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Stop & Shop back open after brief evacuation

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A generator malfunction caused a brief evacuation at the Edgartown Stop & Shop Tuesday afternoon. Edgartown Fire Chief Alex Schaeffer told The Times that an...

Edgartown mediates dock dispute

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Following a dispute over the use of dock on 119 North Water St., the Edgartown select board asked for owner Bernard Chiu and his...

Forum covers COVID protocols, variants

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Public health officials called the B117 COVID variant, known as the UK variant, a “game-changer” at a public forum Monday night. Speaking at the forum,...

73 COVID cases last week

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An additional 16 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Saturday brought last week’s total number of cases to 73 — 51 from the hospital, 18 at...

COVID forum scheduled tonight at 7

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Communication Ambassador partnership is hosting a COVID-19 public forum tonight from 7 to 8:30 pm to raise public awareness and understanding of COVID-19. The forum...

MVC signs off on Hob Knob denial

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The Martha’s Vineyard Commission gave a final written decision denying the Hob Knob project. The project was denied in a close, 7-5 vote in February,...

Right Fork Diner will not reopen

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After 15 years, the Right Fork Diner, the popular Katama Airfield eatery, will not reopen this year. Speaking to The Times by phone Friday, diner...

UK variant detected on-Island

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Three cases of the B.117 COVID-19 variant, known as the UK variant, have been detected on the Island, according to Martha's Vineyard Hospital chief...

The Queen of Dairy opens its doors

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It’s a day that rivals the Fourth of July, opening day at the Agricultural Fair, and the start of the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass...

Teach Me: Horse barn duties

What do Leonardo Da Vinci, Juana Inés de la Cruz, Zhang Heng, Donald Glover, and Emma Watson all have in common? They’re polymaths —...

Oak Bluffs, West Tisbury get affordable housing grants

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Updated April 8  The towns of Oak Bluffs and West Tisbury were awarded housing choice grants from the state to build affordable housing units. The...

Hospital tests for COVID variants

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With the rapid surge in confirmed cases of COVID-19 — 101 over a seven-day period reported by the boards of health and then 32 more...

Oak Bluffs candidates address the issues

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Incumbent Jason Balboni and newcomers Emma Green-Beach and Rich Michelson are the three candidates vying for two open seats on the Oak Bluffs select...

O.B. hires Nelson Wirtz as new fire chief

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The Oak Bluffs select board chose W.F. Nelson Wirtz as the town’s next fire chief at a meeting Tuesday. A career firefighter for the past...

To have or not to have parallel parking 

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Parallel parking was the hot-button issue at a public hearing on Zoom Monday for Oak Bluffs streetscape plans, with several stakeholders opposing the proposed...

O.B. narrows fire chief search

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Oak Bluffs has narrowed its search for a new fire chief to three candidates. The finalists are Andrew M. Went of Lincoln, RI, William R....

Island sees spike of 101 COVID-19 cases

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Updated Confirmed cases of COVID-19 skyrocketed last week with the Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reporting 101 new cases between March 28 and April 3. The...

A new day for Sunset Lake

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In 2010, a group of neighbors living near Sunset Lake in Oak Bluffs had an idea to improve the lake. Eleven years later, that...

Island police implicit bias training set for May

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Members of the Island’s six police departments will engage in an implicit and unconscious bias training on May 4, 5, and 6. The training will...

Shirley’s, Barn close due to COVID cases

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  .  By Brian Dowd and Lucas Thors   Two Island businesses are closed as the Island has seen its biggest increase in positive COVID-19 cases in the...
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