Select Board Raises Concern About Shuttered Alley’s
Concerned about the shuttered state of Alley’s General Store, the West Tisbury select board said this week it will invite spokesmen for the Vineyard Trust to appear at next week’s meeting.
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Vaccination, Mask Policies Stir Debate in West Tisbury
West Tisbury selectmen will continue to require masks in public buildings but opted against mandating vaccinations for town employees after a contingent of senior citizens raised concerns about the town’s Covid policies this week.
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Oak Bluffs Man Placed on Probation in 2019 Case Involving Assault, Theft, Vandalism
An Oak Bluffs man was sentenced to 18 months probation this week after pleading guilty to assault, theft and vandalism charges that arose out of a motor vehicle altercation in Oak Bluffs in the summer of 2019.
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District Attorney Declines to Prosecute Ferry Rape Case

The Cape and Islands district attorney’s office has declined to prosecute a Dorchester man charged with two counts of rape that allegedly occurred aboard a Steamship Authority ferry in early June, according to a recent court filing.

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At Niantic Park, 50 Years of Nothing but Net
The iconic basketball courts in Oak Bluffs marked half a century of hoops Saturday with a group of elite young players and the legendary Vineyard coach who started it all: 79-year-old Jay Schofield.
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AT&T Files Plan to Replace Silos at Katama Farm
AT&T has submitted a plan to the Edgartown conservation commission to tear down two large silos at Katama Farm and replace them with a single silo that would house a cell tower.
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Thomas Murphy Wins Seat on Aquinnah Select Board
Aquinnah will have new leadership on two town boards after Thomas Murphy won a seat on the select board, and Kathy Newman narrowly ousted incumbent Jim Glavin on the board of health.
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Trust Has Long History of Preserving Old Buildings
From a single act of philanthropy in 1975 that saved an iconic Edgartown home, the organization now known as the Vineyard Trust has grown into a major nonprofit.
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After Upheaval, Vineyard Trust Chairman Speaks
With funding on hold for restoration work at two of its landmark properties and the resignation of its executive director, the Vineyard Trust is grappling with an array of issues amid recent upheaval.
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Chilmark Road Race Is Back
Sixteen hundred pairs of sandy Vineyard racing feet will once again be running side-by-side down Middle Road this summer after the Chilmark selectmen voted to approve the in-person Chilmark Road Race.
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