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Fifth town approves amended Housing Bank legislation

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At its Monday meeting, the Edgartown select board voted in favor of sending the recently amended Martha’s Vineyard Housing Bank Act to the state...

Chappy Ferry rate hike approved

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The request by ferry co-owner Peter Wells to increase Chappy Ferry rates by 15 percent was approved in a unanimous vote Monday by the...

Edgartown assessed at $12.7 billion 

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At a Dec. 7 public hearing, the Edgartown select board voted to keep its single tax rate for the upcoming year.  Edgartown has seen an...

Trompe-l’œil breathes  life into Edgartown church

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After nearly a decade, Vineyard artist Margot Datz has completed her recreation of a 1843 trompe-l'œil mural at the Old Whaling Church.  Translated from French...

Edgartown makes its case for Norton Point takeover

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The Dukes County Commission was given a presentation Wednesday afternoon by Edgartown Parks commissioner Andrew Kelly regarding potentially transferring management responsibilities of Norton Point...

MVC loses new hire after two days

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The Martha’s Vineyard Commission is scouting again for a new developments of regional impact (DRI) coordinator after their recent hire, Mike Senatore, resigned after...

Chappy committee: ‘Somebody needs to look at the books’

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The Chappy steering committee met Tuesday evening to discuss procuring a third-party consultant to help identify the benefits and detriments of proceeding with either...

Edgartown discusses potential joint public safety facility

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At their Monday meeting, the Edgartown select board received an update from the fire station building committee regarding potential rebuilding of the town’s fire...

NHL film crew set to feature hockey team and Island

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In preparation for the National Hockey League’s Winter Classic at Fenway Park on Jan. 2, between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins, a film...

Defendants added to migrant flight lawsuit

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Additional Florida officials, including the woman who persuaded migrants to board a plane to Martha’s Vineyard, have been added as defendants in the complaint...

New Oak Bluffs roundabout approved 

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At their Thursday evening meeting, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission voted to approve a significant modification to the North Bluff Seawall Project that will feature...

‘We don’t have years to wait’

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At their Wednesday meeting, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s joint affordable housing group began discussions on a possible new solution to the Island's housing crisis. At...

MVRHS airs proposed FY24 budget

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The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) Committee presented the proposed budget for fiscal year 2024 at a public hearing Tuesday evening.  MVRHS Principal Sara...

Sunset Lake tree to return

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A fundraising campaign sponsored by the Oak Bluffs Business Association, Friends of Oak Bluffs, and the Friends and Neighbors of Sunset Lake, to cover...

Edgartown questions MVC budget increase

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At its Monday meeting, the Edgartown select board highlighted increasing concerns over the Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s legal budget line.  After having received a letter from...

MVC sued, again, over another demolition denial 

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Following a handful of legal challenges this year over decisions made by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, the regional permitting and planning agency has been...

Camp Jabberwocky director steps down

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Camp Jabberwocky announced in a press release that the organization will be seeking a new executive director at the end of the year.  Liza Gallagher,...

Artwork brightens Circuit Ave.

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As a good number of Island businesses batten down the hatches in preparation for the winter season, efforts are underway in Oak Bluffs to...

Committee mulls Chappy Ferry changes

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During a lengthy meeting via Zoom Monday evening, the Chappy Ferry steering committee discussed possible changes to the ferry service. At its peak, the meeting...

Oak Bluffs Police close investigation into vandalism

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The Oak Bluffs Police Department has discontinued its investigation into the alleged vandalism of town shellfish department equipment, after failing to come up with...