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Covid Cases Spike on-Island; Booster Shots in High Demand »

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 16:15:22 | via Martha's Vineyard Gazette

4:14 pm, December 2, 2021With the impact of the new Omicron variant still unknown, cases of Covid-19 on the Island are back on the upswing, with 48 more people confirmed positive for the virus in just five days.

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Chilmark Bylaw Has Seen Few Negative Impacts »

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 16:13:57 | via Martha's Vineyard Gazette

4:12 pm, December 2, 2021In April 2013 an overflow crowd packed the Chilmark annual town meeting to cast a historic vote on what by then had been dubbed the big-house bylaw, a zoning bylaw aimed at regulating a perceived trend of super-sized homes.

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West Tisbury Eyes Bylaw to Regulate Big Houses »

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 16:09:22 | via Martha's Vineyard Gazette

4:07 pm, December 2, 2021A house-size bylaw similar to one adopted in Chilmark eight years ago is in the works for West Tisbury, with a public forum expected early in 2022 and a potential town meeting vote in the spring.

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Documenting Early Days of Covid Was Harrowing Journey »

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 15:41:23 | via Martha's Vineyard Gazette

3:40 pm, December 2, 2021Matthew Heineman's latest documentary film, The First Wave, goes to the front lines at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens during the first months of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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County supports substance use coordinator position »

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 14:47:56 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

With warrant articles and budget requests due to Island towns, the Dukes County Commission has agreed to act as the fiscal agent for several new and longstanding budget requests. The County Advisory Board (CAB) still has to give their blessing. During their regular meeting Wednesday, commissioners raised concerns... ...

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Lighting up Oak Bluffs »

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 13:57:31 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

Oak Bluffs lit up its Christmas tree at Post Office Square Wednesday night. The night included a visit from Santa Claus, cups of hot chocolate, and lots of merriment.   The post Lighting up Oak Bluffs appeared first on The Martha's Vineyard Times. ...

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West Tisbury to keep single tax rate »

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 13:53:49 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

The West Tisbury select board decided to keep things as is for property taxpayers in town, rejecting either a split tax rate or a residential exemption. During a tax hearing on Wednesday, the board was presented with a report from the board of assessors on the various scenarios for setting the tax rate for fiscal... ...

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Chilmark votes in no tax classification changes »

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 13:35:00 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

In a unanimous vote Wednesday night, Chilmark’s select board chose to make no tax classification changes and kept a single tax rate.  “This is consistent with every year that I’ve been on the board of selectmen,” select board member Warren Doty said ahead of the vote. “This is what we’ve done. We’ve... ...

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Land Bank Revenues: Week Ending Nov. 26 »

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 12:04:11 | via Martha's Vineyard Gazette

12:03 pm, December 2, 2021The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank reported revenues of $249,904.46 for the business week ending on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021.

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A Winter of Old Age »

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 11:51:29 | via Martha's Vineyard Gazette

11:50 am, December 2, 2021 Deck’s all but empty There’s a chill in the air As dancing clouds above Float ghostly images To nature’s blues No longer here Those hibernating souls With haunting voices Of shivering warmth Stir thoughts of fate Irreversibly linked To a winter of old age

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