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Free house available in Edgartown

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It’s a classified advertisement almost too good to be true: “Free House. You move it. Call/text: 508-627-0511.” But owner Ed Willoughby says it’s the...

Edgartown to review housing bank article

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The Edgartown select board sent the draft housing bank warrant article to town counsel for review at its regular meeting Monday. Select board chair Michael...

COVID cluster at ‘construction site’

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Updated 12:35 pm  A new cluster of COVID-19 cases was reported by the Martha’s Vineyard boards of health, the Island’s first cluster in three months. According...

Whale greets SSA passengers

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Video courtesy Nick Kent. Passengers on the Island Home last week got quite the show when a humpback whale made several leaps out of the...

Burrow into a good book

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Don’t know what to read next? Not sure what to give that special someone? Molly Coogan of Bunch of Grapes bookstore and Mathew Tombers...

Bus driver praised for quick action

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The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School school committee and the school administration gave a special shout-out and some new swag to school bus driver...

IHT to build Meshacket neighborhood

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The Edgartown select board unanimously approved Affirmative Investments and Island Housing Trust’s proposal to construct 40 affordable and community housing units on Meshacket Road. The...

Lift Certificates are back

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Martha’s Vineyard Bank’s Lift Merchant Discount Match is back for the holiday season, encouraging shoppers to buy local. The bank’s Lift Certificates were launched last...

Hospital opens booster shots for those 18 and older

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Updated 2:30 pm The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is now offering Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 boosters shots to anyone over the age of...

Oak Bluffs adds residential exemption

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Updated 5 pm  The Oak Bluffs select board chose a 4 percent, or $34,036, residential exemption in a unanimous vote at a tax classification hearing...

Vaccine bus booked for Saturday, open Sunday

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The COVID-19 vaccine bus offering vaccines for Island students and school staff this weekend is completely booked Saturday, but appointments are still open for...

Oak Bluffs accepts streetscape bid

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The Oak Bluffs select board put the kibosh on hopes to maintain diagonal parking at the north end of Circuit Avenue by accepting a...

Habitat for Humanity selects family for Oak Bluffs home

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Habitat for Humanity has selected a family for its newest home, a two-bedroom house to be built on Eastville Avenue in Oak Bluffs.  The family...

Vaccine bus returns, to hold bike raffle

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The COVID-19 vaccine bus is returning to Martha’s Vineyard to offer vaccines for students ages 5 and older, and school employees. Those who get...

Boys and Girls Club ready for polar plunge

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The Edgartown select board approved the Boys and Girls Club polar plunge on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 12 pm at Bend in the Road...

‘November is the new December’ for book buying

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With the holidays right around the corner, you may be deciding on what gift to get that special someone. If it’s a book, put...

Tisbury and Edgartown secure state grants

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Tisbury and Edgartown were among the 16 communities across Massachusetts that were awarded $3 million from the first round of the Rural and Small...

Hospital begins pediatric COVID vaccines

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The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital administered its first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 11 Thursday morning. Owen Malik, 5, was the first Island...

Oak Bluffs voters push back on parallel parking

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Oak Bluffs voters turned out for Tuesday night’s special town meeting, but the hot button issue of the night — to let voters take...

Sole Circuit Avenue bid is $1.65 million

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Lawrence-Lynch Corporation is the sole bidder for the Circuit Avenue streetscape improvement project with a bid of $1.65 million. The bid, which was unsealed Monday,...
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