SSA General Manager Receives High Marks for Performance
Steamship Authority general manager Bob Davis received a glowing performance review during his annual evaluation Tuesday, with governing board members unanimously praising his steady handling of not one — but two — viruses that threatened nearly all facets of the ferry service’s operations.
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Eversource Brings in Backup After Cable Failure
Rolling blackouts and temporary power outages experienced across the Island last weekend were caused by an undersea cable failure, according to Eversource.
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Land Bank Buys Small Parcel Next to Tiasquam River
The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank has purchased a small, one-acre parcel along the Tiasquam River in West Tisbury subject to a life estate, and will eventually open the property to the public.
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Covid Cases See Summer Breakthrough
After weeks of decline, Covid-19 cases shot up again on Martha’s Vineyard, with health agents reporting 16 new cases last week, including six breakthrough cases among vaccinated residents.
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Red Meat Allergy Joins Growing List of Tick-Borne Illnesses
Vineyard doctors, allergists and biologists have identified at least a dozen Islanders who have been formally diagnosed with alpha gal syndrome, a largely unstudied new syndrome.
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Oak Bluffs Mulls Daytime Mooring Fees in Town Harbor
Exercise classes in public parks will have to be free but daytime mooring slips may not be in the future, the Oak Bluffs select board decided at their weekly meeting held Tuesday.
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Nursing Facility Planned for Edgartown Faces Wastewater Hurdles
Wastewater concerns continue to hover over the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital’s proposed new nursing home facility off the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, with selectmen voting Monday to commission an independent analysis.
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Owners of Historic Home Withdraw Application to Demolish
Homeowners Steve and Ellie Wise will withdraw their application to demolish a house at 189 Katama Road.
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Hearing Set for Selectman on Conflict Charges
The state ethics commission has scheduled a public hearing for October after a show cause order alleged Aquinnah selectman Gary Haley violated conflict of interest laws.
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MVC Will Review Proposed Demolition of Old House on Edgartown Harbor
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission will review a proposed demolition of one of the oldest homes on the Edgartown harbor, voting to consider the project a development of regional impact.
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