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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Entangled Seal Is Freed at East Beach
A juvenile gray seal entangled in fishing line and rope on the shore of East Beach on Chappaquiddick was rescued Monday by a team of rangers and natural resources officers. The pup swam free after the entanglements were cut away.
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Two Children Rescued After Inflatable Goes Adrift Off State Beach
Two young boys were rescued after their inflatable raft drifted offshore near the big bridge on Beach Road Monday, prompting a flurry of response from public safety officials.
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Conservation Commission Approves Culvert Project at Roth Woodlands
A divided Chilmark conservation commission voted last week to approve a project to install a new culvert in Mill Brook headwaters off North Road. Proposed by the Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation, the project has kicked up a cloud of controversy.
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Charter School Graduation Celebrates Resilience of Two Classes
Graduates from the charter school classes of 2020 and 2021 walked across the stage together in a combined ceremony to celebrate two senior classes affected by the pandemic.
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Close-Knit Community Is Key for Charter School Graduates
For the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School class of 2021 — a creative group of nine — a pandemic wasn’t going to define them.
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Cases Trend Downward, Positivity Rate Stays High in Dukes County
Dukes County continues to have the highest positivity rate in the state, Tisbury remains in the red and hospital officials are pushing vaccinations in the run-up to summer.
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Selectmen Plow Ahead With Fire Station Project
Chilmark selectmen looked to next steps on the town fire station and EMS construction project Tuesday, reviewing architectural plans, added costs and project timelines. They also voted to extend the project architect’s contract.
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Airport Leases Aging Hangar Complex to Vineyard Wind
The Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission has awarded Vineyard Wind the bid to lease the Duchess hangar complex at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport. The complex will be used as a helicopter base.
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