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Frustration over Tisbury harbormaster hiring process

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In the coming weeks, Tisbury will likely have a new harbormaster. John Crocker, who has been the lead on the town’s waterfront, is retiring on...

Vineyarders still succumbing to opiate overdoses

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The number of fatal, opiate-related overdoses on Martha’s Vineyard has not let up, despite a decrease seen in fatalities around the state. There were six...

An ambitious plan for Vineyard Haven’s waterfront

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  A new nonprofit organization filed ambitious plans today for a public park and pavilion, the expansion and preservation of a renowned wooden-boatbuilding business, and...

Aquinnah voters go to the polls tomorrow

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Aquinnah voters go to the polls tomorrow, and a contested select board race is atop the ballot. Jannette Vanderhoop, a member of the Wampanoag Tribe...

State considers allowing marijuana deliveries to the Vineyard

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Massachusetts’ top medical and recreational marijuana agency is considering ways to buck federal rules and transport cannabis products to Martha’s Vineyard, noting the supply...

Vineyard marijuana dispensary to close

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Fine Fettle, a medical and recreational dispensary in West Tisbury — as well as the Island’s only licensed growing facility — announced that it...

MVYouth announces college scholarship recipients

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MVYouth has announced its recent round of scholarships, awarding roughly $990,000 in college, healthcare and education, and workforce development scholarships to 12 high school...

New director named for Up-Island Council on Aging

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The Up-Island Council on Aging has a new director, starting in the coming weeks. Bethany Hammond, who has been the assistant director, will take over...

Health board bans artificial playing fields

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The Oak Bluffs health board has passed a ban on artificial turf playing fields throughout town. The three-member board voted unanimously on Tuesday after what...

New water standards impacting Island supplier

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is setting new, strict standards over the class of substances commonly known as PFAS — informally known as “forever...

County swears in new treasurer 

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The new treasurer for the Dukes County Commission was officially sworn in on Wednesday. County commissioner clerk George Davis swore in Juliet Mulinare during a...

Submerged truck retrieved at Oak Bluffs pier

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The Ford F-250 that was submerged at the end of the Steamship Authority pier in Oak Bluffs — after the driver drove into the...

West Tisbury passes short-term rental bylaw

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West Tisbury residents passed a new set of regulations at town meeting Tuesday night that would require homeowners to register their short-term rentals with...

Third Island principal stepping down

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Oak Bluffs School principal Dr. Megan Farrell announced that she will be retiring at the end of the summer. Farrell — who has been with...

State board disciplines Island doctor

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An Island doctor has been fined by the Massachusetts Board of Medicine for incorrectly advertising to customers and for failing to register for a...

Intense hurricane season expected

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Vineyarders coming off of a rough, stormy winter might not be getting relief this summer and fall. National forecasters are predicting an extremely active hurricane...

Coast Guard transports patient from Alley Waban Park

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The U.S. Coast Guard transported a patient in critical need from the Vineyard on Thursday morning, landing and taking off from downtown Oak Bluffs’...

Venezuelan asylum seekers win ‘major’ ruling

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Updated April 3 In the case brought forward by Venezuelan asylum seekers who were sent to Martha’s Vineyard one-and-a-half years ago by Florida Gov. Ron...

Ewell Hopkins not seeking re-election

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Oak Bluff voters going to the polls for the annual town election on April 11 will notice one prominent official absent: Ewell Hopkins, longtime...

Last call: A consideration for career fire departments

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Updated, March 29 The tradition of maintaining volunteer fire departments on Martha’s Vineyard, which has been passed down by generations of Islanders, is becoming harder...