Bill Potter is the new grand leader in the boat-caught false albacore category in this year’s Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby. The albacore in question, weighing in at 19.21 pounds, is the biggest recorded albie of the season, and is just shy of beating a record going back decades. Legendary Island fisherman Donald
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Dukes County Sheriff Robert Ogden says that his staffing levels at the Island’s only jail are getting near critical levels. Some guards are working 12-hour shifts to make up for the shortage; administrators are having to pull shifts in the jailhouse, and he worries about the number of staffers he has for the Island’s communication
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Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelan migrants, including the dozens who were transported to Martha’s Vineyard last year by the order of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, can now shed the fear of sudden deportation from the United States thanks to an expansion of Homeland Security’s Temporary Protected Status. Due to “extraordinary and temporary conditions in Venezuela
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The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released the 2023 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System results (MCAS) and it revealed some improvements may be needed at Martha’s Vineyard schools. This is the first full release of accountability data since 2019, according to a press release from the department. This includes information such as graduation rates,
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After August’s Maui wildfires spurred concerns about the Vineyard’s fire susceptibility, several Island towns are working with the Martha’s Vineyard Commission to apply for a community wildfire protection grant from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). The grant would involve updating water tanks accessible to fire departments, in order to increase firefighting water supply. The
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10:13 am, September 22, 2023West Tisbury will hold a fall special town meeting in November to consider funding a program incentivizing town residents to build affordable housing on their property, along with a series of minor funding articles.
4:09 pm, September 21, 2023With the rising cost of housing on Martha’s Vineyard pushing people to move off-Island and a growing need for more Island workers, Seastreak is now proposing daily round trips to the Vineyard geared towards commuters.