Island Firefighter to Help Fight Canadian Fires

Charles Uchendu will spend the next two weeks working with Canadian firefighters to suppress the more than 100 fires that have been ravaging forests in the province since early this month.

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School Committee Caps Legal Spending, Seeks Settlement in Turf Suit

The new cap on spending commits the school to only use the remaining balance of this year's legal budget on the turf appeal.

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North Bluff Revamp Expected Later This Year

The Oak Bluffs select board voted Tuesday to issue a request for proposals for the project, which will put a roundabout at the chaotic intersection on the waterfront.

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Seven Hurt in Oak Bluffs Crash

Seven people were transported to the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital with injuries Tuesday morning after a dump truck and a sport utility vehicle collided.

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Woman Found Dead Outside Oak Bluffs Home

A woman was found dead outside her Munroe avenue home Saturday. State police wrote in a statement they believe the woman had been outside in the extreme cold for an unknown period of time, possibly overnight.

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Southern Tier Affordable Housing Wins MVC Approval

The Martha's Vineyard Commission unanimously approved the Southern Tier housing complex Thursday. It must now go through the Oak Bluffs permitting process.

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At Laughing Bear, a Free Spirit Flows for Nearly Forty Years

The clothing store Laughing Bear and its owner Annie Schwenk have been constants on Circuit avenue since 1985.

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Lake Anthony Harbor

In the report of the harbor and land commissioners to the legislature details are given of the construction of a harbor at Lake Anthony.

The construction of a harbor at this place was authorized by chapter 441 of the acts of 1898, the appropriation therefore being $5,000.

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Activist Group in Oak Bluffs Works for Holiday Harmony

The Fourth of July weekend in Oak Bluffs was a big mess last year, everyone said.

There was too much traffic. An ambulance couldn’t get through a street crowded with people. There were clashes between cultures and, when people talked about the weekend later, blatant racism.

Bob Holland of Oak Bluffs stayed home, but he heard all about it. And he sees no reason why all these people shouldn’t enjoy Oak Bluffs on its biggest holiday weekend.

So this year, he will be there to help with other members of the new Martha’s Vineyard Million Man Association.

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Oak Bluffs Celebrates Juneteenth

David Corbitt of Indianapolis discovered Oak Bluffs this weekend. A second-year law student, Mr. Corbitt traveled here at the urging of a college friend.

Serena Henry came from Atlanta, and Phyllis Buford came from St. Louis, with her family. She joined friends from Kansas City, Mo.

Bobby Hall traveled here from Florida, and he had a great time.

“It doesn’t get much better than this,” said Mr. Hall, who joined about 800 people Friday night for live music, dancing and sunset at Inkwell Beach.

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