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Tisbury implements new aquaculture regs

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The Tisbury Select Board unanimously approved changes to the town’s aquaculture regulations that will allow oyster farming closer to the water’s surface. The new regulations come as farmers have complained that poor water quality —...

Schools pursue equity, equal representation

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Updated, Feb. 15 If the Martha’s Vineyard school committees were graded on their makeup compared with the Island’s school population, they would receive a failing grade. Members of the Island's four school committees say that they...

SSA summer reservations go live 

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Updated Feb. 14 The Steamship Authority kicked off the opening for summer reservations on the Martha’s Vineyard route on Wednesday, Feb. 14, and so far it’s been relatively smooth sailing — compared at least with...

Aquinnah eying Cliff erosion mitigation

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Groundwater seeping through the Aquinnah Cliffs may be causing erosion, and the Aquinnah climate and energy committee is pursuing a state grant to evaluate ways to slow that erosion down.  Committee chair Bill Lake says...

Haley ethics appeal dismissed

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A Suffolk county judge has shot down an appeal by an Aquinnah Select Board member who tried to fight back against charges that he violated state ethics laws when he approved payments to himself...

Community College holding info sessions 

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As the academic year for high school students settles into its last semester, Cape Cod Community College (4Cs) will provide three free information sessions for parents and students, covering everything families need to know...

Frustrations rising at Edgartown School

Citing a lack of leadership in the aftermath of COVID-19, and amid challenges posed by a rising student body whose primary language is not English, a growing number of parents at Edgartown School are...

Audit finds SSA lacking in cybersecurity

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Updated The state has found the Steamship Authority (SSA) is lacking in protective measures for cyber security.  The Office of the State Auditor announced in a Monday press release that Steamship staff are not properly trained...

Rez Williams passes away at 81

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Island artist and conservationist Rez Williams, whom some described as an Island treasure, passed away recently at 81 years of age.  Williams grew up on Long Island, N.Y. He graduated from Union College with a...

Edgartown Water Department: Discolored water not health risk

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Edgartown residents who noticed a slight discoloration in their water recently won’t need to worry about their health, says Water Superintendent Bill Chapman.  On Monday, the town’s water department announced that it experienced an issue...

Ag Fair poster contest open

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The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society has announced the opening of its poster contest for the 162nd Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair. Participants should design a poster that captures the heart of the big, annual event. Submissions...

Montessori School expansion faces neighbors’ pushback

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The Vineyard Montessori School’s expansion plans in Tisbury faced resistance from neighbors during their first public airing.  On Thursday, Feb. 1, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) held a hearing regarding the school’s plans to construct...

Tisbury cool to New Bedford freight proposal

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Tisbury town officials are pushing back against a New Bedford shipping company’s proposal to bring freight into the Steamship Authority terminal in Vineyard Haven, worrying that the added traffic would have a detrimental impact...

Local D.A. targets human traffickers

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The local district attorney’s office says that it is expanding resources devoted to human trafficking in the region, an illegal trade they say is active on the Cape and Islands.  District Attorney Rob Galibois, in...

School committee to withdraw field application

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Updated Feb. 7 In another sign of de-escalation in the ongoing turf field debate, the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) School Committee is pulling back on its plans to build a synthetic turf field. In...

Edgartown man sentenced to 8 years for bank heist

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The Edgartown man who pleaded guilty to robbing a Rockland Trust bank in Falmouth has been sentenced to more than 8 years in prison. U.S. District Court Judge Angel Kelley sentenced 40-year-old Petar Petyoshin to...

Edgartown losing students to school choice

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Parents of students at the Edgartown School say that they are concerned with a decline in the student population, with some criticizing the school’s administration for a lack of leadership. Enrollment at the school has...

Trustees lay off 10 percent of staff

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The Trustees of Reservations say that layoffs felt across their organization will not impact their beach operations on the Vineyard.  Trustees CEO and President Katie Theoharides recently issued a letter to governance members, stating that...

Childbirth disparities discussed during Black History Month

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A collaboration of Island institutions and civil rights groups kicked off Black History Month at the Oak Bluffs library on Saturday with a film and potluck brunch. A sizable crowd gathered for the event, which...

Fly tying get-togethers return

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Fly fishermen, would-be fly fishermen, and generally bored people who would like to listen to other bored fishermen tell stories, your opportunity to get out of the house is at hand. The Martha’s Vineyard Rod...