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Chess fever on the ferry

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On Tuesday afternoon, the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School chess team played an exhibition match for the books. Taking place on the 2:30 pm ferry ride from Woods Hole, the Vineyarders and Falmouth Academy Mariners...

MVRHS sports wrap-up

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MVRHS swimmers represent the Island at States This weekend, Coach Jen Passafiume traveled with her five best swimmers to Boston to compete at the Division II State Championships at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Senior...

Pfizer shuts down Vineyard Lyme vaccine trial

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Less than six months after the first experimental Lyme disease vaccine was administered on-Island, pharmaceutical company Pfizer has announced the discontinuation of the clinical trials at a number of locations, including the Vineyard. Last year,...

MVRHS sports wrap-up

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Girls’ hockey on historic run This past week, the Vineyarders had three big wins against Falmouth away (Feb. 8), Nantucket at home (Feb. 11), and Boston Latin at home (Feb. 12). Coming off a victory...

MVRHS sports wrap-up

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Girls’ hockey with historic win over Barnstable The Vineyarders had only one game this past week, but they made it a special one, beating Barnstable for the first time in school history. Their 3-2 overtime...

Aquinnah weighs sustainable energy options

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Aquinnah will need more information before any sustainable energy options can be pursued.  Aquinnah climate and energy committee chair Bill Lake brought updates to the board about sustainable energy during a Tuesday evening select board...

To charge or not to charge for tickets?

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You don’t have to pay to cheer on athletes from Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School for the rest of the winter season, but whether that will remain beyond the season will be determined at...

Keating pushes for special tribunal against Russia 

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U.S. Rep. Bill Keating, D-Bourne, chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Energy, the Environment, and Cyber, reintroduced legislation calling for President Joe Biden to “support the establishment of an international tribunal...

ARPA funding to go toward West Tisbury PFAS problem

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The West Tisbury select board unanimously approved American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) issues. During the previous board meeting, it was revealed that the town was being held responsible...

Bill tackles commonwealth’s PFAS issues

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State Sen. Julian Cyr, D-Truro, and state Rep. Kate Hogan, D-Stow, announced in a press release they filed “a comprehensive bill targeting per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the commonwealth” in the state legislature.  According...

Tisbury’s sidewalk project resumes

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After a brief hiatus, the work to upgrade the sidewalk on Main Street in Tisbury has resumed, and is now entering its second phase. The work started Monday, Jan. 30, in front of Timeless at...

Charbonneau advocates for alternative education

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Danielle Charbonneau, the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) English teacher who runs the Project Vine program and winner of the 61st Massachusetts Teacher of the Year award, advocated for alternative education funding to...

Islanders support teen injured by vehicle

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Updated 5:55 pm Samanta (“Sammi”) Morgnerova, the teen who was hit and injured by a vehicle accident at Weeks Lane in Edgartown a couple of weeks ago, is making steady progress in her recovery. “Sammi is...

MassDEP labels W.T. fire station as PFAS source

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West Tisbury has been identified by the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) as a “potentially responsible party” for the release of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), according to town administrator Jennifer Rand. At Wednesday’s...

Steamship Authority names new freight boat Barnstable 

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The Steamship Authority (SSA) board unanimously approved naming the third offshore supply vessel, which it plans to convert into a ferry, the Barnstable. Two other offshore supply vessels, also planned to be converted into...

A fondness for Fenway

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For Christmas this year, my family gave me a ticket to see the Winter Classic, a hockey game being held at Fenway Park between the Boston Bruins and the Pittsburgh Penguins. My initial reaction...

MVRHS highlights

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Boys’ hockey legitimizes their winning streak Going into their rematch against Dennis-Yarmouth on Wednesday, Jan. 18, the Vineyarders had posted seven wins in a row, starting with their run at the Heuchling and Swift Classic...

Burt elected to the Tisbury select board

Abbe Burt has been elected to the Tisbury select board, having garnered 188 of the 496 votes cast during Tuesday’s special election. Candidate Christina Colarusso came close with 179 votes; 105 for Donald Rose,...

West Tisbury School renovation inches forward, heads to voters

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The Up-Island Regional School Committee unanimously approved on Monday a warrant article asking for $120,000 to conduct a study on space needs at West Tisbury School. This request will be decided on by voters...

SSA reveals website malfunction causes

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Updated Jan. 24 A week after website issues occurred during the Nantucket summer reservation openings, the Steamship Authority’s (SSA) online difficulties happened again, albeit to a lesser degree, during the Martha’s Vineyard summer reservation opening...