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Tisbury voters support housing bank

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It’s unanimous. Tisbury voters supported establishing a housing bank, making it six-for-six in town meetings and town elections for the Coalition to Create the MV Housing Bank. Tuesday’s election attracted just under 15 percent of...

Edgartown approves shellfishing; tells contractors to speed it up

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Edgartown shellfish constable Rob Morrison’s request for commercial soft-shell clam season in Edgartown Great Pond “by means of hydraulic harvest” from June 6 to Sept. 21 was unanimously approved at the town’s select board...

Cleared trees to be replaced along O.B. roadwork

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Contractors for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) have clear cut along Beach Road and Eastville Avenue as part of shared use path (SUP) construction. The cutting had been a concern of some area...

Synthetic turf moratorium seems likely

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The Oak Bluffs board of health appears to be leaning toward a two-year moratorium banning synthetic turf fields in the town, but won’t take a vote until the town’s attorney, Michael Goldsmith, has a...

Oak Bluffs terminal closes

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Updated @ 4:30 pm The Steamship Authority, which had been diverting ferries from Oak Bluffs Tuesday due to wind issues, closed the terminal midday due to COVID-related staff shortages. SSA spokesman Sean Driscoll told The...

MVRHS begins appeal discussions

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Updated May 25 @ 9 am The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) committee will seek to appeal the Oak Bluffs planning board decision to deny a special permit for a track and synthetic turf...

Surge in COVID cases continues

For the third consecutive week, the Island boards of health have reported more than 100 cases of COVID-19, and for the second week in a row, the Island remains at “high risk” for the...

Reflecting on a century

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Longtime Oak Bluffs resident Gladys Segal celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday with a family gathering at her Beach Road home. She was born Gladys Kurasch in 1922 in North Plainfield, N.J., and Segal’s...

Keeping the soil alive

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Island Grown Initiative (IGI) uses a farming method known as regenerative farming to fight climate change and enrich the soil. These methods were displayed during a recent tour of IGI’s 40-acre Tisbury farm, as...

Before the prom

Students at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School gathered at the property of Ernie Boch Jr. in Edgartown Saturday to take photographs in their formal attire. The prom itself was held at the West Chop...

The chief of Amity Island?

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Edgartown Police Sgt. Jonathan Searle was chosen by the Oak Bluffs select board to be the town’s next police chief. Searle will take the reins of the Oak Bluffs Police Department on June 13. A...

Oak Bluffs man faces terrorism charge

A 29-year-old Oak Bluffs man was charged with making a terroristic threat and use of a hoax device in connection with an off-Island incident, according to a press release issued by Barnstable Police. Eduardo Filho...

Kentucky Senate candidate meets with Islanders

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The Island welcomed former Kentucky representative and first-time Vineyard visitor Charles Booker during his visit with Democratic supporters on Friday. The visit follows his recent primary election win — the first step in his hopes...

Harris headed to the Vineyard

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Vice President Kamala Harris is expected to visit the Vineyard next week, according to multiple sources unable to speak on the record due to the sensitive nature of White House logistics. While not saying who...

Two transported after rear-end collision 

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Two people were taken to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital by Edgartown and Oak Bluffs ambulances following a collision on Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road Friday morning.  “It appeared a vehicle was stopping to turn, and the people behind...

Key milestone for Navigator project

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The proposal to shift skilled nursing care from Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to Navigator Homes of Martha’s Vineyard has taken another step with the signing of a transfer agreement Friday, according to a...

Richie Smith offered job as acting superintendent

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Updated 5/20 @ 12:30 pm After significant debate among the All-Island School Committee (AISC), Assistant Superintendent Richie Smith was offered the role of acting superintendent until a qualified candidate is hired for the permanent position.  The...

PILOT prospect fizzles for high school relief

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Vineyard town administrators, select board members, and other officials learned Wednesday night at their fourth roundtable that PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) payments weren’t an option to offset the revenue loss Oak Bluffs...

Pickup truck rolls over by airport

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A Ford pickup rolled over on its side late Thursday morning by the entrance to Martha’s Vineyard Airport entrance. Edgartown EMS, police and fire responded, as did West Tisbury Police and airport personnel. West...

ARPA funds almost on their way

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The Dukes County Commission met on Wednesday afternoon to provide an update on the management of more than $3 million allotted to the county via the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The federal funds distributed...