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SSA board passes $119.6 million budget

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Updated Oct. 22 On Tuesday morning, the Steamship Authority board unanimously approved a $119.6 million operating budget for 2022. SSA treasurer and comptroller Mark Rozum told the board the expected operating revenue for 2022 is...

Haley’s case moved to mediation

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The Massachusetts State Ethics Commission held a hearing Tuesday regarding Aquinnah select board member Gary Haley, who was accused by the commission in May of allegedly overbilling the town of Aquinnah by more than...

Chilmark property sells for $25 million

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The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank has brought in over $2 million in two weeks — $623,960 for the week ending Oct. 8, and $1,544,570 for the week ending Oct. 15 — from real estate transfer fees,...

Chilmark School renovation process pushed forward

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Chilmark School’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) project saw some progress during the up-Island school committee meeting Monday evening. The committee unanimously ratified an inter-municipal agreement to pay for the project.  The committee...

Hearings set for transfer fee legislation

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The state legislature’s Housing Committee is set to hold a hearing on affordable housing transfer fee legislation on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 11 am.  Two bills will have hearings: S.868 and H.1377 are the Senate...

Edgartown creates energy survey

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The Edgartown energy committee is conducting a survey of town residents to better understand their energy usage through a short questionnaire.  The questionnaire takes five minutes to complete, and asks residents how they heat their...

Vineyard Haven drug raid leads to arrests

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Tisbury Police along with the Martha’s Vineyard Drug Task Force arrested two women during a drug raid at the Vineyard Harbor Motel in Vineyard Haven Sunday night. Shauna Fullin, 41, of Vineyard Haven, residing as...

MV CROP Hunger Walk concludes with celebration

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A small but enthusiastic crowd gathered Sunday to celebrate the accomplishments of the Martha’s Vineyard CROP Hunger Walk, which had participants from various religious organizations on the Island. People swayed and chattered as the...

26 new COVID cases

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New COVID-19-positive test results leveled out last week with 26 new cases, including the first reported cases in Island public schools since school began in September. Of the new cases, 21 were from the Martha’s...

Trust taps Previd for executive director

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The Vineyard Trust has named Nevette Previd as its new executive director. Previd will take the reins of the nonprofit organization that oversees the maintenance of 20 historic properties on the Island such as Flying...

Derby sets scholarship record; Magid reels in the boat

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For some, it was a record-setting Derby — for others, it was a struggle to stay on the leaderboards, or even get a weighable fish. But, with 3,144 registered anglers having participated, and a...

Chaos: Two SSA freight boats sidelined

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  Updated Oct. 18 The Steamship Authority sidelined two freight boats Saturday for mechanical issues. The loss of the vessels torpedoed the crossing schedule, and left numerous disgruntled walk-on and vehicle passengers stuck or delayed through...

Defendant dies prior to arraignment

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Mark Moran, a 33-year-old New Jersey man who faced charges from an alleged stabbing incident in Oak Bluffs on Oct. 9, died unexpectedly prior to arraignment.  Moran’s obituary states that he was a veteran and...

Hospital opens over 650 booster appointments

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The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is opening another round of Pfizer booster appointments with over 650 becoming available at 4:30 pm Friday. In a press release Friday afternoon, communications specialist Marissa Lefebvre said appointments can be...

Love at first bite

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This wedding gives new meaning to tying the knot. For more than a decade, Michelle DeSiena and Darryl Goffreda have been coming to the Island to participate in the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish...

Alleged Tisbury house robber arraigned

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A 31-year-old man was arraigned Friday before Edgartown District Court Judge Paul Pino on multiple charges stemming from break-ins in Tisbury. Patrick Lucas pleaded not guilty to six counts of felony breaking and entering...

Up-Island boards consider Tri-Town Ambulance change

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Updated 8:44 pm All three Up-Island select boards met in a joint Zoom meeting to vote on a new cost-sharing formula for the Tri-Town Ambulance service. The final decision on it will be delayed until...

Shearer Cottage seeks expansion

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The Martha’s Vineyard Commission continued a public hearing for the renovation and expansion project at the historic Inn at Shearer Cottage in Oak Bluffs. The properties include two buildings: a main, two-story cottage with three...

Rosenbaum resigns from airport commission

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Bob Rosenbaum, chair of the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission, has resigned effective immediately. At the commission’s meeting Thursday afternoon, Rosenbaum cited an ethics commission ruling after he purchased a hangar at the airport. He purchased...

Harbor Homes looking for winter shelter support

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Harbor Homes is looking to reopen its winter shelters, and is reaching out to the community for a final push of support. A winter shelter has been operated by Island clergy for the past six...
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