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Island emergency shelter moves to high school

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The Islandwide emergency shelter is moving from the Oak Bluffs School to the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) in order to meet the...

Low-number license plate auction returns

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M.V. Community Services (MVCS) is hosting its sixth Low-Number Online Auction, which will feature MV license plates 2 through 5. The auction will open...

Michelle Obama for VP

To the Editor: I'm an Australian living between Singapore and Palm Springs, Calif. Loved the U.S. since I was a kid. And like many others...

Werner Herzog pays tribute to explorer Bruce Chatwin

Following in the footsteps of his friend, explorer Bruce Chatwin, writer and director Werner Herzog explores the remarkable story of this storyteller and author...

Max the dog put in custody of another third party

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Updated Aug. 5 Max, the Australian cattle dog allegedly abused by his owner, has been placed with another private caretaker. The move comes after an...

House bill calls for electric ferry study

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On Friday, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a climate package to put the commonwealth on track to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, including...

Hillary Lee Landers

Hillary Landers passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020, after a long illness.  Hillary was born on July 4, 1957, in Pittsfield, the daughter of...

Simone M. Prada

Simone M. Prada, 95, of Cape Coral, Fla., and Martha’s Vineyard, passed away on August 2, 2020.  A graveside service will be held on Monday,...

Edgartown gets outdoor dining grant

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On Friday, the town of Edgartown was awarded a $20,000 grant from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) through its Shared Streets and Spaces...

Update: New COVID-19 case at TestMV site

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Updated August 4 The TestMV site reported a new case Tuesday, bringing its total number of confirmed cases to 16. As of Tuesday, the TestMV site...

Asking for the county’s vote

To the Editor: Normally, I would wait to write a letter like this until closer to the Democratic primary on Sept. 1. But this year,...

Packages and frustration pile up

Dan Seidman, a longtime patron of the Vineyard Haven Post Office, got a message that his package from Amazon had arrived on the Island....

Martha’s Vineyard is under tropical storm warning

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A tropical storm warning is in effect for Martha’s Vineyard, according to the National Weather Service.  Hurricane Isaias is pummeling the East Coast of the...

Duncan MacDonald

Duncan MacDonald, a quiet powerhouse of a woman who lived a vibrant, varied life, died on July 18, 2020, at the Henrietta Brewer House...

‘It’s an ongoing fight, it doesn’t stop’

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On Saturday, nearly 150 demonstrators met on the fields of the Chilmark library to kneel in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and...

Allan F. Davey

Allan F. Davey passed away peacefully at his Vineyard Haven home on June 29th. He was 85. Allan was born on Jan. 13, 1935, the...

Burial flags fly high

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A new flag is flying at the American Legion Post 257 in Tisbury, in honor of the late John F. Moran, a U.S. Navy...