Brooke Kushwaha

MVC Budget Raises Eyebrows in Edgartown
The Martha's Vineyard Commission's expanding legal budget was broached at the Edgartown select board meeting Monday, as town officials weighed the financial impacts of the commission's recent flurry of legal challenges.
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Cable Licensing Agreement Up for Renewal
Negotiations are set to begin next month between Martha's Vineyard towns and Comcast, the Island's only cable service provider.
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Chappy Residents Scrutinize Proposed Ferry Rate Hikes
A proposed rate hike on the Chappy Ferry ran into some choppy waters Monday, as residents of the small island east of Edgartown raised questions about the barge’s financials.
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Police Seek Leads About Masks Used in Thursday's Bank Holdup in Tisbury
Three armed robbers who held up the Vineyard Haven branch of Rockland Trust remained at large Friday, as officials circulated a picture of a masked suspect caught on camera during the Thursday morning heist.
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State Offers First Look at Cape Cod Bridge Replacements

After a 2019 study found that the iconic Bourne and Sagamore bridges were “functionally obsolete,” the public got their first look at the three proposed replacements during a public hearing on Tuesday.

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Housing and Health Access Highlight Community Foundation Awards
More than thirty different Island non-profits were awarded over $326,000 in grant funding from the Martha’s Vineyard Community Foundation.
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Shell Station Owner Takes Over Depot Market Lease

Management of the Edgartown Shell and Depot Market has changed hands, after owner Lou Paciello decided not to renew his contract with longtime lease holders Paul Hakala and Terri Lee.

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Offshore Wind Projects Jockey for Position in Vineyard Waters
As Vineyard Wind breaks ground on the nation’s first industrial-scale offshore wind farm, global supply chain issues and rising commodities prices have stalled a second project.
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Alcohol and Wastewater Top Election Ballot Questions
Louisa Hufstader, Aidan Pollard and Brooke Kushwaha
Questions on alcohol in Tisbury and wastewater in Oak Bluffs top a bevy of statewide ballot issues facing Island voters.
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Cell Service Restored in Edgartown
Workers from Comcast and AT&T restored cell service in and around Edgartown after a technical infrastructure issue Monday morning caused service to shut down around 7:00 a.m.
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