Airport Plans for the Future With Revised Capital Plan

After failing to get off the runway two years ago, the Martha’s Vineyard Airport has filed a scaled-down capital improvement plan with the state and Federal Aviation Administration.

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Selectmen Defend Decision to Downsize Waban Park Party

Controversy and confusion over the recent downsizing of a summer event in Waban Park prompted an outpouring of support for the antiracism advocacy organization A Long Talk at the Oak Bluffs selectmen’s meeting Tuesday.

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Land Bank to Conserve Farmland in West Tisbury

The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank has signed an agreement to buy and conserve seven acres of farmland as part of a larger, proposed 35-acre subdivision in West Tisbury that would include affordable and market-rate housing developments.

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Drug Raid Leads to Three Arrests

Three Island residents were arraigned on drug charges in Edgartown district court Monday, after Tisbury police and the Martha’s Vineyard Drug Task Force conducted a raid at a house in Oak Bluffs last week. Jason Reagan, 39, of Oak Bluffs, Shane Harthcock, 40, of West Tisbury, and Danae Vlaskovic, 32, of Oak Bluffs, are all facing charges.

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Woods Hole Cost Overruns Soar, Rankling SSA Governors

Soaring costs for the Steamship Authority’s expansive Woods Hole terminal reconstruction have reached new heights.

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Covid Case Spike Shows No Sign of Letup on Island

Vineyard Covid-19 case counts have neared their highest levels since the pandemic began, with new clusters identified at businesses across the Island as the Delta variant continues its spread. Boards of health reported 97 new cases from August 15-21.

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Henri Brings Wind, Rain, Heavy Surf, But No Damage on Island

Martha’s Vineyard bid bon voyage to tropical storm Henri Sunday afternoon, which brought mist, occasional downpours, wind and choppy surf but inflicted minimal damage across the Island as it swirled north, west and inland by evening. The Steamship Authority returned to full operations by 5 p.m.

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Census Shows Vineyard Population Has Grown, Diversified

The long-awaited 2020 U.S. census data released last Thursday showed a significant population increase in all six towns over the past decade.

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Case Spikes Prompt Return to Indoor Mask Mandates

Boards of health in four more Island towns voted unanimously this week to impose a mask mandate for indoor public spaces, and West Tisbury adopted a vaccination requirement for town employees.

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Its Emergency Room Jammed, Hospital Feels Impact of Case Spike

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is seeing its largest numbers of Covid and non-Covid related patients since the pandemic began, testing emergency room capacity as cases spike on-Island during the peak of summer.

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