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Court report: August 3 – August 17

August 3, 2020 Abraham T. Rendon, Vineyard Haven; DOB 10/25/1989, violating abuse prevention order: continued to pretrial conference. August 10, 2020 Benoit Baldwin, Vineyard Haven; DOB 7/19/1975,...

Academic honors

Graduation Andrew DiMattia of Edgartown, from Bryant University. James DiMattia of Edgartown, from Bryant University.  

All-Island School Committee greenlights school COVID testing plan

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The All-Island School Committee (AISC) on Tuesday afternoon gave near-unanimous approval to motions authorizing efforts to raise money from the community to help fund...

Midseason changes come to striped bass regulations

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The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) recently opted to increase the number of fishing days available to commercial striper fishermen in a given...

Holmes Hole Sailing weekly update: A variety pack

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On Thursday evening, August 13th, there wasn’t a breath of air, and with rain predicted even the most unremittingly enthusiastic sailors had to admit...

Shrink the O.B. P.O. line!

To the Editor:  Open Letter to Oak Bluffs Post Office Dear 02557, The current system is not working. Having a line that at times, goes all the...

I want to come back to the FARM next year

To the Editor: My name is Brandon Barua. I am 10 years old and in the fifth grade, and I have come to talk to...

Fishermen’s Trust secures $250,000 grant

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The Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust was awarded a $250,000 grant to expand its Community Seafood Program. The grant was awarded by Catch Together, a...

Edgartown reminds public of voluntary water conservation

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With the Cape and Islands now classified as a level 2 significant drought area, the Edgartown water department is reminding the public to participate...

Bomb squad disposes of washed-up ordnance

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An off-Island State Police bomb squad detonated ordnance that had washed up in Edgartown on Monday.  A loud explosion could be heard Monday afternoon coming...

Ag Society auction grosses over $85,000

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A benefit auction meant to replenish the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society’s coffers has brought in more than $85,000 in proceeds. The virtual auction ended...

TestMV to offer COVID-19 testing for children

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Updated 5:15 pm Beginning today, TestMV is offering COVID-19 testing to asymptomatic children, ages 5 to 17 years old, according to a press release from...

Taking the right path

To the Editors, With so much going on on M.V. this summer, it is easy to overlook the small things. In Menemsha the selectmen, with...

Zeb Devine

Zeb Devine (“Thadius”) was born and raised on Martha’s Vineyard, a member of the Wampanoag tribe. He was a talented welder, trained in underwater...

Box of 1,000 N-95 masks lost, then recovered

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A box of 1,000 Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) masks slated for the town of Aquinnah was found on the side of Barnes Road...

Atlantic White Shark Conservancy Partners with Orca III

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On Friday, the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC) announced a new partnership with Return of the Orca, a group working to recreate the famous...

Postal Service election mail website launches

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The U.S. Postal Service has launched an informational website (bit.ly/uspsweb) to help voters and election officials navigate the vote-by-mail process for the November election.  “The...

Mary Jane Carpenter

Mary Jane Carpenter of Edgartown, Mass., died suddenly on August 19, 2020, from kidney failure caused by the tick-borne disease babesiosis.  Mary Jane was born...

Damroth steps down as Boy and Girls Club executive director

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After four years leading the Boys and Girls Club as executive director, Jessie Damroth is leaving her post effective August 31, according to a...

YMCA to reopen in September

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The YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard is reopening after being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. After months of planning, the facility will open to members...