Housing Bank Coalition Hosts Listening Sessions
As the affordable housing crisis on Martha’s Vineyard escalates to unprecedented heights, a wide-ranging group working to establish a housing bank will host two public listening sessions this week to hear feedback from Islanders. The first session is tonight from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
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West Tisbury Delays Vote Again on Town Fire Chief
West Tisbury selectmen will delay their vote on a new town fire chief for another week, after members of the fire department asked to weigh in on the matter.
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Edgartown Moderator Sean Murphy Dies
Sean Murphy, the well-known Island attorney and Edgartown town meeting moderator, died Friday night after battling cancer. His death was confirmed Saturday by town administrator James Hagerty.
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Oak Bluffs Fireworks Canceled for Second Straight Year
The Oak Bluffs fireworks will be canceled for a second straight summer due to the pandemic, the town firemen’s civic association announced Tuesday.
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Gazette Survey Gauges Outlook for Summer
The Vineyard Gazette has launched an online survey to gain insight about how full-time and seasonal residents and visitors are thinking about their summer plans for 2021, in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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No Leads in Well Contamination Incident
A state and local police investigation remains ongoing after two wells at the site of a planned 20-unit rental development in Tisbury were found contaminated with motor oil last week.
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Governor Airs Vaccination Schedule for All
All Massachusetts residents aged 16 and older will be eligible to receive Covid-19 vaccinations starting April 19, according to a new state timeline released Wednesday morning.
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As Finances Improve, SSA Eyes Pandemic Crisis in Rear View Mirror
After enduring its first budget deficit in 58 years, the financial news was mostly good at the monthly meeting of the Steamship Authority governors held Tuesday over Zoom. Traffic and revenues are inching up.
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State Police Bomb Squad Called to Chappy Saturday for Unexploded Ordnance
The discovery of unexploded ordnance at East Beach on Chappaquiddick prompted the temporary closure of beach access at the Dike Bridge.
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Tribe Petitions Federal Court to Re-Hear Appeal
Attorneys for the Wampanoag tribe have asked U.S. Court of Appeals to re-hear their appeal in the legal dispute with the town of Aquinnah over building permits for the planned bingo hall.
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