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Museum Breaks Ground on $24 Million Expansion »

Sun, 28 May 2017 06:24:09 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Gazette

Chloe Reichel Amid a celebratory crowd, golden shovel in hand, Lucy Hackney broke ground on the site at the former marine hospital on Saturday in a tribute to her husband, the late Sheldon Hackney.

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Children's March to the Sea Marks Annual Memorial Day Tradition »

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:24:58 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Gazette

Chloe ReichelSchoolchildren in Tisbury, Chilmark and Edgartown participated in the annual holiday tradition Friday of commemorating those who have been lost at sea.

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Superior Court judge issues ultimatum in Island Theater case »

Fri, 26 May 2017 21:11:39 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

On Friday afternoon, a visibly annoyed Superior Court Judge Cornelius Moriarty told Mark Cain, attorney for Ben and Brian Hall, co-owners of the Island Theater, that the action plan to make the Island Theater safe presented to the court for the second time this week, was still inadequate. “The agreement specifically... ...

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Judge Extends Deadline on Island Theatre to Tuesday »

Fri, 26 May 2017 19:21:39 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Gazette

Sara Brown The Hon. Cornelius J. Moriarty sternly ordered an attorney for the Hall family to submit a detailed plan to repair their rundown Circuit avenue building by the end of the day Tuesday — or face the possibility of a speedy trial.

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Cracked telephone pole on School Street in Edgartown »

Fri, 26 May 2017 18:32:16 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

Traffic is being diverted from a small section of School Street in downtown Edgartown after members of the town’s Highway Department noticed a large crack in a telephone pole and notified police. Sergeant Joel DeRoche of the Edgartown Police Department told The Times the telephone pole is being repaired and that he... ...

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‘March to the Sea’ honors soldiers’ sacrifice »

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:34:22 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

There was a little rain, but the ‘March to the Sea’, a Memorial Day tribute where Tisbury School students and staff honor those who have died in their nation’s service, marched on. “Memorial Day isn’t just a three-day weekend,” Jo Ann Murphy, retired sergeant in the United States Army; past post Commander of the... ...

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Judge Grants Relief to Oak Bluffs Moped Dealers »

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:31:52 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Gazette

Sara Brown A superior court judge cleared the way Friday for three Oak Bluffs moped dealerships to open for business, ordering the town to grant waivers to a test track requirement that has been a sticking point. It was unclear whether the dealers would be able to open in time for Memorial Day weekend.

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Editorial: Centennial of a Purchase »

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:30:04 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Gazette

Vineyard GazetteA hundred years ago the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meet­ing Association, having decided that the time had come to assure a settled state, acquired by purchase its extensive acre­age at what is now Oak Bluffs. “The cost of the grove, rights of way etc.,” Hebron Vincent recorded, “was thirteen hundred dollars.”  

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Ferry Martha’s Vineyard cancellations »

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:28:43 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

it probably couldn’t come at a worse time, but one of the ferries taking passengers is out of service until a diver can make it through Cape traffic to Wood Hole to remove a line wrapped around a propeller, Wayne Lamson, executive director of the Steamship Authority (SSA) said Friday afternoon. Already one trip,... ...

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Breaking news: Mopeds back on track »

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:26:01 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

A Superior Court judge has granted an injunction that will allow mopeds to roll in Oak Bluffs. In a decision issued on Friday, the judge ordered the board of selectmen to issue waivers of the training track requirement to the moped rental businesses “so long as they otherwise qualified.” The business owners are being... ...

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