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OB terminal cost rises

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The cost of the Steamship Authority's (SSA) Oak Bluffs terminal project is expected to increase by approximately $500,000, due to the expense of replacing and protecting the ticket office building's foundation. Boatline members received a...

Kerry Scott will not seek reelection in Oak Bluffs

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Kerry Scott said Tuesday that she will not seek reelection to a third term as selectman. She offered her selectman colleagues at the regular meeting no explanation for her decision, but she said she...

Chilmark ballot features Prop 2.5 question

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Chilmark voters who go to the polls Tuesday will be asked to exempt from the provisions of Proposition 2.5 the amounts required to pay for the bond to be issued to construct three affordable...

Six Chilmark affordable homesites up for grabs

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Fourteen candidates will compete for six affordable homesite lots in Chilmark's Middle Line Road development. The competition occurs in a complicated lottery based on income and preference, to be conducted in Chilmark on Tuesday. Six...

Island contractors pass on Chilmark housing project

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Despite a concerted effort to help local builders get the necessary state certification, Chilmark officials know of no Island contractors that have qualified to bid on the Middle Line Road affordable housing development. According to...

Zapped squirrel responsible for brief power outage

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Power went out briefly just after 7 am Monday morning in several areas of the Vineyard. A squirrel stepped where it should not have and short circuited a transformer on a main power line...

Ribbon cut, questions persist on drawbridge

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A host of dignitaries cut a ribbon for the ceremonial opening of the temporary Lagoon Pond drawbridge Friday. Among those attending were Mark Forest, chief of staff for Congressman William Delahunt, and Chris Adams,...

Veteran Edgartown police chief announces retirement

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After 33 years with the Edgartown Police Department, the last 15 as its chief of police, Paul Condlin announced his retirement Monday, effective August 7 this year. The chief appeared before the town selectmen, accompanied...

Facebook photos lead to alcohol charges

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For several months, Chilmark Police received reports of drinking parties attended by underage teens at a Welles Way residence, occupied by Beach White, 20, of Chilmark, and owned by his parents. But it was...

Senate election is Tuesday

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On Tuesday voters on Martha's Vineyard and across Massachusetts will go to the polls to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Edward M. Kennedy on August 25. The winner...

MVC approves Morning Glory expansion

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Morning Glory Farm won approval from the Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC) for an ambitious plan to expand the well-known farm store on the Edgartown-West Tisbury Road last Thursday evening. The process was unusual because until...

WT principal, a Marine, to Afghanistan

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Once again, Michael Halt, West Tisbury School principal and Marine Reserve colonel, will answer his country's call to duty. Mr. Halt has left Martha's Vineyard in preparation for his deployment to Afghanistan. Mr. Halt breakfasted...

Finishing touches delay MVH opening

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Islanders will have to wait a few more months for an inside look at the new Martha's Vineyard Hospital. A private reception for donors and a public open house planned for the weekend of...

Feds: new evidence may put Nantucket Sound on Historic Register

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Nantucket Sound is eligible to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places, a determination that Cape Wind opponents say should prompt the denial or relocation of the wind turbine project. The National Park...

Partners secures $ for MGH campus expansion, debt refinancing

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Massachusetts General Hospital will build a 500,000 square foot health care facility at its Boston campus as part of a $500 million bond issue that will also enable Partners HealthCare to refinance $425 million...

Heating oil up 11 cents a gallon in last week

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The average price of heating oil in Massachusetts rose to $2.88 per gallon Tuesday, up from $2.77 a week ago. Prices have risen steadily since March 2009, when the average cost of a gallon...

Edgartown selectmen cancel hearing over taxes

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On Monday, Edgartown selectmen agreed to schedule a public hearing on January 19, to decide whether to revoke the liquor license of David Ryan's, a popular bar and eatery at 11 North Water Street,...

H1N1 vaccinations scheduled in Island towns

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The Martha's Vineyard Public Health Coalition, a consortium of Island health agencies, has scheduled a series of H1N1 vaccinations in Island towns for the general public. Those who wish to be vaccinated are asked...

Setting Oak Bluffs budget priorities, public invited

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Facing an estimated $1.5-million budget shortfall next year, the Oak Bluffs finance and advisory committee will ask taxpayers to help set priorities for the town's fiscal 2011 budget. The committee has scheduled a public...

Local officers take on fitness challenge

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Members of the Martha's Vineyard Tactical Response Team will compete against other first responders throughout the Northeast in a fitness contest. The 911 Fitness Challenge encourages military, EMS, law enforcement and firefighting personnel to improve...