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Congratulations are in order

To the Editor: It gives me great pleasure every year to be invited by the remarkable Chris Baer, director of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High...

Ag Society offers lifetime memberships for limited time

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The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society has brought back its lifetime membership cards for a limited time. For the month of July only, gold card...

Chicken Alley reopens to the public

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Chicken Alley is now serving the Vineyard community in-person once again. The popular Island thrift has been doing online sales ever since employees were forced...

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital has no new cases

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Confirmed cases on the Island held steady at 33 Friday. In total the hospital has tested 1,532 patients. Of those 28 have tested positive, 1,480...

Peaceful demonstration planned for July 4

The M.V. Peace Council, M.V. Quaker meeting, and Indivisible M.V. are all sponsoring a Silent Witness for Peace and Justice on July 4 in...

Car space kerfuffle complicates medical trip

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Updated June 27 A Chappaquiddick man endured stress and discomfort when the Steamship Authority refused to allow his partner medical passage to collect him from...

Aquinnah forgives shop leases

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Shop owners at the Aquinnah Circle and in Menemsha will not have to pay their rent for this busy season, as summer visitor volume...

Let us breathe

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My reaction to President Trump‘s walk to St. John’s Episcopal Church on Lafayette Square was outrage. I know that historic church well. I was...

Donald Hurley Jr.

Donald Hurley Jr., beloved husband of 51 years to the late Nancy Mae Hurley, died on March 18, 2020, after a long illness. He...

Katherine G. Manning

Katherine G. Manning, 96, of Oak Bluffs, formerly of North Quincy, passed away on June 23, 2020. Katherine was a member of the Holy Ghost...

Edgartown fire department gets new wheels

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The Edgartown Fire Department rolled out its new fast-attack brush truck Thursday. Fire Chief Alex Schaeffer said the truck will help the department access...

Chilmark firefighters snuff garage fire

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Chilmark firefighters, joined by fire companies from Aquinnah and West Tisbury, quickly knocked down a garage fire on 118 South Road Thursday evening. Chilmark...

Island confirmed cases hold at 33

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In total the hospital has tested 1,508 patients. Of those 28 have tested positive, 1,441 negatives, and 39 tests pending. It’s been almost four...

Healy defeats Bellissimo in West Tisbury

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Updated June 26 Kent Healy has won re-election in West Tisbury, beating out challenger Michael Bellissimo. Healy defeated Bellissimo 245-146 in machine-counted votes. Hand-counted ballots...

School reopening plan includes strict health measures

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Classrooms and hallways in Massachusetts will look a lot different if they end up reopening their doors in the fall.  The Massachusetts Department of Elementary...

Gonna need another boat

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Though he may not have realized it at the time, David Bigelow was dramatically influenced by his first brush with show business. When he...

Boat hits barge off East Chop

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Updated 12 noon A 33-foot pleasure craft struck an aggregate barge being cable-towed by the tug Bucky off East Chop Wednesday night. Coast Guard vessels from...

Aquinnah wraps up town elections

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Aquinnah voters re-elected six town officers Wednesday, all of whom ran unopposed for their positions. Polls were open from 12 pm to 4 pm at...

Colonial-era gravesite damaged

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A documented family gravesite on the Tashmoo Overlook that dates from the end of the 18th century has been disturbed, and a Tisbury man...

Save the shade trees

To the Editor: The MVC’s Climate Action Task Force has a good selection of capable people who are looking at the issue of energy use,...