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‘A huge loss for the community’

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Updated April 12 The town of Tisbury lost two civic leaders — George Balco and Harold Chapdelaine. Both men died over the weekend — Balco on Sunday...

Pedestrian makes slow recovery from accident

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The woman struck and injured by a pickup truck while crossing in a crosswalk on Jan. 24 is finally home on the Island, but...

Softball program gets waiver

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The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School softball team has been granted a waiver to allow seventh- and eighth-grade students to play on the team. Coach...

Moped legislation motors into State House

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Proponents of a home-rule petition to ban the rental of mopeds in Oak Bluffs testified that a ban would save lives on the Island,...

Chilmark land clearing admonished

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A Chilmark homeowner and his landscaper could face fines for illegally digging a trench and removing vegetation in a wetland at 6 Eddy Farm...

COVID cases drop to 20

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Typically March goes out like a lamb when it comes to the weather, but the same can be said of COVID-19. After two straight weeks...

O’Connell: ‘We have an Island housing crisis’

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Daniel O’Connell knows a thing or two about housing and the effects it can have on the business community. When Gov. Deval Patrick was in...

Donahue: ‘I would like to publicly apologize’

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Terry Donahue, the synthetic turf field proponent who uttered a vulgar obscenity aimed at an opponent during Thursday’s Oak Bluffs planning board meeting, has...

Bishop: ‘I’m brutally honest’

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A man who seeks votes for Oak Bluffs select board is prolific with Facebook memes that he acknowledges some find offensive. In recent days, the...

Select boards agree to get in a room

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The select boards of all six Martha’s Vineyard towns will appoint a board member to work with the Island’s town administrators to hammer out...

Matt D’Andrea is a finalist in Wareham

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UPDATED 12 noon Matt D’Andrea, superintendent of schools for Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools since 2015, is one of two finalists for the superintendent’s job in...

What are you watching?

I’ve been on a bit of a scandal binge lately, and one of the series that grabbed my attention was “Inventing Anna” on Netflix. It’s...

COVID numbers remain steady

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The number of COVID-19 positive test results last week remained steady at 58, according to a report issued Monday by the Island boards of...

COVID is still here

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Mask mandates have been lifted. Numbers of cases are down compared to January. But the Island boards of health want Islanders to know that...

Working Earth can keep working

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The Oak Bluffs zoning board has unanimously upheld a decision by the town’s building inspector, Tom Perry, that allows Working Earth to continue operating...

Utz competes in national competition

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On Sunday March 13, MVRHS senior Zachary Utz competed in the New Balance Nationals Indoor (NBNI) Championships at the Armory’s New Balance Track and...

Andrews-Maltais named to federal panel

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Cheryl Andrews-Maltais, chairwoman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), has been named to the Department of Homeland Security’s Security Advisory Council, according...

Affordable housing nonprofit needs housing

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How bad is the Island’s housing crisis? Island Housing Trust, the Island’s leading developer of affordable housing, has put out a plea to its...

Hospital takes on behavioral health services

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As of Monday, March 21, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital (MVH) took over the role of providing emergency behavioral health services from Marths’ Vineyard Community Services...

COVID cases double on Martha’s Vineyard

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The number of cases of COVID-19 doubled to 58 from the previous week, though Island health officials point out that the bulk of those...