Aquinnah Town Election Is Today
Aquinnah voters go to the polls today to cast ballots in the annual town election — including a final vote on the housing bank and deciding a race for the board of health. Polls are open from noon to 8 p.m. in the old town hall.
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Judge Denies Injunction in Cape Pogue Case
A legal effort by two Chappaquiddick landowners to block oversand vehicle (OSV) access to the tip of Cape Pogue for the 2022 season has been denied by a Massachusetts Land Court justice.
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MVC Subcommittee Recommends Denial of Lampost Plan
A key subcommittee of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission voted 7-0 with one abstention Monday night to recommend that the full commission deny a plan by the owner of the former Lampost in Oak Bluffs to sharply reduce the number of restricted workforce apartments.
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Oak Bluffs Will Recount Race for Select Board
Three Island towns affirmed their support for the housing bank last week with a decisive win at the ballot box, while a razor-thin margin of victory in the Oak Bluffs select board race heads to a recount.
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MVC Mulls New Demolition Policy
With requests for demolitions and teardowns at an all-time high on the Vineyard, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission is in the throes of redrafting its policy for reviewing demolition projects.
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Vineyard Schools Superintendent Chosen for Top Job in Wareham
Vineyard schools superintendent Dr. Matthew D’Andrea has been offered the job as the next superintendent of schools in Wareham.
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Housing Bank Question Sails Through Elections
Incumbent Oak Bluffs select board member Gail Barmakian squeaked back into office Thursday, edging out challenger Dion Alley by just two votes.
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Three Town Elections Thursday; Jim Bishop Drops Out of Running in Oak Bluffs
Voters go to the polls today in Edgartown, Oak Bluffs and West Tisbury to decide on new select board members and cast ballots on the question of whether to create a Martha’s Vineyard Housing Bank. In Oak Bluffs, one of three candidates for select board has dropped out.
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Study of Global Warming Predicts the Island Faces Flooding in Near Future

A startling new national report that uses computer imaging to flag the effects of global warming on the Massachusetts coast shows that the south shore of the Vineyard will be washed away and downtown Edgartown will be a swamp in 50 years — even if the most conservative projections about rising sea levels are correct.

The report was issued yesterday by the National Environmental Trust (NET), a nonprofit, nonpartisan group based in Washington, D.C.

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After Key Win at Town Meetings, Housing Bank Coalition Turns to Elections
Buoyed by the outcome Tuesday night, on Wednesday the coalition to create a housing bank for the Vineyard was looking to the next steps.
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