Riis Williams

MVCET Chooses New Executive Director

Alexandra Bullen Coutts was named the executive director of the Martha’s Vineyard Center for Education and Training. Though she’s had a diverse career, she sees her love of working with young adults as the common thread.

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Edgartown Backs "Magic Bus" Battery Grant Plan

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission pitched the Edgartown select board Monday on an effort to use Vineyard Transit Authority electric bus batteries as a potential power source for water pumps in emergencies.

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MV Bank Dedicates More than $600,000 to Nonprofits

Island nonprofits and community leaders gathered Thursday to celebrate the hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants and scholarships given out by the Martha’s Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation.

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Finding Wellness Through the Journey

Growing up on the Vineyard, Emma Lovewell was encouraged by her father to be a writer.

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Aquinnah Approves High School Feasibility Study

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School secured Island-wide approval for a $2 million feasibility study to renovate or replace the high school when Aquinnah approved its contribution during a special town meeting on Wednesday.

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New Pole Proposal Raises Flag Debate in Oak Bluffs

A proposed flag policy in Oak Bluffs was debated again Tuesday by the select board when member Emma Green-Beach pitched the installation of a new town ceremonial flagpole.

The pole would fly non-federally recognized flags, such as the Juneteenth and Progress Pride flags, to promote town diversity and inclusivity, she said.

The select board was in support of the sentiment behind the pole, but some members were concerned about its potential to cause divisiveness over what flags can and cannot be flown.

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Noyes Building Set to Welcome New Tenants

Renovations for two new affordable housing units in Oak Bluffs began last September. The studio and one-bedroom apartments were presented by the Oak Bluffs affordable housing committee at an open house on Sunday.

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Island Eats MV Takes Aim at Zero Waste

Jessica Mason has always had a deep consciousness and appreciation for the natural environment — a quality that increased when she moved to the Vineyard in 2020.

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Ukrainian Family Gets a Vineyard Respite from War

When Olena Gnes started her YouTube channel three years ago, she created videos to showcase the beauty of Ukraine.

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Locals Puts Island Arts Center Stage

A wide variety of Island talent will be on display next week at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury.

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