Vineyard Winds Starts Construction As Other Developer Hits Snag

As construction on the U.S.’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm started this week, another proposed for the waters south of the Vineyard said it hopes to sever its contracts.

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Trustees of Reservations Names New CEO

The Trustees of Reservations chose Katie Theoharides as the nonprofit's new president and CEO. She replaces John Judge, who stepped down in October after eight months on the job.

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Chilmark Approves Regional High School Budget

In a clear voice vote, residents passed the town’s $993,112 portion of the budget, giving the regional High School the fourth and final town it needed to get the budget to pass overall.

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Charges Against Secret Service Employee Dismissed

Ahead of a trial, a judge dropped the charges against Douglas Vine, citing a failure to prosecute because the alleged victim asserted their Fifth Amendment rights.

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Stuck Drawbridge Causes Traffic Delays

Traffic along Beach Road was being detoured Friday afternoon because the Lagoon Pond drawbridge was stuck in the open position.

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Neighbor Sues Over Oak Bluffs Inn Parking Plan

A neighbor of a yet-to-be built Oak Bluffs inn filed a lawsuit against the town planning board this week, arguing the board’s approval of the inn’s permits ignored town parking requirements.

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Chilmark Special Town Meeting Could Decide High School Budget

Monday's town meeting will reconsider the town’s $993,112 portion of the high school budget after Chilmark, West Tisbury and Aquinnah all voted down the financial plan at their annual town meetings this spring.

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Happy Hour is on the Legislative Menu Again, Perhaps Ending 39-Year Ban

A push on Beacon Hill to bring back happy hour has the support of some Island bar owners who see the potential to attract thirsty patrons in the off-season.

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Accused Bank Robber Denied Bail

A Falmouth District Court judge ruled Tuesday that Petar Petyoshin be held without bail for 120 days after he was deemed a danger to the community.

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Tisbury Hesitant to Add Marine Patrol Boat

A proposal from Tisbury police to test out a new marine patrol unit is on ice for now after town officials expressed concerns over the cost.

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