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Flags go missing

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UPDATED Aug. 27 Several American flags at homes on Morse Street in Edgartown have gone missing.  According to Edgartown Det. Curtis Chandler, the flags were last...

Mystery bird disease is going away

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The mysterious bird disease that caused “eye swelling and crusty discharge, as well as neurological signs” that was circulating in multiple states and Washington,...

Island under air quality advisory

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Air quality on the Vineyard Thursday could cause problems for those in sensitive health groups and those with pre-existing lung conditions, as ground-level ozone...

GoFundMe started for former traffic officer

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A GoFundMe for former Edgartown Traffic Officer Hayden Ginnetti has raised almost $89,000 to help Ginnetti after he suffered a serious spinal cord injury...

West Tisbury strengthens vaccination mandate

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The West Tisbury select board voted unanimously on Wednesday to enact a town hall vaccination mandate — a move that now covers all employees working...

Collision briefly closes State Road in VH

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Updated A two-car collision near Martha’s Vineyard Bank on State Road in Vineyard Haven Thursday shutdown traffic for about 20 minutes while first responders worked...

Governor sidelined Wednesday, returns Thursday

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Updated 12 pm The Steamship Authority’s oldest ferry, the Governor was sidelined Wednesday after an oil pressure alarm issue arose. The vessel returned to service...

Nantucket group sues over Vineyard Wind

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A group of Nantucket residents opposed to an offshore wind farm, proposed to the south of Martha’s Vineyard, filed a federal suit, according to...

West Tisbury’s Huseby development resurfaces

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A housing project proposed at the old Olsen farm in West Tisbury has re-emerged. Developer William Cumming, who grew up in Katama, recently signed...

‘In the company of poets’

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For 58 years, the Cleaveland House Poets have been meeting to share their love for poetry and help each other grow as writers and...

TestMV moves to Ag Hall

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TestMV, the Island’s asymptomatic testing site, is moving to a new home outside the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury. Testing at the new location will...

This Was Then: Frank Bodfish, blacksmith

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Blacksmith William Bodfish and his wife Polly Crowell moved to Holmes Hole from Yarmouth in the late 1850s, where they became the parents of...

Wild Side: Non-native earthworms

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A down-Island gardener just brought me a surprise: a pail of compost containing worms the gardener had correctly identified as Asian jumping worms, one...

Veteran’s Corner

Return to in-person Veterans Town Hall Meetings The Providence VA Medical Center (VAMC) and the Veterans Benefits Administration’s Providence Regional Office (VBA RO) are returning...

SHINE: Serving Health Information Needs of Everyone

Open Enrollment 2021 and your Serving Health Information Needs of Everyone Program (SHINE) The time is now to review your Medicare coverage! By Sept. 30,...

Youth basketball provides opioid addiction awareness

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The Martha’s Vineyard Boat to Basket Youth Basketball Showcase returns to Niantic Park in Oak Bluffs for its second annual event to raise awareness...

Plymouth and Brockton buses doing ‘quite well’

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At Tuesday’s Steamship Authority meeting, board chair Kathryn Wilson asked general manager Robert Davis how the new Plymouth and Brockton bus service was working...

Elder Law: Planning to keep control

Does this dilemma sound familiar? On one hand, you want to keep control of your life and make all of your financial and medical...

Aquinnah raises lease costs

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The Aquinnah select board approved an increase for dock leases in Menemsha during a meeting Tuesday. The leases are currently $450 per year, and will...

Men’s softball semis get off to a rainy start

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In a season full of foul weather and postponed games, the Men’s Island Softball League semifinals fittingly got off to a wet start on...
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