West Tisbury Woman Dies Following Single Car Crash
A state police accident reconstruction team began its investigation this week into a single car accident that claimed the life of a West Tisbury woman Sunday. Brianna Combra, 24, was taken by ambulance to the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, and then flown by MedFlight to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, according to police. She died Sunday evening from injuries sustained in the crash.
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Acute Shortage of Rental Housing Said to be at Crisis Level

The Island Housing Trust annual meeting and forum Saturday focused heavily on the need for decent rental housing. “We have a crisis right now,” said Lisa McGuire, a business owner.

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Bakery, Savings Bank Settle Differences in Court

Pie in the Sky has a legal right to to cross a tiny adjacent property owned by the Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank, a civil jury found.

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Airport Commission Stuck on Hold

The Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission is in a state of limbo amid a dispute over authority to call a meeting and uncertainty about the recent seating of three new commissioners.

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Mr. Keating Says Opiate Problem Is Escalating

Islanders working to treat or prevent addiction on Martha’s Vineyard met Thursday with Cong. William Keating for a frank discussion of opiate abuse.

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Boutique Chain Buys Wesley Hotel
The Wesley Hotel in Oak Bluffs will be sold to Lark Hotels, a boutique chain which operates in New England coastal communities.
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Edgartown Considers Full-Time Fire Chief

At their annual town meeting Edgartown voters will take up an operating budget that includes a salary for a full-time fire chief.

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Most of Tashmoo Reopens After Diesel Spill

Most of Lake Tashmoo reopened for shellfishing last week after a diesel oil spill March 30.

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Investigation Into Alleged Sexual Assault Continues

Edgartown police said in a statement Wednesday they are running down leads based on responses from a community alert issued following the alleged assault on April 2 in the state forest. Police have a detailed description of the alleged attacker.

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Firearms Discharge Bylaw Heads Back to Drawing Board in Edgartown
Edgartown selectmen voted Monday to withdraw an article from the upcoming annual town meeting warrant that would regulate the use of firearms, after hearing concerns from local hunters.
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