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VTA charges up its fleet

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The Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) has approved the purchase of high-power wireless charging systems from Momentum Dynamics Corp., according to a release from...

MCAS scores for Island schools now available

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By and large, Island students received higher scores in language arts, and some lower scores in mathematics, according to the latest results from the...

Police respond to ‘Coffee with a Cop’

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Edgartown police officers brightened up a gray and cloudy Wednesday morning with “Coffee with a Cop,” a nationally celebrated day for members of the...

School committee makes hazing definition clear

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The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School committee addressed bullying and hazing at its meeting Monday night, and its plans for an amendment change to...

SSA employees help dog owner

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Unable to get her yellow Labrador immediate medical attention on the Island, Ann DeWitt raced to get her dog to a veterinarian off-Island, and...

‘Spinny thing’ is a hit on Chilmark Playground

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Students at the Chilmark School now have a new playground, complete with slides, swings, and even an “Elephant.” The Chilmark School’s brand-new playground was finished...

O.B. town hall chairman circulates petition

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Oak Bluffs town hall building committee chairman Bill McGrath has taken matters into his own hands, and has begun collecting signatures to put a...

MVC gets $250,000 grant

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The Martha’s Vineyard Commission received a $250,000 Southeast New England Program (SNEP) grant from the Environmental Protection Agency Monday for its permeable reactive barrier...

Oak Bluffs weighs town hall options

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Building committee chairman Bill McGrath presented his committee’s suggestions for a new Oak Bluffs town hall to town selectmen Tuesday after a second round...

Taxi amendment drives change

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Edgartown selectmen approved an amendment to its taxi regulation Monday. Adam Darack, the town’s taxi liaison, told selectmen he had worked with town counsel...

Island schools celebrate Peace Day

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A brisk sunny day greeted students from the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School as they ran outside with shouts of joy to celebrate United...

Oak Bluffs may get new tower

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Members of Oak Bluffs Fire and EMS, Oak Bluffs Police, and Dukes County Sheriff’s Office went before the Martha’s Vineyard Commission for a public...

Edgartown Yacht Club demolition begins

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Demolition is underway at the Edgartown Yacht Club. The club is renovating and extending its existing wharf, and adding additions to one of its...

In search of a Weinstein lecture

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This fall, literatus Philip Weinstein will hold another series of free public lectures at the Katharine Cornell Theater in Vineyard Haven as part of...

Ed Jerome, Derby stalwart, dies

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Updated Sept. 19 Ed Jerome, president of the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, died unexpectedly on Tuesday. Jerome, 71, was shellfishing in Sengekontacket when...

Bids still high on O.B. town hall

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The bids for a general contractor to build the new Oak Bluffs town hall have come in over budget for the second time forcing...

What a long and winding Trip it’s been

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What is creative living? The best, most recent, and funniest answer might be the life and times of Clarence A. Barnes III, better known...

She just couldn’t say nay

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A pair of rescued horses have found a new home in Oak Bluffs, thanks to dedicated Islander Wendy Oliver. Oliver is known on-Island for...

Backup generator catches fire on West Chop

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Tisbury police, firefighters, EMS, along with Oak Bluffs firefighters, responded to a fire caused by a propane-powered backup generator in West Chop, on the...

Two-car crash on Skiff Avenue

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A two-car motor vehicle crash blocked off Skiff Avenue in Vineyard Haven Monday morning. Tisbury police responded to the crash, which involved a red Hyundai...