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African American Heritage Trail Welcomes Grace Church

May 11, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard  – A dedication ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 20 at 11:30 am making Grace Episcopal Church in Vineyard Haven the newest site on the African American Heritage Trail of Martha’s Vineyard. The dedication will honor Rev. Absalom Jones, the first African American priest in the Episcopal Church, Right Rev. John Melville […]

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Moped Rental Applications Approved

May 11, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard  – Despite a recent bid for a home rule petition to ban rental mopeds Oak Bluffs selectmen voted unanimously on Tuesday to renew the operating licenses of three moped rental companies under a new management structure. Penny Wong, the wife of Ride on Mopeds applicant Aguimar Carlos, offered to reduce the number of […]

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Towns Seek to Control Herbicide Use

May 11, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard  – Voters in Tisbury, West Tisbury and Aquinnah have agreed to back a home-rule petition to regulate herbicide use. The initiative follows years of concern over the longstanding practice of spraying beneath power lines by the utility giant Eversource. If approved by the state legislature, any group seeking to apply herbicides in the […]

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The Week Ahead: Friday, May 11 through Thursday, May 17, 2018

May 11, 2018

Mornings on the Vineyard are noisy with birdsong now as the days continue to warm up and spring weather becomes the norm rather than an unexpected, but oh-so-welcome, respite from rain and chill.  Looking at events for the Week Ahead it certainly seems as if we’ve all caught the urge to sing out,  get out […]

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Old Whaling Church Accessibility Issues Raised

May 4, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard  –  Kathleen Samways, a physical therapist and the former Dukes County associate commissioner on disability affairs, told selectmen at their Monday meeting that the 19th-century Old Whaling Church belonging to the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust poses accessibility barriers, including steep stairs going into the sanctuary, an unreliable elevator and poor lighting. In the […]

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Airfield Recount Ends in Tie

May 4, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard  –  A hand recount of votes, requested by members of the airport commission and supporters, on a Proposition 2 1/2 debt exclusion question for the $1.2 million plan to rebuild the old airplane hangar at the town-owned airfield Monday resulted in a 468 to 468 tie. Much like what occurred with the override […]

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MV Preservation Trust Acquires Name Change & Flagship Property

May 4, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard  – A name change for the The Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust, now to be known as the Vineyard Trust, accompanied the announcement that the organization’s new flagship property, the Carnegie library on North Water Street in Edgartown, will open to the public on June 23. Established in 1975, The Trust owns 20 historic […]

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The Week Ahead: Friday, May 4 through Thursday, May 10, 2018

May 4, 2018

We may envy our snowbird neighbors as we shovel, stoke the fire and wait out a winter deep freeze, but when warmer days finally arrive on MV, there are no happier faces on Main Street than those who have waited out another Island winter.  So it goes without saying that spring events drawing us out […]

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