Up-Island Schools Approve Reopening Plan, With Amendments
Maia Coleman
The up-Island school committee voted Tuesday to approve the public school re-opening plan currently on the table, with two district-specific amendments.
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Dangerous Jellyfish Come Ashore in Large Numbers at Squibnocket
Maia Coleman
Large swarms of Portuguese man o’ war jellyfish, a highly dangerous variety, have been discovered on the south shore of Chilmark this week, raising concerns over swimming safety.
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Reopening Plan for Public Schools Revised Again
Maia Coleman
The all-Island school committee voted Thursday to approve a newly revised reopening plan for elementary schools that will put younger students back in the classroom earlier than expected.
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State Primary Is Tuesday; Early Voting Ends Friday
Maia Coleman
Voters across the Island will head to the polls with hand sanitizer and face masks Tuesday for the Massachusetts state primary. Closely contested races for the state’s junior senate seat nomination top both ballots.
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All-Island Committee Backs Comprehensive Testing Plan
Maia Coleman
The committee agreed this week to accept a proposal for comprehensive testing for Island public schools, with the question of how to pay for it still to be determined.
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Charter School Puts Its Own Stamp on Reopening Plans for Fall
Maia Coleman
The Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School will begin the school year with a remote curriculum fitted to its mission of project-based and individualized learning.
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First-Time Author, Longtime Lawyer, Puts Racial Justice Center Stage
Maia Coleman
In his first novel, No Truth Left to Tell, Chilmark seasonal resident Michael McAuliffe mines his experience as a civil rights attorney to peel back the layers of the law.
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Chicken Alley Thrift Shop Rises to the Moment
Maia Coleman
During the pandemic Chicken Alley Thrift Shop is serving as a vital force in the community, offering used clothing and household items and raising money for Martha's Vineyard Community Services
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Private Schools See Surge in Applications for the Fall
Maia Coleman
Vineyard Montessori and Falmouth Academy both confirmed a large, unprecedented number of applications this year, including from out-of-state residents planning to relocate.
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Up-Island Schools Mull Their Own Reopening Plans
Maia Coleman
The up-Island school committee this week weighed proposals to allow in-person learning for younger students in its reopening plan, although no final decision was made.
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