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MVRHS academic intervention program aims to keep students in school

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The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) has established a special protocol for supporting at-risk students by connecting with them, and getting them on...

Edgartown hears composting system pitch

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Updated 7:10 pm  The Martha’s Vineyard Food Waste Initiative is planning to ask Island towns at their 2022 town meetings for funds to allocate to...

Home alone: Life as an elder orphan during COVID

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Last week marked a somber milestone, when the U.S. crossed 500,000 deaths due to COVID-19. I spent a few hours trying to identify trends...

BOEM advances Vineyard Wind 1

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The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has published a final environmental impact statement (EIS) for Vineyard Wind 1, America’s first industrial-scale offshore wind...

CDC releases guidance for fully vaccinated people

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A glimpse of what a new normal might look like arrived Monday as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released guidance for fully vaccinated...

Signs foreshadow successful summer for rental market

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Last April, prospective renters were wondering whether their Vineyard vacations were still a go, as Massachusetts began to shut down restaurants, lodging, and other...

No contested races in Edgartown

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There are no contested races in Edgartown for the upcoming April town election.  Edgartown selectman Arthur Smadbeck is seeking a 10th term on the town’s...

Bike route dismays O.B. property owner

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Updated 12:50 pm Tisbury isn’t the only Vineyard town targeted by the state for shared-use path (SUP) improvements. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) plans...

Vera Shorter

Vera Shorter died at her home on Martha’s Vineyard on Feb. 26, 2021, with her two daughters nearby. She was born in Huntington, Long...

Toxicology tests offer ‘more questions than answers’

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The Martha’s Vineyard Commission Thursday night heard from various experts on the toxicology reports compiled by two environmental consulting firms — Tetra Tech and Horsley...

Vaccine sign-ups to continue Monday

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COVID-19 vaccine appointment booking for eligible individuals at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital — including K-12 educators and school staff—will continue Monday, March 8 at...

Hospital not offering companion appointments

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Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is not offering companion appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine. An email sent out by Dukes County Social Services Thursday was corrected Friday...

Attorney: New evidence emerges in Bagnall case

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Edgartown’s shellfish constable, Paul Bagnall came before Edgartown District Court Judge Benjamin Barnes remotely Friday morning for a pretrial conference on a charge of...

One new COVID case Thursday

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The Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported one new confirmed case from the hospital of COVID-19 Thursday, continuing a trend of low confirmed cases...

State financing comes through for Perlman House

Island Housing Trust’s Perlman House is already completed, and tenants have moved in. Now the final piece has come through, $1.2 million in anticipated financing...

MVMP offers amicable alternatives to conflict resolution

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The Martha’s Vineyard Mediation Program (MVMP) is continuing its mission to support Islanders in all aspects of conflict resolution. Sara Barnes, executive director of MVMP,...

Three vie for two selectmen seats in O.B.

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Three candidates are seeking two seats open on the Oak Bluffs board of selectmen, as longtime selectman Greg Coogan will not seek re-election. Nominations...

‘Herb was an amazing man’

To the Editor: Herb Foster passed away last week. He was a mentor to me, encouraging us to write the book about the Vineyard in...

Patient Centric sells West Tisbury locations

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Patient Centric of Martha’s Vineyard is selling its West Tisbury locations to FFD Enterprises Ma., also known as Fine Fettle. At a Wednesday meeting of...