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MVRHS students dazzle during annual Winter Concert

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Under blue, magenta, and white lighting, Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) students wearing all-black outfits performed in the annual 2022 Winter Concert at the Performing Arts Center. From the Minnesingers’ spirited performance of...

New Oak Bluffs roundabout approved 

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At their Thursday evening meeting, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission voted to approve a significant modification to the North Bluff Seawall Project that will feature a new roundabout at the intersection of Sea View Avenue...

$300k bail set for second robbery defendant

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Two suspects in the armed Nov. 17 robbery of a Rockland Trust branch in Tisbury will face federal charges as new details emerged indicating they attempted to burn clothing and bury guns at a...

The COVID vaccine bus to return

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Tisbury health agent Maura Valley notified The Times that the vaccination bus will return to Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) “due to high demand for COVID boosters.” The bus clinic will be held...

Whelan family gets ‘proof of life’

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There was a sense of relief Friday for the family of Paul Whelan. After more than a week of not hearing from their loved one imprisoned in Russia, the Whelan family reported Friday that...

‘We don’t have years to wait’

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At their Wednesday meeting, The Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s joint affordable housing group began discussions on a possible new solution to the Island's housing crisis. At their Nov. 2 meeting, the affordable housing group had discussed...

Learn about Aquinnah property valuations

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Aquinnah announced that it “completed its fiscal year 2023 quintennial revaluation of all real and personal property in the community.” According to the announcement, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue has given permission to the...

Historic district commissioners seek town guidance

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Reeling from the loss of their longtime captain, Harold Chapdelaine, who passed away in April, the West William Street Historic District Commission and Tisbury Historical Commission, met with the select board and town administrator...

W.T. considers locations for electric bus equipment 

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The West Tisbury select board balked at a potential location for a Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) transformer for its electric bus fleet sending the regional transit authority back to the drawing board. During Wednesday’s select...

Charges elevated in armed bank robbery

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An Edgartown man who pleaded not guilty to being an accomplice after the fact to an armed bank robbery at Rockland Trust two weeks ago will face charges that he was involved in the...

Tisbury ordered to release Santon minutes

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Tisbury’s select board has been ordered to release executive session minutes. The order came Monday as part of a determination from the Division of Open Government, which is part of the Office of Attorney...

Shelter to open Thursday

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The overnight shelter on the campus of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services is scheduled to open on Thursday, Dec. 1. The shelter will be operated by Harbor Homes from 6 pm to 8 am. Dinner...

MVRHS airs proposed FY24 budget

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The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) Committee presented the proposed budget for fiscal year 2024 at a public hearing Tuesday evening.  MVRHS Principal Sara Dingledy said the committee had made a “commitment in spirit”...

Navigator Homes’ expected daily rates above state average

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The expected daily rates for Navigator Homes are a little higher than the state average.  Navigator Homes, which is planned to be built in Edgartown and replace the outdated Windemere Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, is...

Aquinnah establishes Cliff lease committee

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The Aquinnah select board unanimously approved establishing a Aquinnah Cliff lease committee during its Tuesday afternoon meeting. During a previous meeting, the board reached a consensus to have a final draft for Cliff lot...

Sunset Lake tree to return

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A fundraising campaign sponsored by the Oak Bluffs Business Association, Friends of Oak Bluffs, and the Friends and Neighbors of Sunset Lake, to cover the cost of displaying a holiday tree on Sunset Lake...

Fire chiefs to host EMT open house

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The Dukes County Fire Chiefs will host an open house for prospective EMT students at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School on Tuesday, Dec. 6. The event will take place in the culinary dining room...

Eversource announces energy cost increases 

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Eversource announced on Monday that its customers will be facing increases to their energy costs this winter.  “Many Americans are coping with increasing prices, including rising energy bills. We know our customers count on us...

Cape Light Compact announces energy rates

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Cape Light Compact announced in a press release it set the electricity supply rate for its green aggregation power supply program for the upcoming pricing term, starting in December and ending in June 2023,...

Sign up for a home energy assessment

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An information table for Islanders who want to learn how to make their homes energy-efficient is set up at Island libraries. According to an email from Dion Alley, the Cape Light Compact and the...