Brooke Kushwaha

Aquinnah Shop Plans to Reopen This Summer

At an Aquinnah select board meeting Tuesday, Wenonah Madison, president of the Aquinnah Land Initiative, which purchased the iconic restaurant last year, said she hopes to have it back in operation this season.

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Islanders Go Public With Organ Donor Needs

Jessica Mason’s life hinges on a magic number. It’s the number she gets after a team of medical professionals run a series of tests on her overall health and kidney function.

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Edgartown Faces Big Wastewater Expenses

Edgartown is weighing the costs of expensive septic changes as the town’s wastewater treatment facility falters and the Island’s water quality continues to decline.

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Equity Audit Planned For Island Public Schools

The equity audit and climate survey, which will solicit faculty, parents and students for feedback on school culture and leadership, will go out sometime this April or May. 

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Parents Question Edgartown School Leadership

Nearly 200 parents attended an Edgartown school committee meeting last week, criticizing the district for a lack of transparency and a pattern of ignoring parental concerns.

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Trustees Lay Off One on Martha's Vineyard

The Trustees of Reservations announced Wednesday that it will be laying off 10 per cent off its staff statewide, including one staff member on the Vineyard.

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Island Towns Step Up Planning to Restore Beaches

The state Department of Environmental Protection Monday granted Edgartown emergency authorization to dredge Katama Bay, clearing the way for a project intended to help restore the storm-battered South Beach.

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Community Suppers Continue to Fill a Growing Need

As the Island’s cost of living continues to rise, local community supper programs are seeing an increase in residents looking for relief, with demand for food at an all-time high this year. 

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Alchemy Owner to Open Edgartown Burger Joint

Wicked Burger, a new venture by Alchemy chef and owner Christopher Stam, is set to take over the former R&B’s Eatery space at 258 Upper Main street later this year.

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North Water Street Home Reconstruction Can Continue

Construction on the historic home at 114 North Water street halted August 30 when building inspector Reade Milne noticed the house was being demolished far beyond what had been permitted.

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