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W.H. terminal employee tests positive

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A Steamship Authority employee at the Woods Hole terminal tested positive for COVID-19. The ferry line was informed of the test results Tuesday, and...

RODA says it’s being ignored

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Updated April 2 With America’s first industrial-scale offshore wind farm poised to receive final approval from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), fishermen continue...

New camera to count herring at Lagoon Pond

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A new underwater camera was installed at the Lagoon Pond herring run Tuesday to help gather data on herring populations. The fish counter camera sits...

Jamieson advances to top 24 on ‘American Idol’

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Colin Jamieson, the Bay State singer with ties to Martha’s Vineyard, has made it to the top 24 of this season of “American Idol.” Jamieson...

No laughing matter

To the Editor: I read with chagrin the March 18 editorial chastising our Oak Bluffs board of health, and in particular two members of the...

Cell tower case against MVC, AT&T dismissed

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Updated March 30 In a 36-page ruling, Superior Court Judge Paul Wilson dismissed a lawsuit brought by Dana and Robert Strayton against the Martha’s Vineyard...

Edgartown approves second summer of outdoor dining

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Edgartown restaurants will be able to offer outdoor dining this summer, following last season’s successful (yet unexpected) test run. At a meeting of the Edgartown...

Coogan: ‘It’s time for somebody else to pick up the ball’

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After 18 years on the Oak Bluffs board of selectmen, Greg Coogan is ready to step away and not seek re-election in the spring. Coogan...

NAACP celebrates women of color on Martha’s Vineyard

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An online program celebrating Black history and women’s history on Martha’s Vineyard featured a discussion with two influential women who have made it their...

William Anthony Gamson

William Anthony Gamson died peacefully in his sleep on March 23, 2021, in Brookline, at the age of 87.  Born and raised in Philadelphia, Bill...

Hans Peter Stibolt Jr.

Hans Peter Stibolt Jr., 100, of Oak Bluffs, passed away peacefully at his home on March 4, 2021. He was the husband of the...

Fernandes files forest, wind bills

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State Rep. Dylan Fernandes, D-Falmouth, has taken steps to ensure the superintendent of the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest has a place to live....

Following weeks of decline, Island sees COVID spike

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After weeks of decline, the Island is now seeing a surge of confirmed COVID-19 cases with 47 cases reported by the Martha’s Vineyard boards...

Oak Bluffs says goodbye to Whritenour

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Oak Bluffs town officials gathered Friday to send off longtime town administrator Robert Whritenour, who was hired as the Yarmouth town administrator in January. Town...

Breaker repair returns Island Home to service

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Update March 29 The Steamship Authority’s largest ferry was sidelined most of the day Sunday because of a mechanical issue. The vessel failed to take...

MVH vaccine process deserves praise

To the Editor: For years I have felt compelled to critique Martha's Vineyard Hospital. In many cases, the critiques were warranted. But today, I write...

Support for driver’s license bill

To the Editor: Martha’s Vineyard Social Justice Leadership Foundation (MVSJLF) wholeheartedly supports HD.448/SD.273, An Act Relative to Work and Family Mobility. Many undocumented immigrants are driving...

SSA board okays special piling materials

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At a special one-item meeting Wednesday, March 24, the Steamship Authority board voted unanimously to approve a $173,552 change order for the $53 million...

Community seafood program distributes black sea bass

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The Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust (MVFPT) has expanded its community seafood program, and is looking to distribute more than 36,500 containers of black...

25 new COVID cases; four linked to barbershop

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Updated 6:20 pm  Martha’s Vineyard is seeing an uptick in cases including four cases linked to King’s Barbershop in Vineyard Haven. There were 25 new positive...
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