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Correction

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The last name of Ellen Parsons Tatreau, the new interim pastor of First Baptist Church in Vineyard Haven and Gay Head Community Baptist Church in Aquinnah, was misspelled in an announcement in the Community section, published January 6.

Tisbury, Oak Bluffs selectmen discuss regionalization

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The Tisbury selectmen, meeting with the Oak Bluffs selectmen Tuesday, at the start of their regular evening meeting, agreed to convene in executive session to discuss contract negotiations.

Boys basketball team bests Somerset

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Martha's Vineyard Regional High School coach Mike Joyce's varsity basketball team ran away from the Somerset Blue Raiders at the Sancy Pachico gym, Friday, 66-46.

Charges sought against two for smuggling drugs into jail

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Dukes County Sheriff Michael McCormack said he will seek charges against an inmate and a jail visitor following an attempt, on January 5, to smuggle drugs into the Dukes County jail.

Lakers overtake Bulls, Suns extinguish Heat

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In Monday RCBL action at the Boys & Girls Club in Edgartown, the Lakers drew even with the Bulls in the final minutes of the fourth quarter and pulled off a 101-92 win in overtime.

Edgartown School abuzz with geography bee

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Edgartown School will host its 23rd annual National Geographic Bee at 9 am on Tuesday, January 18, in the gymnasium.

Internet safety for young people is the topic

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The Martha's Vineyard Youth Task Force will sponsor a free presentation for parents by Internet safety expert Kaitlyn LeClerc Greer at 7 pm, Wednesday at the YMCA.

Sports Highlights

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The Whitman-Hansen/Pembroke combo was more than the MVRHS girls' hockey team could handle, a week ago Wednesday.

JetBlue announces special $49 fare between New York and Island

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JetBlue Airways announced Tuesday it would offer an introductory fare of $49 for its new seasonal service between Martha's Vineyard and John F.

CPR, first aid class provides life saving education

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A two-night course designed to train students in American Heart Association (AHA) CPR and First Aid will be held from 6 pm to 9 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday, January 18 and 19, at the Mansion House on Main Street in Vineyard Haven.

MV Museum decision due soon on former Marine Hospital site

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The Martha's Vineyard Museum (MVM) board is up against a January 31 deadline to decide whether to buy the former Marine Hospital property in Vineyard Haven.

As revenue falls, tempers rise in Oak Bluffs

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A week of meetings generated anger, confrontation, entrenchment, but no decisions on how Oak Bluffs intends to tackle a $238,000 revenue shortfall for the current budget year.

Cape Poge beach is breached

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The forces that relentlessly shape and re-shape Chappaquiddick's shoreline have punched a hole in the beach that separates Cape Poge Bay from Nantucket Sound.

Teen serving time for vehicular homicide gets house arrest

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On May 21, 2010 Kelly McCarron began serving a one-year sentence in the Barnstable House of Correction for vehicular homicide while driving drunk, in connection with the accident that killed her close friend Jena Pothier.

New rates, energy efficiency spark success for Cape Light Compact

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Cape Light Compact (CLC) recently announced new electricity supply prices for residential, small commercial and large industrial customers that are the lowest for the compact since 2005.

Storm struck Wednesday, but Vineyard mostly spared

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Martha's Vineyard public schools were closed yesterday, because of the weather but the Vineyard was spared the brunt of a storm that battered New England.

Public safety building is site choice for West Tisbury police

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The West Tisbury committee charged with finding locations for a new police station presented its top choices and the reasoning behind them, at a public forum Tuesday before a sparse crowd of mostly public officials.

Chilmark farms’ wind turbine plans will be reviewed

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The conflicting interests that swirl around plans to place large wind turbines on private property will be aired when the Chilmark zoning board of appeals (ZBA) holds a public hearing Wednesday on permits issued without public review to Grey Barn Farm and Allen Farm, both on South Road.