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Get Your Copy of the 2018 Island Guide

June 4, 2018

If you’re planning a Vineyard vacation, great news: The 2018 Martha’s Vineyard Island Guide, a brand new glossy publication from the Vineyard Gazette Media Group, has just been published. The 112-page Island Guide is a handy shortcut to all of the Island’s charms, offering a curated collection of top attractions, from hiking trails and farm […]

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Political Floats OKed for Edgartown’s July 4th Parade

June 1, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard – In a break tradition, Edgartown selectmen have agreed to allow political floats in the town’s Fourth of July parade this year. The issue arose after requests from two of the four candidates running for Dukes County clerk of courts requested permission to have floats in the parade. Selectmen agreed to allow the […]

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Squibnocket Beach Officially Reopened

June 1, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard – At the start of last week’s holiday weekend about 100 people attended the official reopening of Squibnocket Beach to the public. Chilmark selectman Warren Doty praised those who assisted on the beach project, including his fellow selectmen Bill Rossi and Jim Malkin, Island surveyor Reid Silva, Chilmark conservation agent Chuck Hodgkinson and […]

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Speed Limit Changes Approved in Oak Bluffs

June 1, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard – Oak Bluffs selectmen have approved a measure that will lower the speed limit on certain town streets from 30 to 25 miles per hour. Until recently, under state law, the speed limit on thickly settled streets (defined as areas where houses are closer than 200 feet apart), whether posted by signs or […]

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The Week Ahead: Friday, June 1 through Thursday, June 7, 2018

June 1, 2018

A busy week ahead for just about everybody! On the food front there is a beer tour offered at Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery but, if your tastes tend more to wine, that’s covered too – a couple of days later at The Covington’s Wine Blending Workshop.  If art (or shopping) is your delight, kick off […]

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Closures Protecting Nesting Shorebirds Now in Place

May 25, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard – With the arrival of nesting shorebirds, such as piping plovers, terns, skimmers and oystercatchers, Cape Pogue Wildlife Refuge and most of the other barrier beaches on Chappaquiddick will be closed to over-sand vehicles starting next week. Restrictions are required under state and federal law when endangered shorebirds are present. All of Cape […]

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Officials Undertake Walk-about on Menemsha Harbor

May 25, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard – Chilmark town leaders including selectmen Warren Doty and Jim Malkin, town building inspector Leonard Jason Jr., executive secretary Timothy Carroll and police chief Jonathan Klaren gathered recently for their annual spring walk-around of Menemsha harbor. The walks, originally undertaken to improve communication between the harbor master and selectmen, provide an opportunity to […]

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2018 Martha’s Vineyard Island Guide Makes Its Debut

May 25, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard – At the onset of the Memorial Day weekend The Vineyard Gazette Media Group has launched a glossy new publication designed to give visitors to the Island a complete resource for making the most of a Vineyard vacation. The 112-page 2018 Martha’s Vineyard Island Guide is a curated introduction to many of the […]

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