Oversand Vehicle Trails Partly Reopened on Chappy
Oversand vehicle trails on Chappaquiddick have been partly reopened after a weekend of closures to protect nesting piping plovers, the Trustees of Reservations announced. All trails to Cape Pogue remain closed to vehicles.
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Museum Names New Executive Director
Heather Seger will take the helm as the new executive director of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, it was announced Wednesday. Ms. Seger, who has served as interim executive director for the past year, was the unanimous choice of the board.
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West Tisbury Approves General Override
West Tisbury voters approved a $300,000 general override 62-32 in a quiet special town election Thursday. Total turnout was 94 voters, 3.5 per cent of those registered.
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Tisbury Police Chief Will Not Renew His Contract
The Tisbury police chief said Monday that he will retire late this year, after three years on the job. In a letter to the select board, Mark Saloio said he will leave Nov. 5, at the end of his three-year contract.
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Mobile Clinic Makes Rounds on Island, Offering Free Shots
Vaccination numbers inched up a little more over the weekend as a mobile vaccination bus began making rounds. The bus will be on the Island through Wednesday this week.
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Vineyard Wind Clears Final Approval from U.S. Government
With fanfare, the Biden administration announced its final approval for Vineyard Wind, marking a major milestone for the project that grew its roots partly on Martha’s Vineyard.
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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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