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Steamship Authority names new freight boat Barnstable 

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The Steamship Authority (SSA) board unanimously approved naming the third offshore supply vessel, which it plans to convert into a ferry, the Barnstable. Two other offshore supply vessels, also planned to be converted into...

New home for Red Cat Kitchen

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A popular Oak Bluffs eatery is on the move. A request to transfer the location and license of Red Cat Kitchen to the site of the former Oyster Bar 02557 was approved unanimously by...

Navigating Aquinnah Circle

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Aquinnah is considering converting a section of 9 Aquinnah Circle into additional parking for the Aquinnah Cliffs area.  “Obviously, parking up at the Cliffs remains a challenge, even though we’ve gone ahead … and added...

Mass General Brigham to undergo restructuring

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Mass General Brigham is undergoing management adjustments that brought some changes for Martha’s Vineyard Hospital president and CEO Denise Schepici.  A memo to Mass General Brigham employees stated that the organizational restructuring of its community...

Oak Bluffs mulls requirement change for harbor slip lottery

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At Tuesday’s Oak Bluffs select board meeting, Mike Santoro, chair of the Oak Bluffs harbor advisory committee, relayed a recommendation from the committee to move up the lottery application deadline for slips in the...

Burt elected to the Tisbury select board

Abbe Burt has been elected to the Tisbury select board, having garnered 188 of the 496 votes cast during Tuesday’s special election. Candidate Christina Colarusso came close with 179 votes; 105 for Donald Rose,...

West Tisbury School renovation inches forward, heads to voters

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The Up-Island Regional School Committee unanimously approved on Monday a warrant article asking for $120,000 to conduct a study on space needs at West Tisbury School. This request will be decided on by voters...

Lawsuit against Stop & Shop dismissed

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A complaint filed last summer in opposition to Edgartown Stop & Shop’s expansion project was dismissed Tuesday. The lawsuit, filed with Dukes County Superior Court on July 11 by Benjamin Hall Sr., names Stop &...

Septic repair slows down Edgartown–West Tisbury Road

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A segment of Edgartown–West Tisbury Road in Edgartown, between where it meets Chase Road and Louise Field Road, is being managed as a one-lane road to perform repairs to the septic system. Trucks from...

Oak Bluffs to hold cover art contest

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The town of Oak Bluffs is currently accepting submissions of artwork to be displayed on this year’s annual town meeting warrant. Per a statement by the town, “The Oak Bluffs select board is seeking ...

SSA reveals website malfunction causes

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Updated Jan. 24 A week after website issues occurred during the Nantucket summer reservation openings, the Steamship Authority’s (SSA) online difficulties happened again, albeit to a lesser degree, during the Martha’s Vineyard summer reservation opening...

Chilmark to interview police chief candidates

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Chilmark announced that its preliminary screening committee recommended three police chief candidate finalists to be interviewed on Tuesday, Jan. 31, by the Chilmark select board. According to the announcement, the interviews will be held...

Tuesday is Tisbury’s special election

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Tisbury will hold a special election Tuesday, in order to find someone to complete the term of Larry Gomez, who resigned from the select board for health reasons.  The four candidates on the ballot are...

New Oak Bluffs inn granted approval

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A new inn slated for Narragansett Avenue in Oak Bluffs got its approval from the Martha’s Vineyard Commission Thursday evening, following thorough deliberation. The project, brought to the commission for review by property owners Elizabeth...

Beach Road Weekend tickets are selling quickly

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  Updated Jan. 24 The line for presale tickets for this summer’s Beach Road Weekend Music Festival snaked down behind the Post Office and around the side of Cumberland Farms Sunday. Concert lovers, bundled up against the...

Public hearing continues for Southern Tier project

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Updated Jan. 24, 2023 6:50 pm The Martha’s Vineyard Commission continued its public hearing Thursday night on a proposed affordable housing project, Southern Tier. Located at 85 Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road in Oak Bluffs, the Southern Tier...

Tisbury master plan seeks more public feedback

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Tisbury continues to work on its master plan and is looking for residents to provide input about how they want to see their town developed. There are two ways town residents can currently participate...

MVRHS science fair showcases creativity

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Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) announced in a press release that it hosted its 24th annual Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, Jan. 14. The release states 36 projects, either investigative or engineering,...

Speaking of coyotes

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If coyotes have been on your mind, a talk with Dan Proulx, problem animal control agent and wildlife rehabilitator at Dan’s Wildlife Rescue, may be able to answer your questions. In an event co-sponsored...

COVID-19 relief funds may go to Howes House project

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At its Wednesday meeting, the West Tisbury select board approved a recommendation from the town’s financial management team to introduce a warrant article at the annual town meeting which would allocate the entirety of...