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W.T. select board mulls roadside rubbish

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West Tisbury select board expressed concern Wednesday evening over litter along Edgartown-West Tisbury Road.  “The root of the problem is the dump in Edgartown,” town administrator Jennifer Rand said. Rand suggested working with Edgartown, the...

Legislators: Misled migrants deserve justice

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Two Beacon Hill lawmakers are calling for an investigation into what they’ve called a “political stunt” that brought 50 migrants and refugees to Martha’s Vineyard last week.  In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick...

Two-minute warning for Sports Haven

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Bill and Caroline Miner came to the Island 25 years ago for a bike ride and saw an opportunity as they pedaled. With a thriving sporting goods store off-Island in Medfield, they saw a...

‘This gives people independence’

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A forum held by the Martha’s Vineyard Older Adult Transportation Coalition Tuesday night made attendees aware of a variety of existing and brand-new programs that get older adults on the Island where they need...

Aquinnah targeted in hateful messages, calls following last week’s migrant arrival

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Aquinnah select board members announced at their Tuesday afternoon meeting that local business and establishments have been reportedly receiving less-than-favorable mail and phone calls from Americans nationwide in response to last week’s arrival and...

New inn proposed in Cottage City

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At its Monday evening meeting, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s Land Use Planning subcommittee was presented with two new project proposals. Owners of a vacant 0.17 lot at 14 Narragansett Ave. in Oak Bluffs are requesting...

Some migrants move on

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Updated 5:22pm Migrants who were transported unwittingly to Martha’s Vineyard and then relocated to Joint Base Cape Cod have been free to come and go from the military base. Edgartown attorney Rachel Self, who has...

Wampanoag Tribe joins NOAA Fisheries’ stranding network

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NOAA Fisheries reported that the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) has recently joined its marine mammal stranding network.  The stranding network is a part of NOAA Fisheries’ marine mammal health and stranding response program,...

Oak Bluffs hopes to reinvigorate shellfish committee

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The Oak Bluffs select board announced last week that the search for the town’s new shellfish constable has been narrowed down to two applicants, who will have their final interviews in the near future.  At...

Aquinnah saw cultural improvements

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The annual report Aquinnah Circle Cultural District Committee submitted to the Massachusetts Cultural Council showed improvements have been implemented in the Aquinnah Circle area during fiscal year 2022 (July 1, 2021, to June 30,...

Moped accident survivor to appear on ‘Survivor’

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Noelle Lambert, the young woman whose leg was severed in a moped crash on Barnes Road in Oak Bluffs in 2016, is a member of the cast of the CBS reality series “Survivor.” Lambert, who...

Chilmark takes a farm stand

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A lease agreement between the owners of Grey Barn and the Trustees of Reservations caught the attention of the Chilmark select board Tuesday night. Taken up as a matter not anticipated by the chair, the...

Asylum seekers injured or tortured

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Some of the asylum seekers duped into boarding airplanes that eventually landed at Martha’s  Vineyard Airport suffered injuries on the long journey to and over the U.S. border with Mexico. One man was reportedly...

Tisbury School wins approval

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Updated Sept. 22 Tisbury voters have endorsed a request for $25.6 million in additional funds for the Tisbury School’s renovation and addition. Per prior statements by school officials, the new dose of money will stave...

School committee delays West Tisbury School decision

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The environmentally friendly school building task force presented to the Up-Island Regional School Committee its recommendations for retrofitting West Tisbury School during a Monday evening hybrid meeting that will cost an estimated $26 million...

Trustees ‘starting over again’ with beach management plans

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At Monday’s Edgartown select board meeting, Island director of the Trustees of Reservations (TTOR) Darci Schofield gave an update on the controversial beach management plan, which was recently rescinded after getting overwhelmingly negative feedback...

Landside portion of Woods Hole project underway

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The Steamship Authority began work on the landside portion of the Woods Hole terminal reconstruction project Monday. The marine portion of the project was completed this past spring, according to SSA spokesman Sean Driscoll....

Oak Bluffs redrafts rifle minutes

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The Oak Bluffs select board has augmented five sets of executive session minutes following an Open Meeting Law (OML) complaint filed by the Martha’s Vineyard Times and a subsequent violation finding by the Massachusetts...

Texas sheriff opens investigation

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A Texas sheriff announced Monday that his office will be launching a criminal investigation into the transportation of the Venezuelan migrants flown from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard as part of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’...

‘The Island moved in a powerful way’

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When migrants arrived on Martha’s Vineyard unannounced with little way to help themselves, Islanders stepped up to the plate. In fact, so many Islanders came forward to help that it became necessary to start...