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Land swap for veterans housing proposed

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Affordable housing was in the spotlight during the Oak Bluffs select board meeting Tuesday afternoon, with board members citing concerns of sites and project...

Playoffs underway for women’s softball

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Updated The 17th annual Martha’s Vineyard Women’s Softball League playoffs are underway, with five teams competing for the championship; Creamers, Mamas, Ride or Dyes, Snaps,...

‘We Need You’ at the Strand

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The Strand Theater in Oak Bluffs will host a reading by author Mawuli Mel Davis, a prominent Atlanta-based civil rights attorney and activist, on...

Derby plans in the works; new officer welcomed 

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The Edgartown select board is gearing up for the 77th annual Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, which is slated to begin Sept....

Piping plover chicks fledged; Norton Point opens up

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The Trustees of Reservations announced that piping plover chicks that hatched at Norton Point have fledged. That’s good news for folks with over-sand vehicle...

Navigator Homes project gets pushback from abutters

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A public hearing at Thursday’s Martha’s Vineyard Commission meeting, regarding the proposed Navigator Homes development, pitted hospital and nursing facility reps — citing urgency to...

Date set for $26 million vote, if needed

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At a rare Friday afternoon meeting, held exclusively in-person, the Tisbury select board reopened the warrant article regarding the Tisbury School’s renovation and addition...

Lessons from Nantucket

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The Martha’s Vineyard Housing Bank Review Committee is taking notes on how to get its proposed housing bank’s transfer fee bill codified after a...

Detonation of WWII ordnance executed in Edgartown

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Edgartown Police responded to a call from South Beach’s Right Fork Wednesday afternoon regarding an unexploded ordnance. According to the police report, parks department employee...

Legislation solidifies Massachusetts stance on reproductive rights

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On Friday, Gov. Charlie Baker signed legislation codifying an executive order originally put forth immediately following the reversal of Roe v. Wade, further enhancing...

Shark sightings at South Beach

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An increase in shark sightings within the last week on South Beach has led to closing the waters for swimmers numerous days in a...

Inkwell Yoga welcomed back to the beach

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With the Town Hall packed to the brim as supporters of the Inkwell Yoga group enveloped the conference hall Monday afternoon, the Oak Bluffs...

‘Our voice here is a moral voice’

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The Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center recently held a forum to discuss how to mitigate the fallout from the recently overturned Roe v. Wade decision...

O.B. to take up Inkwell yoga permit Monday

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A meeting has been posted for the Oak Bluffs Parks Commission Monday with just one item on the agenda — discussion regarding a special event...

Trustees deep-six beach plan

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Updated 4:40 pm After heavy criticism, the Trustees of Reservations announced Thursday afternoon it was withdrawing a draft beach management plan that placed significant restrictions...

Ferry diversion proposal dismissed

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The request to divert the 8:30 pm ferry from Oak Bluffs to Tisbury from August 26–28 in order to accommodate the high number of...

Oak Bluffs goes to mat over yoga

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The Oak Bluffs parks and recreation commission is under fire after a long-running yoga group was ousted from Inkwell Beach early Thursday morning by...

Hall sues Stop & Shop again, aims to pause construction

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Updated 7/26 A recent lawsuit filed by Courtway Trust on behalf of Benjamin Hall Sr. aims to freeze the Edgartown Stop & Shop expansion project,...

Possible Dreams breaks record

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The 44th annual Martha’s Vineyard Community Services benefit, Possible Dreams, pulled in massive amounts in donations on Sunday; another successful fundraiser in the books.  The...

Demolition requests continue

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The Martha’s Vineyard Commission held a public hearing on yet another demolition request on Thursday night. The request to demolish West Chop’s 1133 Main...