Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Moran tries to blunt Islands’ SSA vote

The structural majority afforded the Vineyard and Nantucket through the Steamship Authority’s enabling act could come to an end if a bill sponsored by State Senator Susan Moran, D-Falmouth, is voted into law. Moran’s legislation would essentially grant filibuster power to the three minority ports...

Vineyard Vision fellows announced

The Martha’s Vineyard Vision Fellowship has announced the slate of 2021 Vision Fellows. Since its first class of Fellows in 2006, the Vision Fellowship...

O.B. settles unauthorized tree removal

Oak Bluffs parks commissioner Amy Billings reached a $2,025 settlement with Thomas Hjerpe, 54, of Northborough after Hjerpe’s unauthorized removal of a catalpa tree...

Ditchfield takes over as MVFF director

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival (MVFF) has appointed Brian Ditchfield as its new artistic and executive director — taking over for former directors Hilary...

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Vaccine FAQs

FAQS about COVID-19 vaccines

Who is organizing the vaccination effort on the Island? Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. How do I get a vaccine? Vaccines are available to eligible individuals based on the...

FAQS sobre vacinas COVID-19

Quem está organizando o esforço de vacinação na Ilha? Hospital Martha’s Vineyard. Como faço para obter uma vacina? As vacinas estão disponíveis para indivíduos elegíveis com base...

The Covid Numbers

This daily update is brought to you by EatMV.

Total new cases, April 11-17: 77*

 Test positivity rate: 4%

 Total new cases, April 4-11: 158/ Test positivity rate: 6%

Total vaccinations to date: 8796/6507**

*Case numbers are now updated at 5 pm weekdays; total tests are reported on Monday. Figures are from M.V. Hospital, TestMV, the Town of Aquinnah, and from school testing totals. Updated at noon, April 20, 2021.
**For vaccines, first number is first inoculations; second is second dose; updated at noon, April 20, 2021

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The travelers

Nicole Galland — stranded off-Island On March 8, I arrived in New York City to begin...

Russell Maloney — real estate agent

I own Russell Maloney Real Estate; we’re located in Chilmark, and in 14 years in...

Harriet Bernstein — sheltering (and dancing) in place in West Tisbury

It started out as a month of Sundays. Kind of a treat. Nothing to do,...

Joe Capobianco and Janay Dlabaj — feeding M.V.

Joe Capobianco has been a busy guy during the pandemic. Lockdowns and government restrictions have...

Jeremy Driesen — leaving New York

We sold our house in the New York City suburbs and rented an apartment in...

Island Housing Trust: Creating Housing for M.V. Hospital Workers

The event shown in this film took place in May 2019, pre-COVID.

We repurposed a Tisbury B&B and made a new home for year-round M.V. Hospital employees. Watch our film to learn how we did it! To help us end housing insecurity on our Island, click here to donate now.


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Stay Safe and Healthy on Island Trails

Martha’s Vineyard has a rich abundance of protected lands. Many remain open for walking, hiking, bicycling, and running, in strict accordance with state and local regulations. Heading into spring, the Island’s conservation groups continue to manage some properties differently to help ensure public safety and lower the risks of coronavirus transmission.

Please see detailed guidelines for each organization here.

Sponsored by the MV All-Island Trails Committee and TrailsMV


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