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Offshore wind experts testify in Washington

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At a virtual hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Energy, the Environment, and Cyber hosted by U.S. Rep. Bill Keating, D-Bourne, offshore wind experts gave testimony on the progress of the...

Edgartown emergency vehicle involved in collision

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An Edgartown EMS pickup truck collided with a small SUV Sunday morning in West Tisbury. The collision occurred on Edgartown West Tisbury Road and caused long backups while the scene was examined and cleared. West...

Swimmer rescued at Norton Point

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At approximately 2:30 pm Saturday, South Beach lifeguards responded to a call that CPR was in progress at Norton Point after a potential drowning. According to head lifeguard at South Beach, Meghan Sonia, she and...

Lani Beach Club hit by shoplifters

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On Thursday, Lani Beach Club in Vineyard Haven was a target of shoplifting.  Corinna Ochoa, owner of Lani Beach Club, said she immediately contacted the police once she found out items had been taken from...

Hospital workers picket for premium pay 

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Updated July 30 A group of six Martha’s Vineyard Hospital (MVH) and Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center employees stood in front of the hospital Thursday with signs advocating for premium pay for frontline hospital workers. Guidance...

Hospital purchases Edgartown land for elder care facility

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The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital has purchased land off Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road to the tune of $3.6 million for its planned nursing facility to replace its costly and outdated Windemere Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. The purchase...

Lagoon Ridge is sold to CapeBuilt

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The family of the late David “Davio” Danielson sold the Lagoon Ridge subdivision last week to CapeBuilt, a cottage-style custom home developer on Cape Cod. Lagoon Ridge LLC sold the 32.5 acre Barnes Road property...

Dog lost, then found in kitchen cabinet

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On Friday, a black French bulldog named Luna was reported missing in the Pacific Avenue area in Oak Bluffs. Lauren Knowles Hall, Luna’s owner, made a Facebook post on the group Islanders Talk on...

New freezers up and running at VH Stop & Shop 

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The freezers in the frozen foods department of Vineyard Haven Stop & Shop are up and running again after roughly a week of being out of commission. According to an email sent to The Times...

Child dies following Field Club pool incident

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A 3-year-old child has died after being pulled from one of the pools at the Field Club, a private Edgartown club. The child died on July 28 at Boston’s Children’s Hospital after being taken...

IHT fundraising surpasses goal

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Island Housing Trust (IHT), a nonprofit developer of affordable and workforce housing on the Vineyard, set a goal of raising $1 million during its summer campaign and donors toppled that mark by $500,000. As of...

Gary Simmons honored for MVRHS baseball field

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In a ceremony just before the first pitch between the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks and the Danbury Westerners on Wednesday night, Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School held a ceremony on the field to honor former...

W.T. ‘dangerous dog’ under kill order

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Updated July 30 In a unanimous Wednesday vote, West Tisbury’s select board ordered a German shepherd named Stella to be put down after it allegedly bit a woman walking along Dr. Fisher Road. Stella had...

Keyshawn reaches home base

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Late Wednesday afternoon, Keyshawn Devine made it back home to Martha’s Vineyard, after a two-week stay in Boston’s Children Hospital, where he was recovering from his accident.  After being struck and injured by a pickup...

Woods Hole gangway intermittently useless 

When the Steamship Authority’s largest ferry, the Island Home, is in Woods Hole passengers cannot always use the multimillion dollar gangway. During certain tidal conditions, passengers must board or disembark on the freight deck...

Boards of health issue indoor mask advisory

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The Martha’s Vineyard boards of health issued an indoor mask advisory Wednesday amidst increased risk of COVID transmission on the Island. “In accordance with the most recent guidance and the fact that Dukes County...

Esther’s story will teach future generations

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On Tuesday, the African American Heritage Trail unveiled a plaque in memory of Esther, a slave woman who escaped to freedom in 1743.  Elaine Cawley Weintraub, co-founder of the Heritage Trail, said Esther was tied...

Tisbury police officers reach three-year deal

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Tisbury’s select board announced the approval of a new three-year collective bargaining agreement with the police union, Local 419. The agreement, which reportedly grants 1.4 to 2 percent compensation increases, was forged in executive...

Short term rental revenues smash records

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When Gov. Charlie Baker signed the expanded rooms excise tax into law two years ago, cities and towns in Massachusetts knew revenues would increase, but weren’t sure by how much. Two years and a...

O.B. skeptical of town hall completion date

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Atlantic Construction has set a November 9 completion date for construction of the new Oak Bluffs town hall, but town leaders say that’s wishful thinking. At a lengthy meeting Tuesday night, Jorge Figueiredo, vice president...
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