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Santa Claus visits Station Menemsha

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Santa touched down on the lawn of Station Menemsha Sunday afternoon with a big bag of gifts for the kids of Coasties who serve...

MVC considers cell tower enhancements

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The Martha’s Vineyard Commission considered a height upgrade and other enhancements to a West Tisbury cell tower during its weekly meeting Thursday. Kimberly Revak,...

MassDOT: Sidewalk asphalt is only temporary

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On Thursday, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) contractors filled in sections of recently repoured concrete sidewalk with black asphalt. Aesthetically, the asphalt seemed to...

Chilmark votes in no tax classification changes

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In a unanimous vote Wednesday night, Chilmark’s select board chose to make no tax classification changes, and kept a single tax rate.  “This is consistent...

Minivan incident alarms SSA motorists

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Updated Dec. 2 A Philadelphia couple and their dogs were left dangling over a gap between a ferry and a transfer bridge at the Steamship...

Man charges police with knife, glass shard

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Edgartown Police officers successfully took a 28-year-old man into custody without hurting him, after he allegedly threatened them with a knife, a shard of...

O.B. testing finds lead in park samples

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In a report on Telegraph Hill Park soil testing, a town environmental consultant found lead was pervasive, but not in concentrations that exceeded key...

Cable snaps on SSA transfer bridge

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A cable supporting the transfer bridge at the Steamship Authority’s Vineyard Haven terminal snapped on Nov. 26, crippling the bridge.  The incident occurred in or...

Chilmark to put housing bank article on warrant

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On Tuesday night, the Chilmark select board unanimously endorsed draft legislation for the creation of a Martha’s Vineyard housing bank, and agreed to place...

Tisbury PD steps up for shoppers and Food Pantry

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Updated 5:15 pm  Tisbury Police and traffic officers were staged in the lot beside the Vineyard Haven Stop & Shop Wednesday to assist shoppers with...

Aid untapped on night of Thrift crimes

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Fellow officers were at hand across the Vineyard on the night of July 23 and the early morning of July 24, 2011, when two...

W.T. Rich gets top rank for Tisbury School project

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At a joint meeting Monday evening, three Tisbury committees endorsed W.T. Rich Co. of Newton as the top-ranked choice for the $55 million Tisbury...

Sea Tease wreckage partially demystified

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More has come to light regarding wreckage from the 43-foot trawler Sea Tease, which washed up in Edgartown, Falmouth, Oak Bluffs, and Tisbury in...

Buddy could be headed to jail

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An arrest warrant has been issued for Mason Buddy, 84, the man who bilked two Island seniors out of cash. Buddy appeared in Edgartown District...

Tisbury invests in Chief Habekost

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The Tisbury select board unanimously appointed acting Police Chief Chris Habekost to a three-year term as full-time chief of the Tisbury Police Department.  Town administrator...

Beach Road sidewalk replaced again

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Recently poured sidewalk on Beach Road in Vineyard Haven has been demolished for a second time. Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) contractors smashed and...

Smilgis pleads to sexual assault 

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Adam Smilgis, 41, admitted sufficient facts Wednesday in Edgartown District Court on one count of indecent assault and battery on a person 14 years...

Damaged dinghy dock mended

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The Steamship Authority dinghy dock took a beating in October’s nor’easter, and was taped off for a while. The dock is now repaired and...

55 West William Street demolished

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A contractor for the town of Tisbury has razed and carted off the old house at 55 West William St. The demolition occurred last...

Aquinnah parking committee takes shape

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The Aquinnah select board unanimously approved four appointments to the recently authorized parking committee. Select board member Tom Murphy originally tapped three people for...
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