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Donation funds Heritage Trail plaque replacement

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Plans are in motion to replace a plaque reported stolen from the Martha's Vineyard African-American Heritage Trail earlier this month, thanks to an anonymous Chilmark resident who covered the $1,000 cost. The missing plaque at...

Vineyard Haven slip construction over budget 

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The Steamship Authority (SSA) pier replacement project for one of its Vineyard Haven slips should be wrapped up by the beginning of May, but they are running over budget.  Change orders for the project added...

Tree Stewards celebrate Earth Day

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On Sunday afternoon, Tree Stewards, the Oak Bluffs Parks Commission, and the Island community celebrated Earth Day by planting 10 trees in Oak Bluffs’ Niantic and Nashawena parks.  More than 30 volunteers gathered to help...

Chilmark candidates on the issues

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Chilmark residents will go to the polls on Wednesday, April 24 for the annual town election. Among the contested races, Jeffrey Maida and William Meeganare vying for one seat on the town’s select board. Earlier this...

Health board bans artificial playing fields

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The Oak Bluffs health board has passed a ban on artificial turf playing fields throughout town. The three-member board voted unanimously on Tuesday after what members said was more than two years of crafting the...

Chilmark council grilled by residents over tennis dispute

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Tensions flared at the Chilmark Community Center on Sunday during a discussion on the issues surrounding tomorrow’s town meeting vote over who will manage the town’s tennis courts. Some attendees were left puzzled as to...

Chilmark town meeting considers electric vehicles, housing

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On Tuesday, April 23, Chilmark voters will decide the fate of 33 warrant articles at the annual town meeting. Questions before voters will cover funding for more than a dozen Community Preservation funding opportunities, the...

Winter homeless shelter closes after busy season

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Harbor Homes’ winter shelter is forced to close its doors every spring because it doesn’t have the resources or capacity to house guests for the summer months. From now until November, Islanders facing housing insecurity...

Venezuelan migrants moving forward on visa process

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Updated 4:46 pm Almost two years ago, nearly 50 Venezuelan asylum seekers landed on Martha’s Vineyard via private planes chartered by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Now, some of them are on the path to remain...

Dump truck snaps utility pole

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Updated April 22 A dump truck whose driver lost control of its brakes led to a collision that snapped a utility pole in Tisbury.  The accident occurred on State Road at Look Street on Saturday morning...

Video in Chilmark tennis dispute taken down

A video released ahead of an anticipated vote over a Chilmark tennis bylaw amendment has been disavowed by the two groups on either side of the contentious issue. The four-minute video — which has since...

Tisbury skirts need for budget override  

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An issue with Microsoft Excel nearly caused Tisbury to request voter permission to borrow a generous amount of money to fund next year’s budget.  But Tisbury finance director Jon Snyder tells The Times that a...

New water standards impacting Island supplier

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is setting new, strict standards over the class of substances commonly known as PFAS — informally known as “forever chemicals” — in public drinking water systems, which could mean...

Tea Lane joins global network

Longtime Island brokerage firm Tea Lane Associates has joined an international networking and listing organization for real estate companies.  Forbes Global Properties is an invitation-only network with a platform that provides a reach to buyers...

Tisbury considering short-term rental regulations 

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Tisbury housing officials are looking at potentially bringing forward a bylaw to regulate short-term rentals before voters during a special town meeting this fall as a possible way to help ease housing struggles. During a...

County swears in new treasurer 

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The new treasurer for the Dukes County Commission was officially sworn in on Wednesday. County commissioner clerk George Davis swore in Juliet Mulinare during a ceremony at the commissioners’ regular meeting. Mulinare has a background in...

Guerrilla gardener’s efforts bloom

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If you notice more daffodils around the Vineyard this spring, you may have Melly Meadows to thank. Meadows, a Vineyard Haven resident, says that she has planted 14,000 daffodil bulbs on-Island this past winter, doing...

Contested select board race likely in Tisbury

Updated, April 19 Two Tisbury residents have pulled papers for one seat on the Tisbury select board for June's annual town election. Incumbent and current board chair Roy Cutrer is looking to keep his seat, and...

Chilmark candidates make their pitch

Chilmark voters go to the polls on Wednesday, April 24, to choose a new select board member. Two candidates, Jeffrey Maida and William Meegan, are vying for one seat on the town’s lead board. The...

Chilmark tennis debate heats up before town meeting

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As Chilmark gears up for its annual town meeting, town officials are expressing concerns about a proposal put forth by a local movement that would change who manages town-owned tennis courts at the Chilmark...