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Officials lean toward hybrid MVRHS funding formula

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Updated April 29 at 5:45 pm The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) funding formula working group is leaning toward a hybrid formula to rebuild or replace the aging high school building.  MVRHS is in need...

West Tisbury ZBA rolls with food trucks

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A decision by West Tisbury building inspector Joseph Tierney that would have blocked food trucks from participating in upcoming Climate Action Week events has been overturned by the zoning board of appeals. Giulia Casalino,...

SSA authorizes Nantucket barge service

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The Steamship Authority board unanimously authorized a temporary license for 41 North Offshore barge service to Nantucket on Friday at a special one-item meeting. The board had previously paused forward momentum for the pilot...

Lagoon Ridge can move ahead with market-rate homes

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The Lagoon Ridge subdivision will be allowed to build four market-rate houses ahead of getting official approval from the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) on its plan for affordable housing for...

Testimony ends, vote coming on turf field

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The Oak Bluffs planning board will finally deliberate and take a vote on the special permit for a synthetic turf field and track project at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School on Wednesday, May 4. On...

Release of prisoner brings new attention to Whelan case

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The release of U.S. Marine Trevor Reed, who was held captive by the Russian government and freed in a prisoner exchange with the U.S., has raised a question for the family of another former...

Manter to retire from West Tisbury Police

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West Tisbury Police Lt. Jeffrey (“Skipper”) Manter, who is also a select board member, is retiring from the West Tisbury Police Department by July 31, the select board was informed through a letter from...

MVYouth awards $865,000 in scholarships

MVYouth, a community fund founded in 2014, has awarded $865,000 in college, healthcare and education, and workforce development scholarships to 16 high school seniors. Including this year’s recipients and those who have completed their...

Fire damages carport and trucks

Edgartown firefighters, backed up by Oak Bluffs and Tisbury, extinguished a carport fire on Pilgrim Road on the evening of April 27. The fire also burned two vehicles inside the carport, which had a...

SSA Landers lot will go solar

The Steamship Authority (SSA) finalized its contract with NextGrid, Inc., for the installation of a solar canopy at the Thomas B. Landers Road parking lot. A recent press release states that the energy project...

Chief Bradshaw receives accreditation 

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Chilmark Fire Chief Jeremy Bradshaw has attained fire chief’s accreditation. “The Massachusetts Fire Service Commission granted accreditation to Chief Jeremy Bradshaw of the Chilmark Fire Department on April 21, 2022, who has demonstrated the required...

Tide rises for Tisbury’s mooring fees

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Following an April 20 hearing, Tisbury’s select board voted unanimously to raise mooring and dockage fees.  Harbormaster John Crocker said the increase was 10 percent, and has been endorsed by the waterways committee. “The rates...

Volunteers to plant fruit trees in Aquinnah

Join the Aquinnah parks and recreation committee for the Community Food Forest Work Day on Sunday from 10 am to noon. Participants will help to clear out the land where fruit trees, medicinal plants,...

May Day calling for Chilmark parents

Chilmark School announced it will be celebrating May Day on May 2 through student-driven events run by the fifth grade students, a tradition at the school. The festivities for students and their families will...

$100,000 secured for services to Islanders

Updated 1:35 Massachusetts state Rep. Dylan Fernandes, D-Falmouth, reports that he successfully negotiated two amendments totaling $100,000 during the Massachusetts House of Representatives fiscal year 2023 budget negotiations for an affordable veterans’ housing project and...

Cape Cod 5 to drop overdraft fees

Cape Cod 5 announced in a press release it will eliminate overdraft fees, and insufficient fund fees will be eliminated from all consumer and business customers, which is planned to go into effect on...

O.B. agrees to fly the Progress Pride flag

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The Oak Bluffs select board approved the raising of the Progress Pride flag on town property in a 4-1 vote on Tuesday with select board member Jason Balboni casting the lone dissenting vote. The...

Chilmark paves way for housing bank

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By 257 votes to 69, Chilmark voters cast the deciding votes to send the proposed housing bank legislation to Beacon Hill. The election, which had no contested races, drew 30 percent of the town’s...

Update: Prescribed burn put on hold

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State and local fire officials have confirmed that a prescribed burn planned for the Manuel Correllus State Forest on Saturday has been canceled due to concerns with forecasted wind. The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and...

Eversource announces ‘conversation’ about undersea cables

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Eversource is planning to fix a faulty cable that provides electricity to Martha’s Vineyard and add a fifth undersea cable that will expand capacity for the Island’s growing needs, Andrea Burton, a project manager...