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Teen critically injured after jumping off bridge in Centerville

CENTERVILLE – A teenager was critically injured after reportedly jumping off the bridge on Criagville Beach Road about 2:30 PM Wednesday. The victim was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital. Further details were not immediately available. Cape Wide News was created in 1998 by Provincetown native Tim Caldwell to provide...
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Teen Rescued From Water at Beach on Cape Cod

A 15-year-old who was having trouble swimming was rescued by another teen at a beach in the Centerville section of Barnstable, Massachusetts Wednesday. Captain Chris Adams of the Centerville Fire Department said emergency crews were called to Craigville Beach around 2:30 p.m. The victim, who is from Hyannis, had already been pulled out of the water by the time crews arrived. He was unresponsive but breathing, Adams said, and taken to Cape Cod Hospital for treatment.
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A man was told he needed a sticker to park at a Cape Cod beach. He reportedly left ‘very agitated,’ returned, and is now facing a slew of charges.

Following a lengthy search, a state police helicopter crew used infrared imaging to find the suspect hiding on a boat in West Falmouth Harbor. An Attleboro man is facing a slew of charges after he allegedly slashed tires and assaulted several people in an angry rampage Sunday after being told that he needed a sticker to park at a Cape Cod beach, police said.

Electrical pole fire in Falmouth destroys osprey nest, kills chicks

FALMOUTH— A fire on a Falmouth electrical pole housing an osprey nest left two chicks dead and many residents briefly without power on Monday. Just after 10 p.m. on June 27, Eversource crews responded to an outage which knocked out service to approximately 525 customers on Thomas B. Landers Road, Eversource spokesman Chris McKinnon said in an email.
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Archaeology and history at the Chilmark library

Author James Richardson will be at the Chilmark library on Wednesday, July 13, at 5 pm to talk about the history of the John and Experience Mayhew homesite in Chilmark. He and Richard Burt wrote “Discovering a Lost Vineyard House: The Archaeology and History of the John and Experience Mayhew House Site on Martha’s Vineyard.” Both authors are archeologists and Islanders.

Wareham Firefighters Put Out Train Car Fire

WAREHAM — Wareham firefighters extinguished a fire in a train car on Tuesday, just days after responding to a gas leak scare at the Cranberry Highway Target. The Wareham Fire Department wrote about the incidents in two Facebook posts late Tuesday night. In the first post, the department described...
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Supreme Court denies Zarbas’ petition

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a petition by John and Susan Zarba. The Zarbas filed John Zarba, et ux., Petitioners v. Town of Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, et al. following a pro se legal odyssey that began with a Superior Court win and a two-stage Land Court victory, and ended with a U.S. District Court dismissal and appellate dismissals.
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Chief Searle’s promotion appointments approved

The Oak Bluffs select board voted to appoint acting Lt. Nicholas Curelli to lieutenant, in addition to approving the promotions of Officers Christopher Wiggin and Jeffrey LaBell to sergeant Tuesday. In his first appointments as chief of police, Jonathan Searle brought the promotions before the select board. Lt. Currelli, who...
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Vineyarders compete in the Bay State Games

Three Vineyard swimmers competed in the Bay State Games over the weekend at the Boston Sports Institute in Wellesley. Andy Carr, 16, is a member of the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard’s Makos swim club, and competed in the 100-yard fly on Saturday, placing ninth in the preliminary race with a new personal best time 1:07.56. He qualified for the finals, and despite losing his goggles during the race, he earned eighth place later in the evening. Andy also competed in the 200-yard individual medley. He earned ninth place during the preliminary race, with a personal best time of 2:35.77, which was broken later during the finals when he earned ninth place with a personal best 2:32.37.
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New superintendent contract approved

Incoming Superintendent Richie Smith had his terms of employment finalized and his final contract with Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools approved by the All-Island School Committee (AISC) Tuesday. Smith is taking over for outgoing Superintendent Matt D’Andrea, who is leaving the Island to take a job as the superintendent of...
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Navigator Homes gets $25,000 grant

Navigator Homes, a proposed Green House elderly housing complex planned for Edgartown, was given a $25,000 grant from the West Chop Community Foundation, according to a press release. This May, the West Chop Community Fund (WCCF) granted a total of $300,000 to Vineyard organizations that are community-dedicated. The individuals of...
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Ferry diversions: SSA begins to strategize

Jim Malkin, the Vineyard’s representative to the Steamship Authority board, briefly updated the Oak Bluffs select board on Tuesday regarding SSA scheduling and passenger traffic. Malkin said discussions were underway to increase fall trips and passenger traffic to Oak Bluffs, in addition to finding ways to mitigate cancellations and...
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First all-women firefighter lineup joins July Fourth parade

For the first time, an all-women firefighter lineup will be marching down the streets of Edgartown with the 1855 Lysander Button Company fire engine during the Fourth of July parade, which is coming back after a. two-year hiatus. According to Edgartown Deputy Fire Chief Andrew Kelly, the fire engine was...
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Edgartown Council on Aging

The Edgartown Council on Aging serves as an information and referral source to long-term services and supports available to older adults. In-person programs are subject to cancellation or change with limited notice, due to COVID-related concerns. Open Monday-Friday, 9-4. To stay updated on programs, sign up to receive our emails...
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High school’s planning board appeal progresses

An appeal of the denial by Oak Bluffs planning board of a synthetic turf field at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School is progressing in Massachusetts Land Court. The planning board denied a special permit for the field in a 2-2 vote, with one abstention. By statute, a supermajority of four votes was necessary for the permit to be approved. Following the denial, the high school committee opted to file an appeal. The appeal apparently attempts to invoke the Dover Amendment. The Dover Amendment refers to a Massachusetts General Law that permits agricultural, educational, or religious organizations to bypass building codes and zoning regulations for certain projects.