods Hole Research Center, the Falmouth Wastewater Treatment Facility, and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

Special Agent Canha awarded Bronze Star

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Special Agent Jason F.