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Driver cited after pickup truck severs utility pole 

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A pickup truck driver was cited by Massachusetts State Police after a collision with a utility pole Sunday afternoon on State Road in Tisbury. The crash, which occurred near Tisbury Meadow, severed the pole...

Chatinover spars with Cruz on Twitter

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Keith Chatinover said he was in a political science class at Vermont’s Middlebury College when the Twitter skirmish erupted. Chatinover, a Dukes County commissioner, said Cruz quoted a Martha’s Vineyard Times article “back when he...

Martha’s Vineyard remains in national spotlight

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The 50 migrants and refugees left for the mainland on Friday, but that hasn’t dimmed the spotlight on Martha’s Vineyard. On Wednesday afternoon when two planes arrived unannounced at Martha’s Vineyard Airport carrying the migrants...

Dunk truck: Dump truck careens into VH Harbor

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A runaway dump truck barreled down Beach Street and Beach Street Extension Monday morning, sideswiping several cars, before crashing into Vineyard Haven Harbor. The operator told The Times he lost his brakes, and tried...

Historic East Chop house demolition denied

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At their Thursday evening meeting, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission voted to deny the proposed demolition of an Oak Bluffs house at 7 Arlington Ave, Commissioners denied the application in a 8-2-1 vote and without prejudice,...

Tribe chairwoman visits with President Biden

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The leader of the Island’s Wampanoag Nation spent Sept. 12 and 13 in the company of another nation leader. On Monday, Sept. 12, Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) chairwoman Cheryl Andrews-Maltais was invited to...

Whelan family meets President Biden

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Family members of Paul Whelan met personally with President Joe Biden on Friday along with the family of WNBA player Brittney Griner — both individuals have been imprisoned in Russia. Paul’s sister, Island artist Elizabeth...

Winston’s Kitchen co-owner thankful for support

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Winston’s Kitchen in Oak Bluffs did indeed return to business on Saturday. In a Facebook post, Winston's announced it had reopened. "Thank you to everyone that helped us get back open so quickly," the...

Migrants and refugees are on the move

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  The migrants and refugees from Venezuela have left St. Andrew’s Church for Joint Base Cape Cod. Buses rolled from St. Andrew’s at about 10 am and headed for the Steamship Authority. They arrived at about...

How to make donations or volunteer

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Many of you have asked how you can help with the ongoing efforts to provide shelter, clothing, and food to the 50 Venezuelan migrants and refugees who arrived Wednesday on Martha’s Vineyard. Here’s what...

W.T.  considers special town meeting about MVRHS

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The West Tisbury select board considered holding a special meeting about the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) regional agreement, which was sent to the state for review earlier this month, during a Wednesday,...

Attorney: Migrants were kidnapped

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Updated An attorney who specializes in immigration law says what happened to the 50 people brought to Martha’s Vineyard may be considered kidnapping. Rachel Self, an Island attorney, issued a statement saying that she is looking...

Oak Bluffs nixes mask advisory

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The Oak Bluffs board of health rescinded the town mask advisory at its morning meeting Thursday, citing low CDC risk levels and the lack of ability to enforce an advisory. In the advisory issued on...

What we know about the flights the refugees took

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Updated There has been some confusion about where the two flights came from that landed at Martha’s Vineyard Airport on Wednesday afternoon — mostly because Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has taken credit for the flights...

National immigration debate comes to Martha’s Vineyard

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Less than 24 hours after 50 migrants and refugees from Venezuela arrived at Martha’s Vineyard Airport, the Island is on the national stage — leading national news broadcasts and trending on Twitter. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis,...

Migrants land on Martha’s Vineyard

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Updated September 15 A group 50 Venezuelan migrants, some of them children, landed on Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday. The migrants arrived by plane at Martha’s Vineyard Airport. According to Geoff Freeman, airport director at Martha’s Vineyard...

Two popular Oak Bluffs restaurants closing

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The Cardboard Box and Oyster Bar 02557 of Oak Bluffs will be closing their doors, owners Ben and Erica DeForest announced on Facebook. The last night of operation for the two restaurants will be...

Oak Bluffs grants $250,000 to Southern Tier

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In a joint meeting with the Oak Bluffs affordable housing committee Tuesday evening, the town’s select board approved a request of $250,000 by Island Housing Trust and Boston-based Affirmative Investments to help fund the...

Bringing Lyme vaccines to the Brazilian community

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Care Access is reaching out to the Brazilian and Portuguese-speaking community on Martha’s Vineyard about Pfizer’s Lyme vaccine with the help of two Brazilian doctors, Luis Russo from Rio de Janeiro and Gustavo Kesselring...

Bass in the ‘new’ Grass

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The fifth annual “Bass in the Grass” art initiative, coinciding with and honoring the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, is set to kick off.  The Bass in the Grass fundraiser is made possible...