Longtime Chilmark Moderator Everett Poole Will Step Down
Mr. Poole, who is 90 and has held the elected post for more than 40 years, announced his decision in an email to the selectmen Monday, town administrator Tim Carroll said.
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Changing Immigration Policies Could Reopen Summer Workforce Visas
A changing climate around immigration policy under the Biden administration is reopening opportunities for the Island’s vital summer workforce.
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Michael J. Fox Expounds on His Journey, to the Delight of Fans
The renowned actor and longtime Vineyard seasonal resident, who has been living with Parkinson’s disease for nearly half his life, spoke about his new book before overflow crowd at an online winter event hosted by the Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival Thursday night.
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School Leaders Hail State Plan to Put Kids Back in Classrooms
Gov. Charlie Baker announced a plan this week to bring elementary and middle school students across the commonwealth back to the classroom full time this spring.
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VTA Faces Declining Ridership, Revenues
Ridership has declined sharply on Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) buses this year, as the pandemic’s impact on public transit authorities nationwide trickles down to the Island.
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Turf Opponents Have Their Turn at MVC Hearing
Maia Coleman
Environmental damage, plastic waste and personal safety hazards — those were among the complaints that bubbled up at a hearing at the Martha’s Vineyard Commission Thursday.
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Airport Commission Chairman Is Reappointed, With Rebuke
Maia Coleman
A divided Dukes County commission reappointed airport commission chairman Robert Rosenbaum to another three-year term Wednesday, first issuing him a stinging rebuke.
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Chilmark Eyes Grant for High-Speed EV Charging Stations
Maia Coleman
A plan to install high-speed electric vehicle chargers in Chilmark picked up steam Tuesday, after selectmen voted to apply to a state grant program to fund the installation project.
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Forum Sees Flood of Questions Over Vaccine
Maia Coleman
Island health officials fielded a flurry of questions and sought to assuage concerns and confusion about the vaccine rollout at a community forum late last week.
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Airport Will Seek Bids for Dormant Duchess Hangar
Maia Coleman
A dormant hangar at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport is getting a new lease on life — literally — after airport commissioners voted at their monthly meeting Thursday to issue a request for proposals (RFP) to rent the aging property.
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