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Tisbury voters head to the polls May 24

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Tisbury voters will head to the polls at the Emergency Services Building on Tuesday, May 24, from noon to 8 pm. There are no competitive races for town seats, and barring an extraordinary write-in...

MVRHS considers appeal of planning board decision

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The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School committee has tentatively scheduled an executive session, meeting with legal counsel to discuss appealing the decision of the Oak Bluffs planning board that stymied the school track and...

Affordable rental unit applications available in Tisbury

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Island Housing Trust announced in an email that applications for 20 year-round affordable rental units are being accepted at Keuhn’s Way neighborhood in Tisbury. The email stated the final modular home for the site...

Galibois vows to be a presence on M.V.

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Rob Galibois, Democratic candidate for Cape and Islands District Attorney, was on Island Tuesday for a campaign kickoff outside the Edgartown courthouse, followed by a reception with supporters at the Wharf. Galibois was joined on...

Martha’s Vineyard median house price climbs

There’s no time to bask in the glow of the housing bank’s impressive sweep of town meetings and town elections. Tisbury still has an election on Tuesday, May 24, but the housing bank has...

Disposing of electronics for environmental protection

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On the last day of Climate Action Week, Martha’s Vineyard Community Services teamed up with juniors from Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) for Electronics Disposal Day, outside the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center.  Barbara...

Memorial 5K to return to Martha’s Vineyard

Hospice & Palliative Care of Martha’s Vineyard announced in a press release it will be sponsoring its 28th annual 5K Memorial Road Race, alongside the return of the Fun Run for children and families....

Sgt. Day resigns from Tisbury PD

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Sgt. Jeff Day has resigned from the Tisbury Police Department. Tisbury town administrator Jay Grande informed The Times of Day’s resignation on Tuesday, and said the sergeant’s last day was May 6. “His resignation letter...

Tisbury School project in $10 million hole

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The Tisbury School renovation and addition project has been estimated to be $10 million over budget. The Tisbury School building committee (TSBC), working with the architectural firm Tappé, the construction manager at risk W.T....

Verizon project moves forward

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The Edgartown select board unanimously approved Verizon’s request to place a new underground fiber along Church Street, starting at the intersection with Winter Street. However, there is a caveat that Verizon must use the...

Planning board releases official field decision

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The Oak Bluffs planning board has released its official decision on the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School application for a special permit for the installation of a synthetic turf field after voting 2-2 to...

Governor’s back, and then sidelined

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Updated @ 1:50 pm The MV Governor, the Steamship Authority’s oldest ferry, was scheduled to be back in service today as the SSA’s schedule changes and the Oak Bluffs terminal reopens for the season. However, as...

Searle hired as O.B. police chief

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Updated 5/18 at 12:33p  The Oak Bluffs select board voted 3-1 in favor of appointing Edgartown Police Sgt. Jonathan Searle as the town's new chief of police. The select board held interviews with the three top...

Tisbury promotes two to sergeant

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The Tisbury select board approved the promotions of Andrew Silvia and Edward St. Pierre to the rank of sergeant on Wednesday afternoon. Silvia has been with the Tisbury Police in a full-time capacity since...

EV parade creates a buzz

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After what seemed like endless weeks of clouds, rain, gale-force winds, and fog, the weather finally cooperated for the culminating celebratory events of Climate Action Week on Martha’s Vineyard.  The sun was shining as electric...

Woods Hole strikes WHOI dock in ‘thick fog’

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Updated @2:10 pm On Saturday the Steamship Authority ferry Woods Hole crashed into a dock that belongs to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. SSA spokesman Sean Driscoll told The Times Monday the incident happened in...

School meeting will discuss superintendent search

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An All-Island School Committee meeting on Thursday, May 19, will address how to move forward now that Superintendent Matt D’Andrea is resigning from his current position to take a job as superintendent of Wareham...

‘Answering a national call to action’

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Demonstrators arrived in droves, encompassing all Five Corners in Vineyard Haven on Saturday, to demonstrate solidarity with protesters in a nationwide Bans Off Our Bodies protest.  Following a leak of a Supreme Court draft document...

Mask advisory issued as Vineyard reaches ‘high risk’

Another surge in COVID-19 cases has elevated the Island into the “high risk” category under COVID-19 guidelines. That prompted the Tisbury board of health to issue a mask advisory on Tuesday. “In accordance with the...

EduComp redevelopment proposal revised – again

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The Martha’s Vineyard Commission approved an updated policy regarding the preservation of historic structures on Thursday evening. The policy, presented to the board by commissioner Fred Hancock, cites Chapter 831 of the Martha’s Vineyard...