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Shelter and food available on frigid day

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With temperatures in the teens on Tuesday, there are opportunities available for folks who don’t have a place to keep warm or are experiencing food insecurity. Today, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, the day...

Edgartown sets oyster season 

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The Edgartown select board set the commercial oyster season to open on Jan. 17 in Sengekontacket Pond only. Harvest will be allowed Monday through Friday, 7 am to 4 pm. Limits are 10, 100-count bags...

SSA: 93 percent compliance with vaccine mandate

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Updated 1/11 The Steamship Authority has made vaccination progress with 93 percent of the people on its payroll, according to SSA spokesman Sean Driscoll. As of the end of last week, 474 of 511 employees...

Experts disagree on field findings

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Kyla Bennett, director of science policy for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), has alleged materials for the proposed synthetic field at Martha’s Vineyard High School have already failed per- and poly-fluoralykyl substances (PFAS)...

M.V. Airport fights human trafficking by raising awareness

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President Joe Biden proclaimed January as National Human Trafficking Prevention Month on Thursday, Dec. 30, a presidential tradition that began in 2010, according to the U.S. Department of State website. The website said the...

Islanders to march for voting rights

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The Democratic Council of Martha’s Vineyard and Indivisible Martha’s Vineyard are co-sponsoring the March for Voting Rights on Saturday, Jan. 15, at Five Corners in Vineyard Haven. The event is planned for 1 pm,...

Sheriff Ogden announces re-election campaign

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Dukes County Sheriff Bob Ogden announced in a press release Monday he will be running for re-election. Ogden, a Democrat, has served as the Dukes County sheriff for the past five years after being...

Hospitalizations reported as COVID cases surge

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Updated Jan. 11 The number of new COVID-19 cases have reached all time heights since the start of 2022 with 490 cases reported between Jan. 1 and Jan. 8. Of the 490 cases, 267 were reported...

MVRHS meeting will focus on homeless shelter

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A meeting scheduled by the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School for 5:30 pm on Monday, Jan. 10, will focus on a request by Martha’s Vineyard Community Services to use their old early childhood education...

SSA declines to provide vaccination figures

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A representative for the Steamship Authority declined to provide The Times with the amount of employees who’ve been vaccinated to date and the amount of those who have not.  Thursday marked the deadline for a...

Horse owner accused of abuse

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Laura Maciel, 51, was arraigned on one count of animal cruelty, Thursday based on an allegation she starved a horse and left it in poorly groomed condition. Maciel appeared in person in Edgartown District...

Commission closes hearing on Indian Hill demolition

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The Martha’s Vineyard Commission closed the public hearing, but left the written record open for a demolition of a historic house on Indian Hill Road. The property owner proposes to demolish the Capt. Edwin Luce...

Owner of lost pistol wants license back

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A woman whose license to carry firearms was suspended after she belatedly reported a missing pistol to Edgartown Police appeared in Edgartown District Court Thursday to request her license be reinstated.  After hearing from Catherine...

Local offices open for election

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Election season on Martha’s Vineyard is coming up. If you’re thinking about taking up a public office, here are the various elected positions with openings. Nomination papers are now available through the town clerk’s...

Mansion House pays for illegal water pumping

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The Mansion House Inn paid $21,400 for illegally pumping an estimated 15,000 to 25,000 gallons of groundwater per day into the town’s wastewater treatment plant. Under a public records request, the town released the letter...

UPDATE: Snow cancels schools; causes delays

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Updated 1/7 @7:40 am This time the snow came. For the second time this week, a winter storm watch was in effect for Martha’s Vineyard. While Monday’s predicted storm blew out to sea, snow arrived on...

West Tisbury accepts housing bank warrant article

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West Tisbury became the fifth of six Island towns to put a housing bank article on this spring’s annual town meeting. During a Zoom meeting Wednesday, the select board unanimously approved putting the Coalition to...

Hospice MV offers free grief workshop

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Hospice and Palliative Care of Martha’s Vineyard is offering a specialized grief workshop for seven weeks beginning Sunday, Jan. 16. “Making Meaning from Grief” will incorporate movement, sound, art, music, and writing to aid participants...

Tisbury commission key to marine project’s permits

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Tisbury’s conservation commission continued its hearing on a proposed offshore wind farm operations and maintenance (O and M) facility at the Tisbury Marine Terminal on Beach Road. The project features three berths for offshore...

Edgartown puts housing bank article on warrant

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Edgartown voters will make their decision on the housing bank this spring following a 2-1 vote by the Edgartown select board to place the housing bank article on the annual town meeting warrant. The vote...