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Is time right for new positions?

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With a $55 million school renovation and addition project on the docket for taxpayers this spring, the Tisbury select board is tepid about adding positions. At a lengthy meeting Tuesday night, select board members put...

Edgartown considers Cape Poge anchorage regulations

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The number of motorboats anchoring in Cape Poge has increased over the past several years, particularly at The Gut, where the water is shallow and sailboats frequently enter and exit. At a special meeting of...

Baker: Full, in-person learning for elementary schools in April

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Gov. Charlie Baker announced Tuesday that the state is planning to return elementary school students to full in-person learning five days a week in April. Baker said there have been social, emotional, and mental repercussions...

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. 17, planning board member Cheryl Doble, who has been immersed...

Edgartown considered for $1 million state grant

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The Edgartown Memorial Wharf committee is pitching a plan to obtain a $1 million grant from the state’s Seaport Economic Council for rehabilitation of the town’s Memorial Wharf. The committee will present its plan to...

SSA surveys customers on website redesign

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The SSA is looking for the public’s input into making changes to its website, steamshipauthority.com, through a public survey that will continue through March 21, according to a press release. The survey asks for feedback...

Vineyarders top Nantucket in boys hoops tourney opener

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The Vineyarders opened the Cape and Islands League boys basketball tournament Monday afternoon on their home floor against their archrivals, the Nantucket Whalers. MV won both regular-season meetings, and hoped to complete the three-game...

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 55 West William St.  By approving those funds, town administrator Jay...

Next round of vaccine sign ups on Feb. 27

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Eligible individuals will be able to sign up for the next round of COVID-19 vaccine appointments for the week of March 1 to March 5 on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 8 am, according to...

Land Bank approves doughnut hole agreement

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Less than a week after The Times reported little-to-no progress in a land swap between Oak Bluffs and the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank, the Land Bank commission suddenly added the issue to its agenda...

‘Raise money, buy masks, give them away, repeat’

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Masks MV, a fundraiser recently established by Island attorney Erik Hammarlund, is garnering donations in order to provide KN95 masks to frontline workers and businesses. According to the GoFundMe page, the initiative has raised around...

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 motion hearing seeking to suppress evidence in her ongoing drinking...

VTA to offer free rides to vaccine appointments

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In cooperation with the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, the Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority is launching its Ride the VTA Vaccination Drive, a fare-free service for all riders en route to a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. The program...

MVRHS boys hockey powers past Nantucket, Mashpee/Monomoy

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The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School boys hockey team traveled many miles by land and sea to play back-to-back road games over the weekend. They got the most from their travels by winning both...

Great Pond Foundation partners with MBL

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The Great Pond Foundation (GPF) is teaming up with the Woods Hole–based Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) to support the foundation’s ecosystem monitoring program at Chilmark Pond, Edgartown Great Pond, and Tisbury Great Pond. The scientific...

Sewer board approves additional flow for Dunn project

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The Tisbury sewer advisory board held an unscheduled meeting Monday morning to redo a vote on sewer flow for a proposed development involving the property at 75 Main St., known as the former Santander...

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 Vineyard on the watch that began with the noon trip...

MVC hears public and professional testimony on MVRHS fields

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A public hearing held by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) Thursday night on phase one of the proposed Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) field project included testimony from environmental groups, grass experts, and...

65+ vaccine sign up fully booked for upcoming week

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In less than an hour, Martha’s Vineyard individuals aged 65 and older and those with two or more chronic health conditions, including asthma, booked all available COVID-19 vaccine appointments for the upcoming week at...

Friday COVID update: three new cases

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Martha’s Vineyard individuals aged 65 and older and those with two or more chronic health conditions, including asthma, will be eligible to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments beginning Saturday, Feb. 20 at 8 am. Individuals will...
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