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Zoning proposal pits contractors against homeowners

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Amid an increasing demand for construction, those who work in the trades are frustrated over the lack of space for them to store their...

Valentine’s surprise: Florist delivers despite snow squall 

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Call it a Valentine’s Day miracle, or the Cupid that could. Either way, on Tuesday, with the snow coming down and the wind howling, a...

Critical Edgartown sewer main showing its age

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A long and critical sewage main in Edgartown that is nearing the end of its life expectancy has broken twice in the past two...

Managers formalize striped bass catch limit

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An interstate management board has approved new fishing size limits for Atlantic striped bass that formalize an emergency order put in place over the...

Tisbury cool to New Bedford freight proposal

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Tisbury town officials are pushing back against a New Bedford shipping company’s proposal to bring freight into the Steamship Authority terminal in Vineyard Haven,...

Local D.A. targets human traffickers

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The local district attorney’s office says that it is expanding resources devoted to human trafficking in the region, an illegal trade they say is...

Edgartown man sentenced to 8 years for bank heist

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The Edgartown man who pleaded guilty to robbing a Rockland Trust bank in Falmouth has been sentenced to more than 8 years in prison. U.S....

Steamship announces summer reservation dates

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Updated, Feb 2. The Steamship Authority has announced new dates for summer vehicle reservations, following technical issues the last two weeks. The steamship announced the new...

Mill Brook restoration dispute nearing resolution

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Two Island nonprofits caught in a lengthy dispute over the restoration of the headwaters of a river snaking through West Tisbury and Chilmark say...

Montessori expansion heads to regional planners

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Representatives of the Vineyard Montessori School in Vineyard Haven are scheduled to be before the Martha’s Vineyard Commission on Thursday, Feb. 1, pitching the...

Planning board files to drop turf appeal

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Updated, Jan. 27 The Oak Bluffs planning board has officially indicated that it is dropping its turf appeal. The board’s attorney, Michael Goldsmith, filed a motion...

Islanders testify for housing legislation

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  Updated, Jan. 26 More than a dozen Island housing advocates traveled to the State House last week to support the passage of sweeping legislation that...

Lagoon struggling water quality behind Tisbury shellfish regs

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Jeffrey Canha was the first Tisbury resident to get an aquaculture license for the Lagoon when the town passed its first set of regulations...

Banner year for Island airport

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More than 78,000 passengers flew through Martha’s Vineyard Airport in 2023, which airport director Geoff Freeman said is likely the highest number seen at...

Island braces for another coastal storm

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The National Weather Service is expecting a storm system to move into the region Tuesday evening and into Wednesday, bringing fears that south-facing beaches...

Island Alpaca sign vandalized

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Local police are investigating after black graffiti was sprayed on a set of mailboxes on Head of the Pond Road and an Island Alpaca...

Oberfests leave an Island legacy

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Vineyard Haven residents Peter and Barbara Oberfest didn’t come into ownership of The Martha’s Vineyard Times with a background in newspapers. The two were...

MV Times welcomes new leadership

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The ownership of the Martha’s Vineyard Times is changing hands. Longtime publishers and owners Peter and Barbara Oberfest are selling the Island news organization to...

Delivering the Christmas spirit

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Local Community Services advocate Sharon Brown teamed up with Chef Deon to distribute nearly 300 meals to families and seniors in need on Christmas...

South-facing beaches hit hard by Monday’s storm

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On South Beach, near the Western end of Atlantic Avenue, the dune protecting the bank and beach has been decimated. As of Wednesday morning,...