Aidan Pollard

Island Optimism Leads as Busy Season Set to Begin
As the Vineyard readies itself for Memorial Day weekend, the traditional start to the summer season, Island businesses say excitement outweighs uncertainty.
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High School Students Join Walkout, Stand With Uvalde
Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School students staged a walkout at noon Thursday, standing in solidarity with the victims of the school shooting in Uvalde, Tex.
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Leading by Serving Is Chief Searle's Law Enforcement Mantra
Newly appointed Oak Bluffs police chief Jonathan Searle began his career in law enforcement on the Island in 1986, working part time for the Edgartown police department.
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Summer Event Requests Pile Up in Oak Bluffs
With summer fast approaching, the Oak Bluffs select board Tuesday fielded a slew of proposals from businesses, residents and event planners.
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Oak Bluffs Board of Health Mulls Draft Ban on Artificial Turf
As a dispute over the athletic fields overhaul at the regional high school heads to court, the Oak Bluffs board of health appears posied to adopt a two-year ban on artificial turf in town.
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Driver Cited After Collision at Intersection of Barnes, West Tisbury Roads
Two people were transported to the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and treated for minor injuries after a head-on collision at the intersection of Barnes Road and the West Tisbury Road Monday afternoon, Edgartown police said.
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Track Relay Qualifies for National Meet, Launches GoFundMe
Four regional high school track athletes are poised to race at Nike Outdoor Nationals in Eugene, Ore., after the boys 4x800-meter relay team qualified for the meet May 14, breaking the school record along the way.
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High School Classroom Briefly Evacuated

A classroom at the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School was briefly evacuated Friday morning after two teachers reported feeling dizzy, school and fire officials confirmed.

Sam Hart, coordinator of Pathways and Special Projects, said that school officials called the Oak Bluffs fire department "out of an abundance of caution." Tests conducted at the scene by fire personnel found no air contaminants, he said, and the classroom was cleared for students to return.

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Ferry Nantucket Back in Service After Week of Shuffles, Breakdowns
The ferry Nantucket was back in service Friday morning after a week of mechanical breakdowns and shuffling on the Vineyard route.
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Oak Bluffs Selects Jonathan Searle as New Police Chief
A long-serving Edgartown police sergeant is slated to become the next police chief in Oak Bluffs after the town select board voted Monday afternoon to offer the job to Jonathan Searle.
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