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Oak Bluffs looks to upgrade police station

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Oak Bluffs is looking at options to renovate or rebuild the town’s aging police station.  The Oak Bluffs select board voted unanimously Tuesday for town administrator Deborah Potter and board chair Gail Barmakian to begin...

Over-sand vehicle access approved for Chappy

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Updated A months-long dispute over whether to allow over-sand vehicles on Chappaquiddick beaches managed by the Trustees of Reservations has ended in time for the Memorial Day weekend surge of visitors. On Wednesday, the Edgartown conservation...

West Tisbury looks to fill short-term rental committee

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West Tisbury officials plan to post openings for up to three positions on a rules and regulations short-term rental committee. This follows voters approving the town's short-term rental bylaw in April. The town select board...

Aquinnah voters go to the polls tomorrow

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Aquinnah voters go to the polls tomorrow, and a contested select board race is atop the ballot. Jannette Vanderhoop, a member of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), is challenging two-term incumbent Tom Murphy. Polls...

Aquinnah creates housing trust

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Aquinnah residents created an affordable housing trust fund at town meeting on Tuesday, along with passing a budget of more than $7 million, and approving over $700,000 in Community Preservation funding requests. The Aquinnah affordable...

Google gaffe leads to Beach Road confusion

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Google Maps users seeking popular Vineyard Haven spots such as ArtCliff Diner, the Net Result, or (hopefully) The Martha's Vineyard Times will now see those Island businesses supposedly located on Anchor Way, instead of...

Woman injured on Vineyard prepares for Paris Paralympics

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When two women riding a moped collided with a dump truck on Barnes Road in August 2016, the damage was so horrific that even seasoned first responders were shaken. The driver, 19-year-old Noelle Lambert, a...

South Beach restoration stops for summer

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Visitors to one of the Island’s most popular beaches this summer will find that South Beach has drastically changed, despite Edgartown’s efforts to restore the large dunes, pathways, and roads heavily damaged by storms...

Spirit of the Vineyard Award calls for nominations 

Nominations for the Spirit of the Vineyard Award are now open.  The award, sponsored by Vineyard Village at Home, given annually, honors Islanders who have served their community through volunteer and nonprofit work.  The criteria, listed...

Oak Bluffs breaks ground on wastewater upgrades

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Oak Bluffs officials say a major upgrade of the town’s wastewater treatment facility is intended to reduce the flow of nitrogen and other nutrients that can cause algae blooms in Island ponds.  Town officials and...

Conservation Society welcomes new community organizer

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Filmmaker, project manager, writer, and born-and-raised Islander Zada Clarke has been added to the Vineyard Conservation Society’s staff as director of advocacy and community organizing. VCS Executive Director Samantha Look said she’s excited to have...

MVYRadio awards Business Diversity Initiative grants

Gillian Inspired Designs of East Sandwich and Sun and the Moon Consignment of Cotuit are the latest winners of MVYRadio's Business Diversity Initiative grants. The grants, created to offer airtime to business owners from traditionally...

O.B. Association honors one of its founders

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The Oak Bluffs Association will honor the life and legacy of one of its founders and local business owner, Dennis daRosa. The association will install a memorial plaque for daRosa at the Oak Bluffs information...

Aquinnah prepares for town meeting

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As the Aquinnah town meeting approaches on May 14, town officials and residents are preparing for votes on 20 articles covering affordable housing, community preservation, dredging to combat erosion, and repairs to town buildings. Town...

‘Jaws’ star dies at 77

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Susan Backlinie, an actress and stuntwoman best known for her role as the first shark attack victim in “Jaws” and her subsequent depiction on the film’s poster, died Saturday at 77. Backlinie opened the 1975...

Steamship PETA ad roils Islanders

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In the hallways of the Steamship Authority (SSA) passenger ferry Martha’s Vineyard, six posters were recently put on display asking passengers a provocative question: “Did your lobster kill a whale?”  The 22- by 28-inch advertisements...

Seal washes up in Oak Bluffs

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A dead seal was reported washed up on East Chop Beach in Oak Bluffs on Saturday. Ainsley Smith, marine mammal stranding coordinator at the federal National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), says the stranding was...

Parents: one week left to take school climate survey

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Parents of Vineyard public school students have until next Friday to respond to an annual school climate survey that will inform administration about perceptions of school environments. The United States Department of Education's school climate...

Island salon gathers supplies for Brazil flooding victims

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The owner of Talita Destefani Beauty Lounge in Vineyard Haven turned her salon into a temporary donation center last Thursday to collect clothes, shoes, and blankets for Brazil’s southern state Rio Grande do Sul,...

Work begins Saturday on Chappy ferry ramp

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The Chappy Ferry won’t carry vehicles from 9 am Saturday until 3 pm Sunday so workers can install a new ramp. Peter Wells, owner of the Chappy Ferry, guaranteed the new ramp would be in...