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Phillips Hardware building sells to local business owners

The building that houses Phillips Hardware has sold. Owners Susan Phillips and Donna Leon sold their building to an LLC belonging to Bob and Donna Pacheco, who own Reliable Market. Phillips said the deal will...

1,000 rare ‘blazingstars’ planted in Katama

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Nestled between Slough Cove Road and South Beach sits Katama’s Bamford Preserve, a 60-acre parcel of land owned by The Nature Conservancy. On a warm sunny Thursday, a team consisting of members from various...

Tisbury greenlights drainage project

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On June 22, Tisbury’s select board voted unanimously to write a letter of endorsement for a Beach Street and Beach Street Extension drainage project, headed up by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). The...

Vineyard schools remove Columbus Day from calendar

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Updated 6/24 Martha’s Vineyard schools will wipe Columbus Day from the calendar and celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Oct. 10, 2022.  After an extensive presentation by Lisa Pimentel and Jocelyn Coleman Walton, co-chairs of the Martha’s...

Former sergeant’s charge against Jemison dismissed

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A 2020 charge brought by former Tisbury Police Sgt. Jeff Day against Eugene Jemison, a local Black Lives Matter activist, was dismissed in Edgartown District Court Thursday morning. The charge stemmed from an incident outside...

Interns arrive at The Times

Anna Nesser, a rising senior at Northeastern University, joins The Times this summer as an intern. Anna is working in the features department at The Times. “I have been spending the summer on Martha’s Vineyard...

Chilmark camp policies beefed up

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Chilmark’s select board heard a report Wednesday morning on progress made at the Chilmark Town Affairs Council (CTAC) specific to a camp it runs at the Chilmark Community Center.  The camp was the scene of...

W.T. hires new ZBA board administrator

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Updated June 28 Kim Leaird was unanimously approved by the West Tisbury select board to be appointed as the zoning board of appeals administrator. Leaird will be starting on Wednesday, July 6, to replace current...

Police identify deceased driver

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Massachusetts State Police identified the driver who died in the June 22 crash that happened at the curve of New York and Temahigan Avenues in Oak Bluffs. Micah P. Anderson, a 28-year-old man from...

Aquinnah, Chilmark land DOE grant

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The towns of Aquinnah and Chilmark have received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. The grant, which comes through the Department of Energy's Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project (ETIPP), doesn’t have a...

O.B. says yes to Noyes; no to noise

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During a special joint meeting on Tuesday afternoon with the Oak Bluffs affordable housing committee, the Oak Bluffs select board voted to approve the authorization of up to $300,000 toward the municipal housing trust...

Tisbury School gym demo proves pivotal 

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Tisbury School Building Committee members learned Tuesday afternoon that the demolition of the school’s old brick gym plays a critical role in both when and where unfunded portions of the now $56 million school...

Aquinnah promises more transparency on town projects

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The Aquinnah select board reached a consensus that the town should have more transparency regarding the rehabilitation and planning of town buildings.  Aquinnah town administrator Jeffrey Madison requested this topic be added to the agenda...

MVC decision on trial

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The Martha’s Vineyard Commission found itself in the defendant’s seat as a trial between developers Meeting House Way LLC and the commission commenced in Dukes County Superior Court Tuesday morning.  The MVC is being sued...

O.B.’s Lake Ave. transitions to diagonal parking

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The transition from parallel to diagonal parking on Lake Avenue in Oak Bluffs is finally completed. In addition to Oak Bluffs’ new streetscape overhaul, and the introduction of parallel parking on Circuit Ave. — which...

W.T. to hold food truck public hearing

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West Tisbury announced it will be holding a virtual public hearing about the regulations on food trucks and mobile food vendors on Wednesday, July 13, at 4:30 pm. The draft regulations are available on...

Island camps to hold summit 

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The YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard announced in a press release it will be partnering with King Inclusion Consulting, the Island Disability Coalition, and Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS) Family Support Center to hold the...

Two primary care physicians join Martha’s Vineyard Hospital

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital announced in a press release the addition of two new primary care physicians, Zachary L. Gitlin and Ruppert A. Hawes, to its staff. These additions open “the door to hundreds of...

IGI summer lunch to begin in July

Island Grown Initiative (IGI) announced in a press release it will be starting its Summer Lunch program in July. This program will provide free lunches throughout summer vacation to Island families. The program will...

Come learn about Tisbury’s CWMP

Tisbury water resource committee will be holding a public meeting about its comprehensive wastewater management plan (CWMP) on Thursday, June 23, from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.  According to the announcement, there will be two...