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Cold snap: Ferry stuck at transfer bridge in Vineyard Haven

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Updated 1:50 pm The Steamship Authority ferry Martha’s Vineyard was stuck at the Slip 2 transfer bridge at the Vineyard Haven terminal Saturday morning after a cable broke. “Cold weather caused a cable on the transfer...

Number of air passengers increased in 2021

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Updated 5:52 Martha’s Vineyard Airport director Geoff Freeman said there was a significant increase in 2021 for enplanements compared to “COVID-2020.” He presented the numbers to the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission during a Thursday afternoon...

Up-Island school district budget delayed for third time

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A joint meeting among the Up-Island school committee, select boards, and finance committees was held with the hopes of passing and certifying the school district’s budget. Up-Island school committee chair Alex Salop said the...

Health board receives meeting complaint 

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The Oak Bluffs board of health met briefly Friday to address an open meeting law complaint made by Tisbury resident John Zarba. The board voted unanimously to authorize Health Agent Meegan Lancaster to manage...

IGI looks to expand

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Updated 4:20 pm Island Grown Initiative is looking to expand its facilities to consolidate the farm’s operations, expand its educational programs, and provide housing for IGI workers at its Thimble Farm headquarters. IGI proposes a new...

March for Voting Rights canceled

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The organizers of the March for Voting Rights have canceled the Saturday afternoon event. The march was co-sponsored by the Democratic Council of Martha’s Vineyard and Indivisible Martha’s Vineyard. Carla Cooper, a member of...

Learn about public service 

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The League of Women Voters of Martha’s Vineyard, in collaboration with Martha’s Vineyard TV (MVTV), will be sponsoring several interviews with elected officials from Island towns, according to a press release. The goal of...

Lambert’s Cove Inn alcohol license awarded

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The West Tisbury select board unanimously approved granting a malt and wine license to LCI Hospitality LLC, the prospective owners of Lambert’s Cove Inn, after a public hearing during a Wednesday afternoon meeting. The public...

Marchand resigns in wake of rifle scandal

Updated Jan. 14 An Oak Bluffs police sergeant resigned in the wake of an investigation that found he failed to properly account for a department rifle issued to him, according a press release issued by...

O.B. greenlights lighthouse excavation

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The Oak Bluffs select board voted unanimously on Tuesday to grant U.S. Coast Guard contractors access to town land in order to facilitate the removal of lead-contaminated soil. Following testing last year, which corroborated...

Oak Bluffs puts housing bank article on warrant

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After multiple meetings, the Oak Bluffs select board approved placing the housing bank warrant article on the upcoming town warrant, becoming the sixth and final town to do so. As part of the approval...

Health officials seek to broaden PFAS inquiry

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Oak Bluffs health officials have concluded the scope of their investigation into per- and poly-fluoralkyl substances (PFAS) needs to broaden. On Tuesday, the town’s board of health held its second hearing on a proposed...

Hospital urges vaccinations as COVID cases surge

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Martha’s Vineyard Hospital leaders are urging the public to get COVID vaccinations and booster shots, as the Island is expected to continue to see rapid spread of the virus. COVID has hit the hospital staff...

Leslie’s to support underinsured and uninsured patients

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Leslie’s Pharmacy in Vineyard Haven announced on its Facebook page that it has officially become the Island’s first retail contract pharmacy for MassHealth’s Health Safety Net, a government program that pays for a portion...

Sign up for an Edgartown Library ‘book box’ 

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The Edgartown Public Library is now offering a monthly “book box” sign-up subscription program for children 8 years and up. Each month, Edgartown children with library cards can use a Google form to sign...

‘Everybody liked Barbara’

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Barbara Prada was known to many as Edgartown’s longtime animal control officer, but she had a wide array of talents and interests that she shared with her friends and family. Prada, who died unexpectedly on...

M.V. Land Bank continues lease

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The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank unanimously voted to continue the lease with the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group, and to study the Chappy Point Beach property and other possibilities. The Land Bank initially discussed the...

NAACP MV to hold membership drive

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NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Martha’s Vineyard branch announced it will be hosting its 37th annual membership drive on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 17, at 1 pm via...

Harbor Homes has new headquarters

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The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School committee at its Monday meeting consented to allow Harbor Homes to establish a homeless shelter at the old Early Childhood Center at Martha’s Vineyard Community Services.  Because the high...

West Tisbury residents give feedback about housing bylaw

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The West Tisbury planning board hosted a presentation by Preserve West Tisbury, a subcommittee of the board, about a proposed “residential construction size bylaw” during a Monday evening meeting. The Times covered some of...