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DCC considers taking new ARPA fund applications

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The Dukes County Commission approved application documents for the much awaited distribution of American Rescue Plan Act 2021 (ARPA) funds at its special commission...

No end in sight for teacher wage disputes

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Updated @ 4:30 pm After going to mediation and failing to come to terms, the Martha’s Vineyard Education Association (MVEA) and the school committee remain...

Oak Bluffs appoints town accountant

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The Oak Bluffs select board ratified the town’s contract with newly appointed Police Chief Jonathan Searle in a unanimous vote at Tuesday’s meeting. Select...

Edgartown approves shellfishing; tells contractors to speed it up

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Edgartown shellfish constable Rob Morrison’s request for commercial soft-shell clam season in Edgartown Great Pond “by means of hydraulic harvest” from June 6 to...

Kentucky Senate candidate meets with Islanders

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The Island welcomed former Kentucky representative and first-time Vineyard visitor Charles Booker during his visit with Democratic supporters on Friday. The visit follows his...

ARPA funds almost on their way

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The Dukes County Commission met on Wednesday afternoon to provide an update on the management of more than $3 million allotted to the county...

Searle hired as O.B. police chief

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Updated 5/18 at 12:33p  The Oak Bluffs select board voted 3-1 in favor of appointing Edgartown Police Sgt. Jonathan Searle as the town's new chief...

Tisbury promotes two to sergeant

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Updated The Tisbury select board approved the promotions of Andrew Silvia and Edward St. Pierre to the rank of sergeant on Wednesday afternoon. Silvia has...

‘Answering a national call to action’

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Demonstrators arrived in droves, encompassing all Five Corners in Vineyard Haven on Saturday, to demonstrate solidarity with protesters in a nationwide Bans Off Our...

EduComp redevelopment proposal revised – again

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The Martha’s Vineyard Commission approved an updated policy regarding the preservation of historic structures on Thursday evening. The policy, presented to the board by...

‘Bans Off Our Bodies’ rally planned for Saturday

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Islanders will be demonstrating their solidarity with supporters nationwide to highlight and advocate for women’s health and reproductive rights at Vineyard Haven’s Five Corners...

Another wave of flag debates

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The Oak Bluffs select board unanimously approved its controversial flag policy on Tuesday, despite previously agreeing to fly the Progress Pride flag for two...

Contested Aquinnah ‘Lot 240’ continues in court

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The battle for ownership rights to Aquinnah ‘Lot 240’ may continue in land court after out-of-court mediation proves unsuccessful. The ongoing case is to...

Edgartown approves Catboat Week events

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The Edgartown select board approved the activities of this year’s Catboat Week at Monday’s meeting. The week, beginning on July 12, will feature an...

‘Fueled a movement’

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Vineyard Haven resident Ben Robinson, responsible for introducing the Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s Climate Action Task Force (CATF), has been recognized by the Clinton Foundation...

Elderly housing proposal gets pushback

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The Martha’s Vineyard Commission took testimony during a continued public hearing regarding the construction of five age-restricted, affordable housing units in Oak Bluffs on...

MVC denies ‘Lampost’ modification proposal

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The Martha’s Vineyard Commission denied owner Adam Cummings’ request to reduce the number of workforce housing units in his 6 Circuit Ave. building in...

Vineyard responds to leak of Supreme Court doc

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Islanders promptly mobilized on Tuesday following the leak of a Supreme Court draft document that indicates a majority vote in favor of overturning the...

‘Hate will not have the last word’

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While members of the LGBTQ+ community from across the Island were at a meeting in Oak Bluffs last week, asking the select board to...

Edgartown select board approves licenses, makes reappointments

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Licenses were approved by the Edgartown select board for three Edgartown taxi companies —  MV Taxi, Stagecoach and Adam Cab — Monday. Edgartown Police...