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Aquinnah: Wear something orange

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The Derby has ended, and deer hunting season has started — it actually started a couple of weeks ago, but we were all still...

Housing crisis affects workers

To the Editor:  This letter was sent to members of the Massachusetts House and Senate. I write to you today to ask for action to address...

Vineyard boat beaches on Nantucket 

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The Oak Bluffs boat Poco Loco beached on Nantucket Saturday. A mayday was issued, but no injuries or pollution were reported, according to U.S....

SSA board passes $119.6 million budget

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Updated Oct. 22 On Tuesday morning, the Steamship Authority board unanimously approved a $119.6 million operating budget for 2022. SSA treasurer and comptroller Mark Rozum...

Haley’s case moved to mediation

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The Massachusetts State Ethics Commission held a hearing Tuesday regarding Aquinnah select board member Gary Haley, who was accused by the commission in May...

Chilmark property sells for $25 million

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The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank has brought in over $2 million in two weeks — $623,960 for the week ending Oct. 8, and $1,544,570 for...

Chilmark School renovation process pushed forward

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Chilmark School’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) project saw some progress during the up-Island school committee meeting Monday evening. The committee unanimously...

Hearings set for transfer fee legislation

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The state legislature’s Housing Committee is set to hold a hearing on affordable housing transfer fee legislation on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 11 am.  Two...

Edgartown creates energy survey

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The Edgartown energy committee is conducting a survey of town residents to better understand their energy usage through a short questionnaire.  The questionnaire takes five...

Vineyard Haven drug raid leads to arrests

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Tisbury Police along with the Martha’s Vineyard Drug Task Force arrested two women during a drug raid at the Vineyard Harbor Motel in Vineyard...

Opportunity knocks

To the Editor:  At a recent select board meeting in West Tisbury, the idea of recognizing the change in designation of Columbus Day to Indigenous...

MV CROP Hunger Walk concludes with celebration

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A small but enthusiastic crowd gathered Sunday to celebrate the accomplishments of the Martha’s Vineyard CROP Hunger Walk, which had participants from various religious...

26 new COVID cases

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New COVID-19-positive test results leveled out last week with 26 new cases, including the first reported cases in Island public schools since school began...

Trust taps Previd for executive director

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The Vineyard Trust has named Nevette Previd as its new executive director. Previd will take the reins of the nonprofit organization that oversees the maintenance...

So long, Governor

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https://www.tiktok.com/@marthasvineyardtimes/video/7019389976982998278When the Steamship Authority switches to its fall schedule as of Monday, the Oak Bluffs terminal will close for the season, all trips will...

Derby sets scholarship record; Magid reels in the boat

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For some, it was a record-setting Derby — for others, it was a struggle to stay on the leaderboards, or even get a weighable...

Just getting there was a major hurdle

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We’re told that things go bump when Mercury is in retrograde. That moon phase ended this weekend, but not before the Vineyarder gridders had...

Proposed development will compound traffic problems

To the Editor: I am writing to express concern about the new mixed-use building that is being proposed on the site of the existing brick...

Pauline Renear

Pauline (Noel) Renear, 92, died on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, at her home in Oak Bluffs. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert L....

Chaos: Two SSA freight boats sidelined

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  Updated Oct. 18 The Steamship Authority sidelined two freight boats Saturday for mechanical issues. The loss of the vessels torpedoed the crossing schedule, and left...