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Edgartown’s upcoming Faraway hotel

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Having been undergoing major renovations after its 2020 sale to Boston-based company Blue Flag Partners, Edgartown’s historic Kelley House Hotel is set to reopen...

‘It almost feels spiteful’

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On Tuesday, the Edgartown select board heard from concerned town officials regarding how to proceed with the next phase of a beach nourishment project...

O.B. talks environmental initiatives 

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Martha’s Vineyard Commission representatives want the Oak Bluffs select board to provide a list of town priorities for an upcoming climate risk assessment. The...

MVC welcomes new housing planner 

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In a statement issued last week, the Coalition to Create the MV Housing Bank (CCMVHB) announced that Laura Silber will be stepping down from...

Island clinic to provide abortion services

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Due to grants awarded to a number of community organizations and healthcare providers statewide to help expand access to reproductive healthcare, an Island health...

Oak Bluffs adopts holiday decoration policy 

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On Tuesday, the Oak Bluffs select board adopted a new holiday display policy, which will prohibit decorations associated with any specific group. The policy recommended...

Historic souvenir shop razed 

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Passersby formed a small crowd at the corner of Oak Bluffs Avenue and Kennebec Avenue Tuesday morning to bear witness as an excavator demolished...

Edgartown discusses Norton Point takeover

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The Edgartown parks department met Thursday to discuss the town’s next steps in taking over Norton Point Beach after it was announced last week...

Oak Bluffs, Tisbury look to triple embarkation fees

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In a joint meeting with the select board on Dec. 21, the Oak Bluffs finance and advisory committee recommended an increase to the town’s...

MVC: Legal expenses are ‘driving our costs’

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The Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s finance committee met Tuesday to discuss the upcoming fiscal year’s budget.  Presented with the proposed draft budget, which involves a need...

MVC demo lawsuit put on hold

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Homeowners who were denied their request to demolish a historic East Chop house by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, and later filed a lawsuit against...

Square Rigger gets new management

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The Edgartown select board approved the renewals of a slate of liquor, entertainment, and common victualler licenses for town businesses Monday, in addition to...

IGI purchases Kitchen Porch

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Island Grown Initiative (IGI) announced Monday that the organization has taken over ownership of Edgartown's Kitchen Porch in an effort to enhance its growing...

MVC re-elects Malkin, Smith voted vice chair

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The Martha’s Vineyard Commission voted on its slate of officers for the upcoming year at its Thursday meeting.  The nominating committee recommended Joan Malkin, Brian...

MVC discusses proposed Tisbury taqueria 

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At its Thursday evening meeting, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission took up proposed changes to the Stone Bank development in Tisbury that would include the...

Trustees drop out of running for Norton Point management

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In a surprising turn of events, the Trustees of Reservations (TTOR) announced Friday afternoon that the nonprofit has opted to forgo its contract renewal...

Oak Bluffs raises residential exemption

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The Oak Bluffs select board chose to increase its residential exemption at a tax classification hearing Thursday afternoon.  Last year, Oak Bluffs joined a small...

Lessons from other resort communities

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Updated It’s no surprise that the nationwide housing crisis has been especially impactful to year-round Vineyarders. Exacerbating the crisis is the increasing number of...

Select board slams MVC

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Upon reappointing Brian Smith as Oak Bluffs’ representative to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission Tuesday, the Oak Bluffs select board discussed some of the issues...

Select board sides with fishermen on scallop limits 

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At their Tuesday meeting, Oak Bluffs select board members heard from newly appointed town shellfish constable Donovan McElligatt regarding the shellfish bushel limit and...