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O.B. laundromat recovers from fire

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Washashore Laundromat is open again, after a fire on Nov. 8 shut down the business. The insurance company is still determining the cause of...

Peter Temple’s ‘extraordinary’ legacy

To the Editor: I join the Martha’s Vineyard Nonprofit Collaborative (MVNC) board, the Island nonprofit community, many other Island organizations, and the Island community in...

A couple of places to give on Giving Tuesday  

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FUEL, the Foundation for Underway Experiential Learning, received a challenge grant for $25,000. The maritime nonprofit that seeks to educate youth and to build...

Here we snow

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The Vineyard received a frosting of snow Tuesday morning, causing some skidding, spinouts, and a delayed opening at Edgartown Town Hall. School was in session. On...

West end of Lagoon Pond off-limits for shellfishing

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An area in the west end of Lagoon Pond has been closed by the state Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) to shellfishing as of...

Comedian Jenny Slate and author Ben Shattuck regale the West Tisbury library

Freezing rain pelted the exterior of the West Tisbury library Sunday afternoon, but the inside was warm, compliments of hanging blankets from the M.V....

Allan Gerson

On Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, Allan Gerson of Washington, D.C., passed away. He was the beloved husband of Joan Nathan; devoted father of Daniela...

Barge puts the kibosh on SSA turkey day crossings

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A construction barge delivered to the Woods Hole Terminal Tuesday has been blamed, in part, for the cancellation of Thanksgiving Steamship Authority crossings to...

Shotgun season for whitetail deer begins 

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As of Monday, Dec. 2, shotgun season on the Vineyard and across the commonwealth begins. The season ends Dec. 14, followed by primitive firearms...

MVC to host climate change presentation 

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A special Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) meeting on Thursday, Dec. 12, will feature Dr. Philip Duffy, director of the Woods Hole Research Center, and...

Peter Temple steps down from MVNC role

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Peter Temple, the longtime executive director of the Martha’s Vineyard Nonprofit Collaborative (MVNC), will retire at the end of the month after 13 years...

NOAA to nix traditional nautical charts

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced a plan to transition away from paper nautical charts to electronic charts. Dubbed a “Sunset Plan,”...

Elaine T. Teixeira

Elaine T. Teixeira, formerly of Newton Centre, passed on Nov. 25, 2019, at JML Nursing Center in Falmouth. She was the daughter of Annie...

Services Thursday for Shirley J. Robinson

Shirley J. (Tankard) Robinson died peacefully on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, surrounded by family and friends. Born on March...

SSA cancels last four ferry crossings of the day

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The following trips on MONDAY 12/02/2019 have been canceled due to Weather conditions. M/V ISLAND HOME 8:30PM Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven M/V MARTHA'S VINEYARD 9:45PM...