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VH Voters Reject Prop 2 1/2 Override

VH Voters Reject Prop 2 1/2 Override

April 27, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard – Following its annual town election Tuesday, Tisbury voters narrowly rejected the $46.6 million new school project, throwing future plans for the school into limbo. The hotly-debated school project had won approval by a wide margin at the annual town meeting in the second week of April. But in the end it failed […]

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East Chop Drive Protections in Place

April 27, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard – Following a vote, Oak Bluffs selectmen have permanently close East Chop Drive to vehicular traffic. A further restriction to ban bicycle and pedestrian traffic on part of the scenic roadway was rejected. A three-year plan recently approved by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission to repair and stabilize the bluff has been developed by […]

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Caution! Right Whales Ahead!

April 27, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard – In response to recent sightings of  three North Atlantic right whales south of Martha’s Vineyard  on April 24  NOAA Fisheries has announced a voluntary vessel speed restriction zone  to be in effect until May 9 has been established in the area after the whales were seen 19 nautical miles south of the […]

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The Week Ahead: Friday, April 27 through Thursday, May 3, 2018

April 27, 2018

The week ahead brings with it the end of April and the first days of May. That the new season is almost here has been pretty obvious over the past weekends when boats have been filled to capacity and the sidewalks are filled with unfamiliar faces, loads of shopping bags and lots of folks stopping […]

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New Water Quality Management Policy Unveiled

April 24, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard – A new water quality management policy with a heavy emphasis on the Island’s high nitrogen concentrations in coastal ponds was presented by The Martha’s Vineyard Commission at its Thursday meeting. According to the committee findings, 12 of the 15 coastal ponds and watersheds with water quality data collected by MEP and Buzzards […]

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Airport Business Park Tenants Struggle Under Wastewater Bill Increase

April 20, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard – The Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission has sent a demand letter to its tenant Nicholas Catt owner of Airport Laundromat at the airport business park for payment of a $140,000 wastewater bill by May 3. If the debt remains unresolved, the commission has said it will terminate its lease agreement with Mr. Catt, […]

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Kelp Farming Experiment Identifies Food Source

April 20, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard – Following a winter kelp farming experiment off  Menemsha, The Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group and Fisherman’s Preservation Trust concluded that kelp farming  has the potential to become a cottage industry providing a healthy local food source on Martha’s Vineyard . The findings were recently presented at the Chilmark Library. Needing little training or […]

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Recreational License Sought by Medical Marijuana Dispensary Owner

April 20, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard – Island businessman Geoff Rose who plans to operate the Island’s first and only licensed medical marijuana dispensary and cultivation facility has officially shown interest in obtaining a license to sell recreational marijuana as well. An application from Patient Centric of Martha’s Vineyard, owned by Mr. Rose, was submitted on April 3, according […]

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The Week Ahead: Friday, April 20 through Thursday, April 26, 2018

April 20, 2018

Start off the weekend with a Champagne toast at Rosewater Wine and Spirits’ reopening, then roll up your sleeves and pitch in at the Vineyard Conservation Society’s annual beach clean up on Saturday.  It should be a great day to get outdoors, with the Island being promised mostly sunny skies and temperatures hovering near 50. […]

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Tisbury Voters Approve School Plan

April 13, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard – Tisbury voters approved a $46.6 million plan to build a new elementary school.  Won by a wide margin, the standing vote was 319 to 99, easily gaining a needed two-thirds majority to pass. The school question still needs approval in the ballot box on April 24, when voters will be asked to […]

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