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Verizon tower looms large

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It was a busy Thursday night for the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) as it reviewed plans for the Edgartown Stop & Shop expansion, the...

Bill Clinton: Governor, president, author

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Updated August 28 The crowds came out in droves to see former President Bill Clinton speak about his new novel, “The President Is Missing,” which...

DeVries and Barmakian run for register of probate

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The acting Register of Probate, Daphne DeVries, is facing a Democratic primary challenge from Oak Bluffs selectman Gail Barmakian. DeVries has been coming to...

Aquinnah wants transparency with new software

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Aquinnah selectmen decided to look further into purchasing the services of ClearGov, a software platform that works with municipalities nationwide to make government more...

Fence stays, but changes may come

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The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank put the kibosh on a public proposal to make modifications to its fence at Trade Winds Field Preserve —...

A birthday splash

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People will often celebrate their birthdays with a party, gifts, or food. Islander Chick Stapleton decided to forgo the traditional festivities and instead jump...

No additional beach raking in Oak Bluffs

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The Oak Bluffs Citizens Beach Committee requested another August beach raking. The committee wants to include Inkwell Beach in addition to Pay Beach in...

Park yourself at Park Corner

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Not long ago, I was teaching English at a high school in Shaoyang, China. Shaoyang sits in the rough center of Hunan Province, a...

Race and gender intersect to empower

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The Center for American Progress (CAP) hosted a discussion panel featuring four prominent guest speakers to talk about race and politics in America, centering...

Why the sign?

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Updated August 13 Dogwalkers and trail walkers alike have been voicing their concern in the wake of the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank’s decision to build a...

VTA bus drivers seek negotiating help from union

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Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) bus drivers, concerned about low pay and high stress, are working with a union to negotiate a contract with the...

Hinckley’s property sold to new owner

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The Vineyard Haven property where H.N. Hinckley & Sons, known simply as Hinkley’s to most Islanders, has a new owner. Larkin and Grace Reeves of...

Speedy changes proposed to Upper Main Street in Edgartown

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During a special meeting Monday, town selectmen listened to the traffic concerns of resident Sara Piazza, who lives near the corner of Upper Main...

WWII-era practice munition found on South Beach

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Edgartown parks department officials responded to a unexploded ordnance call Tuesday at South Beach. The World War II-era ordnance, which are also referred to as...

Record attempt prompts fritter jitters

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Setting or breaking a world record is a dream for many people. Sometimes it’s building the largest Lego brick flag, holding the largest tea...

Hospital looks to move quickly on building modification

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Updated August 4 The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital wants to modify sections of its campus to create additional space to meet the increased demand for primary-care...

Electric bus rollout was delayed

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Four of the five electric Vineyard Transit Authority buses that arrived on-Island last month have been running routes this week after a slow initial...

Barstool presidente offers biting commentary

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It’s not every day a president comes to the Island. Last week, the founder of Barstool Sports, a satirical sports and pop-culture blog, Dave Portnoy,...

Proposed short-term tax is close

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Updated August 1. The Massachusetts legislature approved a bill Monday that would tax short-term rentals and, in the process, would create a fund aimed at...

Let’s explore David Sedaris

Writer, cultural critic, and satirist David Sedaris returns to the Island next week to share his signature self-deprecating humor. Sedaris will read all-new stories on...