Aidan Pollard

Last Up, Oak Bluffs Puts Housing Bank on Town Meeting Warrant
The much-debated article to create a Martha’s Vineyard Housing Bank will go on the annual town meeting warrant Oak Bluffs, after a unanimous vote by the select board Tuesday night.
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Facing Climate Change, Chappy Tackles Preparedness
If climate change put Martha’s Vineyard under a magnifying glass, tiny Chappaquiddick is under a microscope. Work has begun on an emergency response plan.
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More Covid Test Kits Headed to Island
Facing a rush of demand on the Island for at-home Covid-19 testing, Island Health Care has ordered 28,350 more rapid test kits as cases of the virus hit record numbers on Martha’s Vineyard.
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Track and Field Review Drains High School Funds
The regional high school has run out of money for planning and design work on the new track and field at the school, after an exhaustive review by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission.
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Covid Cases Hit New Record; Free Test Kit Distribution Set for Tuesday
As Covid-19 cases climb sharply, some 4,000 free rapid home test kits will be distributed on the Vineyard beginning Tuesday. Distribution will take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon in all six towns, according to a statement from Island Health Care late Monday afternoon.
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Foggy Day Doesn’t Dampen Spirits at Christmas Bird Count
Thirteen teams fanned out across the Island Sunday for the 62nd annual Martha's Vineyard Christmas Bird Count. The international event began in 1900.
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Vineyard Due to Receive Free Home Test Kits
Island Health Care, the Island boards of health boards and the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital are slated to receive 4,050 home test kits courtesy of the federal government.
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Oak Bluffs Peppers Housing Coalition With Questions
As the coalition to create a Martha’s Vineyard housing bank whittles away at a draft town meeting warrant article, questions and criticism from public officials keep flowing.
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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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