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Oak Bluffs hopes to reinvigorate shellfish committee

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The Oak Bluffs select board announced last week that the search for the town’s new shellfish constable has been narrowed down to two applicants, who will have their final interviews in the near future.  At...

Chilmark takes a farm stand

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A lease agreement between the owners of Grey Barn and the Trustees of Reservations caught the attention of the Chilmark select board Tuesday night. Taken up as a matter not anticipated by the chair, the...

The standout Sharks: Profiling this season’s key players

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On June 29, the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks defeated the Ocean State Waves of South Kingstown, R.I., at the Shark Tank by a score of 9 to 2, extending their season-best winning streak to four...

Potter says her reputation was ‘impugned’

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The Oak Bluffs select board heard a formal complaint from an employee against two finance committee members at the end of their meeting Tuesday night. The heated exchange followed recent disagreements between town administrator...

Eastville ‘abandoned and forgotten’

To the Editor: Eastville Point Beach, for those who do not know, is located right off the bridge connecting Vineyard Haven with Oak Bluffs, in Oak Bluffs. This five-plus-acre property, waterfront on two sides, was...

A march to remember

A tradition returned to Tisbury School on Friday as students marched from the school to Owen Park in recognition of Memorial Day. Students in grades K-8 carried flowers to the Owen Park Dock, and...

Before the prom

Students at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School gathered at the property of Ernie Boch Jr. in Edgartown Saturday to take photographs in their formal attire. The prom itself was held at the West Chop...

Housing bank scores an Aquinnah victory

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After sweeping up all six Martha’s Vineyard towns during the annual town meetings, the housing bank was approved at Aquinnah’s Thursday election by a vote of 138-24. The housing bank already has all the support...

Circuit Ave. reconstruction welcomed in Oak Bluffs

Months have passed since the construction for wider sidewalks and parallel parking spots began on Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs. The town’s voters were very vocal about their displeasure with the plans, particularly with...

Elderly housing proposal gets pushback

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission took testimony during a continued public hearing regarding the construction of five age-restricted, affordable housing units in Oak Bluffs on Thursday. The proposal, brought to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission by...

Hazardous PFAS levels found in West Tisbury

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The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) found hazardous levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the private well of a Road to Great Neck property in West Tisbury. This testing was a...

Detective Duquette leads heroin bust

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Updated April 22 Tisbury Police Det. Charles Duquette led a nighttime heroin bust at the Steamship Authority’s Vineyard Haven terminal on April 19. The arrest came after Duquette, members of the Martha’s Vineyard Drug Task...

Island community helps restore dunes

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More than 100 volunteers gathered to help plant beachgrass at Lobsterville Beach in Aquinnah on Saturday. The annual event, part of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah)’s Lobsterville Restoration and Coastal Resiliency program,...

Comment denounced

To the Editor: During the Oak Bluffs planning board meeting on March 31, a speaker uttered an expletive while a community member shared her views about the high school's proposed track and field project. The...

Tisbury executive session minutes brought to light

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Following requests by the Martha’s Vineyard Times, the Tisbury select board released about 50 sets of executive session minutes, spanning 2009 to 2015. Releases were done in three stages between October and December, and...

Weather alert: Wind is in the forecast

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The Steamship Authority has issued a weather alert on its website for late Saturday into Sunday morning.  “The National Weather Service forecast calls for high winds on Saturday night through early Sunday morning that has...

Robert L. Brabyn

Robert L. Brabyn of Edgartown, formerly of Los Angeles, Calif., passed away at Cape Cod Hospital on Feb. 21, 2022, after a period of declining health. He leaves his sister, Cathy Willd, and her husband,...

Elizabeth W. Jones

Elizabeth W. Jones, 93, died peacefully at her home in Scarborough, Maine, on Feb. 15, 2022, surrounded by family and close friends. Born on May 16, 1928, in Montclair, N.J., Elizabeth attended local schools, later...

Irene Resendes

Irene Resendes passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family, on Feb. 10, 2022. She was 67 years old. Irene was born in New Bedford on Nov. 16, 1954, and grew up in...

Greg Martino appointed to MVC

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Tisbury’s select board voted unanimously on Wednesday, Feb. 16, to appoint aquaculturist Greg Martino to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) for a one-year term. Martino was selected over a slate of four other contenders, three...