Aquinnah Closes Out Annual Town Meeting Season
Voters backed spending for improvements at the Aquinnah Circle at their annual town meeting Saturday, capping a sprawling two-month political season on the Island.
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Three Vie for Aquinnah Select Board Seat
Adrian Higgins, Thomas Murphy and Nancy Gilson Slate are all running for the Aquinnah select board seat that became vacant after longtime selectman Jim Newman decided to not seek re-election.
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Jim Rogers, Roy Cutrer Compete in Race for Tisbury Select Board
Tisbury voters will choose between two candidates for select board at the annual town election Tuesday.
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Second Hurdle for Tisbury School Project Looms Large
Tisbury voters head to the polls Tuesday for the second time in three years to determine the fate of a $55 million renovation and overhaul of their town school. Early voting was Thursday.
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Legislation to Extend Allowance for Remote Meetings Is Signed by Governor
Gov. Charlie Baker signed legislation Wednesday extending a provision of the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law that allows remote participation in public meetings.
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Island Covid Cases Hit Low Ebb
The Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported one new case of Covid-19 from last week, the lowest weekly case load since the pandemic began, marking a milestone in the Island’s battle against the virus.
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Airlines Ramp Up Summer Service to the Vineyard
Seasonal service has resumed at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport, nudging up traffic numbers that have lagged for more than a year, airport director Geoffrey Freeman said during a brief meeting of the airport commission Thursday.
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Illegally Buried Septic Tanks Are Dug Up
A Tisbury septic hauler removed two massive tanks on Monday that had been illegally buried off State Road in Vineyard Haven, bringing to the surface nearly 20,000 gallons of waste.
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Oak Bluffs Gets Ball Rolling on Affordable Housing Project
The Oak Bluffs select board voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a request for proposals (RFP) for a multi-unit affordable housing development along the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road.
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Oak Bluffs Names Deborah Potter New Town Administrator
The Oak Bluffs select board named town accountant Deborah Potter as their new town administrator Tuesday, after reviewing candidates both internal and external during an extended two-day interview process this week.
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