Kate Dario
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Regional High School


The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School football team opened the season Friday night with a 27-14 home loss to Carver High School.

The high school football team opens the season Friday evening at home against Carver. Ryan Kent, first-year coach, is looking forward to it.
Negotiations between the regional high school district committee and a group that wants to upgrade and maintain the school playing fields have been fraught with disagreement since June, with key terms of a contract still hanging as of this week.
Around the Island, an expected 2,155 students are dusting off backpacks, sharpening pencils and choosing first-day outfits. The first day of school is Tuesday.

An unusual proposal to cover $131 million in school expenses through a tax on Steamship Authority tickets from Woods Hole to the Vineyard has been making the rounds before Island selectmen.

In a first, school bus drivers on the Vineyard have reached a tentative agreement on a contract that includes seniority benefits, a new payment system based on the number of runs and hours worked, and other provisions.