U.S. Department of Interior Jump Starts Vineyard Wind, Approving Final EIS
The department announced that a long-awaited environmental analysis of the plan to build the first commercial-scale offshore wind farm 12 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard is complete.
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Vernon Jordan Was Longtime Vineyard Visitor, Friend of the Island
The civil rights activist and Washington power broker who died Monday had been a longtime summer visitor to the Vineyard.
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Herb Foster, Outgoing Islander Who Championed Veteran Causes, Dies at 93
The perpetually vibrant linguist, library trustee and World War II veteran who trained his beaming smile on everyone he knew and met, died Friday night at his home in Edgartown.
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Northeast Winter Storm Lashes Island With High Winds, Sleet, Snow
The fierce northeast winter storm bearing down on New England Monday lashed the Vineyard with high winds, sleet and moderate snowfall throughout the day. The storm, which brought blizzard conditions on the mainland, saw increasing intensity by nightfall.,
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Barbara Erickson, 42, Led Trustees as First Woman President
The Trustees of Reservations paid quiet tribute last week to Barbara Erickson, who had served as president and chief executive officer of the Massachusetts conservancy since 2012. Ms. Erickson died Jan. 15.
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Oak Bluffs Town Administrator Will Leave for Job in Yarmouth
Town administrator Robert Whritenour will leave to take a job as town administrator in Yarmouth, it was announced Wednesday by the Oak Bluffs selectmen.
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In Post-Holiday Catchup, Island Boards of Health Report 28 Cases
In the first report of the new year, the Island boards of health reported 28 new confirmed coronavirus cases Monday, as well as three new probable cases.
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Island Health Care Begins Vaccinations; Case Spread Slows
Marking another pandemic milestone, Island Health Care, the federally qualified community health center in Edgartown, began vaccinating its front line health care workers Wednesday afternoon.
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Land Bank on Track to Post Record Revenues This Year
As a booming Island real estate market roars along in a year of no normals, the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank is on track to post record revenues for 2020.
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Governor Baker Announces New Restrictions, Lowering Capacity Limits
With Christmas three days away, Gov. Charlie Baker announced new temporary restrictions Tuesday aimed at combating the spread of Covid-19 in the commonwealth. Starting Saturday, capacity limits will be lowered to 25 per cent nearly across the board, including in restaurants, retail shops and gyms.
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