Updated 5:40 pm Gov. Charlie Baker announced that phase two of the state’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout will begin on Feb. 1 with individuals 75 years or older eligible to receive the first of two shots. Speaking at a press conference Monday, Baker said people 75 and older will be able to make appointments by Wednesday.
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Vineyard Wind, the wind energy developer that aims to construct America’s first industrial scale offshore wind farm some 15 miles south of Aquinnah, has resuscitated its project permit process. The company formally pulled out from the federal permitting process on Dec 1. The reason given was that more time was needed to execute an internal
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In mid-January, the Democratic Council of Martha’s Vineyard (known as the M.V. Dems) elected its officers for 2021–23. The incoming officers are Steve Power, chair; Nicola Blake, vice chair; Susanna J. Sturgis, secretary; Carla Cooper, treasurer; and Holly MacKenzie, immediate past president. All five officers are longtime Vineyarders who have been active in Democratic and
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The Steamship Authority is purchasing three electric buses from BYD USA for $2.95 million, but will offset that cost with reimbursements of $875,000 from a combination of government settlements with Volkswagen and a federal grant, general manager Robert Davis said. The bus contract was approved by a unanimous vote of the SSA board Monday morning.
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To the Editor: This letter is in support of the proposed new synthetic track and field project at the high school, through the lens of Unified Athletics. Relatively new to MVRHS, Unified Athletics is a Special Olympics–affiliated program which joins differently abled student athletes with their typically functioning peers through athletic competition. Due to their
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Julia WellsThe Trustees of Reservations paid quiet tribute last week to Barbara Erickson, who had served as president and chief executive officer of the Massachusetts conservancy since 2012. Ms. Erickson died Jan. 15.