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Edgartown selectmen sign off on building-permit fee hike

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Edgartown selectmen Monday approved a proposed hike in building-permit fees. In the midst of a busy construction season, not one person attended to speak...

Have Faith: Times are changing

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Every other week, Connie Berry reports on the news, events, and people at Martha’s Vineyard’s various places of worship. The Federated Church in Edgartown has...

HAC counselor adds another piece to the Island housing puzzle

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Last fall, Dukes County added a newly created part-time position for a housing counselor funded through the Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC) in Hyannis to...

Edgartown selectmen approve Tin Hangar liquor license transfer

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In a brief Monday meeting, Edgartown selectmen approved a liquor license transfer from Flatbread MV Inc., d.b.a. Flatbread Company, to Once Again Inc., d.b.a....

Edgartown selectmen will consider building-permit fee hike

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On Monday, June 20, the Edgartown board of selectmen will hold a public hearing on a proposed hike in the building-permit fee schedule for...

Have faith: Taking a break

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Every other week, Connie Berry reports on the news, events, and people at Martha’s Vineyard’s various places of worship. When the word “sabbatical” comes...

Summercamp opening marks new era for landmark Oak Bluffs property

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The last of the great Victorian hotels in Oak Bluffs, the Wesley, reopened on Thursday, May 19 as Summercamp — the transformation from flowered...

Island champ Sam Fetters competes in Scripps National Spelling Bee

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Each frosty morning Kim Leaird drove her son Sam Fetters to the bus stop this winter, she drilled him with spelling words, all in...

Edgartown selectmen stand by shellfish penalties

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Edgartown shellfish constable Paul Bagnall came under fire Tuesday after recommending to selectmen that David Viera lose his shellfishing license for one month for...

SJC says Island man’s indictments on sexual assault stand

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In a decision handed down Wednesday, the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) said Dukes County Superior Court Judge Cornelius Moriarty II erred last May when...

Selectmen consider a used generator for Edgartown School

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Upgrading the generator at the Edgartown School may have gotten a boost from off-Island. Town administrator Pam Dolby told selectmen at their Monday meeting...

Have Faith: Making leaders

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Covenant on the Rock Ministries offered a leadership seminar last Saturday at Trinity Church in the Campground. The Reverend Winston Trought and his wife...

Edgartown selectmen hear library, school backup-power concerns

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Generators and kilowatts dominated discussion at Monday’s board of selectmen meeting in Edgartown. Selectmen heard requests for backup power at the Edgartown School and...

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital named in top 100 third year in a row

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Martha’s Vineyard Hospital was recently named one of iVantage Health Analytics’ top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the U.S. for the third year...

Hotel sponsor reignites Oak Bluffs fireworks display

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Rob Blood, principal owner and CEO of Lark Hotels, which includes the newly renovated Summercamp in Oak Bluffs, the former Wesley Hotel, has stepped...

Edgartown selectmen consider Chappy ferry line diplomacy

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At the Monday meeting of the Edgartown selectmen, town administrator Pam Dolby outlined a proposal received from Chappaquiddick resident Woody Filley to help find...

On an island, it is never too late to learn to swim

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Ellen McGowan’s mother nearly drowned decades ago, so Ellen didn’t have much chance of learning how to swim when she was growing up north...

Edgartown replies to Simpson Lane lawsuit threat

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Meeting briefly Monday, selectmen granted a change in the liquor licenses of Behind the Bookstore and Isola to accommodate all alcoholic beverages. Selectmen also...

Island housing experts will examine landlord, tenant rights

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Finding year-round or seasonal housing on Martha’s Vineyard has never been more challenging. With inventory shrinking and rental rates rising, the stress on landlords...

Have faith: Eat, work, pray (and farm)

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Back in the late 1970s, Brian Murdoch, now the parish priest at Grace Episcopal Church, wanted to live the Benedictine model of work, study,...