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Pull that plug

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Winter is coming, and fuel prices are expected to rise during the colder months. Representatives of Cape Light Compact shared with The Times what led to these conditions, and how Islanders can prepare for...

Showing some love for the tub

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Recently there have been a flurry of posts about the old Islander steamship on the social media Facebook site Islanders Talk. Apparently there was nothing in particular to spark the posts, just a random...

Serving families during the holiday season

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The colder months mean busier times for the Vineyard Committee on Hunger, as volunteers work to support the Island’s needy. Leading this endeavor is the organization’s president, Alicia Nicholson.  According to the committee’s website, “one...

Gathering together

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There were smiles, hugs, and enough Thanksgiving food — turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and a variety of pies — to force a loosening of the belt.  On Monday night, students from the Navigator program at Martha’s...

Committee mulls Chappy Ferry changes

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During a lengthy meeting via Zoom Monday evening, the Chappy Ferry steering committee discussed possible changes to the ferry service. At its peak, the meeting had 77 participants. Committee members took up how to go...

Chilmark School HVAC project may generate issues

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The up-Island school committee will need to consider whether to borrow more funds from the towns for the Chilmark School heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system project.  Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools business administrator Mark...

Homeless shelter discussion postponed

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The discussion on whether to allow Harbor Homes to use the Martha’s Vineyard Community Service’s campus for its overnight homeless shelter has been postponed. Originally scheduled to be held during the Martha’s Vineyard Regional...

Andrews-Maltais re-elected as tribe chair

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In a hotly contested race that pitted a political newcomer against the experienced leader of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), Cheryl Andrews-Maltais was re-elected by a vote of 151-127, according to a...

Oak Bluffs Police close investigation into vandalism

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The Oak Bluffs Police Department has discontinued its investigation into the alleged vandalism of town shellfish department equipment, after failing to come up with adequate leads. According to town police reports, on Oct. 20, newly...

Chilmark receives grant for Mill Brook restoration

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A $100,000 grant to Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation for Mill Brook restoration has been awarded by the state, according to a press release issued by the Baker-Polito administration Friday. “This award will support construction for the...

Eversource to hold Middle Road info session

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Eversource will hold an information session on Monday, Nov. 28, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at Chilmark Town Hall. The session will cover upgrades to the electric lines on Middle Road.  “This project will create...

Budget cuts prompt OBA to fundraise for Christmas 

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Members of the Oak Bluffs Business Association (OBA) have created a fundraising campaign in order to cover the costs of erecting the Sunset Lake Christmas tree for the upcoming holiday season.  Due to budget constraints,...

Edgartown approves ownership transfers, holiday road race

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At its Monday meeting, the Edgartown select board officially approved the transfer of a liquor license for Rockfish restaurant from manager William Coogan of Two Brothers and a Sister Inc. to Michael Santoro and...

Vineyard Wind announces partnership to protect marine mammals

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Vineyard Wind announced a new partnership with Charles River Analytics, a Cambridge-based research and development firm, in a press release. The partnership is “aimed at further protecting marine mammals during the construction of the...

Island projects get state funds

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The Baker-Polito administration announced last week it has awarded $483,922 in state grant funds to 13 organizations and municipalities to improve wildlife habitat on 514 acres of land within the commonwealth, including several on...

Volunteers clean up Oak Bluffs

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  Fewer than a dozen volunteers answered the call to be part of a community cleanup initiative in Oak Bluffs Saturday morning. Organized by the town, the quarterly cleanup aims to enhance the beauty of Oak...

Bail set at $300,000 for robbery suspect

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Updated 7 pm Miquel A. Jones was arraigned Monday morning in Edgartown District Court on a charge of being an accessory after the fact in connection with Thursday’s armed bank robbery of the Rockland Trust...

‘We made it happen’

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Cheer and hors d'oeuvres abounded at the Federated Church Parish House in Edgartown Friday afternoon as Hospice & Palliative Care of Martha’s Vineyard celebrated becoming Medicare-certified.  The nonprofit hospice earned its Medicare certification, alongside accreditation...

Person injured in Vineyard Haven crash

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One person was taken to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on Sunday evening after a crash near 245 Greenwood Ave. in Vineyard Haven. The vehicle crashed through a fence, and was located more than 100 feet...

Individual related to bank robbery in custody 

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Dukes County Sheriff Robert Ogden told The Times Saturday afternoon that someone related to the Thursday morning Rockland Trust bank robbery is in custody. He said a press release from the Cape and Islands...