Katama Dairy Farm Lies in Ruin as Talks About Future Hit Snags
Julia Wells

The fields are still fallow, the silos completely gone to ruin. Operating licenses and permits have long since expired, and nearly a year after the Edgartown Conservation Commission announced it had agreed in principal to lease Katama Farm to entrepreneur David Moore there still is no lease.

And no farming operation at the 190-acre, town-owned farm on the vast, windswept Katama Plains which for years supported an active dairy operation.

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John Early, Former West Tisbury Selectman Who Led Community Causes
Julia Wells
The former longtime West Tisbury selectman, Island builder and community activist, died Friday night. He was 74 and had battled Parkinson’s disease for many years.
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Conservation Movement Seeks United Front
Julia Wells

Leaders for the the new Conservation Partnership of Martha's Vineyard and the Martha's Vineyard Land Bank have pledged full cooperation with one another, announcing among other things that they will begin to hold regular meetings to exchange information pertinent to the conservation movement.

"The land bank is committed to meet with the partnership monthly, to talk about specific properties and also priorities," said land bank executive director James Lengyel.

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Sheriff’s Meadow, Land Bank Will Buy Kennedy Family’s Red Gate Farm
Julia Wells
The two conservation organizations announced Thursday that they will buy 304 acres of undeveloped land at the rare oceanfront estate in Aquinnah owned by the family of Caroline B. Kennedy.
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State Awards Oak Bluffs $1 Million for North Bluff Improvements
Julia Wells
The ongoing waterfront redevelopment project along the North Bluff in Oak Bluffs got a major boost Tuesday with the announcement from Gov. Charlie Baker that the town will receive $1 million in state grant money for further infrastructure improvements.
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TestMV Begins Free Covid Testing for Children
Julia Wells
Free coronavirus testing for children will be available effective immediately at TestMV, testing officials announced Monday, as one more person tested positive for Covid-19.
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Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Steps Down
Julia Wells
Jessie Damroth, who has led the club for the past four years, will leave effective August 31, the club board of directors announced in a press release Saturday morning.
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Longtime Trustees Superintendent Chris Kennedy Will Retire
Julia Wells
The long-serving regional director for the Trustees of Reservations and a familiar face on the Island, will retire at the end of the summer.
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Sweeping Conservation Initiative Protects Rare Lands on Cuttyhunk
Julia Wells
The initiative announced Monday will preserve nearly all the remaining undeveloped land on Cuttyhunk — including a large swath of unspoiled barrier beach, marsh and upland.
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Boards of Health Report One New Case on the Vineyard Thursday
Julia Wells
The Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported one new confirmed case of Covid-19 Thursday, bringing the total number of cases on the Island to 69.
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