Aidan Pollard

Covid Cases Inch Down Slightly on the Island
Vineyard boards of health reported 82 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the week ending Christmas Day, a decline from weeks prior. The count still ranks among the highest on Island in 2021.
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County Talks Stall on Distribution of Rescue Act Funds
More than $3 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding available at the county level for Island organizations affected by the pandemic remains tied up in talks about bookkeeping and process.
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Deer Take Is Low, as Hunting Season Nears End
As deer hunting season nears an end, Island hunters are reporting a slow season this year, pointing to a warm autumn and an abundant crop of acorns.
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Ferry Martha’s Vineyard Returns to Service
The ferry Martha’s Vineyard returned to service Tuesday night after sustaining damage when a semi truck hit her stern door early Sunday morning.
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Advocates Dominate Board of Health Meeting on Turf Ban
The Oak Bluffs board of health opened the floodgates Tuesday to opinions on a draft regulation that would ban artificial turf in town — opening up fresh wounds in the divisive athletic fields project at the regional high school.
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Oak Bluffs Streetscape Project Has Downtown Buzzing
It’s an uncharacteristically noisy holiday season on Circuit avenue, but the downtown buzz in Oak Bluffs isn’t from tourists and shoppers. Instead it comes from chain saws and leaf blowers.
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Climate Action Plan Marks Launch of Ambitious Agenda
More than 100 people with a wide range of backgrounds atended an online meeting as the Island formally kicked off its climate action plan.
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Select Board Renews Entertainment License for Offshore Ale
Live music will continue at Offshore Ale Co. after the Oak Bluffs select board approved a new entertainment license for the business Tuesday, over concerns raised by neighbors.
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Oak Bluffs Is Third Town to Delay Action on Housing Bank Article
Echoing the concerns of Edgartown and West Tisbury, the Oak Bluffs select board delayed action this week on a draft annual town meeting article to create a Martha’s Vineyard housing bank.
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SSA Wraps Up the Year With Financial Reports
Steamship Authority governors put a period on the year 2021 at their monthly meeting Monday, hearing financial reports, electing new officers for 2022 and addressing transfer bridge safety following incidents involving a failed cable in recent weeks.
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