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Egg hunt meant as a pick-me-up

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Paula Karol wants to provide a little spring fun by placing more than 75 papier-mâché Easter eggs filled with her homemade candy around the Island for folks to go out and find.  Karol, a dermatologist...

Longtime Chilmark resident Emmett Carroll dies

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Updated Marshall Emmett Carroll Jr. recently passed away. He was 77 years old. A graveside service was held Tuesday at Abel’s Hill Cemetery. A complete obituary is expected in the coming days.  Carroll, who was known...

SSA accepts entries for calendar contest

The Steamship Authority (SSA) is accepting entries for its sixth annual “Sail into Imagination” art contest for students in grades K‐12 living on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket, and in Fairhaven and New...

W.H. terminal employee tests positive

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A Steamship Authority employee at the Woods Hole terminal tested positive for COVID-19. The ferry line was informed of the test results Tuesday, and is not disclosing the name of the employee for medical...

RODA says it’s being ignored

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Updated April 2 With America’s first industrial-scale offshore wind farm poised to receive final approval from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), fishermen continue to have reservations about potential impacts.  Vineyard Wind 1, a 62-turbine...

New camera to count herring at Lagoon Pond

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A new underwater camera was installed at the Lagoon Pond herring run Tuesday to help gather data on herring populations. The fish counter camera sits inside a metal box shaped like a Tetris piece, which...

Jamieson advances to top 24 on ‘American Idol’

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Colin Jamieson, the Bay State singer with ties to Martha’s Vineyard, has made it to the top 24 of this season of “American Idol.” Jamieson wowed the judges in the Showstopper round with his performance...

Cell tower case against MVC, AT&T dismissed

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Updated March 30 In a 36-page ruling, Superior Court Judge Paul Wilson dismissed a lawsuit brought by Dana and Robert Strayton against the Martha’s Vineyard Commission and AT&T over the lawfulness of a 115-foot cell...

Edgartown approves second summer of outdoor dining

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Edgartown restaurants will be able to offer outdoor dining this summer, following last season’s successful (yet unexpected) test run. At a meeting of the Edgartown select board Monday, board members voted unanimously to allow restaurants...

Coogan: ‘It’s time for somebody else to pick up the ball’

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After 18 years on the Oak Bluffs board of selectmen, Greg Coogan is ready to step away and not seek re-election in the spring. Coogan grew up visiting the Island in the summer months, staying...

NAACP celebrates women of color on Martha’s Vineyard

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An online program celebrating Black history and women’s history on Martha’s Vineyard featured a discussion with two influential women who have made it their life’s work to combat inequality and oppression in all forms....

Fernandes files forest, wind bills

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State Rep. Dylan Fernandes, D-Falmouth, has taken steps to ensure the superintendent of the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest has a place to live. Housing played a decisive role in former Superintendent Ginny Dautreuil...

Following weeks of decline, Island sees COVID spike

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After weeks of decline, the Island is now seeing a surge of confirmed COVID-19 cases with 47 cases reported by the Martha’s Vineyard boards of health between March 21 and March 27. The 47 confirmed...

Oak Bluffs says goodbye to Whritenour

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Oak Bluffs town officials gathered Friday to send off longtime town administrator Robert Whritenour, who was hired as the Yarmouth town administrator in January. Town officials from the Fire, EMS, Police, wastewater, and highway departments...

Breaker repair returns Island Home to service

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Update March 29 The Steamship Authority’s largest ferry was sidelined most of the day Sunday because of a mechanical issue. The vessel failed to take its early morning crossing to Vineyard Haven, and was kept...

SSA board okays special piling materials

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At a special one-item meeting Wednesday, March 24, the Steamship Authority board voted unanimously to approve a $173,552 change order for the $53 million waterside portion of the Woods Hole Terminal reconstruction project. The...

Community seafood program distributes black sea bass

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The Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust (MVFPT) has expanded its community seafood program, and is looking to distribute more than 36,500 containers of black sea bass stew and chowder to Island folks. This includes organizations...

25 new COVID cases; four linked to barbershop

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Updated 6:20 pm  Martha’s Vineyard is seeing an uptick in cases including four cases linked to King’s Barbershop in Vineyard Haven. There were 25 new positive cases reported this week — as of last Friday, the...

Nautical cutoff switch regulation begins April 1

A new boating regulation meant to prevent the injury or death of people accidentally cast overboard will take effect April 1. Operators of recreational boats shorter than 26 feet in length will be required...

Lambert’s Cove Inn licenses renewed

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In a trio of back-to-back-to-back votes Wednesday evening, the West Tisbury select board voted unanimously to approve an outdoor dining permit, an entertainment license, and a seasonal wine and beer license for the Lambert’s...
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