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Key milestone for Navigator project

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The proposal to shift skilled nursing care from Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to Navigator Homes of Martha’s Vineyard has taken another step with...

Nantucket returns to service Friday

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Updated 5/20 @9 am The Steamship Authority ferry Nantucket returned to service on Friday after being cleared by the U.S. Coast Guard, Sean Driscoll, a...

Galibois vows to be a presence on M.V.

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Rob Galibois, Democratic candidate for Cape and Islands District Attorney, was on Island Tuesday for a campaign kickoff outside the Edgartown courthouse, followed by...

Governor’s back, and then sidelined

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Updated @ 1:50 pm The MV Governor, the Steamship Authority’s oldest ferry, was scheduled to be back in service today as the SSA’s schedule changes...

Times, Gazette stiffed for Tisbury School ads

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The Martha’s Vineyard Times and Vineyard Gazette won’t be paid for ads taken out for the successful 2021 vote to renovate and add onto...

Military crew disciplined for M.V. stop

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An Air Force Reserve crew that made an unplanned stop at Martha’s Vineyard Airport to pick up a vintage motorcycle belonging to a crew...

Blake to run against Ogden for sheriff

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Retiring Oak Bluffs Police Chief Erik Blake will run against incumbent Dukes County Sheriff Robert Ogden for the Democratic nomination for sheriff. The showdown...

Farmers market wants to stay

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The West Tisbury Farmers Market’s future on the grounds of the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society property is up for discussion at two meetings —...

Nobody does it better — confirmed

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On these shores, Carly Simon needs no introduction.  Well, there may be a couple of young wash-ashores who never heard her iconic voice, but there...

Oak Bluffs man to compete in Ironman championships

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J.P. Dowd, who was born and raised in Oak Bluffs and now lives in Boston, will be competing this weekend in the Ironman World...

More talk, no action on PFAS

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The Oak Bluffs board of health met on Tuesday for a single agenda item — “discussion of draft regulation to restrict the installation of artificial...

Lagoon Ridge can move ahead with market-rate homes

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The Lagoon Ridge subdivision will be allowed to build four market-rate houses ahead of getting official approval from the Massachusetts Department of Housing and...

Testimony ends, vote coming on turf field

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The Oak Bluffs planning board will finally deliberate and take a vote on the special permit for a synthetic turf field and track project...

Release of prisoner brings new attention to Whelan case

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The release of U.S. Marine Trevor Reed, who was held captive by the Russian government and freed in a prisoner exchange with the U.S.,...

Eversource announces ‘conversation’ about undersea cables

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Eversource is planning to fix a faulty cable that provides electricity to Martha’s Vineyard and add a fifth undersea cable that will expand capacity...

SSA lifts mask mandate on ferries

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One day after telling the Steamship Authority board that they would continue to impose a mask mandate on ferries, the SSA has reversed course...

Ferries are headed toward obsolescence

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One-third of the Steamship Authority's fleet is nearing obsolescence, particularly the SSA’s freight ferries the Katama, Gay Head, and Sankaty, according to a study...

D’Andrea picked for Wareham top job

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Matt D’Andrea has been offered the job of superintendent of schools in Wareham. D’Andrea was one of two finalists for the job and was selected...

SSA employees fired over vaccinations

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Updated 3:45 pm Fourteen Steamship Authority employees, some of them involved in a federal lawsuit against the ferry service, have been terminated after not...

COVID cases reach 34

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After a bit of a down week, COVID-19 cases increased from 20 to 34 last week. The seven-day positive rate for PCR tests was...