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The Hospice Benefit Tennis Tourney

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For the first time in it's 6-year history, a division for 14-year-old and younger tennis players was included in the All-Island Tennis Championships to benefit Hospice of Martha's Vineyard.

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"I am constantly amazed by the strength, spirit and determination of the young men and women serving our nation in Afghanistan, many of which are not much older than the seniors at our high school.

Kite Boarders embrace Earl

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Kiteboarders Kevin Morris, Mike Zadeh and Brian Scall were among those who enjoyed the gusts generated by a hurricane named Earl.

Flea control

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"Hey Doc," the voice blares through the phone.

McCarthy on the mind

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Mike McCarthy, 2008 graduate of the MV Regional High School, who quarterbacked the Vineyard football team well enough to receive All Scholastic honors from the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald, and to be chosen to play in the annual Shriners football game, is this year's quarterback at Bridgewater State University.

Shuffleboard winners at ECBC

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East Chop Beach Club held its first Shuffleboard tournament, Sept.

Roadrunners alert

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The 5K Run for the Vineyard Haven Library begins at the library and goes to the West Chop Lighthouse and back, on Sunday, September 12 at 10 am.

Junior High sports loom

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The interscholastic sport season begins Friday, September 17 as the several Martha's Vineyard grammar schools compete in a series of dual Track and Field meets at the high school oval.

Girl’s soccer looks ready

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The MV girl's varsity soccer coach Aria Nevin is pleased and encouraged by what she has seen thus far as the girls have shown up for practice.

Katama resident Richard Tisei: a quiet political presence “” until now

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The man who is probably never going to retire says when he retires he's going to live year-round on the Vineyard.

Earl brought wind, rain, but left questions in his wake

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Hurricane Earl brought brisk wind and heavy rain to Martha's Vineyard Friday night, but not much else.

Town websites delivered mixed storm message

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As hurricane Earl approached Martha's Vineyard, Code Red announcements advised Island residents that "all roads and businesses should close at 2 pm on Friday and remain closed due to the possible arrival of Hurricane Earl.

Rebuilding Coast Guard boathouse at least two years away

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Chilmark selectmen learned Tuesday evening that construction of a new Station Menemsha boathouse is not likely to begin until the summer of 2012.

Wind, rain, laughter

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Even when Hurricane Earl set it's course for Martha's Vineyard, many Island merchants assessed the impending mayhem amusedly.

Voters choose Tuesday in state primary

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Voters will decide several hotly contested statewide and district primary races on Tuesday, September 14.

An update and message from West Tisbury Principal Michael Halt

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Last week, as West Tisbury School was preparing to opens its doors for the new school year Colonel Michael Halt, on leave as principal, was hard at work in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Catch of the week

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How do you determine which is the first fish you caught when there are two fish on the lure? That question posed itself to Heather Klinck, when two bluefish hit the same plug while Heather was fishing with charter captain Danny Gilkes last week.

West Tisbury selectmen approve first step of library expansion

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The West Tisbury selectmen signed a contract last week with Netco, a Lexington property management firm, to oversee the next phase of the effort to design and build a new West Tisbury Free Public Library addition.

In Earl’s aftermath, a storm of controversy

Hurricane Earl, downgraded to a tropical storm Friday night, passed east of Nantucket and into the North Atlantic.