Draft Housing Bank Article Begins Circulating in Towns

A draft warrant article to create a Martha’s Vineyard housing bank is now being circulated in the six Island towns for possible inclusion at annual town meetings next spring.

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Unpacking Origins of Thanksgiving Leads to Hard Truths
With Thanksgiving on the minds of many, members of the Wampanoag tribe spoke on a chilly Thursday evening to reflect on what to them is not a festive holiday.
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'Tis the Season for Local Cranberries
It’s been a banner year in the bog at Cranberry Acres, located off Lambert's Cove Road, with an expected yield of over 2,000 pounds. Harvest season is well under way.
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Harley Riders Kick Off Giving Season With Annual Santa Run for Red Stocking
Santa came early to the Island this weekend, but with a twist: no sleigh or reindeer, just 40 men and women on motorcycles. And old St. Nick himself.
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Memorial Wharf Project Snags Briefly on Undersea Cable Issue
A bundle of undersea Eversource cables supplying power to Chappaquiddick caused a temporary pause in the $4 million reconstruction project under way at Memorial Wharf last week.
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Edgartown Extends Seasonal Liquor Licenses Into December
In anticipation of Christmas in Edgartown, the Edgartown select board voted Monday to extend seasonal liquor licenses through Dec. 13.
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Housing Bank Coalition Eyes Annual Town Meetings
Marking a key step in the concerted push to create a housing bank on Martha’s Vineyard, a draft warrant article was unveiled at an online public forum Saturday morning.
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Healing and Hope Through Basketball
The DJ Henry Dream Fund is sponsoring a new basketball league at the Martha's Vineyard Boys & Girls Club, its first initiative on the Island. The program begins this weekend with a clinic on Saturday.
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Longtime Chilmark Town Treasurer Will Retire
With the impending retirement of longtime town treasurer Melanie Becker, the Chilmark select board voted unanimously Tuesday to take steps to change the position from elected to appointed. Ms. Becker will retire in January.
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