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Audit finds SSA lacking in cybersecurity

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Updated The state has found the Steamship Authority (SSA) is lacking in protective measures for cyber security.  The Office of the State Auditor announced in a...

Rez Williams passes away at 81

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Island artist and conservationist Rez Williams, whom some described as an Island treasure, passed away recently at 81 years of age.  Williams grew up on...

Edgartown Water Department: Discolored water not health risk

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Edgartown residents who noticed a slight discoloration in their water recently won’t need to worry about their health, says Water Superintendent Bill Chapman.  On Monday,...

Montessori School expansion faces neighbors’ pushback

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The Vineyard Montessori School’s expansion plans in Tisbury faced resistance from neighbors during their first public airing.  On Thursday, Feb. 1, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission...

School committee to withdraw field application

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Updated Feb. 7 In another sign of de-escalation in the ongoing turf field debate, the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) School Committee is pulling...

Field ballot going to West Tisbury voters 

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West Tisbury residents will have a chance to vote their opinion regarding the high school athletic field this spring.  The West Tisbury Select Board unanimously...

New wind strategy advanced to protect right whales

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The federal government announced a new strategy aimed at protecting the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale while the development of offshore wind ramps...

Evidence of entanglement in right whale death

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  Updated Jan. 31 Researchers say that entanglement may be the cause of the death of a critically endangered North Atlantic right whale that washed up...

Island schools pursuing electric bus fleet

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School officials are looking to purchase five new electric buses, and they’re looking for support from the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah).  On Thursday,...

West Tisbury considers reducing town meeting quorum size

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Select board members in West Tisbury are considering reducing the size of the quorum needed for town meetings. West Tisbury town administrator Jennifer Rand proposed...

Stop signs coming to Pacific Avenue

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The Oak Bluffs select board unanimously approved adding two stop signs at School Street and Pacific Avenue, making the intersection a three-way stop. The...

No more Beach Road Weekend for Martha’s Vineyard

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The popular three-day summer concert Beach Road Weekend, which brought thousands of visitors to the Island, will no longer call Martha’s Vineyard home. Vineyard Arts...

Housing development raises water supply concerns

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Updated Jan. 24 More details are needed before an affordable housing project for seniors gets the green light in West Tisbury. The West Tisbury planning board...

Wastewater commission violated open meeting law

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State officials have determined that the Oak Bluffs wastewater commission violated Open Meeting Law. The Office of the Attorney General’s Division of Open Government found...

SSA delays summer reservation rollout over tech issues

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Updated Jan. 23 The Steamship Authority is pushing back the dates to make summer vehicle reservations due to technical issues. The openings of summer vehicle reservations...

Chilmark tennis dispute surfaces

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Updated A group of Chilmark residents are pushing for better management of the year-round tennis operations at the Chilmark Community Center, arguing that the programming...

Stranded seal dies at care center

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A multi-agency effort to rescue a stranded newborn seal in Edgartown Great Pond unfortunately did not end well. Edgartown Animal Control Officer Kimberly Andrade told...

Housing committee reprimanded

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The West Tisbury affordable housing committee was grilled at a West Tisbury select board meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 18, with some members of the...

Peaked Hill Pastures RFP advances

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The Peaked Hill Pastures affordable housing project is finally going out to bid. A request for proposal (RFP), presented by the Peaked Hill Pastures RFP...

SSA budgets for hybrid ferry design work

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The Steamship Authority is looking to add a hybrid vessel to its fleet.  Part of a newly approved capital budget for the ferry line will...