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Court Sides with Eversource in Herbicide Appeal

October 13, 2017

Martha’s Vineyard – Two weeks ago, Tisbury selectmen voted to block Eversource from using herbicides to manage vegetation under power lines and on rights of way. This week, following the dismissal for lack of standing of a similar appeal made by the town of Brewster, they learned they could not go to court to seek […]

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The Week Ahead: Friday, October 13 through Thursday, October 19, 2017

October 13, 2017

The 72nd MV Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby ends in the Week Ahead, celebrating winners, participants and community at its traditional awards ceremony. Taking place on Sunday, October 15th, the Farm Neck Golf welcomes all comers to an afternoon of fun, prizes, and fish tales of lure and lore.  Also noteworthy in the coming weekend […]

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The Week Ahead: Friday, October 6 through Thursday, October 12, 2017

October 6, 2017

Welcome to the Week Ahead and the 3-day Columbus Day weekend! The buzz is back on Martha’s Vineyard with an amazing lineup of events, including the annual Road Race, Vineyard Gardens Harvest Festival,  a Popcorn Festival, and Meadow Hayrides. Movie buffs will want to head over Manhattan Short Film Festival at the MV Film Center.  […]

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Tisbury Selectmen Vote to Block Eversource Herbicide Spraying

September 29, 2017

Martha’s Vineyard – In a reversal from the previous week, the selectmen decided to send a letter to Eversource after conservation agent Jane Varkonda said she had learned that not only Roundup (glyphosate) was on the list for possible use but also two other lesser known herbicides. The Tisbury selectmen voted unanimously this week to […]

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The Week Ahead: Friday, September 29 through Thursday, October 5, 2017

September 29, 2017

With hopes of recovering from soaking showers alternating with intermittent sunshine Martha’s Vineyard has experienced over the past week, the Week Ahead clearly is set to take advantages of mild temperatures and sunshine as September ends and October unveils the Island’s last salute to the summer gone by. Lots going on out of doors with […]

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The Week Ahead: Friday, September 22 through Thursday, September 28, 2017

September 22, 2017

With the arrival of autumn on Friday, September 22 and the promise of improving weather heading into both the weekend and the Week Ahead, expect Martha’s Vineyard to be a busy place in the coming days.  On Saturday, we’ll be digging out our dancing shoes and putting together go-to pot luck offerings as we head […]

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The Week Ahead: Friday, September 15 through Thursday, September 21, 2017

September 15, 2017

An eclectic mix of events greets us in the Week Ahead.  September has thus far has brought us weather perfect for almost any outdoor activity. With any luck this trend will continue as we get set to enjoy   events including tours, Oak Bluffs annual street fair, sporting events, and getting gardens ship shape for the […]

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The Week Ahead: Friday, September 8 through Thursday, September 14, 2017

September 8, 2017

If you think that the fun’s over on Martha’s Vineyard now that September has arrived, get ready to find out just how wrong you can be!  Start off the weekend at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse with Friday’s performance of Driving Miss Daisy.  On Saturday, The Annual Best Fest in Oak Bluffs treats you to good […]

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