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Broken trust? 

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A warrant article requesting Community Preservation committee (CPC) funds to do restoration work at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown was indefinitely postponed at the May 22 annual town meeting due to concerns about...

Cumberland Farms offers free coffee

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Cumberland Farms is kicking off summer with free coffee Fridays during the month of June, including at the company’s Vineyard Haven location. According to the press release, the free coffees begin on Friday, June...

MVC approves Mansion House parking plan

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The Martha’s Vineyard Commission approved another modification review for the Mansion House to repurpose two lots on Cromwell Lane in Vineyard Haven for parking. The project will use 10 and 12 Cromwell Lane, as well...

Tisbury exits COVID red status

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Tisbury is no longer considered high risk for COVID-19 in the state Department of Public Health’s latest town-by-town map. Thursday’s map was the first time since it was created in August that it had no...

County continues on vaccination campaign path

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Dukes County commissioners are partnering with Barnstable County officials and other entities on-Island to promote vaccination in the younger population. Commission chair Christine Todd said she has been working with Barnstable since the commission’s last...

Markey walks back comment that Russians attacked SSA

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Updated June 5 @6:10 am During a press conference in Woods Hole Friday, U.S. Sen. Ed Markey said a ransomware attack on the Steamship Authority’s website and reservation system was the work of Russian hackers. But...

Tisbury cop arrests wrong man

Tisbury Police Sgt. Jeff Day arrested a man he thought was wanted on multiple warrants but wound up putting handcuffs on the wrong person. Sgt. Day believed a man who he saw in Tisbury...

Clear communication

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Updated June 4  Emergency communications went digital Thursday afternoon, after the Dukes County Sheriff’s Office implemented an upgrade to its aged communications system. Sheriff’s office employees, along with engineers and technicians that helped install the new...

Weekend will celebrate MVRHS graduation

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State Beach will be packed with pomp and circumstance on Saturday, June 5, as the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) celebrates graduating seniors with a special parade down Beach Road.  Starting at 10 am,...

Airport Fitness allows fully vaccinated members to unmask

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Airport Fitness in West Tisbury is allowing members who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to unmask inside the facility after showing their vaccine cards — unvaccinated members will still be required to wear one.  Connie...

COVID vaccine bus returns

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The COVID-19 vaccine bus is returning to Vineyard roads starting this weekend. Vaccines are free for anyone who wants one and no appointment is needed. It comes as Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reports having issued 12,042 complete...

Cyber assault continues to plague Steamship

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The Steamship Authority continues to reel from a ransomware attack on its digital infrastructure. With the ferry line’s reservation system and website crippled, staff have had to resort to pen and paper at ticket...

A milestone for Tisbury Police

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Retired Worcester Police Lt. Richard Bates, Eastham Deputy Chief Daniel Deschamps, and retired Arlington Capt. Paul Coughlin sift through documents in the Tisbury Police Station as part of the the TPD certification assessment.The Tisbury...

Nature Conservancy restores sandplain grasslands

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The sandplain grasslands of Martha’s Vineyard are a rare and imperiled ecosystem that exist almost exclusively on islands in Massachusetts, and some of the most outstanding examples of these unique systems are right here...

Radio scanners go radio silent

It’s the end of an era for emergency communications using analog radio on Martha’s Vineyard when the Dukes County Sheriff’s Office digitizes the airwaves Thursday. The move will make first responder communication clearer and more...

SCORE hands out awards

The 28th annual SCORE Small Business Awards on June 10 at 8:30 am recognizes the outstanding small businesses of 2021. SCORE will honor its Small Business of the Year (Greenbird Landscaping of Centerville), Nonprofit...

Grand Illumination set for August

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Grand Illumination Night is officially back this year. The Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association Board voted Saturday to hold the lit event on August 18.  In an email statement to The Times, board president Andrew...

Hospital makes vaccination push

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The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is making a big push to vaccinate the small Island population that hasn’t yet received a vaccine. Speaking to reporters Wednesday morning, chief nurse and chief operating officer Claire Seguin said...

Martha’s Vineyard Seafood Collaborative opens its doors

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A small but lively crowd of people clapped excitedly as John Keene, president of the Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust, cut the red rope Tuesday, signaling the opening of the Martha’s Vineyard Seafood Collaborative....

Chilmark approves additional fire station funds

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The Chilmark select board voted unanimously Tuesday night to tack on another $150,000 onto the $11.1 million recently approved by town meeting and election voters for a new fire station and Tri-Town Ambulance headquarters....
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