Tisbury and Edgartown Turn 350 Years Young
The towns of Edgartown and Tisbury were born as part of New York Colony, fraternal twins that on Thursday this week celebrated their sesquarcentennial anniversaries.
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Grand Jury Indicts Oak Bluffs Man on 46 Charges, Including Rape
An Oak Bluffs man has been arraigned in Dukes County superior court on 46 charges, including two counts of rape, that stem from a string of alleged incidents over the course of nearly two years.
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Alley’s General Store Will Stay Closed This Summer
Alley’s General Store will likely remain closed throughout the summer, representatives for the Vineyard Trust told the West Tisbury select board Wednesday.
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Edgartown Finalizes Boys and Girls Club MOU
The Edgartown select board checked the final box on the town memorandum of understanding with the Boys and Girls Club, and brainstormed capital wastewater projects for the Dukes County federal Covid-19 relief money at their meeting Tuesday.
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Juvenile Arraigned in Oak Bluffs Stabbing Case
Oak Bluffs police have charged a 16-year-old male from Connecticut in connection with a stabbing that occurred in Ocean Park on June 28. According to a press release Tuesday, the juvenile has been charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault with intent to murder.
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Trustees Islands Director Will Resign His Post
Sam Hart, Islands regional director at the Trustees of Reservations, will leave his position to start a new job at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.
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Boat Fire Off East Chop Destroys 38-Foot Pleasure Craft
A 38-foot pleasure craft caught fire off East Chop late Monday afternoon, sending a massive plume of black smoke high above Vineyard Sound and prompting a mass mutual aid response. All passengers were safely evacuated.
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Chilmark Softball Is Back, With Special Tribute for Tony Horwitz
Chilmark softball began its 84th season Sunday at Flanders Field, honoring the sometimes short stop, always avid Sunday morning softball evangelist and West Tisbury writer Tony Horwitz.
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Soggy Weather Marked Muted Fourth of July
Historically cold and wet weather dampened an otherwise crowded Fourth of July weekend on the Vineyard, with police reporting busy streets, traffic jams, a few fireworks complaints and no major incidents.
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Free Test Site Proved to Be a Game Changer on the Vineyard
It began in the back yard, a regular repartee between an Edgartown summer resident, Steve Rusckowski, and his trusty landscaper, Michael Donaroma.
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