Pandemic Brings Added Pressures for Islanders With Addiction
Maia Coleman
For Islanders wrestling with addiction, isolation and stress brought on by the coronavirus pandemic has made a perennial problem worse.
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Dancing to the Beat of Covid, at the Drive-In
Maia Coleman
The annual RISE Vineyard Performing Arts holiday dance extravaganza will take a new digital form this year, in a holiday-themed dance film set to air this weekend at the Vineyard Drive-in.
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Virtual Hanukkah Season Brings Hope and Light
Maia Coleman
The lights of Hanukkah will shine by Zoom this year at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center, with a series of virtual candle lighting events for each of the holiday’s eight nights.
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High School Eyes January for Students to Return to Building
Maia Coleman
Hybrid learning is now set to begin Jan. 11 at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, after a vote by the district school committee early this week.
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Tisbury Appoints Josh Goldstein to MVC
Maia Coleman
In a Tisbury seat swap on the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, selectmen Tuesday unanimously appointed hotelier Josh Goldstein as the town representative to the commission.
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Humpback Whale Found Washed up at Norton Point
Maia Coleman
The carcass of a North Atlantic humpback whale was discovered on the shore of Norton Point beach by a passerby Friday. The carcass was carried east by the storm this weekend.
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Two Foundations Launch Intensive Study of Chilmark Pond
Maia Coleman
Dredging and intensive study are part of a new project for Chilmark Pond, as two foundations have joined forces to develop a science-driven restoration plan for the pond.
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Chilmark Doubles Town Mooring Fees
Maia Coleman
Mooring fees are going up in Menemsha next summer after Chilmark selectmen voted this week to double the fees, bringing them more in line with other Island towns.
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Mad Martha's Ice Cream Franchise Goes on Market
Maia Coleman
The iconic Island ice cream franchise begun 50 years ago is for sale, with an asking price of $10.5 million, which includes the business and three shops in Edgartown, Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven.
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Standing Up by Kneeling Down, Dana Nunes Surprised Herself
Maia Coleman
Many on the Island know her as the woman in the yellow rain boots, the leader of the Black Lives Matter kneel-ins every morning at Beetlebung Corner. But for Dana Nunes, the title has never been the focus.
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