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COVID cluster at ‘construction site’

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Updated 12:35 pm  A new cluster of COVID-19 cases was reported by the Martha’s Vineyard boards of health, the Island’s first cluster in three months. According...

O.B. testing finds lead in park samples

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In a report on Telegraph Hill Park soil testing, a town environmental consultant found lead was pervasive, but not in concentrations that exceeded key...

Thousands of dollars to Island nonprofits

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Martha’s Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation and Martha’s Vineyard Bank collectively gave out $186,168 in their third quarter of the year. Additionally, the second installment...

Whale greets SSA passengers

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Video courtesy Nick Kent. Passengers on the Island Home last week got quite the show when a humpback whale made several leaps out of the...

Shotgun deer season begins

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Archery season came to a close on Saturday, bringing in shotgun season for deer hunting on Monday, Nov. 29. Shotgun deer season will go...

Special delivery

To the Editor:  Earlier this afternoon, one of our booksellers called me to let me know that a gentleman had just come into the bookstore...

Cable snaps on SSA transfer bridge

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A cable supporting the transfer bridge at the Steamship Authority’s Vineyard Haven terminal snapped on Nov. 26, crippling the bridge.  The incident occurred in or...

Supporting Island businesses this Saturday

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Black Friday is a day of rushing for the top deals from big-name retailers, like Amazon or Best Buy. While these Black Friday sales...

Drivers, be careful of deer during mating season

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Islanders’ quadrupedal neighbors are on the rut again this fall. November is peak deer mating season in the state, according to the Massachusetts Division...

Chilmark to put housing bank article on warrant

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On Tuesday night, the Chilmark select board unanimously endorsed draft legislation for the creation of a Martha’s Vineyard housing bank, and agreed to place...

Charges against Belgian man dismissed

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Charges against a Belgian man, who allegedly failed to stop for a school bus and was driving with a suspended license, were dismissed in...

The High School View: Leadership skills; Citrus Cranberry Bread

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Read the MVRHS High School View: 11-24-2021

Tisbury PD steps up for shoppers and Food Pantry

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Updated 5:15 pm  Tisbury Police and traffic officers were staged in the lot beside the Vineyard Haven Stop & Shop Wednesday to assist shoppers with...

Food for all at the Vineyard Haven Library

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Frozen containers of soup, puréed baby foods, and dry snacks were on display at Vineyard Haven Public Library’s entrance for anyone to take on...

IHT to build Southern Tier affordable housing

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The Oak Bluffs select board voted to enter into a land disposition and development agreement with Island Housing Trust and Affirmative Investments to create...

Making a list, checking it twice

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The holidays are a time for giving — people give gifts to their families and friends, and many donate to their favorite charities. With hundreds...

The Island’s bike paths on the road to ruin

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The internet loves Martha’s Vineyard’s 44 miles of bike paths! “Martha’s Vineyard is truly a cyclist's paradise.”  “What's unique about biking on Martha's Vineyard is that...

The state of the Island’s bike paths

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Tom Pallas, a frequent user of Island bike paths who refers to himself as Spokémon, sees a lot of room for improvement on the...

Weathering the storm

Last week we hosted a screening of “Storm Lake,” the documentary about the Storm Lake Times, a two-times-a-week newspaper in Storm Lake, Iowa. If you...

Aid untapped on night of Thrift crimes

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Fellow officers were at hand across the Vineyard on the night of July 23 and the early morning of July 24, 2011, when two...