Aidan Pollard

Oak Bluffs Names New Shellfish Constable

The Oak Bluffs select board Tuesday voted to appoint Donovan McElligatt, former Mashpee shellfish warden, to the position of Oak Bluffs shellfish constable.
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Migrant Relief Action Was Islandwide Effort
The Island’s emergency infrastructure, established to deal with natural disasters and critical housing needs, was put to a different test last week when nearly 50 Venezuelan migrants arrived unexpectedly at Martha’s Vineyard Airport.
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Under the Radar at Katama Airfield
Katama Airport general manager Alyssa Fitzpatrick didn't anticipate learning to fly when she started working for Mike Creato, the Island's biplane specialist, 20 years ago.
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New Head Football Coach Looks to Build on Relationships
Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School new football coach Tony Mottola doesn’t bark at his players during practice.
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Young Anglers Have Their Time in the Limelight
For two hours starting at 6 a.m. on Sunday, kids fished from the Oak Bluffs Steamship Authority pier before the first ferry of the day arrived, thanks to the annual Kids Derby event.
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Lyme Vaccine Trial Progresses; So Do Lone Star Tick Issues
Just as medical professionals on the Vineyard are feeling encouraged by the start of a Lyme vaccine trial, Island doctors are reporting numerous instances of itchy, painful rashes caused by lone star tick larvae in so-called “tick bombs.”
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Oak Bluffs to Move Ahead on Phase Two of Streetscape Project
Plans for phase two of streetscape, the wide-ranging Oak Bluffs downtown revitalization project, are underway with an expected completion date of May 2023.
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Island SSA Rep Updates County Commission
As public pressure grows in the wake of Steamship Authority cancellations, breakdowns and reservation woes, the Dukes County commission invited Jim Malkin, Vineyard representative to the SSA, to give an update on operations at the ferry line on Sept. 7.
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Attorneys Make Closing Arguments in Haley Ethics Case
Capping a months-long hearing process on Sept. 8, the State Ethics Commission heard closing arguments in the matter of Aquinnah selectman Gary Haley, who is under scrutiny for allegedly violating state conflict of interest laws when he performed work for the town four years ago.
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Island Osprey Populations Are Soaring Due to Local Support
Since 1971, Gus Ben David has built poles for ospreys to nest and placed them throughout the Island. In just over 50 years he’s seen 160 poles placed — varying in size and location, but always high above their surroundings.
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