High Demand, Low Supply; Flu Vaccinations Are Tough Ticket
Maia Coleman
Heightened demand for flu vaccinations and slow distribution statewide are causing a temporary shortage of the vaccine for many Island suppliers.
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Chilmark Sets Dates for Bay Scallop, Oyster Seasons
Maia Coleman

Chilmark selectmen voted Tuesday to approve new regulations for the upcoming scallop and oyster seasons, while keeping a close eye on toxic blue-green algae growth in coastal ponds.

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High School Confronts Rising Costs Due to Covid
Maia Coleman
New pandemic-related expenses and the use of contingency funds to cover them were the subject of lively debate at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School district committee meeting Monday.
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School Committee Approves Testing Directive
Maia Coleman

The all-Island school committee on Thursday approved a set of directives for a school-wide testing program, inching the program’s progress forward.

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Navy Extends Comment Period for Noman’s Cleanup
Maia Coleman
Facing criticism of a plan to stop clearing unexploded munitions left over from years of target practice on Noman’s island, U.S. Navy officials will take public comment until Nov. 2.
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West Tisbury Studio Keeps Ancient Technique Alive
Maia Coleman
Looking on from behind a glass pane at the front of Martha’s Vineyard Glassworks, manager Wil Sideman watched as two glassblowers twirled a sphere of molten glass on the end of a long pole.
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Severe Drought Keeps Island Firefighters on High Alert
Maia Coleman
After two brush fires scorched acres of land in Oak Bluffs and West Tisbury this week, state and local fire officials are on particularly high alert.
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Up-Island Schools Move Ahead on Remote Learning Spaces
Maia Coleman
The up-Island school committee heard updates early this week on plans for alternative learning spaces at the Chilmark and West Tisbury schools.
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Stubborn Oak Bluffs Brush Fire Tests Firefighters
Maia Coleman
A stubborn brush fire near the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Oak Bluffs burned a large area of pitch pine woodland Monday morning, and then flared up again twice in the afternoon.
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Ceremony of Remembrance Marked by Quiet Observances
Maia Coleman
Streams of visitors bearing white carnations made their way to the Edgartown Lighthouse Saturday morning for the annual ceremony.
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