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O.B. library to host emergency prep talk »

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 16:24:03 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

The Oak Bluffs Public Library will host a Community Climate Discussion about Emergency Preparedness on March 2 from 1:30 to 3 pm. West Tisbury emergency management director Russ Hartenstine will speak at the event, as will Nelson Wirtz, the Oak Bluffs fire–EMS chief and emergency management director. A question-and-answer period will follow the talk. Hartenstine and Wirtz will discuss how to prepare for severe natural events — including hurricanes, blizzards, flooding, and wildfires — as well…

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Tisbury considers town manager role »

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 15:58:45 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

As Tisbury considers the work ahead for its master planning process, officials are looking to give the town administrator more authority over personnel and budget decisions. The role could also be retitled as a town manager, with broader powers. Town administrator Jay Grande says that increasing his position’s authority would allow better execution of the master planning process. This would involve defining his position’s direct jurisdiction and responsibilities relative to the town select…

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Down-Island residents raise concerns over proposed zoning districts »

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 15:55:47 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

Oak Bluffs residents, alongside some from Tisbury, pushed back against a set of zoning amendments presented by the Oak Bluffs planning board.  Among various zoning amendments that may be headed to Oak Bluffs’ annual town meeting on April 9 — including a bylaw to limit fractional ownership in the town and other potential changes related to affordable housing — a set of proposed overlay districts took up the bulk of a recent public hearing held by the planning board that lasted over three hours. …

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West Tisbury seeks new town accountant  »

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 14:52:53 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

The West Tisbury select board Wednesday began the process of finding a replacement for its longtime town accountant Bruce Stone, who will be officially stepping down from his role in the beginning of June. Stone announced his plans to retire after 20 years of service last fall. Upon the board’s accepting of his resignation during a November meeting, Stone shared that he’d be more than willing to help during the transition to his successor.  The town accountant/finance director is charged with…

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Delegation of Edgartown Democrats to be elected »

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 14:36:54 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

An Edgartown delegation will head to the state Democratic Convention in early June. Edgartown members of the Democratic Party will convene virtually on Zoom for the 2024 Edgartown Caucus on Saturday, March 2 at 10 am to elect a delegation to go to the convention. The delegation will consist of four delegates and four alternate members to represent Edgartown, according to a press release. Registration for the caucus can be completed at [https:] Any Democrat…

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Oak Bluffs Debates Zoning Bylaw Changes »

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 12:06:04 | via Martha's Vineyard Gazette

12:05 pm, February 23, 2024 More than 100 people joined a virtual public hearing Wednesday evening to review proposed zoning bylaw changes in Oak Bluffs, including five new overlay districts allowing potential business uses in residential neighborhoods.

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Falmouth Academy Announces Science Fair Winners »

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 11:27:26 | via Martha's Vineyard Gazette

11:25 am, February 23, 2024 Falmouth Academy 36th annual science fair took place on Feb. 15 with fifty-five prizes, scholarships and honorable mentions awarded to upper and middle-school students.

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High School Games to Go Live Online »

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 09:25:53 | via Martha's Vineyard Gazette

9:25 am, February 23, 2024 Home games on the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School field will stream live online in future seasons, thanks to a $10,000 gift from Martha’s Vineyard Community Television.

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Rules of the Road Are Rocky on Cape Pogue »

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 15:42:58 | via Martha's Vineyard Gazette

3:40 pm, February 22, 2024 Located on the furthest, most immaculate tip of Chappaquiddick, Cape Pogue Wildlife Refuge is home to salt marsh, coastal cedars, endangered shorebirds and some of the best recreational fishing the Vineyard has to offer.

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Endangered Species Act Turns Fifty Years Old »

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 15:36:03 | via Martha's Vineyard Gazette

3:35 pm, February 22, 2024 Now 50 years old, the Federal Endangered Species Act continues to play a key role in the survival of flora and fauna on-Island and across the nation. It has also inspired the creation of state conservation acts.

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