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Have an interest in running for town office?

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It’s February once again, and that means it’s time to start thinking about spring elections. Each town on the Island has several positions open...

Affordable housing bill passes House

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Last week, the Massachusetts House of Representatives voted to pass a bill that would increase spending for affordable housing in the commonwealth. The $1.7 billion...

Scott to join Martha’s Vineyard Hospital board

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The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital has elected a new member to its board of trustees. Christopher Scott of Edgartown was chosen for the position as...

Aquinnah looks to move away from cash

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In a meeting with the Aquinnah board of health Thursday, Aquinnah selectmen raised the issue of how money is being collected at the Aquinnah...

Small school, big plans

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Beyond the shops and restaurants on Main Street in Vineyard Haven is the Vineyard Montessori School, where classrooms feel less like rote lecture halls...

$26,000 grant will fund study of Island farms

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The Dukes County Conservation District will receive $26,000 in a grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs to study the...

Island women to gather at Five Corners

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A community women’s event is being planned for Saturday, Jan. 20, at 1 pm at Five Corners in Vineyard Haven. Though it’s billed as...

Steamship website crashed on first day of reservations

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The Steamship Authority website floundered Tuesday morning at the start of general reservations on the Martha’s Vineyard route for summer 2020. Early in the day,...

State may reimburse Island towns for voting

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Cities and towns in the state of Massachusetts may be receiving reimbursement from the State House due to mandatory early voting periods in 2016,...

Lighthouse management comes into the spotlight

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While not holding an official vote, members of the board of selectmen of Aquinnah Tuesday all agreed that “it’s time” for the Gay Head...

Stormy weather got you stuck? Mr. Araujo is there

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A large winter storm such as a bombogenesis tends to keep drivers off the road, but in Trey Araujo’s case, he is willing to...

New baby to ring in the New Year

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At 6 pm on a cold New Year’s Day, Ellen and Ryan Rossi of West Tisbury welcomed their new son, Jack Ryan, to the...

Massive storm arrives on-Island, will impact much of the Northeast

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Updated Jan. 3, 2018, at 3:30 pm The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Southeastern Massachusetts, including Martha's Vineyard, beginning in...

Martha’s Vineyard Museum to close for five months

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This winter will be a long one for Island museumgoers and researchers. Last Tuesday, the Martha’s Vineyard Museum in Edgartown closed to the public...

Island Housing Trust breaks ground for future homes

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On a brisk, sunny afternoon in Aquinnah Thursday, the Island Housing Trust (IHT) broke ground for a ceremony on two new homes to be...

Island family at the end of its rope

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The Vineyard shuffle is not new to many year-round residents and families on the Island. The seasonal shift uproots families from summer dwellings to...

Picture this: You don’t have to change your photo as often

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The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles is extending its driver’s license and ID card photo renewal requirement from 9 years to 14 years. Customers...

Island community rallies for family in need

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Updated 12/21 In the case of Carole Vandal and her two grandchildren, the Christmas miracle came a few days before the holiday. Ms. Vandal, an Island...

Poetry on a plate

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Toward the end of the commotion of Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs, past the many shops and bars, sits a restaurant owned by two...

Woods Hole to the (turtle) rescue

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The Woods Hole Science Aquarium is aiding in the recovery of six of the world’s most endangered sea turtles. The Kemp’s ridley sea turtles...
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