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Cruz bill seeks immigration port on Martha’s Vineyard

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A new bill introduced by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, seeks to establish new ports of entry in “Democrat-led communities” such as Martha’s Vineyard...

Good brewing with Bad Martha

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Fun fall flavors have arrived at Bad Martha Brewing Co., and guess who got to learn how they’re made? Yes, you guessed it —...

Hearings set for transfer fee legislation

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The state legislature’s Housing Committee is set to hold a hearing on affordable housing transfer fee legislation on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 11 am.  Two...

Edgartown creates energy survey

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The Edgartown energy committee is conducting a survey of town residents to better understand their energy usage through a short questionnaire.  The questionnaire takes five...

Vineyard Haven drug raid leads to arrests

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Tisbury Police along with the Martha’s Vineyard Drug Task Force arrested two women during a drug raid at the Vineyard Harbor Motel in Vineyard...

26 new COVID cases

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New COVID-19-positive test results leveled out last week with 26 new cases, including the first reported cases in Island public schools since school began...

Trust taps Previd for executive director

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The Vineyard Trust has named Nevette Previd as its new executive director. Previd will take the reins of the nonprofit organization that oversees the maintenance...

Hospital opens over 650 booster appointments

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The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is opening another round of Pfizer booster appointments with over 650 becoming available at 4:30 pm Friday. In a press release...

Shearer Cottage seeks expansion

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The Martha’s Vineyard Commission continued a public hearing for the renovation and expansion project at the historic Inn at Shearer Cottage in Oak Bluffs. The...

Harbor Homes looking for winter shelter support

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Harbor Homes is looking to reopen its winter shelters, and is reaching out to the community for a final push of support. A winter shelter...

Offshore Ale set to change hands

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Offshore Ale Co. is set to get new owners, with a sale of the Kennebec Avenue staple and building to close next month. Colleen and...

Flu clinic set for Oct. 23

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An all-Island seasonal flu clinic will be open to the public on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 9 am to 12 noon at the Oak...

Voters to decide on future fire chief powers 

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The decision to have a strong or weak fire chief will be in the hands of Oak Bluffs voters next month at the town’s...

25 new COVID cases 

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New confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose slightly last week, with the Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reporting 25 new cases. The 25 new cases are...

Oak Bluffs Police arrest man in stabbing incident

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Updated 1:50 pm  Oak Bluffs Police arrested a New Jersey man for allegedly stabbing a woman in the hand in downtown Oak Bluffs late Saturday...

Tisbury Police make arrest after multiple break-ins

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Updated 1 pm, Sunday Tisbury Police have charged Patrick Lucas, 31, of Vineyard Haven, with several counts of vandalism and breaking and entering following a...

Developer proposes major expansion for EduComp building

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    Plans for a major redevelopment of the former EduComp building in Vineyard Haven are in front of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission for review. The proposal...

Changing beach access with ‘recreation’

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A new bill on Beacon Hill wants to add one new word to a colonial ordinance from the 1600s to open up public access...

11 new COVID cases

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COVID cases remain low with the Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reporting only 11 new cases. According to a weekly report, of the 11 positive...

MVC rethinks benefits and detriments

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Amidst a desire for change, members of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission held a long discussion Thursday night on how to streamline their decisionmaking process...
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