Thomas Humphrey

Chilmark Principal to Retire at School's End

After nearly 15 years at the helm of the Chilmark school and 49 years as an educator, head of school Susan Stevens last week announced she plans to retire at the end of the school year.

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David Kadison Reels in Derby Grand Prize

Island recreational fishermen gathered to celebrate the end of the 78th annual Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby. Over the course of the five week-long competition, 2,999 contestants submitted more than 17,000 pounds of bluefish, bonito and false albacore to derby headquarters.

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ADU Program Heads to West Tisbury Special Town Meeting

The special town meeting is scheduled to take place Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. at the West Tisbury school. 

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Digging into the Life and Scholarship of Nancy Luce

Nancy Luce, the eccentric, tormented, chicken-loving Victorian West Tisbury folk poet, has had a curious afterlife on Martha’s Vineyard.

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Derby Days Near the Finish Line

The 78th annual Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby draws to a close with the final bell ringing on Saturday evening. The awards presentation takes place Sunday at Farm Neck Golf Club, beginning at 11 a.m.

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Chilmark Eyes Pickleball Court Construction Ban

The planning board voted Tuesday to initiate the public hearing process on the prohibition of court construction. The board was previously considering a moratorium after complaints about the potential proliferation of the sport. 

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New James Pond Trails Closer to Opening

Trails along the James Pond waterfront and a new section of Lambert’s Cove Beach may be open to Island residents before the end of the year.

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Courthouse Hosts Citizenship Swearing in Ceremony

Fourteen newly minted United States citizens were sworn in at the Edgartown Courthouse on Friday, in the first group citizen naturalization ceremony in the building’s 150-year history.

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Oak Bluffs Gets DEP Green Light for Next Wastewater Chapter

The Oak Bluffs wastewater facility is poised to undergo a complete makeover in the next few years, reconfiguring the infrastructure and increasing the capacity for the town, hooking up new neighborhoods to the plant.

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Vaccination Rates at Vineyard Schools Among Lowest in the State

Kindergartners across Dukes County have a higher proportion of vaccine exemptions than anywhere else in the state, with a 6.3 per cent county-wide exemption rate compared to the 1.4 per cent state average.

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