Hospital Set to Begin Booster Shot Program
The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is starting its rollout for booster shots of the Pfizer vaccine, opening sign-ups for a small number of doses Friday evening. People 65 and older who received their second dose six months ago — April 1 or earlier — are eligible for signups.
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Historic Home Demolitions Are on the Rise
Home demolitions — in particular historic home demolitions — have flooded local review authorities in recent months, testing historic commissions, architects and homeowners.
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Advice on What to Do When Caught in a Rip Current
With a torrent of offshore tropical storms and hurricanes churning up dangerous, heavy surf south of Martha’s Vineyard throughout the summer, Chilmark beach manager Martina Mastromonaco spoke with the Gazette this week about best techniques for avoiding rip tides and staying safe in the water.
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Virginia Man Dies in Apparent Drowning Off Quansoo
A beach outing with two friends on a summer-like day turned tragic late Monday afternoon when a Fairfax, Va., man died after he became caught in a rip current off Quansoo. According to a police account of the incident, Donald Reagan, 64, had gone swimming with a friend when they were swept out in the rips near the cut in the Tisbury Great Pond.
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Oyster Buyback Spawns New Ecology Program
An innovative partnership between The Nature Conservancy and the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group has created an oyster buyback program to help shellfishermen hurt by the pandemic.
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A Portrait of Courtroom Compassion
During his tenure as the first justice for the Dukes County family and probate court, the Hon. Peter Smola served with care and compassion for the Vineyard community, speaking directly to litigants from all walks of life from behind the bench.
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Longtime Edgartown Shellfish Constable to Step Down
Longtime Edgartown shellfish constable Paul Bagnall told the town select board Monday that he planned to resign, effective Jan. 1, 2022, after an extended career on the waterfront that has spanned three decades.
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Weekly Covid Cases Drop to Single Digits, Continuing Decline
Weekly cases of Covid-19 on Martha’s Vineyard dropped to single digits for the first time in months on Monday, as a late-summer case surge continues to dissipate on the Island.
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Beach Road Down to One Lane
Beach Road in Tisbury will be down to one lane from Monday through Thursday as the state Department of Transportation conducts milling and paving operations on the road.
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Tisbury Officials Halt Work on Property Overlooking Tashmoo
Tisbury officials have halted construction at a large property overlooking Lake Tashmoo after discovering that work on a revetment did not comply with proper permitting procedure.
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