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O.B. holds forum for summer taxpayers

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Speed enforcement, cell services, and taxes were on the minds of Oak Bluffs seasonal residents at a forum held Tuesday. The forum was held...

‘This generation will be the storm’

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The Strand Theater welcomed an unmistakably palpable energy Thursday afternoon, as hip-hop and neo soul music by young Atlanta artists was punctuated by powerful...

Select board thanks first responders 

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After a solemn day on the Vineyard, the Edgartown select board heard briefly from Edgartown Fire Chief Alex Schaeffer at their Monday meeting regarding...

Red Cat project is off the table

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The Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s Land Use Planning Committee (LUPC) heard a request from Oak Bluffs select board member Brian Packish Monday to modify the...

Short-term gains exacerbate housing market

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As housing availability for year-round Island residents continues to shrink, the benefits of an increasing demand for short-term rentals have been reaped by all...

MVC to consider ‘attainable’ housing

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Updated August 17 At a public hearing on a proposed four-house subdivision, commissioners discussed the concept of “attainable housing” at their Thursday night meeting when...

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...