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Beach Road Weekend tickets are selling quickly

  Updated Jan. 24 The line for presale tickets for this summer’s Beach Road Weekend Music Festival snaked down behind the Post Office and around the side of Cumberland Farms Sunday. Concert lovers, bundled up against the...

Tisbury master plan seeks more public feedback

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Tisbury continues to work on its master plan and is looking for residents to provide input about how they want to see their town developed. There are two ways town residents can currently participate...

COVID-19 relief funds may go to Howes House project

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At its Wednesday meeting, the West Tisbury select board approved a recommendation from the town’s financial management team to introduce a warrant article at the annual town meeting which would allocate the entirety of...

Zoning bylaws changes will be decided at town meeting

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West Tisbury residents will decide whether to bring change to the town’s zoning bylaws at the upcoming annual spring town meeting.  On Tuesday, Jan. 17, the West Tisbury zoning amendments committee held an informal meeting...

Meet the four Tisbury select board candidates

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Tisbury will hold a special election Tuesday, Jan. 24, in order to find someone to complete the term of Larry Gomez, who resigned from the select board for health reasons. On May 9, the...

Unanchored

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At its Tuesday meeting, the Edgartown select board received an update from Marvene O’Rourke, co-chair of the Edgartown Council on Aging, regarding the findings of the organization's planning committee. First established in February of last...

MVRHS sports highlights 

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This week, the Vineyarders were scheduled to host games against Nantucket and then Abington high schools. Unfortunately, the co-ed matchup with the rival Whalers on Saturday was canceled due to weather concerns, making the...

Connie Berry takes over as Times managing editor

Former director of publications for The Martha’s Vineyard Times Connie Berry is taking the captain’s chair as she transitions into her new role as managing editor. Berry has worked in various capacities during her...

Higher costs expected for HVAC project 

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The up-Island school committee unanimously voted during a Tuesday evening meeting to approach the towns about possibly reopening the intermunicipal agreement to increase the borrowing amount. This would be for Chilmark School’s heating, ventilation,...

Dr. Ala Stanford headlines NAACP event

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A virtual event hosted by the Martha’s Vineyard NAACP on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day featured an extensive discussion with Dr. Ala Stanford, a surgeon and founder of the Center...

Lapels to close its doors

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Owners of the Island mainstay Lapels Dry Cleaning in Vineyard Haven announced Tuesday that due to lack of housing for the business’s manager, the dry cleaners will be closing its doors. “Four months ago we...

Community and veterans, for veterans

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Veterans are active members of the Island community, but some need support when returning home after finishing active duty. One group that is working to provide veterans with support is the Martha’s Vineyard veterans...

Lineup announced for Beach Road Weekend 2023

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Updated 1/21/23 9:06 am An impressive lineup for the 2023 Beach Road Weekend live music festival was announced Tuesday, and includes headliners Mumford & Sons, Bon Iver, and Leon Bridges.  The festival will feature performances by...

SSA website is back in order

Updated Jan. 18 The Steamship Authority (SSA) website is back in business after a morning of trouble. “The reservation process for Nantucket summer travel now appears to be operating as intended. Customers should now be...

Board overruled investigator’s Santon findings

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Tisbury’s select board had an opportunity to be rid of a problem officer half a year before he was let go from the department. Instead of using the opportunity, the board opted to second-guess...

W.T. health agent Omar Johnson to retire

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West Tisbury health agent Omar Johnson will be retiring, select board chair Cynthia Mitchell revealed during a Wednesday, Jan. 11, select board meeting.  Johnson has been with the town for, as he describes it, “six...

Donaroma’s faces eviction from airport business park

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Updated Jan. 14 Donaroma’s Nursery and Landscaping Services, owned by Edgartown select board chair Michael Donaroma, in the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Business Park may be facing eviction.  During the Thursday afternoon airport commission meeting, airport director...

MVCET searches for a nurse instructor

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Martha’s Vineyard Center for Education and Training (MVCET) is attempting to provide training for future nurses on the Island.  MVCET is seeking instructors to oversee a part of its new nursing aide training program, to...

Meshacket Commons approved by Edgartown ZBA

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The Edgartown zoning board of appeals unanimously approved granting a comprehensive permit to the Meshacket Commons affordable housing project. The project can now move forward, with several allowances permitted.  Meshacket Commons was awarded as an...

O.B. moves toward nip ban

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At its Tuesday meeting, the Oak Bluffs select board took up potentially banning the sale of plastic nip bottles — bottles of alcohol under 100mL.  Select board chair Ryan Ruley said the town has mulled...