Firefighters Graduate With Honors from Intensive Training
In a ceremony held Sunday, seven members of the Edgartown fire department officially graduated from a two-part intensive state training course, bulking up the Island’s growing firefighting cohort.
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Vaccinations, Case Rates Both Trending High
Bucking state and national trends, Dukes County has both the highest Covid-19 positive rate and the highest Covid-19 vaccination rate in the commonwealth.
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Edgartown Approves Memorial Wharf Overhaul
Voters easily approved a $3 million project to overhaul Memorial Wharf and agreed to move forward with a controversial project to install electric bus chargers on Church street.
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Morning Glory Farm, Trustees Granted Leases for Katama Farm
Capping a nearly year-long saga, the Edgartown conservation commission voted unanimously Wednesday to grant separate leases for the historic Katama Farm.
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Edgartown Takes Up Memorial Wharf Project at Town Meeting Saturday
Three hundred and fifty years after the town’s incorporation in 1671, Edgartown voters are set to convene for a historic outdoor town meeting Saturday to match the occasion.
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Covid Cases Stay Stubbornly Steady on the Vineyard
Even as Martha’s Vineyard vaccination rates continue to climb, Island Covid-19 case rates refuse to relent, pushing hospital and public health officials to urge vaccinations.
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Aquinnah Selectman Cited by State Ethics Commission
The state ethics commission has issued a show cause order alleging Aquinnah selectman Gary Haley violated conflict of interest laws during electrical work at the Aquinnah Circle.
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Advance Ferry Reservations Explode, Signaling Busy Summer
After a slow 2020 season, advance booking numbers from the Steamship Authority are pointing to a gangbuster 2021 summer.
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Edgartown Cancels Fourth of July Parade, Fireworks
For the second year in a row, Edgartown selectmen voted unanimously to cancel the town’s trademark Fourth of July parade and fireworks, citing public safety concerns.
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Governor Baker Suddenly Fast Tracks Reopening
In a pre-summer jolt, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Monday that he would fast-track the state reopening process by lifting all Covid-19 restrictions before Memorial Day.
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