Grants Aid Climate Change Planning, Food Insecurity
Two major state and federal grants announced this week will help launch phase two of a Martha’s Vineyard climate change planning initiative and stem Island food insecurity during the ongoing pandemic.
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Report Details Incident at Community Center
A newly released report details the circumstances at the Chilmark Community Center summer camp last month, when a young black camper was the brunt of an incident involving two white boys.
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Vineyard on High Alert as Hurricane Henri Heads for Southern New England
The Cape and Islands remain under a tropical storm and storm surge warning, as Hurricane Henri churns toward Long Island and Connecticut. Outbound vacationers scrambled to get off the Vineyard ahead of the storm Saturday, while inbound travelers were advised to delay their trip by a day or two.
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State Grants Aid To Three Towns, In Race Against Climate Change
As rising sea levels pose real threats to coastal communities around the commonwealth, state grants were announced this week for 16 towns, including three in Dukes County.
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In Summer of Upheaval, Trust Announces Board Changes
Punctuating a summer of upheaval, the Vineyard Trust announced changes in board leadership, and said it had launched a search for a new executive director.
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State Makes Millions More Available in Aid for Fishing Industry
As the hard-hit Massachusetts fishing industry works to get back on its feet from the pandemic, the state Division of Marine Fisheries announced last week the release of another $23.8 million in CARES act money to assist with recovery efforts.
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Boys and Girls Club Closes on Land Deal for New Facility
The Martha’s Vineyard Boys and Girls Club completed a long-planned purchase late last week of 21 acres in Edgartown, marking a major step toward building a new facility for the club.
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Elsa Brushes Island, Cancelling Ferries, Closing Beaches
Ferry cancellations and beach closures were widespread Friday as the remnants of tropical storm Elsa lashed Martha’s Vineyard with gusty winds and pelting rain.
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State Launches Far-Reaching Public Health Initiative for Vineyard, Nantucket
A first-of-its kind public health initiative aims to tackle the work of better documenting and reducing tick-borne illnesses and substance abuse.
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Creative Living Award Goes to Capt. Bob Douglas
The legendary former owner of the topsail schooner Shenandoah will receive the prestigious Creative Living Award for 2020-2021, the Martha’s Vineyard Community Foundation announced Wednesday.
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