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Edgartown spends contentedly

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Edgartown voters who turned out for annual town meeting Tuesday night appeared to be a decidedly contented lot.

Islands housing bill is placed on State House calendar

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After winning approval from a pair of committees, bills establishing new taxes on high-dollar Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard housing transactions, with the revenues shouldering affordable housing efforts, have made it onto the House calendar.

MVC shifts Tisbury Marketplace schedule

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A continued public hearing for a proposed new building at the Tisbury Marketplace that was scheduled for 7:15 pm tonight has been postponed to Thursday, April 29, at 7:15 pm.

State upholds Title 5 violations, lowers fines

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A recommendation from the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) concludes Joe Alosso, Oak Bluffs wastewater plant manager, violated septic system regulations on his own property, but recommends fines already assessed be reduced.

Niantic Park tennis courts get new walkways

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Oak Bluffs public tennis courts at Niantic Park have new surrounding walkways thanks to the generosity of Goodale's Construction Co.

Islander caught importing heroin from Worcester

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A team of Island police officers arrested Richard J.

A difficult consensus: the Vineyarders and the bureaucrats

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"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

Oak Bluffs hauls in, cites scalloper

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Oak Bluffs police, State Police and Oak Bluffs emergency management personnel responded Tuesday to a report of a boater in distress and found a mildly disgruntled scalloper in choppy seas about 200 yards offshore in the area of Hart Haven.

Greening up

At the seventh Electronics Disposal Day, held at M.

Chilmark gathering ends with arrest

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A memorial service at the Chilmark Community Center that combined a potluck dinner with musical performances ended with the arrest of a well known Chilmark fisherman who, police said, groped a 15-year-old girl and punched a teenage boy, at the event.

District Court Report

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Stephen L.

Kids’ choice: Destination parties

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Creativity can be part of the fun when it comes to throwing a children's birthday bash.

Oak Bluffs rejects rooms tax, votes meals tax, resumes in May

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Oak Bluffs voters rejected a two percent increase in the rooms tax for lodging establishments, approved a .

Eco-chic weddings: How to get a little greener

Choosing flowers is perhaps one of the simplest ways to make a wedding more environmentally friendly, especially with a large selection of nurseries and farmers on the Island.

West Tisbury wrangles over RFP

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Emotions ran high and tempers flared at the West Tisbury selectmen's meeting last week.

New bridge, old problem?

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The new $9.

West Tisbury voters spend easily

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West Tisbury voters approved a $13,179,848 operating budget with little discussion and moved quickly through all 48 warrant articles, approving 28 unanimously.

West Tisbury faces bylaw changes, $13.2 million budget

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West Tisbury voters Tuesday will take up a 48-article annual town meeting warrant that veteran officials suspect may take two evenings to wade through.

Wheels and deals: town rolls ahead on skatepark hazards

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Oak Bluffs officials expect to meet with officers of the Martha's Vineyard Skatepark Association today, in response to an insurance inspector's report recommending the skatepark be closed because of hazardous conditions.