Thursday, October 22, 2020

Flu clinic open to public on Nov. 7

An Island-wide partnership of health organizations will be offering a flu clinic open to the public on Nov. 7, according to officials at the...

Officials enthused by new school design

The Tisbury School Building Committee met Tuesday evening in a joint session with Tisbury’s select board, finance committee, school committee, and PTO to review...

Three-way race for Tisbury’s two MVC seats

A three-way race for the two elected Tisbury seats on the Martha’s Vineyard Commission is heating up as voters head to the polls over...

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Island Housing Trust: A Tisbury Transformation

Watch our film about how we worked with a local family to create this amazing transformation in Tisbury! 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 performed17281583329923413
Total negatives16945569229322930
Total pending299916396
Total confirmed positives37502087
Percentage positive of total tests performed.21%.86%.85%
Antibody tests, Off-Island tests, symptomatic positives2424
Total Cases (positive tests + antibody tests + symptomatic positives)111

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: The easiest switch to make...

Get your electricity from a renewable source

One of the simplest ways to help with the goal of a 100% Renewable MV by 2040 is to join the Cape Light Compact’s Local Green.

You may not be ready to install solar at your house but by joining, you can get electricity generated by solar panels. Your electrical bill has two parts: Eversource is your distributor of power; you have a choice for power supply. Much of that electricity supply is being generated from natural gas. The process of extracting natural gas — fracking — releases large amounts of methane into the atmosphere. Methane is the most harmful heat-trapping greenhouse gas.

You can make a difference by switching your power supply to a local, renewable source. Go to capelightcompact.org/clcgreen/ or call 1-800-381-9192 to enroll in CLC Local Green 100 (or 50).

An Edey Foundation grant supports this effort. islandclimateaction.org/what-you-can-do/; Renewable MV Initiative: bit.ly/RenewMV

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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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