Confusion Surrounds Cottage Demolition

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission is retroactively reviewing the demolition of a historic Oak Bluffs cottage that was torn down prior to referral, causing confusion.

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Car Chase Leads to Arrest, Toppled Tombstones
Edgartown police were led on a car chase that snaked through Upper Main Street and ended in the town cemetery on Thursday morning with an arrest, a vehicle tow and a few toppled tombstones — but no injuries.
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Delta Variant Drives Covid Cases Higher
Covid cases are on the rise again on Martha’s Vineyard, as the highly contagious Delta variant makes its presence felt around the Island.
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MVC Explores First-of-its-Kind Carrying Capacity Study
A growing number of ecological, economic and social pressures have prompted Island planners to consider a first-of-its-kind carrying capacity study for Martha’s Vineyard.
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If the Shoe Fits; Social Causes Champion Takes on Mental Health
Shoe designer Kenneth Cole recently started the Mental Health Coalition, a nonprofit aimed at changing the stigma around mental health issues.
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Embedding With Extremists Does Not Lead to Empathy
When Andrew Marantz, a New Yorker staff writer, attended the “DeploraBall” on the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration in 2016, he didn’t expect there to be good company.
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Covid Concerns Disrupt Presidential Birthday Party on the Vineyard
A large private party planned for President Obama’s 60th birthday on the Vineyard this weekend has been canceled amid fierce public backlash and rising Covid cases, as the Delta variant spreads on the Island. The party will be scaled back to family and friends, according to a statement.
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Edgartown Promotes Ryan Ruley to Sergeant

The Edgartown police department has promoted officer Ryan Ruley to sergeant, after the longtime law enforcement official and Oak Bluffs selectman came out tops in a lengthy hiring process.

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Eastville Beach Reopens to Swimmers After Brief Closure
A beach on the Lagoon Pond side of Eastville in Oak Bluffs has been reopened after it was closed due to high bacteria counts, the town health agent confirmed Wednesday.
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Motor Vehicle Citations Follow Collision with Paramedic Truck

State police are investigating a broadside, two-vehicle collision that occurred on the Edgartown-West Tisbury Road involving an Edgartown paramedic vehicle that was responding to an emergency service call Sunday.

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