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Conservation commission OKs farmers market

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The West Tisbury conservation commission gave a thumbs-up to the West Tisbury Farmers Market’s plan to operate at the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society grounds. Wanting...

Committee formed for Peaked Hill RFP

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The Chilmark select board created a five-member request for proposals (RFP) committee for a future affordable housing development at Peaked Hill Pastures. The committee will...

MVC approves IGI expansion

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The Martha’s Vineyard Commission approved Island Grown Initiative’s phase 1 of its master plan at its meeting Thursday night.  The nonprofit proposes a new, one-story,...

Circuit Ave. closed Thursday

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Circuit Ave. is closed Thursday due to construction crews pouring concrete, according to an alert from Oak Bluffs town website. The town is in the...

Boards of health suspend mask mandate

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The Island boards of health lifted the Island’s indoor mask mandate, following a vote from each board during a joint meeting Wednesday, but businesses...

Vineyard swimmers place 16th at state meet

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The Vineyarder boys relay swim team capped a stellar season Sunday with a 16th-place finish at the state championship meet in Boston. The relay team...

Owner proposes modification for Lampost rentals

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After coming under fire for renting out apartment units on Airbnb, the owner of 6 Circuit Ave. in Oak Bluffs, known as the Lampost...

COVID cases remain low

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The Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported 30 new cases of COVID-19 last week, a two case rise from the previous week but still...

Vineyard runners win at Division 5 championships

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The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School indoor track team snagged two top spots in the MIAA Division Five Championship meet last week. The boys team...

Seventh grade travel team wins big

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The Martha’s Vineyard seventh grade boys travel team capped a stellar 10-1 season with a 3-0 playoff sweep to bring home the Cape Cod...

Legendary Chilmark moderator Everett Poole dies at 91

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Updated 2:35 pm  Menemsha stalwart Everett Poole, who served as Chilmark town moderator for 45 years, died peacefully on Monday. He was 91 years old. Poole’s...

New O.B. town hall opened Tuesday

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After years of designs and planning, two failed attempts, and a global pandemic, Oak Bluffs’ new town hall opened for business on Tuesday, Feb....

High winds cancel morning ferries

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Early morning high winds have cancelled several Steamship Authority ferry crossing this morning. According to the NWS, the storm is expected to bring wind gusts...

SSA vaccine suit heads to federal court

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The lawsuit brought against the Steamship Authority’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate is headed to federal court. The group of employees filed the 129-page lawsuit last week...

COVID cases fall to 74

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There were 74 new COVID cases reported by the Martha’s Vineyard boards of health from Feb. 5 to Feb. 12. Last week’s cases are down...

Goodale property heads to zoning hearing

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The Oak Bluffs zoning board of appeals will continue a public hearing Thursday over a landscaper's use of a property off Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road,...

SSA workers file suit over vaccine mandate

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Updated Feb. 14 A group of Steamship Authority employees filed a lawsuit in Barnstable Superior Court Friday seeking an emergency order to prohibit employees unvaccinated...

Oak Bluffs health agent, principal assessor resign

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The Oak Bluffs health agent and principal assessor have both resigned from their positions. Health agent Meegan Lancaster has been with the department since 2015....

O.B. Police Chief Erik Blake to retire

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Longtime Oak Bluffs Police Chief Erik Blake is set to retire on June 30, the Oak Bluffs select board announced at a Zoom meeting...

Hospital reports first COVID death

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Updated Feb. 9 The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported the Island’s first COVID-related death Tuesday. Albert Hutchinson, 78, of Chilmark passed away this morning, according to an...