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W.T. voters face $300,000 Prop. 2½ override Tuesday

West Tisbury voters will head to the annual town meeting on Tuesday, May 18, at 5 pm. Once again, the meeting will be held at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs. A special town meeting...

Airport speaks out against pending climate bill

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Martha’s Vineyard Airport officials are denouncing pending state legislation that would require Massachusetts airports to impose a $1,000 fee on any personal, corporate-owned, or charter rental aircraft that touch down. The money from the...

Exploring the Vineyard’s future

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In mid-April, Island Innovation hosted the first Island Finance Forum, a virtual event where members of island communities across the world could exchange solutions for sustainable economic recovery in the post-pandemic world. The event...

Trump snipes at Vineyard Wind

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The success Vineyard Wind achieved Tuesday with the final approval of Vineyard Wind 1, America’s first industrial-scale offshore wind project, became an opportunity for former President Donald Trump to taunt the Vineyard and offshore...

Tisbury firefighters extinguish flaming vessel

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Tisbury firefighters knocked down a boat fire in Lagoon Pond Wednesday afternoon. The vessel was fully engulfed when the Tisbury fire boat came on the scene. The fire produced a giant plume of black...

Drive-in movies are back

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The Oak Bluffs select board unanimously approved the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival’s request to continue a drive-in movie series at the YMCA and add some live performances into the mix. The drive-in would be held...

Oak Bluffs town meeting set for May 15

The Oak Bluffs annual town meeting is set for Saturday, May 15, at 12 pm at the Tabernacle. Voters will take up a 46-article draft warrant and a $34 million budget. A short four-article special...

Water taxi to provide down-Island service

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A water taxi has been given permission to pick up passengers in Vineyard Haven and ferry them to Oak Bluffs and Edgartown. Falmouth Water Transportation Inc., which operates a ferry service from Falmouth Harbor to...

Vaccine bus headed to Vineyard

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A medically equipped Yankee bus will be on-Island beginning this weekend to offer free Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccinations to Islanders who have been unable to get one through the hospital, according to...

Indoor singing on hold again

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An early morning concert at The Ritz Monday was intended to celebrate the loosening of state restrictions to allow for indoor singing performances, but newly released guidance from the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC)...

Ag Fair set for August comeback

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Get ready for skillet tossing, blue ribbons, and carnival games, because the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair is back. Wanting to return to a sense of “normal,” the Ag Fair will hold its 159th fair and...

The May Memorial Challenge races toward $60,000

The 27th annual Memorial Road Race will be held virtually this year over Memorial Day weekend, with the goal of raising $60,000 in support of Hospice and Palliative Care of Martha’s Vineyard (HPCMV) by...

Tisbury PD brings charity into compliance

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The Tisbury Police Relief Association, a charity run by Tisbury Police officers, has brought years’ worth of state filings into compliance following records requests made by The Martha’s Vineyard Times.  State records show that over...

Piazza voices Church Street chargers concern

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Upper Main Street resident Sara Piazza gave a presentation to the Edgartown select board Monday to voice her opposition to the proposed inductive chargers at the Vineyard Transit Authority’s (VTA) Church Street bus stop. “An...

Vineyard Wind 1 is a go

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Updated 5 pm The federal government gave the greenlight to the Vineyard WInd 1 offshore wind farm on Tuesday, a decision that allows mobilization and construction processes to begin. The news was released by the...

Island police complete bias training

Island police completed a three-day training session on implicit and unconscious bias last week. The training was conducted at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School by Hillard Heintze, a security risk-management firm based in Chicago. The...

Grocery delivery service debuts on Martha’s Vineyard

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Martha’s Vineyard residents and seasonal visitors will have another option when it comes to stocking up on farm-fresh foods. New England Country Mart will launch its delivery service with a special first run on May...

The Ritz revives indoor singing on-Island

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The Ritz on Circuit Avenue was alive with instrumental music and singing early Monday morning, as performers and audience members rejoiced at the opportunity to experience a live indoor performance once again. As the clock...

COVID cases continue decline

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New cases of COVID-19 declined for the third week in a row with the Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reporting 32 new cases last week. In an expanded report Monday, the boards of health reported...

Tisbury welcomes Kate Hoffman as ACO

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Kate Hoffman, assistant West Tisbury animal control officer (ACO), has become Tisbury’s new ACO. Hoffman moved to the Vineyard about three and a half years ago. She was an assistant ACO in Everett. She...
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