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Edgartown suggests Trustees use sticker sales to fund Dike Bridge repair

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Updated Oct. 25 Officials in Edgartown are hoping that the Trustees of Reservations (TTOR) will help pay for repairs to Chappaquidick’s Dike Bridge, and they...

Beached Chilmark packages identified as nearly $2 million of cocaine

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The suspicious packages that washed ashore on Chilmark’s Lucy Vincent Beach this summer have been identified as more than 50 pounds of uncut cocaine. Regional...

Governor’s ‘bold’ housing bill receives local support

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Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey has unveiled what would be a major investment in housing across the Commonwealth, a plan that includes support for a...

Chappy farm protection effort gets $1.25 million boost

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Efforts to acquire and protect over 100 acres on Chappaquiddick are set to receive a significant state-backed boost, the Healey-Driscoll administration announced Monday. Through the...

Another Derby in the books

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The 78th Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby came to a close this weekend, rounding out with its traditional awards ceremony.  Anglers of all...

Over 60 housing units proposed for Edgartown

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Local developers, in collaboration with a group of property owners in Edgartown, are seeking to create a new housing development on Upper Main Street. Slated...

‘Our communities are eroding:’ Towns urge transfer fee passage

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Dozens of Massachusetts lawmakers, municipal representatives, and residents at the State House Wednesday urged the state’s Joint Committee on Revenue to approve legislation concerning...

MVC holds public hearing for Island Food Pantry

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A proposal by Island Grown Initiative to relocate its food pantry to a new and permanent location, in order to accommodate high demand, shed...

Historical commission, neighbors clash over Tisbury demolition

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A request for the retroactive approval of the demolition of a Tisbury house was met with mixed reactions last week during a public hearing...

Beach Road noise an issue for some Tisbury residents

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While the popularity of the Beach Road Weekend concert continues to grow and garner more support from local businesses and organizations, some town residents...

Pushback growing to strict shorebird protections

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Efforts to remove certain restrictions from the state’s updated shorebird protection plan are continuing to garner support from proponents of responsible beach access on...

Brazilian fugitive suspected of murder arrested in Edgartown

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A 31-year-old Brazilian man who’d been living on Martha’s Vineyard undocumented for an unknown length of time was taken into custody by immigration agents...

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,...

Oak Bluffs moves up last call, starting Oct. 1

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Despite pleas from a number of Oak Bluffs business owners, the town’s select board will be moving forward with the implementation of a new...

500,000 Venezuelans granted temporary legal status

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Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelan migrants, including the dozens who were transported to Martha’s Vineyard last year by the order of Florida Gov. Ron...

Philanthropist Robert A. Day passes away at 79

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Edgartown summer resident and well-known business leader and investor Robert Addison Day passed away on Sept. 14. He was 79. Day’s philanthropic work included support...

Right whale conservation effort gets historic boost

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries has received $82 million in funding for the conservation and recovery of the endangered North Atlantic...

Healey orders government-wide ban on single-use plastic bottles

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In an effort to mitigate climate change impacts, Gov. Maura Healey is set to sign an executive order banning the purchase of single-use plastic...

AT&T installation prompts litigation

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An Oak Bluffs resident has filed an appeal against the town’s select board over their approval of a small cell wireless facility set to...

Juli Vanderhoop selected for Creative Living Award

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The Martha’s Vineyard Community Foundation has chosen Aquinnah’s Julianne Vanderhoop as the 40th Creative Living Award recipient.  “Juli’s dedication to this Island and to the...