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Chappy cell tower case thrown out

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A lawsuit filed by Chappaquiddick residents opposing a 115-foot AT&T cellular tower on Chappy was dismissed by Land Court judge Howard Speicher last week concluding a complicated, yearslong legal battle. A year following the review...

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...

Learn how Tisbury drainage can be improved

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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will host a virtual public hearing to present the design for drainage improvements in Tisbury on Monday, Jan. 30, at 6:30 pm. Registration for the hearing can be...

SSA’s Martha’s Vineyard mechanical trouble causes delays

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Updated 11:25 am The Steamship Authority (SSA) ferry Martha’s Vineyard experienced a mechanical issue, causing delays to some customers’ travel plans. The issue caused cancellations for the 7 am trip from Woods Hole to Vineyard...

Buick flips over on Skiff Avenue

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A Buick SUV flipped over on Skiff Avenue in Tisbury after hitting a parked Toyota RAV4. Members of the Tisbury Fire Department and police department were on the scene Friday night.  Fire Chief Greg Leland...

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...

Sewage leak prompts Lagoon Pond closure

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A large portion of the Lagoon Pond and the outer harbor is closed to all shellfishing after it was determined that a nearby sewage leak could have potentially contaminated those waters. Oak Bluffs officials discovered...

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 at Weeks Lane in Edgartown a couple of weeks ago, is making steady progress in her recovery. “Sammi is home...

Tisbury talks new town hall

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The Tisbury select board reviewed potential town meeting articles in the spring geared towards the future of Town Hall, which include the construction of a whole new building.  Town Administrator Jay Grande said the articles...

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...

Windemere hit by new COVID variant

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Windemere Nursing & Rehabilitation Center confirmed in a Wednesday, Jan. 25, press release that over half of its residents have tested positive for “the highly contagious new variant of COVID known as XBB.1.5.” Families...

SSA issues Thursday travel advisory

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The Steamship Authority (SSA) issued a travel advisory for passengers planning to ride the ferry on Thursday. “The National Weather Service is predicting high winds for Thursday, Jan. 26, that could cause cancellations at various...

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...

New home for Red Cat Kitchen

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A popular Oak Bluffs eatery is on the move. A request to transfer the location and license of Red Cat Kitchen to the site of the former Oyster Bar 02557 was approved unanimously by...

Navigating Aquinnah Circle

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Aquinnah is considering converting a section of 9 Aquinnah Circle into additional parking for the Aquinnah Cliffs area.  “Obviously, parking up at the Cliffs remains a challenge, even though we’ve gone ahead … and added...

Mass General Brigham to undergo restructuring

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Mass General Brigham is undergoing management adjustments that brought some changes for Martha’s Vineyard Hospital president and CEO Denise Schepici.  A memo to Mass General Brigham employees stated that the organizational restructuring of its community...

Oak Bluffs mulls requirement change for harbor slip lottery

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At Tuesday’s Oak Bluffs select board meeting, Mike Santoro, chair of the Oak Bluffs harbor advisory committee, relayed a recommendation from the committee to move up the lottery application deadline for slips in the...

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...

Lawsuit against Stop & Shop dismissed

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A complaint filed last summer in opposition to Edgartown Stop & Shop’s expansion project was dismissed Tuesday. The lawsuit, filed with Dukes County Superior Court on July 11 by Benjamin Hall Sr., names Stop &...