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MVC signs off on Hob Knob denial

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The Martha’s Vineyard Commission gave a final written decision denying the Hob Knob project. The project was denied in a close 7-5 vote in February after several public hearings and multiple redesigns. Several commissioners cited...

Right Fork Diner will not reopen

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After 15 years, the Right Fork Diner, the popular Katama Airfield eatery, will not reopen this year. Speaking to The Times by phone Friday, diner owner Jamie Langley said she will not be submitting a...

Initiative seeks to tackle food waste

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In response to the environmental and financial costs of exporting food waste off-Island, the Food Waste Initiative is advocating for investment in local composting infrastructure. In a virtual chat hosted early Thursday evening, project...

Airport continues PFAS monitoring

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The Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission is continuing to work with consulting and engineering firm, Tetra Tech, to monitor private wells for per- and poly-fluoralalkyl substances (PFAS), and treat them with filtration systems if the...

UK variant detected on-Island

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Three cases of the B.117 COVID-19 variant, known as the UK variant, have been detected on the Island, according to Martha's Vineyard Hospital chief nurse and chief operating officer Claire Seguin. Speaking to reporters Friday...

Citgo tank project hits bump in the road

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Updated 4/9 Tisbury banned a contractor from using Beach Street Extension to run a pump hose out to the harbor Thursday until steps were taken to lessen the impact of the contractor’s bridge over a...

The Queen of Dairy opens its doors

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Manager Max Celeste said not much was different from last year aside from new Dilly Bar packaging and new Blizzard flavors like frosted animal cookie. While he opened later than usual, Celeste said it...

Three finalists in the running for West Tisbury fire chief

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The search for an individual to succeed West Tisbury Fire Chief Manuel Estrella III has boiled down to three finalists, two of whom are West Tisbury firefighters. Fire Capt. Marques Rivers and Deputy Chief...

County requests more vaccines

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Dukes County commissioners are sending a letter to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, as well as to state representatives and Gov. Charlie Baker’s office, requesting additional vaccines ahead of the imminent population boom...

West Tisbury select board authorizes warrants

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At a short meeting Wednesday, the West Tisbury select board unanimously approved a 48-article annual town meeting warrant and a one-article special town meeting warrant. The annual town meeting is slated for May 18...

The Times welcomes Bluedot Living

The Martha’s Vineyard Times Company will launch Bluedot Living, a sustainable lifestyle magazine, in late May.  Bluedot, published in a partnership with Bluedot, LLC, an organization founded by Victoria Riskin of West Tisbury, will be...

Fernandes refiles private utility line bill

State Rep. Dylan Fernandes, D-Falmouth, has refiled legislation that would protect homeowners from surprise costs associated with private utility line upgrades and repairs.  “This bill gives the Department of Public Utilities or the Attorney General...

IDC helps eight organizations work toward inclusiveness goals

The Island Disability Coalition (IDC) is supporting eight community organizations in working toward offering more inclusive spaces, programming, and cultures. According to Julie Lively, resource specialist for IDC, the coalition will be providing individualized project...

Oak Bluffs, West Tisbury get affordable housing grants

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Updated April 8  The towns of Oak Bluffs and West Tisbury were awarded housing choice grants from the state to build affordable housing units. The grants help Massachusetts cities and towns meet specific housing production...

Chilmark select board approves ATM warrant

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The Chilmark select board voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a 37-article annual town meeting warrant. Town meeting is slated for May 24 at 5:30 pm. Among the articles in the warrant is a...

New flight between White Plains and M.V.

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Updated On May 28, Elite Airways will begin jet service between the Vineyard and White Plains, N.Y. The service will be nonstop, carry-ons are free, and there are no middle seats, according to a...

Hospital tests for COVID variants

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With the rapid surge in confirmed cases of COVID-19 — 101 over a seven-day period reported by the boards of health and then 32 more in the last four days — Martha’s Vineyard Hospital officials...

Oak Bluffs candidates address the issues

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Incumbent Jason Balboni and newcomers Emma Green-Beach and Rich Michelson are the three candidates vying for two open seats on the Oak Bluffs select board, in the town’s only contested race. Balboni, the current chair...

O.B. hires Nelson Wirtz as new fire chief

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The Oak Bluffs select board chose W.F. Nelson Wirtz as the town’s next fire chief at a meeting Tuesday. A career firefighter for the past 25 years, Wirtz is currently a captain with the Chatham...

Goodbyes for Dhakir Warren

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School officials bid a warm farewell to Dhakir Warren Monday night at a meeting of the Martha’s Vineyard High School Committee. Warren, the high school’s administrator of student affairs, was recently named as the...
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