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To have or not to have parallel parking 

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Parallel parking was the hot-button issue at a public hearing on Zoom Monday for Oak Bluffs streetscape plans, with several stakeholders opposing the proposed change. The streetscape project — funded by $2.7 million that was...

Auction to benefit Friends of Family Planning

The Friends of Family Planning of Martha’s Vineyard is hosting an online auction to raise funds in support of Island reproductive and sexual healthcare, according to a press release. The online auction runs from...

Windle slated for arraignment 

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Oak Bluffs resident Jeffrey S. Windle is scheduled for arraignment in Edgartown District Court on June 25 on charges that stem from a fraudulent check. The arraignment date comes after a determination of probable...

Edgartown investigates dog ‘attack’

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The Edgartown select board is asking its animal control officer to investigate an incident involving a dog attack on Clevelandtown Road on Sunday, March 21. During a meeting Monday, the select board referred the incident...

O.B. narrows fire chief search

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Oak Bluffs has narrowed its search for a new fire chief to three candidates. The finalists are Andrew M. Went of Lincoln, RI, William R. Choate of Lakeville, and W.F. Nelson Wirtz, of Brewster. “All candidates...

Island sees spike of 101 COVID-19 cases

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Updated Confirmed cases of COVID-19 skyrocketed last week with the Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reporting 101 new cases between March 28 and April 3. The 101 new cases are more than double the 47 new...

A new day for Sunset Lake

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In 2010, a group of neighbors living near Sunset Lake in Oak Bluffs had an idea to improve the lake. Eleven years later, that idea has become a reality. Early Monday morning, the Friends and...

Court denies tribe’s latest appeal

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Updated @6:40 pm A federal appeals court has rejected a request for an en banc review of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) versus the town and state. In a brief decision posted Monday, the...

Island police implicit bias training set for May

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Members of the Island’s six police departments will engage in an implicit and unconscious bias training on May 4, 5, and 6. The training will be conducted on-Island by Hillard Heintze, a security risk-management team...

West Tisbury firefighters snuff out deck fire

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Just before 4 pm Sunday, West Tisbury firefighters responded to a deck fire at 232 Longview Road.  “It started right in the center of the deck,” West Tisbury Fire Chief Manuel Estrella III said. The...

Vineyard Wind downplays insurance risk

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At a Friday morning project presentation hosted by the Cape Cod Technical Council, a Vineyard Wind executive downplayed the prospect vessel insurers will prohibit their policy holders from passage through the Vineyard Wind 1...

MVRHS field hearing focuses on PFAS

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The Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) heard additional expert testimony Thursday on the toxicological findings related to per- and poly-fluoralalkyl substances (PFAS) in synthetic turf proposed for the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) athletic...

Grand jury could hear Reagan case

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Alleged kidnapper Felix Reagan came before Edgartown District Court Judge Benjamin Barnes remotely Friday morning for a pretrial conference, and faced the likelihood charges against him will go to a grand jury. Robert Nolan,...

Shirley’s, Barn close due to COVID cases

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  .  By Brian Dowd and Lucas Thors   Two Island businesses are closed as the Island has seen its biggest increase in positive COVID-19 cases in the past few months. Positive COVID-19 cases at Shirley’s Hardware in Vineyard...

That shaking feeling was not an earthquake

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That jolt you felt around 10:45 am Friday was not an earthquake, according to a geophysicist with the United States Geological Survey (USGS). “Our best guess is there was some type of sonic boom,” Robert...

Harbor Homes receives $1,725 from Client’s Choice

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Harbor Homes of Martha’s Vineyard recently received a $1,725 check through Feiner Real Estate’s Client’s Choice program, which will go toward purchasing property in Oak Bluffs. Harbor Homes is looking to create the first...

Not your garden-variety prank

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Drive by the Howes House Up-Island Council on Aging across from Alley’s General Store on any given April Fools' Day, and you may see something curious — daffodils in full bloom. Don’t be confused when...

O.B. joins state in SUP land taking

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Oak Bluffs plans to take land from Eastville homeowners to facilitate a shared-use path (SUP) project. The land taking will come in addition to land the commonwealth intends to take in furtherance of the...

SSA offers priority passage for vaccine appointments

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Beginning April 1, the Steamship Authority is treating vaccine appointments the same as medical appointments for Vineyard residents traveling off-Island. Residents traveling off-Island will have to already have an active preferred or excursion profile with...

MVRHS teachers highlight women, gender education

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Teachers at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) are highlighting the importance of inclusive education by bringing a diverse range of female authors, artists, and historical figures into their everyday curricula. With February being Black...
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