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Scattered power outages reported

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Updated 12:50 pm The Island woke up to scattered power outages this morning. Christopher McKinnon, a spokesman for Eversource, blamed faulty equipment for the outage. "An equipment...

The High School View: Photo exhibit; SAD in winter

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Read the MVRHS High School View: 1-27-2022

Wanted: New blood, fresh ideas

The Tisbury select board appointed town administrator Jay Grande as the town’s representative to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) on Wednesday, Jan. 20, in...

Indoor track falls to Littleton

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The boys indoor track team came in second in the 4x800 and distance medley at the MSTCA Division 5 State Relays Saturday. The boys 4x800...

Oak Bluffs fills streetscape review committee

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The Oak Bluffs select board appointed Kathy Laskowski, Christina Izzo, and Tommy-Ann Brown to the town’s new streetscape project review committee. The group will...

Chilmark poised to demolish fire station

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Chilmark will demolish its aged fire station in mid-February, select board member Bill Rossi said during a Tuesday meeting. John Keene Excavation is expected...

Huntress: Just inert PFAS in field materials

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The Oak Bluffs board of health tried to postpone discussion about artificial turf, per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and proposed regulations that would prohibit...

Preserve West Tisbury receives another batch of feedback

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The West Tisbury planning board hosted another presentation by Preserve West Tisbury, a subcommittee of the board, about a proposed “residential construction size bylaw”...

Island family split up by Brazilian immigration

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An Island family fractured by an 18-year-old immigration case is seeking support and trying to raise awareness to bring family members home. Jose Erivelton Pereira...

Disgusted by U.S. meddling in Ukraine

To the Editor:  Not sure why your little local newspaper feels it appropriate to run an opinion piece about Russia’s interests in Ukraine. Seems out...

SSA project is out of scale

To the Editor: I would like to share my comments made at the Jan. 19 community input meeting of the Steamship Authority’s landside 90 percent...

Showing appreciation 

To the Editor:  I'd like to express my deepest gratitude to Susan Sanford and Vineyard Complementary Medicine for offering a five-point ear acupuncture clinic to...

Giordano snags second figure skating gold

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Ryan Giordano made Vineyard figure skating history by passing his second gold test this month, becoming only the second skater to do so in...

West Tisbury planning board requests more details

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The West Tisbury planning board asked the town’s energy committee and zoning board of appeals to come back with more thoroughly researched bylaw proposals....

Black Oscars talk planned at Oak Bluffs library

Oak Bluffs Public Library will be hosting Frederick W. Gooding Jr., an associate professor of history at Texas Christian University, also known as Dr....

Playing through the pandemic

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Although the majority of musicians on Martha’s Vineyard make their money from a variety of means, some rely heavily on supplemental income from doing...

Let’s talk tacos

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You don’t have to wait for Taco Tuesday to roll around to enjoy a fun time out with your friends or family at Dos...

Two women, two babies in ‘Parallel Mothers’

“Parallel Mothers,” a new film by Pedro Almodóvar, opens on Friday, Jan. 28, at the M.V. Film Center in Vineyard Haven. The Spanish director...

Natural beauty

While a number of Islanders have taken to fashioning jewelry from colorful quahog shells, Frank Rapoza of West Tisbury has taken the art form...

Land and climate snapshot

Vineyard Conservation Society is one local organization working to protect and prepare Martha’s Vineyard from the impacts of climate change. VCS executive director Brendan...