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Agreement clears path to consolidate trash disposal

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The Martha's Vineyard Regional Refuse District is considering a new agreement that would change the way member towns pay for buildings and land, reduce the size of the governing committee, and lengthen the term of committee members.

Growth in special education continues upward trend

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Director of student support services Daniel Seklecki estimates about 475 students, or roughly 20 percent of the Martha's Vineyard Public Schools' population, receive some level of special education (SPED) services, from very moderate to more involved.

West Tisbury selectmen will interview chief candidates

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West Tisbury selectmen last week heard from a group of residents, upset with the use of the Nip 'n Tuck farm by dirt bike enthusiasts, who pressed town officials to take action to stop it.

Edgartown police seize tools in arson, burglary investigation

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Edgartown Police last week searched property next door to the Ross family residence on 39 Dunham Road, the scene of a house break and arson that occurred on September 27.

First Island driver cited for texting while driving

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Edgartown police cited a local driver for texting while driving on October 9, the first citation issued on the Island since a law that bans the practice took effect October 1.

47-footer returns to Menemsha

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Station Menemsha's 47-foot motor lifeboat, displaced by fire in July, is back on the Vineyard. The investigation into the cause of the blaze is nearly done.

Voter’s Guide for the 2010 Election

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In today's issue of The Times and at mvtimes.

Tisbury police seek public’s help to nab ‘peeping Tom’

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Tisbury police released a composite sketch Monday of a person they said has been looking in windows at night.

Girls field hockey team edged by Notre Dame

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The Martha's Vineyard High School field hockey team lost a nail-biter to Notre Dame at Hingham, Tuesday, 1-0, despite the excellent and effective work by defenders Jill McHugh and Niki Alexander.

West Tisbury police arrest two brothers on assault charges

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Two West Tisbury brothers face criminal charges in connection with a violent assault at a party in August.

Bishop Feehan, Islanders cross paths in cross country races

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The Bishop Feehan girls and boys cross-country teams came to call Wednesday to match their speed and endurance with the Vineyard high schoolers in a 5K race through the State Forest.

Varsity soccer team loses to Bishop Feehan

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Saturday the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School boys varsity soccer team lost to Bishop Feehan on a wind-swept Dan McCarthy field, 1-0.

Young guns took to the West Tisbury soccer field Saturday

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Soccer is the game each Saturday at the West Tisbury School.

Judge throws out key evidence in Morris drug trafficking case

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State prosecutors will be unable to use 50 grams of heroin as evidence to try Richard Morris of Oak Bluffs on drug trafficking charges.

Chilmark breaks ground on Middle Line Road rentals

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Chilmark officials broke ground yesterday for three duplex apartment buildings to be built as part of the Middle Line Road affordable housing project.

Derby banner gets nicked from weigh station

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The Derby committee wants the banner that provides a backdrop for so many memorable photos returned.

Community plans to honor outgoing Rep. Delahunt, Senator O’Leary

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An ad hoc group of Islanders will throw a party Saturday afternoon to honor outgoing Congressman William D.

Delays for motorists continue at Bourne Bridge

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Paving operations for Phase 1 on the Bourne Bridge are scheduled to start today and continue through Saturday, October 23, as the U.

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"Your letter implies that the riders are a bunch of disrespectful adolescents with no regard for the public, when in fact most of the riders are over 35 and ride with their children in their free time.