School Committee Turns Scrappy Over Remote Learning Center Plan
Maia Coleman
Tensions ran high at the all-Island school committee meeting Thursday, as committee members weighed a proposal to open licensed, community-based learning centers this fall.
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As Census Wobbles Toward Finish Line, Organizers Make Final Push
Maia Coleman
Island census organizers are ramping up outreach efforts to boost participation, after a counting process hamstrung by funding cuts and concern about low response rates.
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Vineyard Public Schools Begin New Year With Excitement, Uncertainty
Maia Coleman
Thursday marked the first day of school for students across the Island, but this year, backpacks and school buses were traded in for Chromebooks and webcams.
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Selectmen Allow Farmers’ Market Extension
Maia Coleman
After much delay, West Tisbury selectmen voted Wednesday to approve an extension of the outdoor farmer’s market through the end of October.
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Beach, Harbor Revenues See Slight Drop in Chilmark
Maia Coleman
Chilmark selectmen on Tuesday reviewed town receipts from the season just past, taking stock after early worries about a quiet summer.
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High School Committee Cancels Interscholastic Sports for the Fall
Maia Coleman
At an emotional meeting Monday, the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School district committee voted to limit fall athletics to on-Island intramural competition.
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Farmers’ Market Looks to Extend Season This Fall
Maia Coleman
After a strong season and unusual summer, the West Tisbury Farmers’ market will extend its outdoor market through the end of October, pending approval from the West Tisbury selectmen, market managers confirmed Friday.
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Teacher Contracts Amended Slightly to Start School Year
Maia Coleman
After two weeks of closed-door negotiations, the all-Island school committee voted Thursday to approve a memorandum of agreement with the Martha’s Vineyard Educators Association.
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Finding Poetic Power in Early Travelers
Maia Coleman
Fan Ogilvie, former poet laureate of West Tisbury, is getting ready to publish her latest collection of poems, entitled The Berth.
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Beaches Closed to Swimming as Portuguese Man O’ War Wash Up
Maia Coleman
Beaches along the south shore of the Island were closed to swimming as of early Thursday morning, as unusually large waves of the creatures continued to wash up.
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