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Are empty schools a housing solution?

To the Editor: Regarding the worker housing problem (which is only getting worse as so many workers have recently been selling their properties here to...

Dukes and Nantucket counties slate hearing on SSA bill 

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Dukes County and Nantucket County will hold a joint hearing on Steamship Authority legislation put forth by state Sen. Julian Cyr, D-Truro, and state...

Online memoir writing workshop with Moira Silva

Starting April 7, the West Tisbury library will host a five-week online memoir workshop series with Moira Silva on Thursdays, from 10:30 am to...

Flutes and feathers at the Chilmark library

The Chilmark library hosts Women in Jazz with flutist Galen Abdur-Razzaq on Thursday, April 7, at 6:30 pm. According to a press release from...

Poet’s Corner

Tread softly on sacred ground By Nancy Langman Tread Softly on sacred ground Tread softly on this war-torn land Many lay beneath your feet All the things they loved...

Another purchase for the Land Bank

The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank announced on Friday that it had purchased a 14-acre property on Meetinghouse Way in Edgartown, according to the Land...

COVID cases drop to 20

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Typically March goes out like a lamb when it comes to the weather, but the same can be said of COVID-19. After two straight weeks...

O’Connell: ‘We have an Island housing crisis’

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Daniel O’Connell knows a thing or two about housing and the effects it can have on the business community. When Gov. Deval Patrick was in...

Cost of living too high for Vineyard teachers

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Supporters of the Martha’s Vineyard Educators Association (MVEA) gathered on Saturday at Vineyard Haven’s Five Corners to build public awareness about their ongoing contract...

Donahue: ‘I would like to publicly apologize’

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Terry Donahue, the synthetic turf field proponent who uttered a vulgar obscenity aimed at an opponent during Thursday’s Oak Bluffs planning board meeting, has...

Requests forgiveness

To the Editor: I would like to publicly apologize to Susan Desmarais for the offense and hurt caused by my remarks during her statement at...

Comment denounced

To the Editor: During the Oak Bluffs planning board meeting on March 31, a speaker uttered an expletive while a community member shared her views...

Booster shots are available

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is now offering second boosters (fourth doses) of the COVID-19 vaccine to those with certain medical conditions and anyone over the...

DQ opens, spring is here

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Sweet-toothed Islanders lined up to get their first Dairy Queen fix of the season on Friday. By 2 pm, around a dozen hungry customers...

Keating: 35,000 worker visas authorized

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The Office of U.S. Rep. Bill Keating, D-Bourne, announced Thursday a large allotment of H-2B visas were authorized by the federal government. Keating, who...

TestMV celebrates its staff

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A single trailer sat in the empty parking lot of Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Hall on Thursday, as TestMV staff worked to wrap up their...

Bishop: ‘I’m brutally honest’

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A man who seeks votes for Oak Bluffs select board is prolific with Facebook memes that he acknowledges some find offensive. In recent days, the...

Field hearing takes ugly turn

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A virtual Oak Bluffs planning board special permit hearing on the high school athletic field project concluded with a virulent outburst by supporter Terry...