Hospital Names New Board Members and Chairman

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital has named Michael Jaff as its new chairman and added two members to its board of trustees.

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Island Sees Significant Uptick in Short-Term Rental Properties
The number of homes on Martha’s Vineyard registered as short-term rental properties shot up by 35 per cent over the summer, with industry professionals pointing to the real estate market in explaining the increase.
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Increase in H-2B Visa Cap Is a Boon for Island Businesses
The Department of Homeland Security announced sweeping changes to its H-2B seasonal worker visa program include nearly doubling the cap on visas in 2023.
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Trustees President to Depart After Eight Months on Job

Trustees of Reservations CEO and President John Judge is stepping down after eight months on the job, citing differences in vision with the organization’s board.

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Good Shepherd Parish Terminates Food Distribution Manager
The Catholic Diocese of Fall River has terminated Joe Capobianco at the Island’s Good Shepherd Parish, eliminating a position that included operating its growing food distribution program.
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High Speed Chase Ends in Charges for Vineyard Haven Man

A Vineyard Haven man is facing criminal charges after leading police on a multi-town, high-speed vehicle chase that ended with him crashing into a utility pole.

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Aquinnah Land Dispute Winds Its Way to Superior Court
A small lot off Moshup Trail in Aquinnah has become the subject of a complex land dispute between a Vineyard conservation organization and the descendants of a former deed holder.
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Slate of Newcomers Set to Challenge Incumbents in Tribal Elections
A slate of political newcomers is looking to unseat a crowded field of longtime incumbents in tribal government.
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Oak Bluffs Scallopers Raise Concerns With New Catch Limits

Commercial and recreational shellfishermen asked the select board to roll back new catch limits, saying stricter bushel maximums were unnecessary and would negatively impact livelihoods on the water.

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Secret Service Employee Arraigned on Harassment and Witness Intimidation Charges
A Secret Service employee stationed on Martha’s Vineyard has been suspended from his post after he was charged with criminal harassment and witness intimidation in Edgartown District Court Thursday.
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