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Bandstand-off between planners and select board?

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Members of the Tisbury planning board weren’t enthused to hear possible interference with the Owen Park Bandstand might be coming from town hall.  On Feb....

Tisbury moves forward with temporary school plans

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The Tisbury select board and school committees approved spending $11,750 to retain Tappé Architects, plus any additional engineering services, to house temporary classrooms at...

Stuntwoman’s lawyer moves to suppress evidence

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Film and television stuntwoman Kim Washington Longino, a.k.a. Kym Washington Longino, came before Edgartown District Court Judge Benjamin Barnes via Zoom Monday for a...

Martha’s Vineyard mariner coronavirus-positive

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  A crew member from the Steamship Authority ferry Martha’s Vineyard has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. “The employee last worked on the MV Martha’s...

Dupon drug charges dismissed

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Updated Sun., Feb. 21, 10:15 am Drug charges against Zachary Dupon were dismissed in Edgartown District Court Friday. The drug charges were unrelated to...

Convicted swindler tries again in Tisbury

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Updated Feb. 23 Tisbury Police have charged a convicted embezzler with larceny over $1,200 and larceny by check for $1,200, both felonies, for placing a...

Driver charged after collision with police cruiser

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Updated Feb. 19 The 28-year-old male operator of an Isuzu dump truck was cited for operating without a license, a marked lanes violation, and driving...

Marks will exit Tisbury School project

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Updated Feb 22 Richard Marks will depart from the Tisbury School Building Project. Marks, who is president of Daedalus Projects and director of the school...

Utility snafu continues to bog down Beach Road project

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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation identified drainage “conflicts” in December that have impacted a $4.8 million shared-use path project along Beach Road in Vineyard...

Steamship board questions special V.H. ferry

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Updated Feb. 17 The Steamship Authority board expressed skepticism at a Tuesday meeting when a licensee for service between Falmouth and Edgartown not only asked...

New Oak Bluffs Town Hall underway

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The reconstruction of Oak Bluffs Town Hall, a $13.4 million project, is well underway. Only a partial shell remains of the old town hall,...

Vineyard fire chiefs to track derelict propane tanks

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The Dukes County Fire Chiefs Association is seeking the public’s assistance with identifying derelict propane tanks. Several departments have posted a form people can...

West Tisbury authorizes Proposition 2½ override

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West Tisbury selectmen voted unanimously Wednesday evening to authorize a Proposition 2½ override to cover appropriations on the annual town meeting warrant. The override...

Temporary classrooms needed, but how many?

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Updated Feb. 13 At a joint meeting of Tisbury’s school committee and select board Tuesday night, clarity was in short order, despite a proclamation by...

First responders, good Samaritan commended for resuscitation

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Tisbury EMS recently lauded first aid given by first responders and a good Samaritan who saved a drowning victim in Vineyard Haven. On the...

Despite snow, lighthouse test holes dug

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Technicians from Renova Environmental Services, LLC, a New Jersey contractor for the U.S. Coast Guard, have begun digging test holes to survey soils around...

Courthouse should be ready Feb. 16

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The Dukes County Courthouse, which shuttered due to a failed boiler, is expected to be operational next week, according to Christine Todd, chair of...

Snowfall blankets the Vineyard

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Updated 5:30 pm Martha’s Vineyard got its first significant snowfall of the winter on Sunday. Only a couple of Island towns reported snow depth. Edgartown...

Three vehicle crash in West Tisbury

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Updated 3pm Three vehicles were involved in a crash at the intersection of State Road, Panhandle Road, and Scotsman’s Bridge Lane in West Tisbury at...

Blown electric panel displaces 36 overnight

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A blown electrical panel at the Harbor Landing timeshare resort on Beach Street in Tisbury sent 36 people to area hotels Thursday night while...
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