Sunday, September 20, 2020

Children’s memorial offers families hope

The pandemic has reminded us of the importance of coming together with and for those we love. A partly in-person, partly virtual day of...

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died

Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday from complications of metastatic pancreas cancer, according to published reports. Ginsburg was 87. Reports of her death...

Schools create testing proposal committee 

The All-Island School Committee decided to form a testing proposal committee composed of various stakeholder representatives at their Thursday meeting. In late August, the committee...

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Island Housing Trust: Repurposed Shared Rental Housing

Watch a partnership story about IHT and the MV Hospital. Working together, they created rental housing in Tisbury for our front line health care heroes. To support IHT’s mission to end housing insecurity on the island donate now by clicking this link.


COVID-19 tests and results

 Test MV/Drive-through siteMV HospitalOther/Boards of HealthAquinnahTotals
Total tests performed13769461828318670
Total negatives13398452827818204
Total pending345455395
Total confirmed positives26452072
Percentage positive of total tests performed.19%.98%.39%
Antibody tests, Off-Island tests, symptomatic positives2424
Total Cases (positive tests + antibody tests + symptomatic positives)96

Each positive test does not necessarily represent a newly infected individual. For example, a positive test reported on July 1, 2020 by Martha’s Vineyard Hospital was a second test for an individual who had previously tested positive. The Total Cases number reflects the most current accounting of unique individuals with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 on Martha’s Vineyard.

CLIMATE SOLUTIONS: Our Moonshot Moment

–Photo by Noli Taylor

Thomas Friedman, NY Times columnist, says “… as bad as this pandemic is, it’s just training wheels for the big, irreversible atmospheric pandemic: climate change.”

We were not prepared for the pandemic but we can prepare for the impacts of the climate crisis and reduce how much we are contributing to it. We have 10 years to make a real difference with climate change.  This is our “moonshot moment!”  This twice-monthly box (and the website below) will give you ideas on how to take action and help our Island meet the proposed goal of 100% Renewable MV by 2040.

What can you do?
Let your voice be heard Vote: our future depends on it! Use your power as a citizen to elect officials — at the federal, state, and local levels — who not only acknowledge climate change, but are committed to advocating for  a fossil-free future.
Support the 100% Renewable MV initiative when it comes up at town meeting (West Tisbury and Aquinnah this fall).
Support town initiatives and warrant articles that make your town’s buildings energy-efficient and 100% electric.

An Edey Foundation grant supports this effort.; Renewable MV Initiative:

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New Covid-19 Safety Rules 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. This summer, the Island’s conservation groups are managing 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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An Open Letter to Our Community

The coronavirus pandemic presents an unprecedented challenge. At Martha’s Vineyard Bank, we are inspired by the local response, a unique mix of American fortitude, New England stoicism, and a balance of self-sufficiency and neighborly...


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