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Edgartown Yacht Club Race Weekend, July 20-22 »

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:46:41 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

The 79th edition of the Edgartown Yacht Club Race Weekend is set for July 20-22. Regularly attracting entrants from the Eastern Seaboard and beyond, Edgartown Yacht Club Race Weekend delivers exceptional racing opportunities for boats 28 feet and longer in classes for IRC, ORC, ORR, PHRF (spinnaker and nonspinnaker... ...

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New director looks for smooth sailing »

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:45:26 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

Sail Martha’s Vineyard, the nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the Island’s maritime heritage and skills, has taught many young Islanders the skills of the sea. Andrew Nutton, at 39 years old, relocated to the Island from England, and will be taking over as waterfront director at Sail MV. As... ...

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Up-Island schools looks to enhance health and wellness education »

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:45:06 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

The Up-Island Regional School Committee discussed possible enhancements to the health, wellness, and drug education programs at the West Tisbury and Chilmark schools. Guidance counselor Molly Cabral, IT and health teacher Laura Edelman, and student support and intervention coordinator Graham Houghton presented about... ...

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Stinging clingers clog Island ponds »

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:38:45 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

Aside from their small size and clear membrane, these stinging jellyfish are much like they’re portrayed in cartoons — aggressive swimmers with dangerous capabilities. Clingers, scientifically known as gonionemus, earned their name with their affinity for adhering themselves to eelgrass and other vegetation in... ...

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Hearing postponed on marijuana grow site »

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:36:42 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

The West Tisbury zoning board of appeals last week rescheduled a hearing on a proposed medical marijuana grow facility planned for 98 Dr. Fisher Road. The meeting is now scheduled for August 27 at 5:15 pm. The zoning board was set to begin taking testimony from principals at Patient Centric of Martha’s Vineyard Ltd.... ...

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Mobile market makes stops across Island »

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:34:25 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

Now you can get those farmer’s market strawberries at your doorstep. Island Grown Initiative launched a new mobile market on Tuesday afternoon, selling farm-fresh vegetables in various neighborhoods across the Island. The program has been funded by a grant from the Department of Agriculture, and this pilot program... ...

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Ruckus, runs, and restrooms »

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:32:07 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

The Edgartown board of selectmen met Monday afternoon to discuss loud music, the Martha’s Vineyard Triathlon, and the installation of restrooms at the Chappaquiddick Ferry dock. Staffers from Edgartown’s Atlantic restaurant filled seats at Monday’s board of selectmen meeting. Selectman Michael Donaroma asked attendees... ...

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Edgartown Deputy Chief Alex Schaeffer earns state accreditation »

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:29:49 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

Edgartown Deputy Fire Chief/Ambulance Coordinator Alex Schaeffer has earned fire chief accreditation from the Massachusetts Fire Service Commission. The commission is appointed by Gov. Charlie Baker, and establishes uniform credentialing for the rank of fire chief. “The program establishes requirements based on... ...

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Former Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis parcels return to market in Aquinnah »

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:25:53 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

Two secluded Aquinnah parcels once owned by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis returned to the market in June after being withdrawn in the fall of 2014 so an application process with the Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program could be completed. The parcels are part of the 366-acre Red Gate Farm... ...

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Field negotiations plant seeds for the future »

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:11:32 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

This summer, Vineyarders for Grass Fields and the school committee are in ongoing negotiations regarding plans to rebuild school fields across the Island. Negotiations follow a year-long debate about whether natural grass or synthetic turf is the most suitable approach to remedy declining field conditions. Rebekah... ...

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