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Defendant dies prior to arraignment

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Mark Moran, a 33-year-old New Jersey man who faced charges from an alleged stabbing incident in Oak Bluffs on Oct. 9, died unexpectedly prior to arraignment.  Moran’s obituary states that he was a veteran and...

Hospital opens over 650 booster appointments

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The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is opening another round of Pfizer booster appointments with over 650 becoming available at 4:30 pm Friday. In a press release Friday afternoon, communications specialist Marissa Lefebvre said appointments can be...

Love at first bite

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This wedding gives new meaning to tying the knot. For more than a decade, Michelle DeSiena and Darryl Goffreda have been coming to the Island to participate in the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish...

Alleged Tisbury house robber arraigned

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A 31-year-old man was arraigned Friday before Edgartown District Court Judge Paul Pino on multiple charges stemming from break-ins in Tisbury. Patrick Lucas pleaded not guilty to six counts of felony breaking and entering...

Up-Island boards consider Tri-Town Ambulance change

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Updated 8:44 pm All three Up-Island select boards met in a joint Zoom meeting to vote on a new cost-sharing formula for the Tri-Town Ambulance service. The final decision on it will be delayed until...

Shearer Cottage seeks expansion

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The Martha’s Vineyard Commission continued a public hearing for the renovation and expansion project at the historic Inn at Shearer Cottage in Oak Bluffs. The properties include two buildings: a main two-story cottage with three...

Rosenbaum resigns from airport commission

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Bob Rosenbaum, chair of the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission, has resigned effective immediately. At the commission’s meeting Thursday afternoon, Rosenbaum cited an ethics commission ruling after he purchased a hangar at the airport. He purchased...

Harbor Homes looking for winter shelter support

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Harbor Homes is looking to reopen its winter shelters and is reaching out to the community for a final push of support. A winter shelter has been operated by Island clergy for the past six...

No trick, treats coming back

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A family on William Street in Vineyard Haven says they and some of their neighbors will welcome trick-or-treaters to their homes on Halloween so long as public health officials are ok with it. Last year...

West Tisbury considers change from Columbus Day

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The process to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day was put on hold during Wednesday’s West Tisbury select board meeting.  Skipper Manter, West Tisbury select board chair, had asked to put this issue on...

Offshore Ale set to change hands

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Offshore Ale Co. is set to get new owners, with a sale of the Kennebec Avenue staple and building to close next month. Colleen and Phil McAndrews, who have owned the business since 2006, have...

IHT announces house for sale in West Tisbury

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Island Housing Trust has a three-bedroom house for sale in West Tisbury, according to an email blast sent out by the nonprofit. “We have recently renovated this three-bedroom home located at 57 Rustling Oaks in...

Klingensmith appointed full-time Edgartown Police officer

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Updated Oct. 14 The Edgartown select board voted 2-0 Tuesday afternoon to appoint Edgartown Reserve Officer Doron (“Dodi”) Klingensmith a full-time police officer. Klingensmith appeared in the Zoom feed with several Edgartown Police officers behind...

Flu clinic set for Oct. 23

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An all-Island seasonal flu clinic will be open to the public on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 9 am to 12 noon at the Oak Bluffs School. The clinic will be held as a drive-through. There...

Massachusetts DFW to raise hunting and fishing license fees 

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The cost of a resident fishing license will increase from $22.50 to $26 next year, and will gradually increase to $40 by 2026. It’s just one of several fishing and hunting fees that are on...

Dog Walk for Fergus set for Oct. 17

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A walk in honor of Fergus, a year-old yellow Lab controversially euthanized, will be held on Oct. 17 at the East Chop Beach Club parking lot. Fergus was allegedly taken from the Edgartown home...

Voters to decide on future fire chief powers 

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The decision to have a strong or weak fire chief will be in the hands of Oak Bluffs voters next month at the town’s special town meeting. At a meeting Tuesday night, the Oak Bluffs...

UPDATED: Beach Road work resumes

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If you have business near the Five Corners end of Beach Road in Vineyard Haven, you’ll need to plan ahead. Contractors for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation were working on the sidewalk on the...

‘We still live here’

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  Drums beat while the Black Brook Singers, an Aquinnah group specializing in powwow and traditional Eastern Native American singing, performed a song signaling the beginning of the first celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day on...

25 new COVID cases 

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New confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose slightly last week, with the Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reporting 25 new cases. The 25 new cases are more than double the 11 cases reported the previous week....
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