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Preservation Trust Welcomes New Steward for Island Landmarks
Alex Elvin

When Funi Burdick arrived earlier this year to take over as director of Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust, she was struck by what she calls an unparalleled sense of community.

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Diving in to Pastel Painting, Where Even Snow Has Color
Heather Hamacek

Anna (Lowely) Finnerty has been a serious pastel artist for nearly four years now. A selection of her off-season, off-Island paintings is on display at the West Tisbury library until the end of the month.

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Winter Birdsong Carries Promise of Spring
Robert A. Culbert

Birdsong is on the increase, and more species will start singing in the coming weeks — a sure sign of the coming spring.

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Repairs Set to Begin at Memorial Wharf in Edgartown
Sara Brown

The Edgartown selectmen approved a $249,900 bid for the project this week. The low bidder was Trademark Services LLC of Vineyard Haven.

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Edgartown Pursues Plan to Rescue Yellow House on Main Street
Sara Brown

Edgartown voters may be asked to decide this spring to spend $3 million to buy the so-called Yellow House, a run-down property on Main street owned by the Hall family.

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Film Festival Sells West Tisbury Property That Sparked Uproar
Julia Wells

The West Tisbury property that was at the center of a furor last spring when it was bought by the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival has been sold again, this time to a daughter of the previous owner.

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Santander Bank Roof Work Under Scrutiny
Alex Elvin

After getting a new roof last year, the stone bank in Vineyard Haven that dates to the early 20th century may need to go back to its old look. The commission will decide whether to review the project.

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Katama Airfield Hangar Ready for Replacement
Sara Brown

The old hangar at Katama airfield, dating to World War II and long in a state of disrepair, is expected to be replaced after years of delays. Construction could begin before summer.

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Patricia Neal Film Series Honors Big Star With Small Town Humility
Louisa Hufstader
The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse is paying tribute to the late actress Patricia Neal with a series to her films. Hud, which earned Ms. Neal an Oscar, screens Jan. 23.
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Another Step Forward for Hard Liquor Sales in Vineyard Haven
Heather Hamacek

The sale of hard liquor in Vineyard Haven restaurants moved a step closer to reality this month, with Gov. Charlie Baker signing special legislation to allow the measure.

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