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Nancy Michael plaque to get facelift

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The Nancy Michael plaque in Edgartown, which is part of the African American Heritage Trail of Martha’s Vineyard, will get cleaned up and feature...

Effluent PFAS testing may come to Island

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The Oak Bluffs board of health is planning to bring together other Island health boards and the Martha’s Vineyard Commission to bring effluent per-...

Vineyard swimmers win conference championship

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The Martha’s Vineyard swim team capped their regular season with the 2022 conference championship crown, harpooning Nantucket’s seven-year win streak. “As a coach I can’t...

Edgartown firefighters train on ice

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Several Edgartown firefighters spent their Sunday morning out at Jernegan Pond performing an ice rescue drill. The ice rescue drill is a regular winter training...

COVID cases continue to plummet

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Updated 9:40 am  There were 83 new cases of COVID-19 reported last week according to a shortened report from the Martha’s Vineyard boards of health. In...

Fire guts parts of Edgartown home

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  Updated 3:05pm Edgartown firefighters responded to a house fire Saturday morning on Hidden Cove Road. Fire crews from Oak Bluffs and Tisbury also responded. Edgartown...

MVC closes IGI expansion hearing 

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Commissioners closed the public hearing on Island Grown Initiative’s expansion project and left the written record open until Feb. 17. The nonprofit proposes a new,...

Island population outpaces housing growth

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Updated Feb. 4 New data available from the U.S. Census show the Island housing stock has increased only slightly, and is far outpaced by the...

Edgartown master plan wants you

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Edgartown is putting together its master plan, and is looking to the community for help. Jason King, a project director from Dover, Kohl & Partners,...

COVID cases plummet

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The total number of new COVID cases plummeted last week to 133 — three weeks after the Island reported a pandemic record of 486...

‘I just want to get my family back together’

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For 17 years, Jose (“Eddie”) Erivelton Pereira Abreu has lived and worked on Martha’s Vineyard, building a successful landscaping business, and raising his three...

Oak Bluffs fills streetscape review committee

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The Oak Bluffs select board appointed Kathy Laskowski, Christina Izzo, and Tommy-Ann Brown to the town’s new streetscape project review committee. The group will...

Island family split up by Brazilian immigration

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An Island family fractured by an 18-year-old immigration case is seeking support and trying to raise awareness to bring family members home. Jose Erivelton Pereira...

Giordano snags second figure skating gold

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Ryan Giordano made Vineyard figure skating history by passing his second gold test this month, becoming only the second skater to do so in...

Updated: Mixed messages on high school

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Updated 1/26 The Oak Bluffs select board decided to write its own letter to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), agreeing that a new high...

New COVID cases dip to 326

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Updated 3:20 pm The number of new COVID cases dropped by triple digits last week, to 326 cases. Last week’s new cases come after the...

MVC legal fees increase

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The Martha’s Vineyard Commission approved a $2 million budget, which saw increases from legal fees and the pandemic, for the upcoming fiscal year. The commission’s...

Boards of health report 457 COVID cases

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Updated 3:45 pm  The number of COVID cases dipped slightly last week, but remained at all-time highs for the Island, with 457 new cases. Of the...

IGI looks to expand

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Updated 4:20 pm Island Grown Initiative is looking to expand its facilities to consolidate the farm’s operations, expand its educational programs, and provide housing for...

Oak Bluffs puts housing bank article on warrant

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After multiple meetings, the Oak Bluffs select board approved placing the housing bank warrant article on the upcoming town warrant, becoming the sixth and...