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Tashmoo Spring Building listed on National Register

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Tisbury's Tashmoo Springs Pumping Station, also known as the Spring Building, is now included on the National Register of Historic Places, according to a letter received by the town on January 2 from the...

Martha’s Vineyard Commission hearings rescheduled

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The Martha's Vineyard Commission rescheduled a public hearing on the revised Bradley Square proposal and a concurrence review regarding the rebuilding of Café Moxie in Vineyard Haven, after canceling its January 15 meeting due...

Oak Bluffs says whoa on Martha’s Vineyard Commission budget action

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Oak Bluffs town administrator Michael Dutton asked the Martha's Vineyard Commission yesterday to delay approval of its 2010 fiscal year budget, so that selectmen may have more of an opportunity to review it. The Martha's...

Three-car crack-up in Oak Bluffs

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Oak Bluffs police are investigating an accident involving three vehicles on Vineyard Haven-Edgartown Road Wednesday afternoon. One vehicle rear-ended another vehicle, which then rear-ended a third. The accident happened near Sea Glen Road. Police...

Windemere ends year in the black

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The Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center ended 2008 with a profit. The good news is tempered by uncertainty over the extent to which expected state cutbacks will affect Martha's Vineyard's only nursing home. Windemere's 2008...

Flames damage home, but not family heirloom

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Tisbury firefighters responded to a house fire at 87 Spring Hill Road Friday afternoon. They arrived at the one and three-quarter story wood shingled and clapboarded Cape Cod style home to find the roof...

Oak Bluffs, Edgartown cut COLA increases

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The Oak Bluffs personnel board has recommended against a cost of living adjustment (COLA) for town employees this year. The decision follows a similar move in Edgartown, where selectmen and the financial advisory committee...

Wind turbine energy plan at Northern Pines

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A wind turbine project proposed at Northern Pines Farm in Tisbury, designed to provide energy for several Island farms, received a $40,000 grant last week from the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust (MRET). The Large On-site...

Island Home spills fuel, misses trips

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The Steamship Authority's (SSA) Island Home ferry missed two trips Monday morning when an overfilled emergency generator fuel tank leaked a small amount of diesel fuel into Vineyard Haven Harbor. The incident began when the...

Ferry captain helps rescue airliner crash survivors

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Last Thursday at about 3:30 pm, Capt. Carl Lucas of South Kingston, Rhode Island, formerly of Oak Bluffs, turned on the engines of the Athena, a fast ferry from Rhode Island used in winter...

Passenger traffic slumping, Hy-Line gets financial relief from SSA

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In its first meeting of the New Year, held in Woods Hole on January 14, the Steamship Authority (SSA) provided financial relief for the privately operated Hy-Line ferry service on its high-speed Nantucket route. The...

One-way proposal spurs East Chop debate

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A group of East Chop residents has asked the town of Oak Bluffs to consider making East Chop Drive one-way for much of its length, in an effort to improve safety along one of...

More charges lodged against West Tisbury School teacher

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Daniel K. Johnson, a West Tisbury School teacher, was arraigned in Edgartown District Court Tuesday on five new charges of furnishing alcohol to minors and one new charge of disseminating obscene material to a...

Fire destroys Codding Lane home

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When Lewis Codding left for a trip to the dump Tuesday afternoon, he could have no idea what he would find when he returned to his Codding Lane home in Tisbury, 15 or 20...

Chilmark officials raise Home Port question

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Chilmark selectmen Tuesday said they want to meet with the potential new owners of the Home Port restaurant to discuss three potential concerns related to the operation of the 85-year-old Menemsha landmark eatery. The board...

Cape Wind supporters claim victory

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The developers and supporters of a proposed wind farm in Nantucket Sound claimed victory Friday, following the release of a final environmental impact statement (EIS) by the Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service...

Curves offers free weight management classes

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Curves of Martha's Vineyard, the franchise fitness club for women, is offering free weight management classes to teach its method for losing weight and raising metabolism. Classes are open to members and non-members, according...

Tisbury Mural Project takes shape

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On Saturday a group that included high school art students and local artists gathered at the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School Performing Arts Center (PAC) to work on the Tisbury mural project under the...

Oak Bluffs fire department receives $66,500 grant

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The Oak Bluffs Fire Department this week learned that it will receive a $66,500 federal grant under the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. The money will be allocated to purchase...

Hospital chairman named trustee of the year

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Seasonal West Tisbury resident John P. Ferguson last month received New England Healthcare Assembly's (NEHA) prestigious 2008 Trustee Leadership Award, which recognizes the "significant contributions of a hospital trustee whose personal courage and achievements...
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