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Up-Island Council on Aging: July 2022

Up-Island Council on Aging: 508-693-2896 Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4 pm CLOSED HOLIDAYS Joyce Albertine, director - Bethany Hammond, assistant director   Susan Merrill, outreach coordinator...

Elder Law with Frank and Mary: Planning to help your children (and grandchildren)

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Most people want to leave their assets to their children and grandchildren. However, many families are more complicated, so your estate plan should address...

Supreme Court denies Zarbas’ petition

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The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a petition by John and Susan Zarba. The Zarbas filed John Zarba, et ux., Petitioners v. Town of...

After Roe: A grim future for many of our rights

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The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health infuriated some but delighted others. The opinion by Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. overruling...

First all-women firefighter lineup joins July Fourth parade

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For the first time, an all-women firefighter lineup will be marching down the streets of Edgartown with the 1855 Lysander Button Company fire engine...

Chief Searle’s promotion appointments approved

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The Oak Bluffs select board voted to appoint acting Lt. Nicholas Curelli to lieutenant, in addition to approving the promotions of Officers Christopher Wiggin...

Install more bike lanes

To the Editor: As the proud recipient of a threat of a lawsuit from MassDOT, I must say that my experiment with using white duct...

Thanks to first responders

To the Editor: This past Sunday morning, my husband had a medical emergency very near the Oak Bluffs police station. I called 911, and within...

Annual Creative Living Award nominations open 

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The Martha’s Vineyard Foundation is now seeking nominees for its annual Creative Living Award. The foundation supports the community by turning charitable contributions into...

DPW to the rescue

To the Editor:  I am writing to let you know the very positive experience that I recently had with the Oak Bluffs DPW. I am...

High school’s planning board appeal progresses 

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An appeal of the denial by Oak Bluffs planning board of a synthetic turf field at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School is progressing in...

New superintendent contract approved

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Incoming Superintendent Richie Smith had his terms of employment finalized and his final contract with Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools approved by the All-Island School...

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital staff hit by COVID surge

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During a press briefing Wednesday morning, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital officials revealed that between April and June, staff members were infected by COVID 79 times,...

Navigator Homes gets $25,000 grant

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Navigator Homes, a proposed Green House elderly housing complex planned for Edgartown, was given a $25,000 grant from the West Chop Community Foundation, according...

Chicken Alley surpasses $1 million in sales

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Martha’s Vineyard Community Services announced in a press release that Chicken Alley, the thrift shop in Vineyard Haven that benefits the nonprofit, surpassed a...

Archaeology and history at the Chilmark library

Author James Richardson will be at the Chilmark library on Wednesday, July 13, at 5 pm to talk about the history of the John...

Brazilian Voices: Barbara De Paula

Editor’s note: This new Brazilian Voices series was developed and is curated by longtime Brazilian columnist Juliana Germani.  In 2008, my parents and I immigrated...

Roe decision ‘wrong on so many levels’

To the Editor: The repeal of Roe v. Wade is wrong on so many levels. It demeans women, demoting them to a second-class category. It...

Joyce Arnold Hall

Joyce Arnold Hall passed away Thursday morning, June 16, 2022, in Edgartown, at the age of 92. Joyce was born in 1929, and was raised...

Services Friday for Michael P. Lindheimer

Michael P. Lindheimer, 81, of Edgartown and Sarasota, Fla., passed away on June 28, 2022, with family by his side.  Michael grew up in Queens,...