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Celebration of life for Patrick Miner

Patrick Miner passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, from a rare case of undiagnosed eosinophilic asthma. He had just turned 37. Born in...

Services for Patricia Baker Vann

Patricia (Ware) Baker Vann passed away on June 19, 2023. Born on Jan. 3, 1931, in Riverdale, N.Y., to Elizabeth J. Herbert Ware, she attended...

Edward Lee Oliver Jr.

Edward Lee Oliver Jr. (“Edly”) of Shallotte, N.C., formerly of Edgartown, departed this life in September 2023. He was preceded in death by his...

Services for Carolyn Bernardin

A celebration of life for Carolyn Bernardin (“Lynie”) will be held on Friday, Oct. 13, at noon at Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society, with a...

Crew shortage cuts Katama weekend availability 

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The freight ferry Katama will be unavailable for a portion of the weekend. The Steamship Authority (SSA) announced on Friday afternoon that the Katama will...

Vineyard high school in need of ‘intervention’

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The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School is considered in need of intervention following recent MCAS scores, Superintendent of Schools Richard Smith said at Thursday...

Airport noise study opens for public review

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The Martha’s Vineyard Airport announced it will be holding a public information meeting regarding an ongoing noise compatibility study.  The open-house style workshop will be...

Stop & Shop sued over parking lot injury

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A Tisbury resident is suing Stop & Shop over injuries sustained in the Edgartown store’s parking lot, as a result of alleged “negligent, reckless,...

1 in 4 Chilmark School kindergartners received vaccine exemption

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In averages of state statistics from the past three years, several Vineyard elementary schools have some of Massachusetts' highest rates of kindergartners exempt from...

Harbor Homes proposing new Island shelter

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With this being the last winter for the overnight homeless shelter at Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, Harbor Homes of Martha’s Vineyard is in the...

Jaime Bernard Gaspar celebration of life

Jaime Bernard Gaspar passed away peacefully on June 9, 2023. Jaime was born to Antone Gaspar Jr. and Roselene Gaspar in Oak Bluffs. He will be...

Year-round Seastreak coming to Martha’s Vineyard

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The Steamship Authority (SSA) board unanimously approved an extended schedule for Seastreak, a passenger ferry providing service between New Bedford and Martha’s Vineyard.  Seastreak typically...

MVRHS sports highlights

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Boys varsity soccer The MVRHS boys varsity soccer team has picked up where they started last year, when they were state champs. The boys in purple...

Gay Head road race scheduled for Sunday

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The Gay Head 10K Race Committee is inviting the public to the Run for the Light, now in its 10th year. The in-person race will...

A normal year for Vineyard rainfall amounts

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While much of Massachusetts experienced an exceptionally wet summer, Martha’s Vineyard had a pretty average season. For June through August, the Vineyard recorded 9.36 inches...

Airbnb tax should go to funding housing

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Chilmark is considering setting aside $200,000 annually to help ease the lack of housing on the Island.  On its face, it’s a terribly inadequate amount...

Help save public education with teacher business cards

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Friends,  At every back-to-school night I can remember, I made a point of introducing myself to the women and men who taught my three children....

The Dover Amendment and the turf battle

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In his Sept. 5 decision, Land Court Judge Kevin T. Smith interpreted the so-called Dover Amendment (G.L. c. 40A, § 3) to reject the...

With gratitude to Carl Widdiss’ Aquinnah and Island family

To the Editor: On August 24, a very special ceremony took place here in Aquinnah. It included the groundbreaking for four affordable rental units, along...

One injured in four-car pileup on Beach Road 

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Updated September 28 Four vehicles were involved in a collision on Beach Road Wednesday just before 3 pm, in front of the Tisbury Marine Terminal.  State...