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Ferry needed valve replaced

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Updated 4 pm Just days after a consultant’s report was released detailing last spring’s ferry failures and the need for changes throughout the Steamship Authority,...

Power’s back in Edgartown

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Power has returned to Edgartown town hall and the surrounding area, according to a text alert from Edgartown. "The power has been restored. That brightens...

SSA cancels remainder of Friday trips

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The remainder of Friday night's ferry trips have been canceled by the Steamship Authority due to weather conditions. MV KATAMA 6:30PM Woods Hole to Vineyard...

More static over E911 system

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Sheriff Robert Ogden is on another tour of Island selectmen’s meetings with what’s become a tough sell, despite slashing prices by a third and...

Vineyard Wind submits final environmental impact report

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On Tuesday, Vineyard Wind announced through a press release that it submitted a Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) to the state Executive Office of...

’Tis the season

We had an editorial all written, ready to hit a local official between the eyes for his poor decisions, but we’re suddenly feeling in...

Make a wish

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Polly and Brad Simpkins invite the entire Island community to visit their wishing tree, decorated with lights and festooned with lots of wishes already,...

West Tisbury: dreaming of a white Christmas

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It was such a treat to wake up to snow Wednesday morning. When I opened the door for Nanuk and the cats, there was...

Visiting Vet: A puppy for Christmas?

It’s that time of year. Sappy commercials, made-for-TV Christmas movies. The kids open the big box with the huge red bow. Out pops a...

Tisbury: youth needed in government

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We need more young people in government. You have a chance to meet our newly elected Dukes County commissioner-elect, Keith Chatinover. Keith will answer...

O.B. weighs town hall options

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Oak Bluffs selectmen began to weigh their options for the possible future of a new town hall after a ballot vote in November failed...

Bay State Wind studying radar interference

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As the issue of radar interference from wind turbines undergoes greater public scrutiny, Bay State Wind, the Eversource-Orsted wind energy venture, is examining what...

This Was Then: Dr. Bullitt

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On Oct. 21, 1925, Dr. John C. Bullitt of Vineyard Haven died at the age of 52 at the U.S. Marine Hospital of myocarditis,...

Proposed bus turnaround causes contention

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A proposed bus turnaround at the Menemsha Beach bus stop faced strong opposition from Chilmark community members at a selectmen’s meeting Tuesday. The bus turnaround...

Faces of food insecurity: Project Bread

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Think of food access in Massachusetts like one giant chain. Each link is represented by groups like the Island Food Pantry, the Martha’s Vineyard...

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS: December 10 – 14, 201

Aquinnah Dec. 11, Sandra Klebanoff and Elliott and Rosalind Mittler sold 7 Maple Hill Rd. to Andrew P. McAfee for $2,970,000. Dec. 14, Donald Worley, as...

MV Ps & Qs: Is it OK to insult?

Dear Nicole, Thanksgiving weekend is over, and predictably I am Monday-morning quarterbacking. Whom did I insult? And should I apologize? If the discussion around the...

Oak Bluffs: the early bird catches the snow

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We got our first snow, in a manner of speaking. But if you slept past 7 am, you missed it, because as soon as...

Have Faith: Many hands

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After talking with the women in the NOW committee at the United Methodist Church, I’m wondering what I could possibly be doing with my...

Quote of the week

“If they need our help, we’re going to be there.” –West Tisbury Police Chief Matt Minicone, referring to the potential site for a marijuana shop...