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Island construction ban is back on 

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The Island’s construction ban is back on after representatives from Gov. Charlie Baker’s office conceded that Island boards of health have the authority to...

Hospital: 8 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Martha’s Vineyard

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Updated 3:30 pm There are eight positive cases for COVID-19 on the Island, Denise Schepici, CEO of Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, told reporters in a conference...

Schools continue to refine virtual education

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With Gov. Charlie Baker extending school closings until May 4, schools across the Island have switched to virtual learning. According to a letter issued by...

Trump extends social distancing guidelines

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President Donald Trump extended social distancing guidelines announced Sunday that all Americans must continue to avoid nonessential travel, going to work, eating at bars...

Driver summonsed for OUI after pickup crash

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  Tisbury police have summonsed a pickup truck driver following a March 24 crash on Beach Road. The driver, whose name is redacted in police reports,...

Tom Rush tells fans he has COVID-19

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Tom Rush, a folk music legend with deep Island roots, has tested positive for COVID-19. Rush announced the diagnosis on his Twitter account. “I have...

No new cases for Dukes County Sunday

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On Sunday, the Department of Public Health (DPH) released its daily count of confirmed cases and deaths due to COVID-19 showing an additional 698...

Should we stay or should we go?

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Laurel Schneider had a decision to make, and it was a difficult one: where should she stay-at-home during the COVID-19 pandemic? She could stay...

Mashpee tribe decision won’t affect Aquinnah

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On Friday, the U.S. Department of the Interior removed lands taken into federal trust for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, a sister tribe to the...

Tracking the worldwide pandemic

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To date, Switzerland has the most Coronavirus cases per million of population closely followed by Italy and Spain. This is likely due to the...

Personal protective gear, volunteers needed

The lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers and first responders has been a hot topic nationwide and here on the Island...

YMCA offers virtual fitness classes for seniors

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The YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard Healthy Agers group, led by coordinator Betty Robie, will host virtual fitness classes twice a week for seniors that...

Cape Cod 5 commits $500,000 to local relief

The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank has committed $500,000 in relief funds to support response and mitigation efforts on Cape Cod, the Islands,...

The Electoral College is here to stay

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Politics and primaries have rightly taken second place to concerns about COVID-19. But recently, as we move toward the presidential election, renewed criticism has...

SSA slip work continues in Woods Hole

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Construction of the Steamship Authority’s terminal and slip project in Woods Hole continues, though contractor Jay Cashman Inc. finishes each day securing the site...

Mary Francis Sanborn Perry

Mary Francis Sanborn Perry died peacefully in the home of her daughter on March 18, 2020. She was 84. Mary was born to Frank and...

Vineyard confirms third case of COVID-19

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Updated 8 pm Martha’s Vineyard has its third confirmed case of COVID-19, according to Tisbury health agent Maura Valley. Valley was unable to provide additional...

Trump signs $2 trillion relief bill

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President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion relief bill that will send cash payments to many Americans, businesses, and health care facilities.  Many people who...

Springtime for Turkeys in Vineyard Haven

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While on a walk in Vineyard Haven found a rafter or flock of turkeys enjoying the spring weather and some seemed to pose for...