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‘This can’t continue the way it is’

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At their Wednesday afternoon meeting, Dukes County Commissioners addressed the recent tragedy that took place at Big Bridge early Monday morning that resulted in...

SSA’s bad week continues

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For the sixth day in a row, the Steamship Authority is having scheduling problems due to a mechanical problem with one of its ferries...

Lanterns of summer

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The Oak Bluffs Tabernacle was filled to capacity Wednesday evening as the Jelly Roll Horns band serenaded thousands of visitors eager for the kickoff...

A compromise with Dershowitz?

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The Chilmark board of library trustees extended an olive branch to Chilmark resident and high profile defense attorney Alan Dershowitz, offering to find a...

IHT wins 401 State Road bid

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The West Tisbury select board unanimously approved awarding Island Housing Trust (IHT) with the 401 State Road bid, who were the only bidders for...

Fisherman discovers deceased brother

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The Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office announced late Thursday afternoon that a body discovered by a shellfisherman at 11:30 am in Sengekontacket Pond...

It’s an ‘Earth Emergency’

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The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society hosted a film screening of “Earth Emergency” alongside a panel discussion with Woodwell Climate Research Center scientists and environmental...

Emily Bramhall to retire from M.V. Community Foundation

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Emily Bramhall, the executive director of Martha’s Vineyard Community Foundation, will be retiring by the end of the year.  Bramhall originally joined the foundation as...

Preparing for the Island’s future flooding

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Mark Borrelli, a coastal geologist and director of the Provincetown-based Center for Coastal Studies’ seafloor mapping program, led and completed a two-year coastal resiliency...

Put it to a vote

Let’s just be clear about something up front — the Tisbury School committee, select board, and building committee are not responsible for inflation and supply...

Chilmark Road Race supports community center

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Updated August 18 Runners took off on Saturday, August 13, on Middle Road to participate in the Chilmark Road Race. Souvenir T shirts were given...

O.B. holds forum for summer taxpayers

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Speed enforcement, cell services, and taxes were on the minds of Oak Bluffs seasonal residents at a forum held Tuesday. The forum was held...

GoFundMe set up for Bulgin family

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A GoFundMe campaign was set up on Tuesday to gather memorial funds for the family of Tavaris and Tavaughn Bulgin, the brothers who went...

Sheriff candidates to debate issues

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The League of Women Voters of Martha's Vineyard is sponsoring a candidate forum on Tuesday, August 30, at the Oak Bluffs library, starting at...

Fenner grumbles about rocks and kids

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Former four-term Chilmark select board member Frank Fenner, an owner of the Galley in Menemsha, told the Chilmark select board, both in a letter...

Creamers outlast Mamas Girls for championship

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The 17th annual Martha’s Vineyard Women’s Softball League Championship Game, which featured the Creamers versus the Mamas Girls, was played Tuesday evening. The Creamers...

Garden Notes: Tips on our dry gardens

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We had a couple of rainfall apéritifs. Thankfully, it was enough to lay the dust, although drought conditions persist. Checking in with various gardens, it...

Dogcharmer: Tired of always saying ‘No’?

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Hi Tom, I am sure my dog Toby thinks his name is "Toby No!" How can I change the grumpy madwoman that I have become...

Have Faith: Grieving

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We've been joking around the office about how rough July was — some of us struggled through COVID, those who hadn't gotten it previously...