Monday, February 26, 2024
Home News

News

O.B. library to host emergency prep talk

0
The Oak Bluffs Public Library will host a Community Climate Discussion about Emergency Preparedness on March 2 from 1:30 to 3 pm. West Tisbury emergency management director Russ Hartenstine will speak at the event, as...

Tisbury considers town manager role

1
As Tisbury considers the work ahead for its master planning process, officials are looking to give the town administrator more authority over personnel and budget decisions. The role could also be retitled as a...

Down-Island residents raise concerns over proposed zoning districts

1
Oak Bluffs residents, alongside some from Tisbury, pushed back against a set of zoning amendments presented by the Oak Bluffs planning board.  Among various zoning amendments that may be headed to Oak Bluffs’ annual town...

West Tisbury seeks new town accountant 

0
The West Tisbury select board Wednesday began the process of finding a replacement for its longtime town accountant Bruce Stone, who will be officially stepping down from his role in the beginning of June. Stone...

Delegation of Edgartown Democrats to be elected

0
An Edgartown delegation will head to the state Democratic Convention in early June. Edgartown members of the Democratic Party will convene virtually on Zoom for the 2024 Edgartown Caucus on Saturday, March 2 at...

Chilmark weighs backup power options

6
With climate change in mind, including the potential for severe storms, Chilmark is considering energy resilience options for its town center. Chilmark could pursue three levels of resiliency, with the most resilient providing over a...

Vineyard hit by nationwide cell disruption 

1
Updated Feb. 23 The Vineyard was not spared from the nationwide cell service disruption on Thursday, but the impact it received seems to have been on the lower end.  It is uncertain how many on-Island customers...

Candidates narrowed down for next Chilmark principal

0
The candidates for the next Chilmark School principal have been narrowed down to two educators, one of whom is an Islander. Among those who applied to take the reins of the up-Island school, it comes...

SSA temporarily suspends 5:30 am ferry

0
The Steamship Authority will halt the 5:30 am ferry departing from the Island, starting next week.  According to an online announcement made on Monday, pier replacement work at the Vineyard Haven Terminal was supposed to...

Chilmark Preschool project may use tennis court for access

0
Constructing the recently approved Chilmark Preschool may mean temporarily losing the middle tennis court at the town community center for eight months, from this fall through May 2025. Chilmark Select Board members favored moving heavy...

Beloved Aquinnah restaurant may reopen

3
Islanders may be seeing the return of the former Aquinnah Shop Restaurant this summer.  The news was revealed by Aquinnah Land Initiative (ALI) president Wenonah Madison during an Aquinnah Select Board meeting on Tuesday, although...

Public hearing likely for 41 North freight proposal

2
A New Bedford company’s proposal to bring freight service to Vineyard Haven is under public scrutiny.  A proposal by 41 North Offshore, which had been providing freight services between New Bedford and Nantucket, to expand...

Zoning proposal pits contractors against homeowners

16
Updated, Feb. 26 Amid an increasing demand for construction, those who work in the trades are frustrated over the lack of space for them to store their equipment and to do their work.  Voters at town...

Waiting for the future

9
Islander Jesse Cottle Child is in serious need. Although he is currently on dialysis, a kidney transplant is essential, and so far, he hasn’t been able to find a donor match. Child’s health journey began...

Montessori School revises plans

0
The Vineyard Montessori School presented about a dozen revisions to its expansion plan during a Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC) meeting on Feb. 15. The revisions include lowering the height of the building's roof ridge by...

Vineyard preps for presidential primaries

0
Islanders will have their chance in an upcoming primary election on March 5 to vote for candidates they want to see on the ballot during the presidential election this fall.  The last day to register...

Island Grown embraces co-leadership model

0
Two top Island Grown Initiative administrators, Noli Taylor and Michelle Gittlen, will assume co-directorship roles in the organization as longtime executive director Rebecca Haag retires. According to a press release from Island Grown, the board...

George Brennan gets double NENPA honors

3
Former MV Times editor George Brennan will be inducted into the New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA) New England Newspaper Hall of Fame, and is one of this year’s NENPA Yankee Quill Award...

Navigator Homes loaned $8M

9
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a loan of approximately $8.5 million for the Navigator Homes senior housing project in Edgartown.  The loan, made through USDA's Community Facilities Direct Loans and Guaranteed Loans program,...

Driver charged after fleeing O.B. crash

6
An individual who abandoned his car after crashing it into a tree in Oak Bluffs is being charged with leaving the scene of property damage.  Personnel from Oak Bluffs Police and Oak Bluffs Fire-EMS responded...