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1 in 4 Chilmark School kindergartners received vaccine exemption

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In averages of state statistics from the past three years, several Vineyard elementary schools have some of Massachusetts' highest rates of kindergartners exempt from...

Chilmark considering ban on new pickleball courts

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Chilmark's planning board is seeking more information before possibly issuing a ban on pickleball court construction, ahead of its next meeting on Oct. 10. In...

Town officials seek unification against bigotry

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After signs supporting neofascist, white nationalist group Patriot Front were posted on Oak Bluffs' Circuit Avenue early this month, Oak Bluffs Select Board Chair...

Fire departments look to bolster fire response

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After August's Maui wildfires spurred concerns over the Vineyard's fire susceptibility, several Island towns are working with the Martha's Vineyard Commission to apply for...

Bearing fruit and rooted in Aquinnah history

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The town of Aquinnah, the Island Grown Initiative (IGI), and other partners are developing plans for a community foraging area, on approximately three acres...

ArtCliff Diner reopens next Thursday, its history intact

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After a hiatus for renovations, Vineyard Haven's ArtCliff diner is slated to reopen Thursday, Sept. 21. One day after securing her victualler's license from the...

William Street historic commission severely short-staffed

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Updated September 20th. On Wednesday, Sept. 13, Judy Federowicz, active chair of the William Street Historic District Commission, requested assistance from the Tisbury Select Board...

‘Highlighting Immigrant Voices’ series features local immigrants

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The Times has published a four-part series, "Highlighting Immigrant Voices," featuring 20-minute compilations of recent discussions with Island immigrants.  The series is produced and edited...

Healthcare union rallies for legislative support

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At noon Tuesday outside Martha's Vineyard Hospital, members of the 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East held a rally advocating for investments and reforms...

Business leaders: European travel, rainy June dampen summer

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Business organization leaders indicate slight downturns in summer traffic over this summer season compared to last year, with some noting a downturn in spending....

Tisbury considers staff relocation over mold concerns

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After employee concerns over air quality in Tisbury town hall, on Spring Street in Vineyard Haven, a recent report from Nauset Environmental Services (NES)...

Aquinnah, Widdisses working towards understanding

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Aquinnah town officials are working with Widdiss family members to address the family's concerns over insufficient invitations and planning for the public dedication ceremony...

Shellfishing closure blamed on geese droppings

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Updated August 31st. At Tuesday's Aquinnah Select Board meeting, town harbormaster and shellfish warden Chip Vanderhoop encouraged the hunting of Canada geese at Menemsha Pond...

Mapping history at the Baptist Temple Park

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Beginning this week, an archaeological survey at the former site of the Baptist Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs is seeking connections to a historic Vineyard...

Breaking ground: Aquinnah apartments going forward

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A crowd gathered behind the Aquinnah Firehouse for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Aquinnah Town Center Apartments on Thursday afternoon. The four residential units...

Island towns looking to become more walkable

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Island towns are considering applying together to a Massachusetts Housing Partnership program to help make their communities more walkable. This Tuesday, Laura Silber, the M.V....

QR code outreach

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The Martha's Vineyard Substance Use Disorder Coalition (MV SUDC) is launching an advertising campaign to raise awareness of Island resources for those with the...

161st Ag Fair: Farms, food, and fun

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From Thursday to Sunday this past week, at West Tisbury's Agricultural Hall, attendees flocked to the 161st Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society Livestock Show &...

161st Ag Fair jumps off

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The Agricultural Hall and grounds in West Tisbury were crowded all Thursday for day one of four of the 161st Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society...

Old School: Reunion at Gay Head School

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Even though it was a summer afternoon, school was in on Tuesday, as about three dozen attendees gathered in Aquinnah Town Hall for the...