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Legislation to increase firefighter retirement age advances

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State Rep. Dylan Fernandes, D-Falmouth, announced in a press release that legislation he sponsored, titled “An Act authorizing Tisbury to modify fire department employment,”...

First day of school begins for Martha’s Vineyard

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The first day of school rang out across the Island’s public schools on Tuesday morning. At Oak Bluffs School, students excitedly chattered, parents took...

Vineyard Haven Harbor dazzles

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Scattered throughout the Vineyard Haven Harbor this weekend were 22 traditional Herreshoff 12.5 sailboats, competing for the win in the 2022 Vineyard Herreshoff Cup. After...

Ogden swept to victory

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Updated 9/8 Dukes County Sheriff Robert Ogden won in a landslide over challenger Erik Blake in the Democratic primary. The unofficial results show Ogden with...

Service for William Dean Holtham

A memorial service to celebrate the life of William Dean Holtham will be held at the Chilmark Community Center on Saturday, Oct. 1, from...

John Callahan Jr.

John Callahan Jr., 84, of Edgartown and Bonita Springs, Fla., passed away on Sept. 1, 2022. He was the husband of Barbara J. Callahan.  A...

Service for Margaret DeVane Logue

A celebration of life for Margaret DeVane Logue will be held on Monday, Sept. 19, at 4 pm at the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society,...

Henry’s family speaks out

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The parents of Henry Bowman Backer issued a statement drawing attention to their son’s drowning death and pleading with the community not to forget...

Pain endures for family of Henry

To the Editor: An open letter to the members of the Edgartown Field Club and Boathouse:  This is a photo of our son, Henry. This September,...

O.B. Police seize nearly a kilo of cocaine

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Two people were arraigned on drug charges in Edgartown District Court Friday morning following the seizure of 850 grams of cocaine (nearly a kilo)....

MVC approves subsurface connector cable

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The installation of undersea cables connecting the proposed Park City Wind offshore wind farm to a Barnstable substation was approved by the Martha’s Vineyard...

State to review amended MVRHS regional agreement

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The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) committee unanimously voted to submit an amended draft regional agreement for the high school district to the...

Booze minus food goes to the polls

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Tisbury voters will have the opportunity to decide whether alcohol can be served in town without the accompaniment of food. Following a 2020 town...

Derby registration opens

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Registration for the 77th annual Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby has opened at tackle shops Island-wide. Both solo and team — two people,...

Real Estate Confidential: Move into a brand new home

Real Estate Confidential is a biweekly chit-chat about new listings, sales, or other insider information on the Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate market, presented by...

West Tisbury deals with Trust issues

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The West Tisbury select board found itself in a pickle during its Wednesday, August 31, meeting over a botched permission process for an auction. According...

New chapter for Bunch of Grapes Bookstore

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When Molly Coogan came to work at Bunch of Grapes Bookstore on Thursday; it was not in her longtime managerial role, but as the...

Jury finds Noe not guilty

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Updated On Friday, a Bristol County Superior Court jury found Joseph (“JoJo”) Noe not guilty in the September 2019 shooting death of former Oak Bluffs...

Island schools update health and safety policy

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The Martha’s Vineyard Public School District (MVPS) is amending health and safety policies as state and federal COVID restrictions continue to loosen, doing away...

W.T. residents speak out about Howes House

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West Tisbury residents gathered virtually to discuss the future of Howes House during a select board meeting on Wednesday, August 31. The topic of...