Chilmark, Oak Bluffs Host Competitive Select Board Races

Chilmark select board member Bill Rossi and Oak Bluffs select board member Jason Balboni both are planning to step down after their terms are over, shaking up the Island political scene as boards face large infrastructure projects and sky high housing costs.

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Storms Send Meteorological Equipment on the Move

The three pounding winter storms that took a toll on the Island’s south shore also have scientists who study the area pondering retreat.

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Islanders Back Biden, Trump in Presidential Primaries

Democrats and Republicans on the Island followed statewide trends in the presidential primaries Tuesday, with the former backing President Joe Biden and the latter picking former President Donald Trump over Nikki Haley. 

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Oak Bluffs Board Questions Events at Island Inn

Traci Smith went before the Oak Bluffs select board last week, requesting licenses for her proposed Martha’s Vineyard Black Book Festival inside and on the lawn of the Island Inn.

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Freight Ferry Running Again After Crew Shortage

The Sankaty ferry was back up and running Monday after a crew shortage caused the Steamship Authority to cancel all of the freight ferry’s trips on Sunday.

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Hockey Teams Fall in Second Round Playoffs

The boys and girls high school hockey teams had their playoff runs cut down this weekend, with the girls team losing 3-0 to Algonquin on Saturday and the boys losing 6-3 to Ashland on Sunday. 

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Boys Basketball Beats Lynnfield in First Playoff Game

The Martha’s Vineyard boys basketball team took home a win in the second round of playoffs Saturday, beating out Lynnfield 63-47. 

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5:30 a.m. Boat on Hold During Vineyard Haven Terminal Work

Maintenance work at the Island terminal is scheduled to start on Wednesday, meaning the Sankaty ferry that normally makes the first departure from the Island will be berthed in Woods Hole instead of Vineyard Haven. 

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Pet Care Options Grow Slim

Island veterinarian Constance Breese is closing her practice as Animal Health Care Associates fights to retain its lease at the airport.

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Cuttyhunkers Want Ferry to Stay Put

MassDevelopment, a quasi-public agency focused on stimulating economic growth in the state, put out a request for proposals for the different parcels on the New Bedford state pier, including the spot used by the Cuttyhunk Ferry Company.

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