Jane Seagrave

MVC Sued Over Denial of West Chop House Demolition
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission was hit with another lawsuit this week, this time from the owners of a historic West Chop house.
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Crowded State Primary Races Are Underway
Several high-profile races for statewide office and a battle between two law enforcement veterans for Dukes County sheriff has spurred activity ahead of the Sept. 6 primary election.
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West Nile Found Again in Edgartown Mosquito Samples
For the second time this summer, the Massachusetts Department of Health has detected the presence of West Nile virus in mosquitoes collected in Edgartown.
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Trial Next Month Will Test Powers of the MVC
The broad powers of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission and the character of the Island will be on trial in superior court next month.
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Short-Term Rental Tax Generates Millions
More than 2,650 properties on Martha's Vineyard have registered as short-term rentals since the state expanded its tax levy on lodging almost three years ago.
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As Covid Cases Plummet, Masks Come Off in Island Schools
Martha’s Vineyard schools reopened Monday after winter break without a face-covering requirement for the first time in two years.
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State Study Details Drawbacks to Alternate Freight Port
Developing an alternate port to ship freight by ferry to Martha’s Vineyard is feasible, but major obstacles make locations other than Woods Hole problematic, a new report concludes.
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Lawsuit Seeking to Block SSA Vaccine Mandate Moves to Federal Court
The question of whether employees of the Steamship Authority can be required to be vaccinated will be decided in federal court.
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Government Chooses Hands-Off Approach to Noman’s Land
The tiny island that was used for decades as a bombing range will remain closed to the public as an unstaffed wildlife refuge, with minimal further efforts to remove unexploded munitions.
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Covid Cases Spike on-Island; Booster Shots in High Demand
With the impact of the new Omicron variant still unknown, cases of Covid-19 on the Island are back on the upswing, with 48 more people confirmed positive for the virus in just five days.
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