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Iozzo was with family when moped crash happened

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A 20-year-old West Brookfield woman was with her parents, who were also on a moped, at the time the moped she was on crashed into an oncoming car, according to a Chilmark police report. On...

Portuguese man o’ war found at South Beach

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Portuguese man o’ war was found washed ashore on South Beach Thursday morning. The Edgartown Parks Department reported the discovery in a Facebook post warning beachgoers to be wary of the creatures, although it...

27 COVID cases this week

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There have been 27 new COVID cases so far this week: 10 on Sunday, three on Monday, five on Tuesday, four on Wednesday, and five on Thursday. The hospital has begun administering third doses for...

Work resumes on Beach Road

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With summer at its end, construction operations on Beach Road have resumed, with an expected completion date in fall of 2022. “MassDOT has resumed construction operations, which were suspended on Beach Road during the peak...

UPDATE: Football game moved to MVRHS

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The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School football team has had a shakeup in its schedule after 19 students at the school they were scheduled to play tested positive for COVID-19. MVRHS was scheduled to play...

SSA tackles leaky canopies

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Those flashy new glass canopies, decorated with nautical charts, at the Steamship Authority’s Woods Hole terminal aren’t doing the job of keeping rain off passengers. All week, crews from Cherry Hill Glass Co. have been...

No charges sought against Vineyard Trust

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The Cape and Islands District Attorney’s office is not pursuing criminal charges against the Vineyard Trust. Assistant District Attorney Tara Miltimore confirmed criminal charges were not being pursued in an email to The Times Thursday....

Port council approves SSA’s 2022 schedule

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The Steamship Authority port council voted 3-1 to approve the proposed 2022 Martha’s Vineyard ferry schedule during a Zoom meeting on Thursday morning. The schedule includes a seasonal 5:30 am freight boat that continues...

Planning board tables MVRHS special permit decision

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The Oak Bluffs planning board tabled a vote on whether the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School will be required to apply for a special permit for the school’s athletic field project. At the outset of...

DA declines to prosecute Washington

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The Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office has declined to prosecute a rape case against Micah Washington. Washington was arraigned on one count of rape in Edgartown District Court in 2018, based on a...

O.B. cop resigns following Tisbury crash

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Updated Sept. 17  An Oak Bluffs police officer has resigned after being charged by Tisbury Police with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and a marked...

Dukes County to mandate vaccines for county employees

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Dukes County employees will soon be required to be fully vaccinated if they are working in-person in county buildings, barring exemptions for sincerely held religious beliefs and medical reasons. At the commission’s meeting Wednesday, Dukes...

MVC releases draft minority report on fields

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The Martha’s Vineyard Commission has reluctantly released a seven-page minority report drafted after the commission narrowly approved a sports complex for Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School that includes a controversial synthetic turf field. The...

Red Gate Farm purchased by Land Bank

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The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission has purchased 32 acres known as Red Gate Farm in Aquinnah for $10 million from the family of Caroline Kennedy and Edwin Schlossberg, according to a Facebook post...

Vineyard minister served at Ground Zero

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The Rev. Stephen Harding, the priest of Grace Episcopal Church in Vineyard Haven and chaplain for the Tisbury Fire Department and Ambulance Service, served as a chaplain at Ground Zero in 2001 and 2002....

West Tisbury experiences power outage

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Thirty West Tisbury customers experienced power outages Wednesday from problems with privately-owned underground cables, Eversource spokesman Chris McKinnon told The Times on Wednesday. Eversource’s crew is still evaluating the situation and deciding whether they can...

Chilmark endorses hazard mitigation plan

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Chilmark’s select board unanimously endorsed a hazard mitigation plan update Tuesday night. The county-wide plan provides data, analysis, and recommendations to help Vineyard towns safeguard against threats like flooding and wildfire.  Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC)...

West Tisbury searches for next committee chair

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The West Tisbury Complete Streets committee is searching for someone to be its next chair.  During a recent Zoom meeting, current committee chair Berta Geller said she plans to leave the committee by early October,...

Oak Bluffs approves additional lead testing

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The Oak Bluffs select board approved a request for additional lead testing at East Chop Lighthouse. “The main area of concern is where the previous lighthouse keeper's house was, and the shed,” town health agent...

Special permit question looms over MVRHS field project

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The question of whether the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) is required to apply for a special permit under a particular Oak Bluffs zoning bylaw has sparked controversy between Oak Bluffs planning board...
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